Strawberry Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Easy strawberry lemon Poppy Seed scones that are perfect for brunches, Easter, Mother’s Day and more! This easy scone recipe is filled with fresh strawberries, fresh lemon and poppy seeds!

Hi hi! How was your weekend? 

I’m usually not one to ‘live for the weekend’ because I pretty much love work days as much as weekend days but the weekends have been exceptionally wonderful lately! I have these really weird feelings every Sunday night of being thrilled to get back to the blog world but also leave my little weekend world behind. It’s weird but, #goodproblems ya know?!

On Friday we went out to a fancy steak house (first time I put makeup on all week) for Jared’s birthday! He wanted to keep things super low key and would not give me any birthday present ideas once so ever so I had to take matters in to my own hands…

I decided to rent him a Tesla for the weekend! Yes, for real! I know this sounds extravagant but I promise it was really simple and pretty affordable. In college I used this app called ‘Turo‘ whenever I needed to rent a car because I wasn’t old enough to use the regular places like Enterprise and Budget. I promise this isn’t sponsored lolz I just want you to know about this fabulous app that you can basically air bnb fun cars with! If you’re looking to spice things up over the weekend, try it! 

When Sunday rolled around I found myself at the Rose Bowl Flea Market (where I found my kitchen rug!) with my best ladies, Sabrina, Alex and Abbie. Mornings with them, strolling through vintage junk is practically therapeutic. I came home and went to the gym (yes, on a Sunday. Who am I?!) and casually wandered to Home Depot to buy a bunch of planting stuff I probably didn’t need but I am just so obsessed with my little backyard garden right now. I can’t be stopped. Seriously, send help…

We then migrated to the couch to watch Game of Thrones. I’ll be honest, I only really watch it because it’s on at our house and Jared’s obsessed. I do find the blonde dragon lady extremely cool and badass. Also, John Snow isn’t so bad to look at.

I was catching up on emails and realized we are six days out from Easter!! What are you guys making?! These carrot cake cinnamon rolls will certainly be making an appearance and I’m thinking maybe a fun strawberry champagne sangria

To cover your Easter morning, I wanted to make these easy strawberry lemon poppy seed scones for you! I love these scones because they come together really easily and are oozing with spring flavors. A simple scone or muffin in the morning on a special holiday is my favorite. I love to sit outside with a cup of coffee and have an extra long morning before all the holiday chaos gets started. These strawberry lemon poppy seed scones are perfect for that! 

This scone batter is pretty simple! Just keep in mind to use super cold ingredients (mostly butter) for a really tender scone! I like to shred mine into the batter with a cheese grater! You can swap out any other berry if you’d like, I just think strawberries are perf for spring.

My favorite step (that you cannot skip!) is brushing your strawberry lemon poppyseed scones with heavy cream right before baking! This will ensure an super shiny top that will make your scones look like they just came from a bakery! Last but not least, the less ‘handling’ you have with your scone batter, the better and more tender they will be!

I will be posting fun Easter recipes all week long so stay tuned here and on insta! If you make these luscious guys be sure to tag me @college_housewife! I love seeing all of your fun creations! 

Strawberry Lemon Poppy Seed Scones
Yields 6
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr
FOR SCONES
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  4. 3 Tablespoons of sugar
  5. 6 tablespoons ice cold butter, grated
  6. 1 1/2 cups diced strawberries
  7. 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  8. 1/3 cup heavy cream
  9. 2 large eggs
  10. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
FOR ICING
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons poppyseeds
  3. 1 lemon, juiced
  4. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well blended. Using a box cheese grater, grate ice cold butter into flour mixture. With a pastry blender or with your hands blend flour mixture and butter together until a course, pea like texture is formed. Very gently fold in strawberries and lemon zest.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Gently stir the milk mixture with your flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Transfer scone dough to a well floured, cold surface and bring the dough together. Bring the dough together into a disk about 1 inch thick.
  5. Cut the disk into 6-8 triangles. Arrange triangles evenly onto parchment lined baking sheet. Brush tops with a light layer of heavy whipping cream.
  6. Bake scones for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are just golden brown.
FOR ICING
  1. In a small bowls whisk together powdered sugar, poppy seeds, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Add in lemon juice a little at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
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