Coconut mango biscuits

A flavourful combination for biscuits or scones!

A childhood favourite, baking powder biscuits remain one of my go-to breakfast treats. I love to make a batch often in the morning as they’re quick and easy. I usually enjoy one or two then tuck the rest in the freezer as they reheat beautifully in the microwave. In addition to being a favourite start to the day, I find they’re a great sidekick for soup or salad to round out a light lunch or dinner. I’ve tried many different additions to my basic biscuit recipe and I think that coconut and mango is the best combination ever.



  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons (12 mL) baking powder
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) white sugar
  • 1/3 cup (90 mL) cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) light cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1 cup (250 mL) mango, diced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) light cream or milk, for brushing tops


  • Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Put the flour, baking powder, coconut, sugar and butter in a food processor and pulse to combine (alternatively, cut the butter into the mixture in a regular mixing bowl using a pastry blender).
  • Add the milk, vanilla and mango and pulse until a dough is formed. Add extra milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, if the dough is a little bit dry. If you add too much milk and the dough seems very sticky, add extra flour, 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured work surface and shape it into a disc about 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick.
  • Use a 2 inch biscuit cutter or similar sized drinking glass to cut out the biscuits.
  • Press scraps together and cut out a few more biscuits.
  • Place the biscuits on the parchment-lined baking tray, about 1/2 inch apart. Brush the tops with the cream or milk.
  • Bake 13 – 15 minutes until just starting to turn golden on the bottom and sides.
  • Remove scones to a wire rack to cool slightly before eating.

Makes approximately 15 biscuits.

Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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