Spelt Scones with Kefir, Matcha & Honey

Spelt Scones with Health Giving Kefir, Matcha Green Tea & Honey

Easy to make, light and thoroughly delicious, these antioxidant rich matcha tea spelt scones include kefir to help with the rise and a little honey for sweetness.
Course Afternoon Tea, Snack
Cuisine British
Keywords baking, honey, kefir, matcha, scones
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 scones


  • 8 oz 225g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • 2 oz 60g salted butter - fridge cold and cubed
  • ¼ pt 120 ml kefir, buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • a little milk to brush the tops with


  1. Set oven to 200℃/400℉/Gas6.

  2. Place the dry ingredients into a large bowl and rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Make a well in the centre and pour in the kefir and honey. Stir with a round bladed knife from the inside to the outside until the ingredients are just combined and form a dough.
  4. Marvel at the green dough. It won't be as green once it comes out of the oven.
  5. Roll out on a floured surface to about ¾" (2cm) thick, then cut into rounds with a 2 ½" (6cm) cutter. Combine the leftover bits, re-roll and cut again until the dough has all been used.
  6. Place onto a greased baking tray and brush with milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the scones are golden and the bases sound hollow when tapped.

  7. Place onto a cooling rack. Enjoy at least one whilst they are still warm.

Recipe Notes

Best eaten on the day they are made. Or can be frozen once cooled.

You could of course leave out the matcha if you really don't like the idea, but it would be a shame.

These scones don't rise as well as ordinary scones due to the bran in the wholemeal flour, but they are still light and delicious.