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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Icing

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My husband loves coffee shop pumpkin scones so he begged me to please replicate them. I think these pumpkin scones are even better!


We love scones around here.  Scones are super quick to make and freeze very well.  My favorites are cranberry orange scones.  My maple oatmeal scones are a great way to sneak in some oatmeal.   And cinnamon scones are a fun way to use cinnamon chips.  One of my husband’s favorite fall treats are the pumpkin scones at Starbucks.   I’ve never had one, but he says these are just as good (if not better, of course!).

With scones, try not to over work the dough.  All of the flour may not get worked in all the way and that’s just fine!

Yield: 8 Scones

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Icing

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Icing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, cold
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 6 Tablespoons brown sugar or sucanat
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Icing
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Enough milk to make icing, about 1 Tablespoon


  1. In a large bowl whisk together flours, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and baking powder.
  2. Cut in butter until mixture is coarse.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together pumpkin, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
  5. Stir just to mix. Knead mixture to form in to dough.
  6. Roll or pat dough in to a 3/4 inch high disk on a cookie sheet.
  7. Cut disk in to 6 or 8 pie pieces (I use a pizza cutter).
  8. Separate the scones and put on a parchment lined cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
  9. Bake scones at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
  10. For the icing, combine sugar and cinnamon.
  11. Stir in enough milk to make in to icing.
  12. Drizzle or brush icing on to hot, warm, or cooled scones.

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  • Miz Helen
    September 28, 2013

    Scones with icing, what a special treat and I love the pumpkin flavor. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Debbie
    September 26, 2013

    These look wonderful and can’t wait to try. Found you on Polkadots on Parade.

  • Lauryn
    September 24, 2013

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for linking up to Motivation Monday!

  • Marty
    September 24, 2013

    I am new tot eh scone scene but boy, oh boy do I love them! Pinning this so that even though it takes Autumn a little longer to reach FL than other places I can at least pretend it’s here 🙂

  • Maria
    September 23, 2013

    Your scones sound so good! I’ve been wanting to make some pumpkin scones too, and I love that you used whole wheat flour (I’ve been trying to use it more in my baking!) I love trying new pumpkin recipes, thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  • Samantha
    September 23, 2013

    These look great – my kids love scones, I’ll have to try these out!


    • Camille
      September 23, 2013

      Thanks, Sam! They are pretty tasty and the kids don’t realize they are whole wheat with the icing on them.

  • Katie
    September 18, 2012

    Those look great!

    • Camille
      September 18, 2012

      A standard for fall around here!

  • Cathy
    September 17, 2012

    These sound wonderful, don’t know if I ever seen pumpkin scones before. Wishing I had one right now! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  • Lisa
    November 19, 2011

    The boys and I just made these for breakfast and they were wonderful! I love all the yummy spices in them. Perfect for Fall! I have a confession though…..I hate cooking w/ my children! It stresses me out! The 12 year old sloshed milk on the computer and the 2 1/2 yr old kept shreiking “my turn” “my turn”. Someday I’ll learn to be calm and carefree in the kitchen w/ my boys!

    • Camille
      December 1, 2011

      Lisa, I am totally with you. It takes determination and a strong will for me not to chase my kids out of the kitchen when they are “helping”!

  • Lisa
    October 25, 2011

    Ooooh, I want someone to make these for me!

    • Camille
      October 25, 2011

      Well, if you hadn’t moved 2,000 miles away… 🙂

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