cinnamon sugar pumpkin scones.
I can tell you with great certainty that this recipe makes for some wonderfully crisp, not too sweet pumpkin scones.
Why, you might ask?
Because I made several batches, just to make sure I got it right….that’s why.
And please don’t judge me for not including a glaze of some sort on top – the glaze just makes it too over-the-top sweet for my taste.The first batch I made had too much baking powder and pumpkin in it for my liking, making the dough really moist and the finished scone more like a muffin. I thought it could be called something like a scuffin.
My family all agreed…so did my neighbors…if it was going to be a scone recipe, it needed some help.
So I went back to work, making a few adjustments.
Ok, I just have to point out here that compared to a scone you might find, say, at a local coffeehouse…this has far fewer calories and fat, plus you’ll end up with over a dozen for the price of just one elsewhere!Oh pumpkin season, how I love thee.
Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Scones
(makes 16 scones)
What You’ll Need:
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons cold butter
½ cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons whole milk (cream or half and half will work nicely too)
1 large egg
3 tablespoons sugar (turbinado would be great here if possible)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in a large bowl. Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly. Don’t overmix!
In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, milk (or cream, half and half) and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients (again, don’t overmix!), and form the dough into 2 discs. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into 2 circles, each about 1 inch thick. Use a large knife or a pizza cutter to slice the dough to make 8 scones per circle. Place on prepared baking sheet and top with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 15 minutes, or until light brown. Place on a rack to cool.
TOTAL: $3.85 or $.24 per scone.
Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs? Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.
120 calories per serving
5 grams of fat
2 grams protein