Mango Pecan Scones

April 23, 2012

I love Ataulfo mangos. The next best thing to eating them fresh is using them for baking. Try them in these mango pecan scones!
Mango Pecan Scones | Fake Food Free #baking #recipes


The best thing about April to October in Kentucky is the constant availability of in-season foods. Whether they are local, or specialty imports, once April comes the growing season starts moving along.

Each food has its time to shine, but it fades quickly. It is difficult to be too sad to see one go, though, as the next one is right around the corner.

For me this year it started with Ataulfo mangos. I took full advantage of their short season by purchasing a full case, something I rarely do. After some coconut sticky rice and fruit salad snacks, I froze a few to enjoy later this summer.

Mango Pecan Scones | Fake Food Free #baking #recipe


I decided to reserve the last one for some baking which resulted in Mango Pecan Scones! These whole grain scones were a great way to celebrate the short season for this fruit. I’m sad to see those mangos go, but strawberries are right around the corner!

Mango Pecan Scones
Makes: 8 scones
1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
2 ¼ tsp baking powder
3 tbsp raw sugar (I use Demerara)
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup raw pecans, chopped
¼ cup cold unsalted butter
1/3 cup mango, puree (about 1 Ataulfo mango)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk
2 tbsp raw sugar, for topping
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and salt. Add the pecans, and stir to coat them with the flour.
Cut the butter into the flour, and use two knives or a pastry blender to mix until the butter is in pea-size pieces and distributed throughout the flour.
Stir in the mango, vanilla and buttermilk. Combine until a dough is formed. Turn the dough ball onto a floured surface and shape into a circle, about ½ inch in thickness.
Cut like a pie into 8 wedges. Place the scones on a lightly greased baking sheet, or on a baking sheet covered in a silicone mat. Sprinkle with the scones with the remaining raw sugar. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove from the baking sheet and cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. 
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  • Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover April 23, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Sound so good!

  • emily (a nutritionist eats) April 23, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Wow, mango scones sound great! I have to admit that I usually stick to dried mango. I love fresh, but only if they are not too soft!

  • Danielle April 23, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I love those delicious little “yellow mangoes” as I fondly refer to them. Good news, it looks like Whole Foods got in one last big shipment of them (read, more cases!) if you want to restock!

    And scones, yes please. I’ll take ’em any way you give them to me. Love them!

  • TasteHongKong April 23, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I’ve been thinking to make scones, drop scone style. Pie style is a nice idea too, I like it + the mango flavor.

  • Dota April 23, 2012 at 8:39 am

    like it a lot:)

  • Deb in Hawaii April 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Mangoes are my favorite fruit and I love the pairing with pecans in these scones. They look wonderful. 😉

  • Michelle @ Find Your Balance April 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Yum! You are always baking up something good. I can’t remember the last thing I baked!

  • Cassie/Bake Your Day April 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful flavor combination. I love mango!

  • Lori April 24, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Sonia – They tasted great!

    Emily – I’d like to try more dried mango. I don’t see it often here. It would probably be good in baked goods too!

    Danielle – I’m tempted, but I better stop! 🙂

    TasteHongKong – I love the drop style too!

    Dota – Thanks!

    Deb – I love them too. This is the only variety we can get around here that actually ripen correctly. All the others never reach the same flavor like what we could get where mangoes actually grow.

    Michelle – It’s always something super simple though! 🙂

    Cassie – It went well together for sure. Me too!

  • Juliana April 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    What a great combination …mango and pecan. I would love to have one of this with my coffee 🙂
    Hope you are having a nice week Lori!

  • -AG May 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I always wanted to know how to make scones! thank you.