Fall is such a fun time of year! Leaves are changing, the harvest is almost in, boots are back (yay!) and of course pumpkin is on the menu! We’ve been getting in the Autumn spirit with our Easy Peasy Pumpkin Squares and Terracotta Pot Trick or Treaters and we decided it was time for another pumpkin recipe.
Not only is the pumpkin flavor great, it also has several health benefits! It’s been said that it can help with sleep, dental health, lowering stress, can help build healthy bones and lower blood pressure. It is also a great source of fiber and contains vitamin A, iron and zinc. What a fantastic food to enjoy all fall!
To speed this recipe up even quicker (let’s face it… we are all about speed in the kitchen) we simply formed the scones into logs and flattened them slightly rather than rolling them out. If you prefer however, you can roll them out and cut them so they look super pretty. However it works best for you! If you like lots of cinnamon you may want to lean towards 2 Tbs. or if you don’t like the flavor as much stay around 1 Tbs.
Our cacao glaze does have a little bit of sugar. However we always use organic sugar and feel that a little bit now and then isn’t going to hurt anything. Remember, clean eating is all about balance.
Easy Peasy Pumpkin Scones with Cacao Glaze
- 3 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ tsp. Real Salt
- 1 ½ Tbs. baking powder
- 1-2 Tbs. cinnamon
- 1 Tbs. vanilla
- ½ cup cream
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 cup chopped nuts, we like walnuts
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
In a food processor combine flour, butter, coconut oil, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Process until crumbly. In a large bowl combine all other ingredients, stir in dry ingredients. Mix until all the flour is incorporated. Shape as desired and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350º until they become golden brown on the edges.
Stir cacao into melted butter until there are no lumps. Whisk in powdered sugar and enough milk or cream to make a thin glaze. Drizzle over the top or turn the scones upside down and dip in the glaze. Place on a cooling rack that has been placed on a cookie sheet and let the glaze drain for an easy clean up.
This recipe has been shared at Meatless Monday.
This post has been shared at Thank Goodness It’s Monday at Nourishing Joy.
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