• Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

    September 26, 2010

    I love to bake, but I find it sort of funny that I urge strikes me out of the blue sometimes.

    This morning, I woke up and started on my usual routine: feed Murphy, pour myself an iced coffee, check my email, and take the pug to do his “business” outside. While taking Murphy for his walk around the neighborhood, I got the urge to bake. Not surprisingly, pumpkin was the first ingredient on my list.

    Eventually, I came up with the idea for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones, which were inspired by this recipe from the Tabor House Inn in Vermont. Anne and I stayed there for the Stonyfield Barnstorming Tour, and I have not been able to forget these delicious Cranberry Yogurt Scones since.

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    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

    Makes 8 scones

    Ingredients:

    • 1.5 cups flour
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons softened butter
    • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
    • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

    Instructions:

    • Preheat oven to 425.
    • Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
    • Add in pumpkin, yogurt, and butter, mixing as you go.
    • Form dough into a ball, place on a greased baking sheet and pat down into a circle about 1/2 to 1/4 inches thick.
    • Sprinkle with sugar and cut into 8 segments.
    • Bake at 425*F for about 20 minutes or until edges are slightly crisp and the top is lightly browned.

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    Delicious! I gobbled up two pieces right away.

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    It’s time to clean the house. Mal just told me that he is “front-loading” his day since he will be “useless” once football starts. I better put him to work ASAP! ;-)

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    Sana September 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I hate to ask. But what is the difference between a scone and cake/muffins?

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    Jenn September 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Tina – I am so obsessed with pumpkin these days (just blogged about it actually at http://www.cookiesandcocktails.blogspot.com)

    I just made these scones and they were SO delicious. Thanks for another great recipe.

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 26, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Oh yum these look awesome! I’m loving all the pumpkin recipes on blogs these days. :D

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    Hannah September 26, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I’ve bookmarked this and yet I know I’ll most likely never make it… we can’t get canned pumpkin here in Australia and I seem to be far too lazy to steam and mash my own ;)

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    Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun September 27, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Mmmm! I got the random urge to bake this weekend too! I baked cookies, but I have a recipe for Carrot Cake Scones that I have been dying to try! :-) I bet you’d like them.

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    CaSaundra September 27, 2010 at 8:07 am

    I get in baking moods like that sometimes too–can you believe I’ve never eaten a scone?! I just realized that!

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    Lisa September 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I got a few cans of pumpkin this weekend and there’s so many yummy sounding recipes I want to try! I think I’m going with pumpkin cupcakes!

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    GoingonGoals September 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I just found canned pumpkin! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

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    Erika September 27, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Yum! I’m on a SERIOUS pumpkin kick right now (aren’t we all). I’ll have to veganize this and give it a try. ;)

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    Catherine Wigent September 27, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the great recipe. I substituted some ingredients due to what I had on hand. I used roasted butternut squash instead of pumpkin, greek yogurt for plain yogurt, and crasins for chocolate chips. I had to add some fat free half and half because it needed some more liquid. It turned out awesome. This is a great base recipe that I will try again! Thanks!

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    Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) September 28, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    After seeing you post about these scones as your afternoon snack I think I need to make them… Right now! Ready, set, bake ! :D

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    Jennifer September 29, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Sounds so good! But believe me or not, I think we don’t have any canned pumpkin here in France…Maybe I can try without it. I’ll try! Anyway, thanks for the recipe, and for your amazing blog! So inspiring.

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    Tara October 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Made these today! First time baking scones. The house smells wonderful and they taste just as good. Thanks for this recipe!

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    christina October 5, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I made this recipe over the weekend and it was delicious!!!!! Talk about yummy. I had to hide the rest of them or else I would have eaten all eight of them in one sitting! :O

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    Lauren C. October 15, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    These are in my over baking right now! : )

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    Katie @ Keepingupwithkatie December 20, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Hey Tina! I LOVE these chocolate chip pumpkin scones but modified them today on my blog! Check it out if you want: http://keepingupwithkatie.com/2010/12/20/apple-cranberry-scones/

    They were really good! I think chopped nuts may be a good addition to them too!

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    Hannah February 1, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Do these have a very strong pumpkin flavor? They look great but I really don’t like pumpkin.

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    GM September 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I have been searching like crazy for a healthy scone recipe that wasn’t loaded down with a ton of sugar or cream. It’s a little late but to answer Hannah’s question I’m betting you could substitute applesauce/apple butter or mashed banana in place of the pumpkin. Then you could always change the chocolate chips to butterscotch or something too. These things are very versatile.

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    Sarah October 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Just made these. Simple, fast, wholesome ingredients (as far as treats go), and very delicious! This will be my go-to Fall treat from now on.

    Thanks!

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    Laurie June 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

    These are great! So easy and fun to make. I ended up having to knead the dough a little to get the butter mixed in, but if I can do a little less of that next time (by softening the butter more) then I think they will be fluffier.

    But what a great recipe! Big hit at work. I’m going to try cinnamon chips the next time.

    I blogged it too.

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    Laurie June 29, 2012 at 11:14 am
    Lyn, the lifestyle artist September 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I haven’t eaten a lot of different types of scones but the ones I have tried I definitely liked. These look great (and perfect for the fall season). I would definitely love to try them out especially for a nice evening snack with a glass of milk (or some tea). This is perfect for when I get some friends together as well.

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