Lemon Ginger Scones


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These tender scones, bursting with bright lemon and pockets of candied ginger, are perfect for brunch!Lemon Ginger Scones | @HealthyDelish

Happy Galantine’s Day!

Yup, that’s right… Galentine’s Day. Today’s all about the celebrating female friendships. In the words of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation (arguably one of the funniest characters on TV these days):

Every February 13th my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lillith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.

Sounds pretty good to me! Unfortunately, about 96.5% of my best female friends are people who I met through blogging, so an in-person get-together wasn’t really in the cards. But Courtney organized a great online celebration with some of my favorite people. I’ve been looking forward to it for weeks!

Lemon Ginger Scones | @HealthyDelish

Since no brunch is complete without scones (well, scones and cantaloupe) that’s what I decided to bring to the party.

I tend to get a little burned out on chocolate this time of year, so instead of making something traditional I went with something that wanted. If you know me, you know that lemon and ginger are definitely the way into my heart. These light, tender scones have tones of both, with lemon zest and juice in the batter, pockets of chewy, spicy candied ginger and a drizzle of lemon glaze on top.

What did everyone else bring? Well, in a massive oversight no one actually made frittata. But we do have a ton of awesome treats and enough cocktails to keep the party going all day!

Lemon Ginger Scones | @HealthyDelish Lemon Ginger Scones | @HealthyDelish

Lemon Ginger Scones 1

Lemon Ginger Scones #GalantinesDayParty

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Lauren Keating


  • 2 ¼ cups Gold Medal® all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup tightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 lemons zested and juiced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup chopped candied ginger
  • 1 cup powdered sugar confectioner's sugar


  • Heat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest. Stir in the cream, water, and half the lemon juice to form a thick, smooth batter. Mix in the candied ginger.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Use your hands to pat it into a 9-inch round (1/2-inch thick). Cut into 8 wedges. Arrange the wedges 2 inches apart on the baking sheet
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Let cool completely.
  • While the scones cool, prepare the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar and remaining lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle each scone with 1 teaspoon of glaze. Let rest for 10 minutes to allow the glaze to set.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Ginger Scones #GalantinesDayParty
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.9g9%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

“There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.” -Ron Swanson

Galentine’s Day Drinks

Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz with Fried Sage from Lauren of Climbing Grier Mountain

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martini from Shanna of Pineapple and Coconut

Ladies’ Night Rum Punch from Lindsay of The Live In Kitchen

Galentine’s Day Brunch

Sweet Potato Cornmeal Waffles with Bourbon Cream and Pecan Butter from Susan of Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Chocolate Dipped Donuts from Angie of Big Bear’s Wife

Beet, Blood Orange, and Chèvre Salad from Lori of Foxes Love Lemons

Galentine’s Day Desserts

Piña Colada Cupcakes from Courtney of Neighborfood

Strawberry Chocolate Dessert Bars from Marly of Namely Marly

Banana Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting from Nancy of Gotta Get Baked

One Layer Fudge Cake from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Double Strawberry Angel Food Cake with Whipped Vanilla Creme Fraiche from Cynthia of Two Red Bowls

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Ice Cream with Candied Bacon Bits from Steph of Girl Versus Dough

Fruity Dessert Pizza from Morgan of Peaches Please

Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Bites (Gluten Free!) from Karen of The Food Charlatan

DIY Cheesecake Parfait Bar from Heather of Heather’s Dish

By on February 13th, 2014

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie.

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28 thoughts on “Lemon Ginger Scones”

  1. Hey Lauren, I’m so happy to meet you through this Galentine’s Day party! These scones look so good, especially with that drizzle of glaze over top. And you can never go wrong with lemon & ginger. I totally should’ve researched Galentine’s Day earlier (since I don’t watch Parks ‘n Rec *hangs head in shame*). I would’ve made a frittata for sure! Happy Galentine’s Day!

  2. This may come as no surprise, but I would choose lemon over chocolate any day of the week! I have all of these ingredients on hand, including some crusty old candied ginger that REALLY needs to be used (I’m sure it’ll be fine once it’s baked into scones). Just found my weekend project. Thanks!

  3. I love that Ron Swanson quote Lauren! Just makes me want to put posters of bacon and eggs up around my house 🙂 These scones look fantastic! I need to hop on the lemon-ginger combo train. Happy Gal day! 🙂

  4. Spiced Ginger Scones and Galentine’s Day? What could be more perfect? Well, I guess if we could all be together celebrating – wouldn’t that be so fun!? Happy Galentine’s Day to you!

  5. My husband has no appreciation for scones (lame), so I indulge in them whenever I get that chance. I love this ginger/lemon combo…so light and fresh! Also, why IS there always cantaloupe at brunch? Ha! So glad you could join the party today. Happy Galentine’s Day!


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