Mini Pumpkin Scones

Tis the season to bake with pumpkin!

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Every since Caitlin and I split the Whole Foods Pumpkin scone , I have been wanting to try them out myself.

(Here’s the one we had a few weeks ago:)

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Last night, I decided to give it a shot! After researching a few recipes, I ended up combining a few, based on the ingredients I had at home.

Scone Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 15 oz. can of organic pumpkin

Icing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Topping:

  • Pumpkin seeds

First, I combined the dry scone ingredients in a large bowl. I then mixed in the butter (which was room temperature), vanilla, and pumpkin. I put a little flour on my hands and began to knead the dough. I split the dough into two equal blobs and placed them on the greased cookie sheet. Next, I cut them into 8 triangle pieces.

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I separated the pieces a bit so that they wouldn’t just close up again. I then baked them for 17 minutes on 425 degrees F.

While the mini scones were in the oven, I worked on the spiced icing! I ran out of pumpkin pie spice, so I used only cinnamon. I think it would taste better with half cinnamon, half pumpkin pie spice.

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I combined all of the icing ingredients in a coffee mug. Then, I used a fork to drizzle the icing onto the semi-cooled scones. Before the icing had time to harden, I pressed the pumpkin seeds onto the scones.

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I couldn’t resist tasting one while they were still hot! They were perfect! Not too soft, not to dry.

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I was also dreaming about these babies for BREAKFAST! I had two mini pumpkin scones…

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…and a sliced honeycrisp apple.

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Surprisingly, this breakfast was REALLY filing!

Of course, I still had room for my coffee… which I’m currently enjoying from the patio!

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It’s only 68 degrees out, which is beautiful for Florida! Since I can’t run to enjoy this weather, I’m stuck reading the paper. 😀

I was really nervous to try baking scones! They seem like such an easy thing to mess up, but this recipe was fairly simple. I want to try blueberry scones next!

What is the best scone you have ever had? Have you ever tried to bake them yourself?

❤ MegaNerd

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28 Responses

  1. seriously that looks amazing.

  2. Mmmmm you are seriously making me want to bake!! Those look great! I think the best scone I’ve ever had was a blueberry scone I got at a Starbucks one time. Mmmmm…okay, that’s it. I need to find something to bake! I love how baking something yummy fills my whole house with good smells 😀 Enjoy your day dearie!

  3. They look great. If you try again, try adding a touch of yogurt–greek. It adds depth and softness..a trick to making any bread the best ever. Nice work on creating a great recipe. Yummy.

  4. those scones look like they are from a bakery!
    jenna

  5. good freaking gravy, those pumpkin scones look INSANE!

  6. Those look so delicious, I’m definitely going to try them!

    Quick question – with the “1 can pumpkin puree” are you referring to the 15 oz. cans?

    To commenter Mish: how much Greek yogurt? I always have some on hand and it sounds like a delicious addition.

  7. I’d say you did a pretty good job replicating the scones! My mom makes the BEST cranberry scones. She finally let me have her recipe last year and I can’t wait to make them when the fresh cranberries arrive at the stores!

  8. I don’t think I’ve ever tried a scone. They are kind of scary for me to try for some reason. I love basically all carbs so I don’t know why I’d be worried about not liking them!

    Must go on my “things to try” list.

  9. Your scones look perfect, just like from a bakery! I’ve made scones before and I was surprised at how easy they are. I don’t know why they always seemed so scary!

  10. Hey Megan! First of all, those scones look beautiful. The best scone I have ever tried was a cranberry orange scone. Definitely yummy! I have actually never tried making scones myself, or breakfast pastries for that matter. I have just baked desserts. I really want to look into some recipes, and may even try yours! It’s hard for me to find much to eat in the morning because for some reason my appetite is never really huge in the morning. This would be something really delicious to look forward to in the morning. Anything pumpkin is fantastic, right? Glad you are enjoying the weather as well, too bad it’s already 80! I guess it’s better then 90? 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! Even without the run!

  11. I have never tried to make them myself but you may have just made me decide I want to do it, because those look delicious!

  12. I have been on the lookout for pumpkin recipes, as I have a can in my cupboard. HMMM, these might be the ticket!! 😀 Wish I could sample a taste 😉

  13. Totally need to try those! Sounds so yummy everyone has been eating pumpkin scones and I’ve had one heck of a craving.

  14. The scones look amazing! I have never made any for my self, but now I’m tempted to.

  15. How funny – I made pumpkin scones last night too!! Well actually made the dough last night, and they’re baking right now! Great minds think alike, no? 😉 Yours look delicious – I love the pumpkin seed addition.

  16. I am slightly obsessed with scones. As you may know, I have a scone every Friday from a local restaurant called Allie’s. My favorite scone there was one I had last week, lemon blueberry with a lemon drizzle. SO good.

    Yours look like a professional made them! Allie’s doesn’t have pumpkin scones, so I may need to try these.

  17. Yum! It looks like they turned out really well!

    The last scone I had was years ago- a cinnamon chip scone from Panera. Delicious!

  18. Yum! I had a orange coconut white chocolate scone with Dan this morning…. soooo good!

  19. The best scone I ever had was for my 23rd birthday. My roommate woke up extra early and made a special batch just for me (maybe I shared, maybe I didn’t). It was delish!
    I have never baked one myself, I don’t know why but they always seem too tricky for me. I am not the best baker 😦

  20. Those look awesome and I love the mini size!

    Blueberry is def my favorite, but I am thinking pumpkin is next….

  21. I’m starring this recipe in my reader to try later! Looks delicious and I’ve been wanting to make some scones!

  22. Thanks for posting girl! I am so excited to make these! My favorite scone that I’ve tried is a pumpkin scone, from starbucks!

  23. […] This afternoon, I nibbled on a homemade pumpkin scone. […]

  24. […] I made pumpkin scones using the homemade puree we had from our pumpkins! Take my word for it; they are the perfect […]

  25. Hey Megan! I just made these scones (first time I’ve ever made scones) and they are freaking awesome…plus my hubby loves em so I know I scored big time! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. 🙂

    Dayna

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