Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe

Chocolate chip scones recipe - Dr. Axe

Not a cookie or muffin. Not quite a bread or a cake. Yes, the scone is in a category of its own. A staple in Britain for years, scones are most similar to biscuits. They’re wonderful served alongside tea, as an after-dinner dessert or when you want to knock the socks off guests without slaving away in the kitchen.

We love scones in my house, and these healthy chocolate chip scones are always a favorite. As far as working with dough goes, this chocolate chip scones recipe is pretty straightforward and easy to make; even if you’re a baking novice, you shouldn’t have trouble with these scones. I love the hint of sweetness from the chocolate chips, but you could also add in your favorite dried fruits along with them; for example, dried cherries would complement the dark chocolate well!

Ready to put on your apron and make the best chocolate chip scones with wholesome ingredients? Let’s get started!

Chocolate chip scones recipe step 1 - Dr. Axe
Begin by preheating the oven and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. You’ll be thankful for this step later, as the paper will prevent the scones from sticking to your pan.

Mix up your gluten-free flour (yep, those avoiding gluten can enjoy this recipe, too!), coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt. Grate the cold butter into the flour mixture until the whole mix is coarse and your butter is the size of peas.

Chocolate chip scones recipe step 2 - Dr. Axe

Separately, mix probiotic-loaded kefir with protein-rich eggs and vanilla. Take this wet mix of ingredients and slowly pour it over your flour mixture, making sure all the ingredients are just moistened.

Chocolate chip scones recipe step 3 - Dr. Axe
Now we’re getting to the good stuff: Add in your dark chocolate chips. I suggest using one cup but a few extra wouldn’t hurt either! Be careful not to overwork the dough here, or you’ll wind up with dry scones. Instead, just gently fold in the chocolate chips, making sure they’re evenly dispersed throughout the dough.
Chocolate chip scones recipe step 4 - Dr. Axe
Next, turn your dough out onto the countertop and press it into a large disc shape. If you’re crafty, you can try a different shape. For the rest of us, the disc shape will work just fine. Transfer the dough-disc to a baking sheet and, using a knife or a pizza cutter, cut the disc into equal-sized wedges.
Chocolate chip scones recipe step 5 - Dr. Axe

It’s action time! Slide your baking sheet into the oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, until your scones are cooked through and golden on top. Let them cool and serve. You’re going to love digging into these!

Total Time

35 minutes




  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold butter
  • ½ cup kefir
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Grate the butter and toss into flour mixture until mixture is coarse and the butter is the size of peas.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix kefir, egg and vanilla. Pour slowly over flour mixture and toss the mixture together until everything is just moistened.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips, being careful not to overwork the dough.
  6. Press into a disc shape and cut into equal wedges. Place on baking sheet and bake for 20–25 minutes until cooked through and golden.

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  1. Karen on

    Would like to try these but leave out chocolate chips. Would I need to use a sweetener? Or would they work without. My husband loves scones. He just has to stay away from wheat and spelt and cane sugar.

  2. Kristeen on

    Can you offer a dairy free version of this review? Can I use Ghee instead of butter? What can I substitute for the kefir?

  3. CS on

    Is there anyway you can start posting the ‘Nutritional Facts’ for your recipes? What are they for these scones? Thanks!

  4. deb on

    I really like this recipe. Its the second time I have made it and it tastes wonderful. What I like about it is I am the only scone loving person in the household and I really should not have them all the time so I wrap up and freeze individually and when I am interested in a little tea and scone I make a pot of my favorite tea and thaw out one of the scones and I am really happy!

  5. April H on

    The probiotic grains in kefir die at 130 F degrees & these scones are baked at 400. Is there any nutritional benefit of baking with kefir over standard buttermilk?


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