FREE BONUS: Comfort Food 2020: The Classics are Back!

Pumpkin Spice Scones

a pumpkin and 4 pieces of Pumpkin Spice Scones in a checkered green plate on the grass

Site Index Copycat Pumpkin Scones

This post may contain affiliate links. See my privacy policy for details.

a pumpkin and 4 pieces of Pumpkin Spice Scones in a checkered green plate on the grass
Pumpkin Spice Scones

These have been on the back burner of my mind for a while now, since our favorite muffins ever are my pumpkin chocolate chip ones, I knew that someday I would get around to making a scone to match.

They had to have molasses, lots of spices and chocolate chips.

I took these into work Saturday afternoon, because my work wife asked me to make something.

In case you haven’t met her before, here’s the work wife, Anisa.

a girl with a smile wearing black jacket with hood and white scarf-type wrap on her neck

Anyhow, because she’s cute and sassy and she goes to Timmy’s for us on her break every Saturday we work together, I bake her stuff when she asks.

And I had pumpkin and chocolate chips, so that light bulb that mainly is just flickering above my head glowed as bright as a Christmas star.

Scone Ingredients:

1/3 cup of molasses
1 cup of pumpkin
4 cups of flour
1 cup of white sugar
1 cup of  butter
1 egg
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/3 tsp cloves
1/3  tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
1 cup of mini chocolate chips

Kick the tires and light the fire to 350 degrees.

Pumpkin Spice Scones Ingredients on top of the table

 In a large bowl, whisk together all your dry ingredients.

whisking together in a large bowl all the dry ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Scones

 In another container combine the beaten egg, molasses and pumpkin well.

combining the beaten egg, molasses and pumpkin in a Pyrex measuring cup

 Using a pastry blender or two knives criss-cross, cut in your butter or margarine. Whichever you use, make sure it is cold and firm so it pebbles nicely in your flour.

cutting the butter in the flour using a pastry blender

Add in the pumpkin mixture, then when it’s somewhat combined, throw in the chocolate chips. I think it’s important to use mini ones, they don’t over power the scone, melt just perfectly and are easier to work with in the dough than regular ones.

This is the point where I give up with the spoon and use my hands to combine it. With pumpkin this works better because it has such a tendency to toughen up baking, making it rubbery. Working it in gently with your hands is easier and tends to lessen the rubbery texture of your scones. Who needs scones that bounce off the floor?

adding the chocolate chips on the Pumpkin Spice Scones mixture

 Roll into a log like this.

rolled and shaped like a log Pumpkin Spice Scones dough and a knife beside it

 Cut the log into three equal pieces.

log like dough cut into three equal pieces in a parchment paper

Take each piece and flatten into a circle with the palm of your hand, this is such an easy way to make almost perfect circles without overworking the dough.

a piece of Pumpkin Scones dough flatten into a circle on a parchment paper

Cut each circle into 6 equal pieces and place on either a well greased baking sheet or parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes, until the bottoms are nicely browned.

triangle shaped slices of Pumpkin Spice Scones dough placed on a baking sheets lined with parchment papers

Enjoy! Even though this recipe makes 18 large scones, they disappear so fast!

Thanks to ads on this website, readers of The Kitchen Magpie are now sponsoring 2 families a month through the Edmonton Food Bank. Learn how you can help here.

Learn to cook like the Kitchen Magpie

Pumpkin Spice Scones

Delectable chocolate chip pumpkin scones.
5 from 5 votes
a pumpkin and 4 pieces of Pumpkin Spice Scones in a checkered green plate on the grass
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Course
Breakfast
Cuisine
Scones
Servings
8
Calories
697
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 tsp cloves
  • 1/3 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Kick the tires and light the fire to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all your dry ingredients. 

  3. In another container combine the beaten egg, molasses and pumpkin well.

  4. Using a pastry blender or two knives criss-crossed, cut in your butter or margarine. Whichever you use, make sure it is cold and firm so it pebbles nicely in your flour. 

  5. Add in the pumpkin mixture, then when it's somewhat combined, throw in the chocolate chips. 

  6. Working in the flour gently with your hands is easier and tends to lessen the rubbery texture of your scones. Roll into a log. Cut the log into three equal pieces. Take each piece and flatten into a circle with the palm of your hand, this is such an easy way to make almost perfect circles without overworking the dough. Cut each circle into 6 equal pieces and place on either a well greased baking sheet or parchment paper. 

  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes, until the bottoms are nicely browned.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 697kcal, Carbohydrates: 101g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 84mg, Sodium: 525mg, Potassium: 525mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 50g, Vitamin A: 2025IU, Vitamin C: 1.4mg, Calcium: 165mg, Iron: 4.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

Made this recipe?

Share a photo of what you made on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @thekitchenmagpie or hashtag it #thekitchenmagpie.

Please rate this recipe in the comments below to help out your fellow cooks!

Pumpkin Spice Scones

 

Save Your Favorite Recipes!
Create an account and save recipes

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

Learn more about me

Site Index Copycat Pumpkin Scones

Reader Interactions

Comments & Recipe Tips Share a tip or comment!

  1. Spices Exporters says

    I never heard that chocolate with pumpkin, its quite different and interesting.             

    5 stars

  2. Spices Exporters says

    I never heard that the chocolate receipe with pumpkin.

  3. Erin says

    Oh dear…I made these the other day and Sheldon and Jordyn gobbled them up so quickly I had to make a second batch today and this time I sliced them ever so carefully and injected some delicious apple cinnamon filling. My house smells heavenly and Sheldon is standing beside the oven drooling waiting for them to come out!

    5 stars

    • Karlynn says

      Sounds heavenly. I miss you guys, wish I was in your kitchen baking with you!

  4. Karlynn says

    Valerie, it’s on the right side now, at the top, just for you! 🙂

  5. A Canadian Foodie says

    OK – that is it. I am IN LOVE with your posts and cannot afford to miss another. Will you paleese get a subscribe by mail plug in so that I can get your posts by e-mail… I never get to my feeds or readers in a timely fashion. I have one (look at it to know which to download) or feedburner is another. It would be so kind?
    🙂
    Valerie

    5 stars

Leave a Comment or Recipe Tip






This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.