Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

Hi, Lyndsay here with another copycat recipe that will jump-start your fall baking.

The crisp fall mornings in southern Wisconsin make me start craving pumpkin flavored baked goods. It’s hard to justify going through the drive through every morning for a latte and a pumpkin scone so I decided to find a way to make them right at home.  As an extra bonus, the oven warms up the kitchen and my house smells delicious all day long!

By using THRIVE ingredients, you can skip a trip to the store and use what’s in your pantry.  This recipe also highlights almost all of the “September Sweets” that are on sale this month!

For the milk, I  just mixed up a cup of THRIVE Instant Milk in a small bowl and then just took tablespoons from the bowl as the recipe called for them. (You use milk in both the dough and the icing). I did some calculations and discovered that my THRIVE Whole Egg Powder is less expensive than our local farm eggs, So they are now my egg of choice for all baking.  One of the reasons I became a THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) consultant was because I hate to waste partially used canned goods.  I wish there were a THRIVE pumpkin powder so I didn’t have to open a whole can for only 1/2 cup, but these are so good you could always make a double batch to use up the rest of the canned pumpkin.

I used a food processor for this recipe, but you could certainly cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or two knives and then just fold the wet ingredients into the dry. You can make these the day before and microwave them for a few seconds before serving or freeze them to be shared at your next brunch.
Let me know what you think of these! I thought these pumpkin scones looked and tasted JUST like the ones at Starbucks. They are sure to put you in the mood for fall. Enjoy!
Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

Yield: Makes 6 large or 12 small scones

Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

What you need:

  • Scones:
  • 2 cups THRIVE flour
  • 3/4 cup THRIVE sugar
  • 1 Tbsp THRIVE baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp (heaping) THRIVE whole eggs
  • 6 Tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 Tbsp THRIVE milk (prepared)
  • 2 Tbsp water (to reconstitute egg powder in dry mix)
  • 1/2 cup THRIVE powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup THRIVE powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • a pinch of cloves
  • a pinch of ginger

What to do:

    Scones Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Lightly flour the surface.
  • Combine dry ingredients (through eggs) in a food processor. Pulse a few times.
  • Cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter remain.
  • Add pumpkin, prepared milk and water (for egg powder) to food processor. Pulse until a sticky dough forms.
  • Pat out dough onto the prepared baking sheet rectangle about 1 inch thick. You might need to knead it with flour a few times if it's too sticky.
  • Using a pizza cutter or knife, slice the dough into three equal portions and then diagonally to produce 6 triangular slices of dough. Separate triangles by 1/2 inch.
  • Bake for 14–16 minutes until scones turn light brown.
  • Place on wire rack to cool.
  • !Plain Glaze Directions:
  • While the scones are cooling, mix the powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoon milk together in a small bowl, wisk until smooth.
  • Brush glaze over the top of each cooled scone.
  • Spiced Glaze Directions:
  • When the sugar glaze is firm, combine the spiced glaze ingredients in another small bowl.
  • Use a plastic baggie to pipe spiced glaze or drizzle over scones with a wisk.


If you're using fresh eggs and milk, do not add the 2 tbsp water to the wet mixture. Combine the pumpkin, 1 egg, and 3 tbsp milk in a separate bowl and then add to the dry ingredients after you cut in the butter.

It’s Your Turn:

What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts, and encourage you to share your experience and insights in the comments box below.


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