Easy Peasy Pumpkin Scones with Cacao Glaze

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Scones - Perfect for a healthy breakfast! #Cleaneating #Fall #Autumn

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Scones - Perfect for a healthy breakfast! #Cleaneating #Fall #Autumn

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

Scones:

Ingredients

Directions

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.

Cacao Glaze:

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tbs. raw cacao
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. milk or cream (possibly more)

Directions

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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This recipe was shared at the Lets Get Real link up party and Wonderful Wednesday.

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14 Comment

  1. We will love your delicious Scones! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope your week is fantastic 🙂

  2. Love this recipe! Your scones look awesome and would be so good with a cuppa joe…right NOW! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck! Hope you enjoy a perfect fall weekend.

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thank you so much! You have a fantastic weekend too! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Tianna says: Reply

    yum! i love scones during fall/winter so thanks for this – pinned it!

    stop by and chat with me 🙂 http://storybookapothecary.com

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thank you! Pumpkin is always great during this time of year. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  4. Gina says: Reply

    I want to eat those! I have a pumpkin scone recipe in one of my cookbooks that I’ve been using for a couple of years. But, I think I’ll have to give this one a try. The glaze looks amazing!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thank you so much! The glaze really adds a nice touch. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

  5. These look amazing! Wonder if I could switch up the flour to GF flour? If so, I need to make these stat! Thanks so much for linking up! 🙂

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      We’ve never tried it before it should still work though! Let us know how it goes! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. Rachel says: Reply

    Looks yummy! Thanks for linking up today!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thanks so much! Have a great day 🙂

  7. What a great recipe. I like your choices for healthy swaps! Yum!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thank you! We really like to tweak treats. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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