Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkins scones from Oh She Glows! My dough was kind of sticky and wet... may or may not have had something to do with the fact that I didn't have spelt flour and just kind of improvised. It wasn't terrible, but I think the consistency would have been better with the flour called for.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole grain spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2-3 tbsp. sugar
  • 8 tbsp. Earth Balance butter
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp. almond milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 chia/flax egg (1 tbsp. ground chia/flax + 4 tbsp water)
  • Turbinado sugar, to garnish
  • Vegan Egg Wash:
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tbsp. water
  • Spiced Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1.5-2 tbsp. almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or 1/4 tsp. cinnamon and a pinch of ginger and nutmeg)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment of a non-stick mat.
  2. In a small bowl mix the chia/flax egg. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients (flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger).
  4. Take the cold Earth Balance butter cut butter into dry ingredients until crumbly.
  5. In a medium sized bowl, mix the pumpkin, chia/flax egg, and almond milk.
  6. Add wet to dry and mix until a ball forms. I got down and dirty and mixed with my hands!
  7. On a flour surface place the ball of dough and kneed a few times with your hands.
  8. Shape the dough into a circle and then cut into 8 triangles.
  9. Now mix your vegan egg wash by mixing cornstarch and water and heating in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well.
  10. With a pastry brush, brush on the glaze onto each scone.
  11. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar generously and bake for 14 minutes.
  12. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  13. While cooling, make your spiced glaze by beating 1 cup powdered sugar with milk and spice until smooth.
  14. When scones are cool ice the scones and serve with a cup of tea or coffee!

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