It’s that time of year, the moment when every recipe blog in the United States and Canada celebrates the goodness that is pumpkin with an overload of pumpkin recipes! I know, I know. You are going to be inundated with so many pumpkin recipes over the next few months that you’ll get sick of it and wonder if any pumpkin recipe is worth making. Let me say this loud and clear. These Pumpkin Spice Latte Scones are worth it!
THEY ARE SO WORTH IT!
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Autumn. (Sigh) Golden yellow and orange leaves carpet the earth, days get shorter and crisper, and the smell of cinnamon, apple, cranberry, and ginger hangs in the air. Halloween and Thanksgiving sneak up on us, bustling the way to the Christmas holiday. In the center of it all? Sweet earthy pumpkin to represent the beautiful colors and smells of fall.
Pumpkin gets a bad rap because it’s used in so many recipes of Autumn, but blended with the right ingredients, pumpkin can be tasty, especially in these incredibly fluffy and tender pumpkin spice scones that combine the flavor of pumpkin with the caramelly-rich flavor of espresso. Even the glaze has a nice kick of espresso in it!
When to Eat Scones
These scones are great because they are easy to make and you can make them for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even a quick dessert. Serve them for your favorite book club or afternoon tea, they go perfect with a nice cup of coffee or chai tea latte.
How to Make these Scones Healthier?
- Substitute honey for the white sugar. Honey has a lower glycemic index and is a natural sugar.
- Use grass-fed butter
- Use silken tofu instead of eggs.
Note: These pumpkin spice latte scones have a fluffier, more cake-like texture than traditional flaky scones. You’ll get over this the first bite you take.