Marmite & Spaghetti Squash Scones!


When the makers of a product, bestow on it the tagline of “Love it or Hate it!”, I guess it would be safe to say, this product isn’t for everyone!
Some people have mentioned that its color and smell are “off putting”!
But, I have harbored a love of Marmite since my elementary school days!
A sandwich with this tangy, salty, yeasty spread paired with a smear of butter was a treat for my younger self!


Marmite has been around since WWI – it was in fact part of soldiers rations, along with condensed milk and spam! Marmite is used in Sri Lanka in a warm drink, as a hangover cure. It is also said to repel mosquito’s (seeing it’s a lot cheaper and eco friendlier than mosquito repellent, I am slathering myself with it this spring!). Marmite contains yeast extract, salt, vegetable extract, spices, and a boatload of B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B9, B12!
My daughter, however, is not as enthralled with Marmite as I am Surprised…so, these scones were my attempt at trying to sway her tastebuds!


On my first attempt, I used too little baking powder, too much rice flour, half the coconut oil and way too little Marmite…

Marmite scones first attempt

Marmite scones first attempt

But, my second attempt hit the spot!
spagheti squash and marmite

Paired with sweet spaghetti squash, my daughter said that the only way she would eat Marmite was if it was in flaky Marmite & Spaghetti Squash scones form! And if a teen says that – well – there’s only one thing left to do – and that’s for yall to get your hands on a jar of Marmite and start baking!



Happy Monday Yall!

Have You ever tried Marmite? 

Marmite & Spaghetti Squash Scones
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  1. 1 cup white rice flour
  2. 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1 egg
  4. 2 teaspoons plain Greek yogurt
  5. 5 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  6. 4 tablespoons cooked spaghetti squash
  7. 2 teaspoons Marmite
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine the rice flour, baking powder, and add in the egg, yogurt, coconut oil.
  3. Slowly fold in the spaghetti squash and Marmite till mix is a "doughy" consistency
  4. Roll out the dough till approx. 1/4 inch thick on parchment lined surface and divide into 6 (I used a pizza cutter)
  5. Bake for 17-19 minutes or till golden.
  6. Bake
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  1. says

    I’ve never tried marmite before, but I have a tendency to love some of the stranger teasing foods out there, so I have a feeling I wouldn’t mind this stuff… especially if it was paired with something sweet, since that combo kind of rocks my socks off :D And have I ever told you how mucho adore your creativity in the kitchen? I would have never thought to use spaghetti squash in baking…

    • says

      Thanks oodles and oodles Amanda! When you come to visit, you can try kabocha with marmite on it! Arman mentioned making kabocha and Vegemite muffins before I “met” him!

  2. says

    whilst I dont see myself eating marmite (or vegemite as I’ve come to know it) , I love your attitude – when in doubt scone it out! I certainly will adopt that.
    brilliant addition of sphagetti squash.

  3. says

    I love Marmite, I discovered it a couple of years ago through my friends from Australia. It’s a big thing over there (almost a national treasure or something).
    First time I’ve tried though, I hated it. Second time a little better. Third time I was hooked.
    I never cooked with it before, you’ve just inspired me Shashi!

    • says

      Yay – another marmite lover!!!
      I have only baked with it, but someone mentioned using it in chicken and pork too…and seeing you are quite the culinary genius when it comes to the meats I figured I would pass it on!
      Hope you are recovering from that flu bug Mike!

  4. spicedblog says

    Hahaha…I love that the tagline is “love it or hate it”. At least they embrace their product and it’s reputation! I haven’t had the chance to try Marmite yet…we don’t see it too often here in the States. I’ll have to keep a watch out for it, though.

    • says

      And there tagline is THE TRUTH! Everyone I know who have tried marmite are passionate about it – either they passionately love it or they passionately hate it ;)

  5. says

    I’ve never tried marmite – not sure it would be for me.
    I’m always amazed at the recipes you come up with – spaghetti squash in scones?! How would you even think to try that??

    • says

      Haha – Thanks bunches Kim! Marmite seems to be an acquired taste :)
      I had tried spaghetti squash and marmite before and loved the combo, so when my daughter was lamenting about hating marmite…I figured I would trick her… she found out there was marmite in it AFTER her first bite!

  6. says

    You have some of the most interesting recipes Shashi! I’ve never tried Marmite before and usually I can kind of tell before hand whether I will like something, but I have know idea whether I would like this or not. Guess there’s only 1 way to find out! :)

    • says

      Haha – Thanks Christin! Most people I know are not very fond of marmite, unless they have grown up with it…I guess it’s one of those weird acquired tastes :)

  7. says

    Although I’ve never tried marmite before, I just don’t see myself being a fan. HOWEVER… if your daughter enjoys them in this recipe, Ill have to give it a try once I get some rice flour. Your little girl saved the recipe for me :) Ha Ha!

  8. says

    Lovely scones! I love that you used coconut oil in this creative recipe with spaghetti squash, Shashi! (Try saying, “Spaghetti squash, Shashi” ten times fast!) ;) Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week, my friend!

    • says

      Hahahahaha! I could barely spit out “Spaghetti squash, Shashi” once let alone 10 times! Stacy thank you dear friend, I needed that laugh!
      Hope you have a wonderful week too :)

  9. says

    I grew up on Marmite, Shashi, and I’m definitely in the ‘love it’ camp. I always bring some back to Greece with me from the UK and eat it on toast with cheese. I had no idea it was popular in Sri Lanka, though! Fabulous idea to put it in scones …and with spaghetti squash! Genius!

    • says

      Oh yeah – cheese and toast are incredible with Marmite! Sorry to hear it’s not available in Greece! Yup – it wasn’t very popular in Sri Lanka, there were a few stores that did have it, however when we moved to Abu Dhabi when I was around 9/10, it was EVERYWHERE!

  10. says

    Great little scones, even though they have marmite in them. I guess I am part of the tried and don’t like it group. However, I am intrigued by your gluten free recipe and love all of your other ingredients. I wonder how they would turn out without the marmite? I wonder if it is helping them to rise or anything… hmmm. Have a super day. BAM

    • says

      Thanks BAM – hey no worries – there are plenty of people I know that give me the stink eye when I pull out my marmite :)
      I don’t think it helps it rise – just makes it tangy – salty. It would be fine to leave it out.
      Hope you have a wonderful day!

  11. says

    You always make the best and most creative scones and pancakes Shashi! These spaghetti squash ones sound awesome – I’ve never tried marmite before but it sounds awesome in these scones with coconut oil and greek yogurt – yum!

    • says

      Awwww-thanks so so very much Kelly! Your sweet compliment made my day!
      I try to balance healthy foods with indulgent ones…I mean I have to, seeing I consider chocolate as one of the top food groups ;)
      Hope your week is going well dear.

    • says

      Thanks so much Dani – I actually have tried marmite on spaghetti squash before and loved it, that’s why I figured I would mix them together in these gluten free scones :)

  12. says

    I’ve never tried marmite before, will try to look for it here seems it is loaded with nutrients. I like your scones they look gorgeous.

  13. says

    I’ve never had marmite (I’ve seen it in specialty stores, it’s not common here)…these scones sound really unique and delicious.

    • says

      Thank you Jyoti – marmite isn’t too common here either, I usually pick it up at a specialty store here called “Cost Plus World Market” – one jar lasts a very very long time.

  14. says

    Marmite in scones is something new for me. Yet its a great outcome; loveable scones. Over here, we use marmite for savory dishes like marmite chicken or pork.

    • says

      Thank you Marissa! If you do try them, I would love to know what you think – also, depending on if you like marmite or not, you might want to add less or more…

    • says

      Thanks Denise! I wish I had a picture of the first time my daughter tried marmite – her face for the 20 seconds after was just priceless! :)

  15. says

    Oh my God, I don’t believe this. Would you believe I also made a scone with marmite which I was going to post about in just a few days? What are the chances?

    Freaking love the stuff myself… buttered toast, marmite… life doesn’t get much better!


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