Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones

Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

These easy Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones make a wonderful addition to a fall breakfast or brunch ~ and a nice change from zucchini bread or muffins!

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These Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones are the very definition of cozy ~ I turn to them when I’m in the mood for a little morning indulgence. I’ve posted quite a few scones on the blog, and I think it’s their unique texture that keeps me coming back for more. They’re made like biscuits, by cutting cold butter into the dry ingredients and then adding just enough liquid to form a rough, wet dough. And when the scones hit the hot oven, the result is an irresistible combination of flaky and crumbly.

Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones

All the shredded zucchini and walnuts give these scones great flavor and a ‘craggy’ appearance. It’s a wet dough by nature, but if it seems a little too wet, add some extra flour when you are patting out the dough. The important thing is not to work it too much, scones are meant to be tender.

Making Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones | theviewfromgreatisland.com

TIP: I like to use a bench scraper, or bench knife, to cut my scones. It’s a steel blade with a handle that’s handy for lots of things in baking, but I love it for cutting scones because it makes a quick, clean cut across the entire disk of dough and makes it easy to divide into 8 triangles. It cuts straight down into the dough without twisting or pulling, which I think helps the scones rise better.

Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com
3.73 from 11 votes

Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones

Lemon Glazed Zucchini Walnut Scones ~ this cross between a scone and a zucchini muffin is just heaven with your morning cup of coffee.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Yield 8 scones
Author Sue Moran


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter cut in pieces
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • I heaping cup shredded zucchini
  • 2/3 cups chopped walnuts plus a few extra for topping


  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • juice of 1 large lemon


  • Set oven to 400F
  • Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine.
  • Add the butter and pulse until the mix resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Pulse in the zucchini and walnuts, just until distributed.
  • Mix the buttermilk with the vanilla.
  • While pulsing, drizzle in the buttermilk. Remove the dough to a floured surface and bring together with floured hands. If it is very wet, add a touch more flour. Form into a 7-8 inch disk and cut into 8 triangles.
  • Arrange the scones 2 inches apart on a baking sheet, and put the pan in the freezer while you clean up.
  • Bake the scones for 20-25 minutes, until they are risen and just starting to turn golden.
  • Cool on a rack completely before glazing.
  • To make the glaze, whisk or stir the sugar together with enough lemon juice to make a spreadable glaze.
  • Spread each of the scones with the glaze and top with a few chopped walnuts.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.


  • Zucchini varies as to how much moisture it contains. If yours is extra watery, drain it on a paper towel before adding to the dough.


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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    November 2, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I so agree, scones are such a cozy breakfast. These are beauties!

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    Jules @ WolfItDown
    November 2, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Mmmm these look absolutely fantastic! I have never had glazed scones, but now when I look at these… well I might just have to make a batch 😀 x

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    November 2, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Scones are one of those things I have been meaning to make for years, but for some reason never did. They always look so good and I am sure I would like them, I have no idea why I just don’t make them…This is another wonderful recipe I am keeping in the hope to actually bake it someday. 🙂

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    Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners
    November 1, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I love the ‘craggy’ look of these scones, Sue. Wow, I can only imagine how delicious they are! Living in Victoria, (where lots of British folks retire) there are lots of bakeries that profess to have the best scones and there is quite the competition between them. The result is that we all had to watch how many we devoured because they were simply awesome!
    What a fantastic flavour these must have. I so need a big bite!

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    November 1, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Dear, this is a winning combination. Must do. Thank you !

  • Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 11:56 am

    These are gorgeous Sue, I love scones as well and these look extra special.

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    Chris Scheuer
    October 31, 2016 at 10:00 am

    What a delicious combination! All that glaze dripping off these beautiful scones make me want to run my finger under that cooling rack. Pinning!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    October 31, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Love these! I need to bake more with zucchini, I think 🙂 Wonderful idea to refrigerate unbaked overnight and bake fresh in the morning.

    • Reply
      October 31, 2016 at 6:40 am

      Thanks Jennifer, I’ve just started getting braver about refrigerating all sorts of doughs and batters the night before, and it works great and is such a luxury 🙂

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    October 31, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Oh boy I need these scones in my life! What a great combination with the nuts and zucchini! Yummy stuff Sue!

  • Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 3:36 am

    These scones look like some I need to try ?

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    October 31, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Marvelous! I really should bake more scones for the breakfast…esp. when they are loaded with healthy nuts and veggies!

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