Coconut Kabocha/Pumpkin Scones

Made ‘pumpkin’ scones for Halloween, and wondering why people call ‘pumpkin’ scone, ‘pumpkin’ pie etc. although not ’pumpkin but ‘squash’ they use…. Anyway I baked with mashed Kabocha, Kabocha Squash or Japanese Pumpkin, adored by many Japanese women (as for the beloved kabocha/nankin, pls read Daigaku Imo), and sweetened and flavoured with coconut sugar and coconut milk (+ coconut flakes). Goes well with maple syrup and/or butter. Enjoy!

before baking scones


150 g cooked and mashed Kabocha squash
90 cc/ml coconut milk
250 g all purpose flour
3 tbsp coconut sugar
2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
50 g butter
(optional: 2 tbsp unsweetened fine coconut flakes)

kabocha scones


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking sheet.
  2. Mix well the mashed kabocha and the coconut milk in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, coconut sugar and salt into a bowl. Using fingertips, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and spoon in the kabocha mixture. Using a flat-bladed knife, stir until a sticky dough forms.
  5. Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly, and roll the dough out until 2cm thick. Using a cutter, cut out scones and place on the baking sheet. Brush the tops of the scones with a little coconut milk.
  6. Bake for 12-13 mins or until well risen and golden.

* Optional: if you would like more coconut flavour, stir in the coconut flakes after 3.

halloween scones

scones @ table


11 thoughts on “Coconut Kabocha/Pumpkin Scones

      1. Yes! And I’ve been eating one or two a day… froze a bunch for a party I’m having on Saturday. They are really delicious (heated up, especially). I also made whipped coconut cream to go on top (next time, I’m adding vanilla and sugar, and maybe even a little cow’s milk cream to thicken it). This is a fantastic recipe. Easy!

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  1. 去年、得体の知れないかぼちゃケーキを作ってしまいました。。。なんだか固くて、どっしりしてて。。。Needless to say, your lovely scones look much better!! haha, I will have to try your recipe the next time I have kabocha 🙂


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