Soooo it is the first week of October and I am TOTALLY ready for pumpkin recipes!
Come at me pumpkin and do your thang!
Pumpkin is great all year round, but something about the Fall time makes pumpkin taste like a billion times better. It really makes it feel like it is Fall and gives you that cozy feeling that you get after coming inside on a snowy day and warming up with a nice hot cup of hot chocolate. People who live in Florida, California, Texas, and such…act like you know what I am talking about here.
Anywho, my these scones are a great breakfast treat that is perfect for putting on that winter layer of warmth! Ahem…I mean, they’re like super healthy and stuff.
Pumpkin Spice Scones with Maple Glaze
(Adapted from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted twice (or cake flour, unsifted)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 Tablespoons cold, cubed butter
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup heavy cream
6 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, salt, and spices. In a separate bowl, mix together heavy cream, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Cut in the cubed, cold butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture, using a wooden spoon to mix it all together. The dough will be very crumbly. Turn the dough onto a floured countertop and knead with your hands until everything comes together. Pat dough into a circle about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles and place triangle onto prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced apart.
- Bake scones in preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Cool for a few minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling before drizzling glaze over top.
3 Tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Once scones are completely cooled, whisk together maple syrup and powdered sugar in a small bowl until combined. Drizzle glaze over top of scones and let dry/harden or enjoy right away! Enjoy
Random Fact of the Day: Camels have three eyelids to protect them from blowing sand.