Tahini Sunflower Seed Scones

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

These savoury scones use tahini in place of butter, which makes them quite healthy and also gives them a unique taste. They do have a slight sweetness and a lovely crunch from (roasted) sunflower seeds. Very yummy! You could use peanut butter and peanuts or cashew butter and cashews or almond butter and almonds, too. Whatever floats your boat. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine flours, sugar, salt and baking powder until well blended.
  3. Add tahini or nut butter by tbs, covering each spoonful with flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or wire whisk, cut tahini or nut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Fold in roasteed sunflower seeds or chopped nuts of your choice.
  4. In a separate bowl combine egg and milk and whisk until blended. Pour into tahini flour mixture reserving 1 tbs full for glaze and combine until just blended.
  5. On a floured surface flatten dough using your hands or a rolling pin. Using a glass cut out scones of desired size.
  6. Place on a paper-lined baking sheet and glaze with reserved egg mixture. If you like sprinkle some seeds or chopped nuts on top.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes until slightly golden on top. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Oh my Loula these are just fabulous! Definitely not the kind of flavors I was expecting in a scone, these weren't as sweet as I thought they'd be even though I used vanilla soymilk in place of milk. I used 1 cup regular flour and 3/4 cup wheat flour, and threw in some walnuts since I don't care for sunflower seeds. Would definitely make again though maybe a little sweeter next time. Made as a recipenap for Veggie Swap 22.

the80srule May 21, 2010

These are yummy scones! I really am enjoying their healthfulness for snacks and breakfast (excellent with fruit salad!). They have quite a savory flavor and a firm but crumbly texture. I enjoyed dressing up some of my batch with a dab of berry jam, before baking. I'd love to try them with other nut butters. Thanks for posting!

White Rose Child June 13, 2009

I was looking for a recipe to use up some tahini, and came across this delicious recipe. I plan to add it to my repertoire of scones. Of note, I increased the sugar to 4 tablespoons, and used slivered almonds. Thanks so much.

tednjoc February 27, 2013