Pumpkin Scones with Chives Buttery

A twist on the traditional scone.
  • Cooking time15 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
  • 12 portions
recipe image Pumpkin Scones with Chives Buttery


  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup grated butternut pumpkin
  • 20 grams Flora ProActiv buttery spread
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk extra for glazing
  • 40 grams Flora ProActiv buttery spread
  • 2 tsp finely chopped chives

Nutrition Facts

Energy (kcal)132 kcal
Energy (kJ)551 kJ
Protein (g)2.5 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)23.0 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)22.2 g
Sugar (g)6.2 g
Fibre (g)0.8 g
Fat (g)3.3 g
Saturated fat (g)0.7 g
Unsaturated fat (g)2.4 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)1.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)1.4 g
Trans fat (g)0.0 g
Cholesterol (mg)0 mg
Sodium (mg)263 mg
Salt (g)0.66 g
Vitamin A (IU)1275 IU
Vitamin C (mg)2.3 mg
Calcium (mg)88 mg
Iron (mg)1.08 mg
Potassium (mg)77 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 250°C. Brush a 20cm round baking tray with melted Flora pro-activ and coat lightly with flour.
  2. Mix flours, sugar and nutmeg in a bowl with a wire whisk to combine. Using a round-bladed knife, stir in the grated pumpkin and mix well.
  3. Add in the melted Flora pro-activ, buttermilk and sufficient water to moisten the dry ingredients. Mix with your hands to form a ball.
  4. Lightly knead mixture on a lightly floured surface and roll into a round shape about 1cm thick. Using a 5cm scone cutter cut out 12 scones, placing them close together on the prepared baking tray. Brush the tops lightly with the extra buttermilk.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Note: When tapped the scones should sound hollow. Turn scones out onto a wire cooling rack.
  6. To make the Chive Buttery mix Flora pro-activ and chives until combined. Serve scones warm or cold, spread with Chive Buttery.
For best results arrange scones side by side, just touching, on a lined baking tray. This will keep the sides straight and even as the scones cook.