"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing..." -Helen Keller
 
Pumpkin. Totally an autumn-esque food, but I just love it and can't keep myself from cooking with it year-round. I decided to try my hand at some pumpkin-spice scones. There are a bunch of recipes out there that look amazing, but unfortunately they all use loads of butter, which (a) we don't have here, and (b) just isn't going to be healthy at all. So, at the risk of having bunch of true scone connoisseurs stick up their noses at my baking, here's how I made mine. I adapted it from a recipe I found at this site.

Ingredients:
3 c. all-purpose flour
2 T. baking powder
2 T. white sugar (I reduced the white sugar and supplemented with brown sugar)
2 T. brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. cinnamon (I used cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg since I didn't have pumpkin pie spice)
1/8 t. ginger
1/8 t. nutmeg
2 T. oil (reduced from 1/3 c. oil)
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree/ mashed pumpkin
1 t. apple cider vinegar
raisins

I just combined all of the ingredients. (Raisins were my own addition, and I'm so glad I decided to throw them in. They added a great touch of flavor.) It took a while to incorporate all of the ingredients; at points it looked like there was too much flour, but in the end, it turned out great.

I formed the batter into 10 discs and baked them for about 14 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
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When they were golden brown, I removed them from the oven. We drizzled a cinnamon & powdered sugar glaze over them before eating them for breakfast.
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