Easy Lime Buttermilk Scones Recipe

Lime Buttermilk Scones
Easy breakfast . Yvonne Ruperti

These easy peasy buttery scones are a cinch to mix with a pastry cutter and in the oven in 15 minutes.

Recipe Details

Easy Lime Buttermilk Scones Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 40 mins
Serves 6 servings


  • 1 3/4 cups (8 3/4 ouncesall-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup (1 3/4 ouncesgranulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 9 tablespoons (4 1/2 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

  • 2 tablespoons lightly packed zest from 2 limes

  • 1 large egg

  • 5 tablespoons buttermilk


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and butter in large bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into flour until much of the butter is the size of very small peas.

  2. Add lime zest, egg, and buttermilk to the dry ingredients. Stir with a spoon, and then hands until mixture forms a dough (it may feel dry at first but will come together.)

  3. Place dough onto a lightly floured board and pat into a 7-inch disc. Cut into 6 wedges and evenly space on pan. Bake until set and edges are golden, 18 to 22 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.


A heavy duty handheld pastry cutter (or dough blender) with blades makes easy work of cutting the butter into the flour. I like OXO brand dough blender, available in kitchen stores and online.

Special equipment

Pastry cutter

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
354 Calories
19g Fat
41g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 354
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 85mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)