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This pumpkin scones recipe is for gluten-free pumpkin scones. They are moist and delicious and not at all dry like some gluten-free baking can be! I’m thrilled with how they turned out! They also happen to be vegan scones and are made with almond flour so they’re packed with protein.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones

These gluten-free pumpkin scones are moist and delicious and so pumpkiny! They also happen to be vegan scones and are made with almond flour so they’re packed with protein. They're great for breakfast, a yummy snack, or even dessert!



Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 scones

Ingredients

Pumpkin Scones

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or any kind of granulated sugar (use erythritol for Keto scones)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, or vegan buttery spread (Earth Balance is great for a vegan option)
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix (you can also just use cinnamon here)
  • 1-2 tbsp milk, any kind you like

Spice Drizzle

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or icing sugar)
  • 1-3 tsp milk (any kind)
  • 2 pinches pumpkin pie spice (you can use cinnamon if you don't have this mix handy)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.

  2. Mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice together in a medium-sized bowl.

  3. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut the butter into this flour mixture until the butter is blended in. You want the pieces of butter to be pea-sized or less.

  4. Stir in the pumpkin puree.

  5. At this point the dough should be almost done. Add 1-2 tablespoons of milk until it just comes together.

  6. The dough will be slightly sticky but shouldn't be wet. Start by adding just 1 tbsp of milk and only add the other one if the dough seems dry.

  7. Pat the dough out into a circle, around 1" thick.

  8. Using a wet knife, slice the dough into 8 wedges.

  9. I usually spread the wedges out slightly to give them room to bake evenly.

  10. Bake for ~25 minutes until golden and the center is set.

Spice Drizzle

  1. If you're adding the drizzle, wait until the scones are completely cool before frosting.

  2. If you are making the icing sugar version, just mix the milk in to the icing sugar and pumpkin pie spice a little at a time until it reaches drizzle consistency. You can also keep it thicker if you want it more spread-like.

  3. For the coconut sugar drizzle - put the coconut sugar in a small food processor or blender. Turn it on for a minute or so, until the granulated coconut sugar becomes more like powder.