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mango scones

On my weekly jaunt to the grocery store, I spied that organic mangos were on sale so I scooped up two to play with in the kitchen.  I imagined every dessert on my paleo recipe wish list and ended up deciding to go with the simple scone but with a kick and created a mango scone with mango butter.

When you combine mangoes and cinnamon you get a lot of love in the kitchen.  First, before you buy your mangoes make sure they’re not stringy.  Ask a store clerk if they are smooth fleshed or fibrous and if they don’t know, have them cut one to check.  You don’t want to deal with that mess in a recipe.   Two, make sure the mangoes are ripe.  If they don’t have a nice sugary scent you’ll want to hold off on using them as I try  to minimize the amount of honey in the recipe.  Third, you’re going to cook these on parchment paper or a Silpat. If you don’t have one of these babies your missing an important tool in your gluten-free/grain-free kitchen.

You can take this recipe and make it into a cookie versus a scone.  It’s a bit simpler as you don’t have to deal with making sure the centers cook properly.

The Mango Butter is straight up deliciousness.  If I was back in my big girl days I would make a vat of the mango butter and eat it with Vanilla Ice Cream Every Day.  You may want to make extra because it’s that good.

I love these with some butter and large spoonful of mango butter.  I hope that you enjoy them.

paleo mango scones


Paleo Mango Scones and Mango Butter

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving


Mango Butter



  1. To make the mango butter place the mango flesh, water, vanilla, honey, cinnamon and cardamom in a medium pan on low heat. Cook the ingredients on low for 1 hour uncovered. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. To make the scones combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the coconut cream, mango butter, honey, 1 egg and 1 egg yolk.
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and your mixture should be pretty firm.
  5. You can either drop the scones on a Parchment paper or a Silpat sheet or take a cookie mold and spoon the mixture into the mold and remove. If you go with the cookie mold, don't let it sit in the mold too long or it will be difficult to remove. Also, don't make them taller than 1/2" or they will not cook in the center.
  6. Brush the top of your scones with egg white and bake for 30 - 35 minutes at 350 degrees or until the tops are golden brown.


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  • June 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I don’t do much baking these days…but damn, these look fantastic and I might have to change my ways!

    • Author
      June 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks Alex! It was fun to make. Thankfully my husband devoured most of them because, seriously the mango butter is amazing and the scone is the perfect complement.

  • June 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Not only do these look delicious but the ingredients sound super healthy!!

  • June 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Wow that just looks delicious, great picture I might add!

  • Jolie
    June 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    No temperature listed?

    • Author
      June 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      Yikes, I just updated it! 350 degrees

  • June 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    YUM YUM! I’m still doing Phase 3 of HCG so honey is out and mangos are a “caution food” due to high sugar content. That doesn’t mean I won’t be bookmarking these to get down on in a few weeks. YUM!5 stars

  • June 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Mango butter sounds interesting.

  • June 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Paleo was too strict for me, but I do try to stick to mostly whole grains, lean meats and lots of veggies.

    This looks good though, and I am trying to expand my gluten-free baking horizons. Pinned it for future reference.5 stars

  • June 15, 2012 at 5:58 am

    I’ve never tried mango butter before. And, this sounds healthy! I’ll have to give ’em a try!5 stars

  • Hiatt
    July 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Hello! I’m new at all of this and am trying out your delicious looking recipe. Can you tell me what the consitency of the mango butter should be? Should there be chunks of mango or should it be smooth??? Thank you!!!

    • Author
      July 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      It should be pretty smooth after you cooked it. The consistency of a thick jam but smooth.

  • July 8, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I love mango..these look yummy!

  • July 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Mango and cinnamon sounds delicious. I’ve never tried it but these look great.

  • July 17, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I’ve never tried a mango before but this recipe makes me want to. Looks great!

  • Zia
    June 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    The ratio of wet ingredients to dry ingredients looks incredibly lop-sided. Yet the mixture prior to baking will be firm? How can this be?

    • Zia
      June 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      And, no butter/oil?

    • June 6, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      I’m sorry hun, I not sure what you’re asking. Are you asking if there should be more liquid in this recipe?

  • Lindsay
    February 14, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    How would I be able to make this vegan?

    • February 15, 2014 at 9:30 am

      HUn, honestly, I’m not sure. Coconut flour is not the best flour, in my experience, to use in a vegan baked good. Tapioca flour is amazing and almond flour would work well. That, of course, changes the entire recipe. Sorry hun!

      • Lindsay
        March 2, 2014 at 7:55 pm

        Ok. Haha that’s no problem 🙂

  • Kate
    May 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I wonder if I should have left the lid off the simmering mango to reduce it. My batter was not thick.

    • May 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Hi Kate, I would have let it cook a little longer until it thickened. I don’t recall cooking this with a lid in place so I’ll update the recipe.

  • Kassandra
    July 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

    If you want vegan, go to a local food co-op or whole foods or something along those lines and ask for the vegan eggs and supplement the honey with something else like coconut palm sugar or something. See if that works? Those are the only two non vegan ingredients in the recipe, if you’re the kind of vegan that doesn’t do honey because bees make it. Hopefully you’ve figured something out by now or hope this helps if you havent!

  • Oana
    August 13, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I currently have a ton of garden mangoes and ran across this recipe which looks fantastic! They are a bit smaller than store-bought and I’m not sure of what quantity to use. Can you update the recipe to state how many oz or grams of mango flesh should be added? Thanks!!

    • November 14, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Oh wow, yes, I’ll have to remake this recipe soon because I have no idea what the weight is! Thanks for asking!

  • Rochelle
    December 7, 2016 at 4:09 am

    How long can the mango butter be kept in the fridge? Cheers 🙂