Coconut Cream Scones with Coconut Icing (Secretly Vegan!)

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These Coconut Cream Scones with Coconut Icing are the tropical breakfast treat of your dreams! Every bite is soft, coconut-y, perfectly sweet, and SO DELICIOUS! Made from only 5 ingredients, with two different types of coconut, require no butter, eggs, milk, or added sugar. Oh, and it’s all made in one bowl! Seriously, these are the simplest scones to make, but are packed with so much flavor and truly are melt-in-your-mouth-delicious. You would never guess that they were vegan! They are the perfect treat to make on warmer days to enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee!

three coconut scones on wood board with bowl of shredded coconut, two forks, and flowers around

About The Recipe

Where are all my fellow coconut lovers at? Because this recipe is FOR YOU!

I don’t think there could be any more coconut packed into these cute little scones if we had tried. Honestly. If you’ve been on blog before, you know how much I adore coconut. My 21st birthday cake last year was a coconut layer cake, one of my favorite boba tea flavors is coconut (though, I will admit, Taro is my absolute fav!), I adore coconut ice cream… Just put coconut in it and it’ll probably be my favorite thing ever.

So, when my mom and I were thinking of recipes to make for this week, we took inventory of what we had in the pantry (as we generally do to find inspiration). We found a leftover can of Cream of Coconut from my birthday cake. We always tend to buy a little bit extra to test recipes, but sometimes we don’t need all the extras and then those pantry staples get lost in the back of the pantry.

Until times like now!

We were trying to figure out what the heck to do with one can of cream of coconut when my mom remembered one of my favorite bakes from last fall…Maple Pecan Scones! It was a super simple scone recipe that really did well on the blog and, to be honest, it’s been a while since we’ve posted a breakfast recipe!

overhead shot of coconut scones on wood board with bite taken out of one, bowl of shredded coconut, a scone, and two forks beside

Now, we had our idea for these scones. They were vegan by complete accident! Though, you can’t really tell it. Every bite of these scones are so soft and so darn coconut-y that it just leaves you wanting more. Before I could finish shooting, I just HAD to eat one…or two.

If you are or know a coconut lover, these delicious coconut cream scones NEED to be on your to-bake-soon list!

Why You Will LOVE These Coconut Cream Scones

  • Require only 5 ingredients.
  • Perfectly sweet and full of coconut flavor.
  • VEGAN!!!
  • Taste absolutely delicious.
  • Ready in 30 minutes or LESS!
  • No need for specialty equipment.
close up of three scones on wood serving board with small white bowl of shredded coconut beisde

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Parchment Paper
  • Sheet Pans
  • Sharp Knife or Pizza Cutter

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

For The Scones:

flour, coconut flakes, cream of coconut, baking powder, and salt on marble surface

For The Icing:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Coconut Milk
powdered sugar and coconut milk in small bowls

How To Make Coconut Cream Scones

Step 1: Toast the coconut

Heat oven to 375 degrees F and toast the coconut flakes. About 3-5 minutes, stirring halfway in-between, until light golden brown in color.

Step 2: Make the dough

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Stir in the toasted coconut.

Add coconut cream and mix until combined.

Step 3: Roll, cut, and bake

Roll out (or simply pat out the dough with your hand) into a circle that is about ¾ inch to 1 inch thick. Cut into eighths.

Place scones on prepared sheet pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until just starting to color.

Step 5: Make the icing and decorate

In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and coconut milk.

Drizzle onto cooled scones.

eight scones decorated with icing on wire rack lined sheet pan

What is a Cream Scone?

If you’ve made it this far and are still wondering what the heck a cream scone is, no worries. Cream based scones are richer in flavor and, in my opinion, have more of a melt-in-your-mouth feel when eating. Butter based scones, while still delicious, are a bit more dense and a little bit more difficult to work with.

Basically, a cream scone is a scone made with cream instead of butter. There is also no eggs in a cream scone! So, with this recipe, we used cream of coconut in place of the cream and…here we are!

Can I Store These Scones?

Sadly, these scones really don’t keep very well. They’re best served fresh, right out of the oven, with a mug of coffee!

three scones on white serving board with two forks beside, plate of scones above, and a bowl of shredded coconut

Cream of Coconut vs Coconut Cream

While the two sound similar, they are two VERY different things. Coconut cream is, well, exactly that. It’s unsweetened and very thick, almost like a paste. Cream of coconut is a heavily sweetened, syrup-y liquid. You need Cream of Coconut for this recipe.

Variations

While coconut scones are great, you may want to add a little extra to this recipe! Here are a few of our favorite mix-ins for this recipe.

  • Chopped Nuts (like pecans)
  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Dried Fruit (like cranberries, pineapple, or apricots)

Expert Tips

  • Make sure you have UNSWEETENED coconut flakes!
  • Watch the coconut while toasting. It doesn’t take long to go from toasted to burnt!
  • Coconut cream and cream of coconut are NOT the same thing. Make sure you have cream of coconut before making this recipe.
  • Mix the dough just until blended, not anymore!
  • You can cut the scones onto any shape you like, but keep in mind, baking times may vary.
  • Adjust the amount of coconut milk in the icing to your desired consistency.
  • These do NOT reheat well. They are best served fresh or at room temperature

When you make these Coconut Cream Scones with Coconut Icing, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

three coconut scones on wood board with bowl of shredded coconut, two forks, and flowers around

Coconut Cream Scones with Coconut Icing (Secretly Vegan!)

Traci
These Secretly Vegan Coconut Cream Scones with Coconut Icing are the ultimate breakfast bake! Every bite is perfectly sweet, extra coconut-y, and just SO. GOOD. If you're a coconut lover, these scones are FOR YOU!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 614 kcal

Ingredients
 

Scones

  • 2 ¼ cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups cream of coconut

Icing

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut milk

Instructions

Scones

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Toast coconut flakes. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir in coconut flakes.
  • Add cream of coconut.
  • Mix just until combined.
  • Pat or roll out into a circle that is ¾"-1" thick.
  • Cut into eighths.
  • Place scones on prepared sheet pan.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until done.

Icing

  • In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and coconut milk.
  • Drizzle on cooled scones.

Notes

  • Make sure you have UNSWEETENED coconut flakes!
  • Watch the coconut while toasting. It doesn’t take long to go from toasted to burnt!
  • Coconut cream and cream of coconut are NOT the same thing. Make sure you have cream of coconut before making this recipe.
  • Mix the dough just until blended, not anymore!
  • You can cut the scones onto any shape you like, but keep in mind, baking times may vary.
  • Adjust the amount of coconut milk in the icing to your desired consistency.
  • These do NOT reheat well. They are best served fresh or at room temperature

Nutrition

Serving: 1sconeCalories: 614kcalCarbohydrates: 89gProtein: 6gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 351mgPotassium: 176mgFiber: 7gSugar: 52gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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