Pumpkin Spice Latte Scones

Every couple of months my husband asks for scones.
Pumpkin and coffee make a delicious breakfast scone.  Chocolate chips are optional, but I recommend adding them!
Now usually he is very specific and wants “non candy” scones.
Apparently I can’t bake with out adding cookies or candies to things…
it’s kind of an obsession of mine.

And he know’s that if he doesn’t specify how he wants them…
there will be crunchy things or chocolatey things added.

So, the other day he was working on his car and wanted scones with his coffee to keep him going.
Haha!  There was no stipulation on the scone because he was distracted with pulling out the engine.

I could have gone super crazy with all sorts of yummy things.
Visions of butterscotch and toffee were floating through my brain…
but I restrained myself this time and threw the bags of goodies back in the cupboard.
These weren’t for me after all:-)

I decided to go with a semi plain coffee pumpkin scone.
My pumpkin obsession is going strong…I have been making everything pumpkin lately!
Hopefully my family doesn’t get sick of it because we have a month to go.

One thing about scones that I am not fond of is that I think they are dry.
Maybe I haven’t had a good one, or maybe that’s just how they are supposed to be.
But I prefer a softer and flakier kind of a biscuit scone.
So this recipe is what I have come up with.
I use the same base recipe and just change it out based on what flavor I’m going for.
This time I reduced the cream and added the pumpkin.

They turned out so good.
The pumpkin wasn’t super overwhelming but you could definitely taste it.
It paired perfectly with the slight coffee flavor too.

Pumpkin and coffee make a delicious breakfast scone.  Chocolate chips are optional, but I recommend adding them!

In case you were wondering, yes, I did leave some plain jane just for my hubby.

Well, ok, I only left 3 plain.
The rest just looked so nekkid that I had to do something.
I figured that a coffee glaze and a few chocolate chips to cover them up wasn’t going too overboard:-)
Slightly plain scones with a jazzed up topping…win win for both of us!!!

If you like this, you might like some of these scone recipes too:
Pumpkin Spice Latte Scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 9 scones

Pumpkin Spice Latte Scones

Soft pumpkin coffee scones drizzled with a coffee glaze and chocolate chips

Ingredients

2 c. flour
6 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
6 Tbsp. butter, cold
1/3 c. heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp. instant coffee granules
1/2 c. pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. coffee, cooled
1/4 c. mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place the heavy cream in a microwave safe cup and heat for 30 seconds. Stir and heat again for 30 seconds. Stir in the instant coffee granules and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the cold butter, and cut in until the butter is in small pieces. Create a well in the dry ingredients. Pour in the heavy cream, egg, pumpkin, and vanilla. Stir until combined. Spoon out 9 spoonfuls. Press down and out to about a 3 inch size. Bake at 400* for 18-20 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Stir together the powdered sugar and cooled coffee. Drizzle over scones. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips immediately. Makes 9 large scones. Store in a covered container.
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Comments

  1. says

    Pumpkin latte scones? Can I please come live with you!? (I’m really good about vacuuming AND I also love candy-filled scones, so win-win, methinks). These look phenom and I don’t think I could ever tire of pumpkin baking–it’s just so awesome!

  2. says

    I LOVE scones. I rarely make them because my WEIRD husband doesn’t like them and so that means I’d eat them ALL. =) I may just have to make an exception on these because they sound fabulous–you know I love anything pumpkin!!

  3. says

    i’ve never made scones before! while I loooooove them to pieces at coffee shops, I just haven’t ever gotten around to making them myself Jocelyn! I think I’d go with pumpkin though – great choice!

  4. says

    Jocelyn…thank you for joining us again…and thank you for sharing another delicious recipe…I have never tried these before but I do love scones and I do love pumpkin spice…sooooo would probably love these…..thanks again…talk to you soon…xo

  5. says

    Like your husband, my husbands likes everything plain but I too, like to add all sorts of goodies on top. I don’t think I’ve ever had a scone, but those look so yummy.

  6. says

    Ohhhh YUM! I am starving right now and I just wish i could just reach right through this screen and grab that scone! YUM! Thank you SO much for linking up at Happy Hour and for making me drool! :o)
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

  7. says

    Oh my word! You and your recipes get me everytime! :) I am totally making these! You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks for sharing this last week, we can’t wait to see what you’ll share this week! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

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