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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Starbucks Pumpkin Scone recipe turned Healthy!


I adapted this recipe years ago from one I found online (don't recall the source), I have nixed all the sugar in place of honey except for the icing and have managed to create a healthy version of the Starbucks Pumpkin Scone!

Everyone usually loves these scones and although they do have some icing they just aren't quite the same with out it!

Honey and Organic Pumpkin Puree!  **No sugar here**

Ingredients

4 cups Whole Wheat flour
2 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1 cup Butter or Coconut oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup whole milk
2 large eggs

Directions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in large mixing bowl.  Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives. Set aside. 
  2. Mix pumpkin, honey, milk and eggs together with whisk in small bowl.  
  3. Combine pumpkin mixture into dry mixture try not to over mix.  
  4. On a clean dry surface spread out a little flour and grab 1/3 of the scone dough and pat flat.  You can either cut the scones with a knife or use a large cookie cutter (I often use a large circle) to cut out the scones to make them uniform.  
  5. Bake at 425 Degrees F. for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.  
  6. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. 
Taking about a 3rd of the dough, pat flat and cut into 4 pieces

Cinnamon Spice Icing

Ingredients

1 cup icing sugar
1/4 tsp each of Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger
2 tsp milk (give or take to get consistency just right)

Directions

While scones cool on the wire rack, mix together icing until it is a medium consistency.  Not runny but not too thick because you will be drizzling it on top the scones.  

Once scones are cool, using a spoon you will scoop up a little icing and with a back and forth motion drizzle the icing on top the scones.  Let rest before storing them in a air tight container or enjoy right away!
Fresh out of the oven

Let cool and drizzle with icing

Comment below on how you think these scones compare to Starbucks pumpkin scones!

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