Nov 18

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Scones

More pumpkiny-peanut-butter-ness.

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The best scones in the world come from here.  This is debatable because in my uncultured ways I have only been on 2 continents during this life of mine…so those other places I’ve yet to visit might have some good scones.  Don’t know. 

Things I do know…you could not pay me in chocolate to go back to high school.  Never ever, ever.

This past Friday I taught cooking demos at a high school.  I demoed and fed them tofu brownies.  I think they all thought I was crazy.  At the end of the demo I asked if anyone had any questions and one girl raised her hand and I thought she was gonna ask a question about healthy ingredient substitutions or healthy meal planning or something even remotely related to food.  But no.  Instead she said, “how long have you and your fiance been together?”

To which I said, “6 years.”

And then the boy beside her raised his hand and said, “How do you stay with the same person for 6 years?!” 

Oh, high school.

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This weekend I ate the blandest sushi in my entire life.  But the restaurant had at least one redeeming quality because I ordered a spicy margarita to go with it.  One hundred percent luuuved it.  Hoping I can get like bunches of those in Cabo.  Speaking of Cabo, my wedding is only 41 days away and not a single one of you has given me any wedding advice.  I neeeeed you.

Other than spicyritas, my favorite things lately include oatmeal bakes, tortilla quiches and cottage cheese.  Back when I convinced myself I was lactose intolerant (not true), I stopped eating cottage cheese.  But I made a tomatoes + red onion + roasted sweet potato + chicken pizza last night and I topped the whole thing with cottage cheese and I totally loved it.  So many things to love.  Margaritas.  Cottage Cheese.  Preferably not together.

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So have you seen this video yet? I saw it on Kath’s blog and love it.  It sums up in a unique way the mindset and strict restrictions women set for themselves about food and being thin.  Or at least that’s what I thought it was about.  But way back when, I didn’t get a 5 on my English AP test…so I could be wrong with that analysis. 

Anyways, even though growing up my mom never stressed about food in an unhealthy way or influenced me to…I could still relate to the video.  If you love food enough to read a food blog, you can probably relate too.  We all just need to hug ourselves.  And eat another piece of pizza sometimes.  And then not spend 6 hours feeling bad about it.  At least those are my thoughts.

Other thoughts, you should make some healthy pumpkin spice scones.

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Scones
  1. 1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  2. 1 3/4 cup oat flour
  3. 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  4. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  8. 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp banana, mashed
  9. 1/4 cup honey
  10. 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, oat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Add in pumpkin puree, mashed banana, honey and egg. Stir until a dough forms. Roll dough into a ball and place on a floured non-stick baking sheet. Press into a 1-inch thick oval. Cut into 6-8 triangles. Separate cut dough so there is about 2 inches between each scone. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until bottoms are JUST turning golden brown.
Makes about 7 scones
{Frosting Recipe for 1 scone}
  1. 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter mixed with about 1 Tbsp almond milk...combine vigorously until smooth. Just keep stirring, it'll all blend together even if it seems like it won't.
Adapted from The Sweet Chick
Adapted from The Sweet Chick
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Also, prepare yourself for Friday.  Gonna be chocolatey.

27 comments on “Healthy Pumpkin Spice Scones”

  1. These look awesome! I love how your instagram is a sneak preview to what is coming next on the blog. I nominated you for The Sunshine Award- its a fun way to learn more about you and spread the blog love if you choose to participate. You can learn more on my post: Have a great day!

  2. This past weekend I made less-than-healthy pumpkin scones and they were so rich! They were delish and all, but I could use a healthy option for everyday :)

  3. I LOVE this post. That video is very relatable to me as well and I agree, we all need to Learn to be gentle with ourselves. As someone going through the process of recovery right now, we all have those mishaps and set backs but your post just made my day! Life is meant to be enjoyed!

  4. Making these. I’ve been dreaming about scones for EVER now, but I still haven’t made any yet. I have to get my stuff together.
    I’m IN high school and I wish I wasn’t. Besides AP classes and this whole college application process, I definitely see way too many short-lived, take-advantage-of-each-other kinds of relationships. *sigh*
    I am also so sorry you had to eat bland sushi. That is really tragic. But I did see your cottage cheese pizza, and it looked fabbbb.
    Last thing (I can’t help but write a novel when I comment on your blog)—I also saw that video on Kath’s blog and I loved it! I can definitely relate.

    • I had been REALLY wanting scones for forever too! Glad I finally took some initiative and made them haha:) And life gets sooooooo much better after high school and AP tests and college apps and lame relationships. Seriously. Just hang on now and get through it because soon life will start to get more and more fun.

  5. This is the second recipe I have seen today for pumpkin scones. I think it’s a sign that I should make some!

  6. That looks so good! I’m wondering where can I buy pumpkin pie spice? Is it where all the other spices are in the supermarket? Thanks!

  7. Yeesh… wedding advice. I mean, what kind of advice are you looking for?? :) My wedding’s in 166 days and I’m wondering how I’m gonna keep it together until then. Soooo jealous yours is only 41 days. Eep.

    • 41 days seems like foooorrrever. I’m tired of this whole planning process!! Tell me you don’t have your entire wedding already planned? Because then I will feel super unorganized haha:))

      • haha HELL no. I have the venue, date (obvs), and a photographer. thaaaat’s about it. Everything else is looming over me!

  8. i love the shrinking woman video! i actually like it so much that i shared it on my twitter page :D

    and your scones look so good! i’ve only ever had a pumpkin scone from starbucks (and it’s been while since i’ve had another one). i love how you put the big dollop of peanut butter frosting on top of your scone..without it, that scone would be a little lonely, i think :P

  9. It would totally be lonely! I was attempting to make it look a little more aesthetically pleasing haha;)

  10. good idea for a scone topping!

  11. Oooh girll you always impress me with your healthy baked goods recipes. These look profesh! But huhwhaat bland sushi at Soma?? I’ve only been once but I thought their sushi was decent! And I remember being pleasantly surprised by the crazy irish man roll that everyone on Yelp raved about that I thought sounded awful. What did you get??

    And lol. That cooking demo story is presh. Wish I could give you wedding advice but alas…I’m WAYY behind you.

  12. These look delicious! I love the idea of adding a peanut butter topping to the pumpkin scones. Thanks for sharing!

  13. YUMMM I cannot get enough pumpkin + peanut butter. I gotta make these!

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  16. Do you think that you could use just whole wheat flour or is the oat flour necessary?

    • I would recommend whole wheat pastry flour over regular whole wheat flour! They may be a little too dense with regular whole wheat flour. Let me know how they go!

  17. I loved the subtle spice flavors of the scone.  However, they did get pretty dry after the first day.  The topping suggestion was delicious, but I think peanut butter overpowers the more nuanced flavors of the scone, so I only had it with the topping once.  Overall, good recipe.

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