Butter-free Sweet Potato and Sesame Scone

Butter-free Sweet Potato and Sesame Scone

A crispy, flaky scone with an airy aroma of sweet potatoes. The taste of autumn. The addition of savory sesame makes this recipe both delicious and healthy. A great choice for breakfast too.

Ingredients: 8 scones

Sweet potato
200 g after removing skin
●Cake flour
70 g
●Bread flour
100 g
●Baking powder
8 g
30 g
●White sesame seeds
10 g
Olive oil (or vegetable oil)
30 g
1 tablespoon


1. Peel the sweet potato, cut into 1 cm thick sections, then soak in water for 10 minutes.
2. Put the drained sweet potatoes into a heat-safe container, cover loosely with saran wrap, then microwave until a toothpick can go right through the potatoes (about 6 minutes at 500 watts).
3. Once the potatoes have become soft, mash them with a fork or potato masher while they are still hot. It's ok if some clumps remain.
4. Put the ingredients marked ● into the bowl with the potatoes then use a rubber spatula to mix together with a cutting motion. The mixture should once again look clumpy.
5. Add in the olive or vegetable oil and milk and then press firmly with your hand to form a dough ball. Take the dough out of the bowl and put onto a board that has been floured (not in the ingredients).
6. About this time, preheat your oven to 200°C.
7. Spread out the dough from step 5 until it's thickness is about 2 cm then fold over 3 times. Repeat this process about 8 times.
8. Finally, spread the dough out to about 2.5 cm thickness and then either cut into the desired shape or use a cookie cutter. Bake in the oven at 200° celsius for about 20-25 minutes.
9. When the scones becomes a delicious looking golden brown they are done♡. The scones will brown differently depending on your oven so may need to adjust the baking time.
10. I made these by using a cup to cut out the shape. They plumped up nicely and turned out quite lovely.
11. There is a banana version too! Recipe ID: 2037181

Story Behind this Recipe

I've made various versions of scones based on nokko.t san's recipe "Flaky Scones Made Easy with Cooking Oil". (Recipe ID: 631548) This time I just happened to receive a lot of sweet potatoes, so I thought I'd like to try a sweet potato version of the scone. It was a big success!