BTW, my recipe modifications are in brackets to give you some other ideas. If you have spelt flour, rapadura, and Celtic sea salt, go for it! Otherwise, I offer some suggestions of items you are more likely to have that are still on the healthier end of the specturm.
Pumpkin Scones (akin to Starbucks but healthier) - from RiddleLove
Makes 6 large scones (picture the ones at Starbucks)
Prep time: 15 minutes. Bake time: 14-16
2 cups spelt flour (freshly-milled is preferred) [I used whole wheat flour]
1/4 cup rapadura [I used brown sugar]
1 Tablespoon non-aluminum baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt [I used regular sea salt]
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
6 tablespoons chilled butter
1/2 cup pumpkin (or kabocha) puree
3 Tablespoons buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Combine dry ingredients (flour through spices) in a mixer.
- Set the mixer to a low speed and cut in chilled butter (slice butter like your'e generously buttering a slice of bread and drop the pieces of butter into the mixer, one at a time, while the mixer is on low).
- In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients (pumpkin, buttermilk, and egg) together. Keep the dry ingredients mixing on low and slowly pour the wet mixture in until it's well incorporated.
- Form the dough into a ball. Now squish the ball into a 1-inch-thick circle on a lightly-foured surface. Slice the circle into 6 even pieces and set them on a baking sheet (preferably stoneware). Into the oven they go.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until the edges begin to slightly brown.
For the Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar (if you want to avoid refined powdered sugar and you own a Vita-mix, get your Vita-mix recipe book out and make your own powdered sugar from evaporated cane juice, turbinado, or even rapadura)
2 Tablespoons milk (whole, raw milk is preferred)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1 pinch cloves
- When scones are cool, mix ingredients until smooth.
- Dip the top of the scones into the glaze until they're well-covered, or drizzle glaze over the scones with a spoon.
Eat up, share with your neighbors, and bring me one if you live close by! =)