Ever want one of those delicious Starbucks Pumpkin Scones but don't feel like leaving the house or paying a ridiculous amount for one scone?! Well, with this incredibly easy Starbucks Pumpkin Scone recipe, you can make your own decadent scones without having to head to the local coffee store.
There are so many reasons to make this Starbucks copycat recipe! Keep reading to learn how to make the best scones and why you should make them at home.
What is a scone?
A scone is a light, sweetened quick bread originating in Scotland. It can be savoury or sweet and is often served with tea or coffee. The traditional Scottish scone contains oats, currants, and sometimes raisins and treacle.
In America, the pumpkin scone has become increasingly popular, especially during autumn. To make this sweet treat at home, all you need are some basic pantry ingredients like self-rising flour, butter, pumpkin puree and sugar.
Why Make These Scones
- Making homemade scones can be done at a fraction of the price and super fast- in only 40 minutes
- You can customize them to know what's in the and to suit your tastes better with simple ingredients
- You will know that they are fresh and when they were made
- You can easily scale this recipe to make even more and have them on hand for whenever the scone desire strikes
Get all the info on these ingredients at the bottom of the post.
- all-purpose flour
- brown sugar
- ground cloves
- baking soda
- pumpkin puree
- vanilla extract
How to Make Pumpkin Scones
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, baking soda, and salt.
Add the cubed butter to the flour mixture and cut it in using a pastry knife.
In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, egg, milk, and vanilla.
Add the mixed wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. A dough will begin to form. Knead the dough in the bowl until all the flour is fully incorporated.
Turn the dough out onto the prepared baking sheet and press it out into a large rectangle, approximately ¼ inch thick.
Using a knife, score the dough to create 12 triangles.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow the scones to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before glazing.
For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl. The glaze should have a thick consistency.
To make spiced pumpkin glaze, whisk together pumpkin puree, cinnamon, powdered sugar, and milk.
Drizzle each scone with the spiced pumpkin glaze.
Store any leftover pumpkin pie spice scones in an airtight container and keep them on the counter for 3-5 days. If you want to, you can wrap them with plastic wrap instead of using a container.
Can you freeze pumpkin scones?
Yes, you can freeze pumpkin scones. To do so, simply wrap each scone individually in plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container or freezer bag.
Place the container or bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy a frozen scone, simply thaw it overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature for a few hours.
Can I make these scones without the glaze?
Yes, you can make these scones without the glaze. Without the glaze on the top of each scone, these pumpkin pie spice scones will still be incredibly flavorful and delicious.
Feel free to add a pat of butter or a drizzle of honey if desired. You can also sprinkle some extra cinnamon or sugar on top for an added touch of sweetness.
How can I make the glaze thicker or thinner?
To make the glaze thicker, you can add more powdered sugar to the mixture. To make the glaze thinner, the best way is to slowly add milk or cream (heavy cream would be a great option) in small amounts until the desired consistency is achieved.
If you find that you added too much liquid, simply add more powdered sugar until you reach your desired thickness.
Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned pumpkin puree?
Yes, you can use fresh pumpkin instead of canned pumpkin puree. Start by cutting the pumpkin in half and scooping out the seeds. Place it cut side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes, or until it’s soft to the touch.
Scoop out the flesh and puree in a food processor until smooth. Your freshly made pumpkin puree can then be used in place of canned puree in your scone recipe. It will make a really good scone.
But the extra work that comes with this will deter a lot of people, that's why we went with canned pumpkin puree to make this a truly easy recipe.
But if you have the extra time when you make these next time, use fresh pumpkin for a real treat.
- Make the best pumpkin scones with a hot cup of coffee (from home) and enjoy each bite with the best pumpkin spice glaze (if you choose that option)
- Double this copycat Starbucks pumpkin scone recipe and enjoy some now while freezing the rest for later.
- You can make a cream cheese glaze with some pumpkin flavor to really take these scones up a level.
- Place a parchment lined cookie sheet under your cooling rack to catch any crumbs that may fall off while cooling. Plus, this also helps the clean up process if you want to glaze the scones will still on the rack.
- To make adding the glaze even easier to your delicious pumpkin scones, transfer your spiced glaze to a piping bag and add the glaze to your Starbucks copycat pumpkin scones that way.
So head to the kitchen and whip up a batch of these copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones today!
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter cubed
- ⅔ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 3 TBS milk
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the cubed butter to the flour mixture and cut it in using a pastry knife.
- In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, egg, milk, and vanilla.
- Add the mixed wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. A dough will begin to form. Knead the dough in the bowl until all the flour is fully incorporated.
- Turn the dough out onto the prepared baking sheet and press it out into a large rectangle, approximately ¼ inch thick.
- Using a knife, score the dough to create 12 triangles.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow the scones to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before glazing.
- For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl. The glaze should have a thick consistency.
- To make spiced pumpkin glaze, whisk together pumpkin puree, cinnamon, powdered sugar, and milk.
- Drizzle each scone with the spiced pumpkin glaze.