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Pumpkin Scones Recipe

Classic Pumpkin Scones, egg free and milk free, but tender, buttery, and has that authentic classic flavor. I wanted to make these scones light and flavorful. Gorgeous golden scones packed with pumpkin pie spice, it’s the best companion to your morning coffee. Skip the Starbucks pumpkin scones and give these homemade pumpkin scones a try!

Pumpkin scones with icing over a cooling rack.

Is homemade pumpkin puree better for making pumpkin scones?

If you have the time, it’s always a good idea to make your own pumpkin puree, but canned pumpkin puree can work well for this recipe, in fact, you can use it in making Pumpkin Crumb Cake Recipe. Make sure that you are buying pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.

I have a great pumpkin pie recipeon my blog, it is made from scratch and melts in your mouth. You can use the canned pumpkin puree in making pumpkin loaf cake, and pumpkin cheesecake, it will also go well in making Pumpkin Flan.

Side shot of pumpkin scones.

How to make pumpkin scones?

You will need flour, baking powder, and baking soda, a little sugar, pumpkin pie spice mix, pumpkin puree, and of course unsalted butter.

First, whisk the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, then cut in the butter. Add the pumpkin puree and gently fold the dough. Shape the dough into a disk and cut it into eight equal size triangles. Brush with milk if you wish and sprinkle with sugar, and then bake it.  

When a skewer is inserted in the middle of the scones and comes out clean, your scones are ready. Now, these scones are great served warm, but they taste even better the next day.

Close up shot of pumpkin scones, sowing how tender the crumbs are.

These Pumpkin Scones have no eggs and no milk!

The pumpkin puree replaces the eggs and the milk and to make the scones light, fluffy, and moist; I have added baking soda. My goal was not to make some eggless or dairy free scones, my goal was to make a lighter version since I’ve used icing and there is a lot of butter in this pumpkin scone recipe.

Is this a Starbucks pumpkin scones copycat recipe?

Nope, I don’t have Starbucks’ recipe, and honestly, I don’t want to copy their version. Homemade pumpkin scones always taste awesome and the recipe can be modified according to your liking.

Freshly baked pumpkin scones cooling on a rack.

Can I make the scones ahead of time?

Of course! After cutting the dough, place the scones on a lined baking sheet and freeze them, when the scones are completely frozen transfer it to a Ziploc bag and place it in the freezer again. When it’s time to bake the scone, take them out of the freezer and let them come to room temperature and then bake them.

  Golden pumpkin scones, buttery scones with icing on top.

This post was originally published in 2014. The images are updated!

 Pumpkin scones recipe, the same classic and delicious flavor without the eggs and milk. tender crumbs and simple icing, this is the perfect companion to your morning coffee. #scones #pumpkin

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One Comment

  1. They look amazingly delicious, Muna. I look forward to more pumpkin creations from you!
    Ciao,
    Angie