Pumpkin Scone Recipe – Starbucks Copycat

It’s pumpkin season time.  I LOVE pumpkin scones. I tried the pumpkin scones from Starbucks this year (last year I couldn’t, you can read about their snafu here) and it was a bit too sweet for me… there was just SO MUCH frosting.  I finally found a recipe that I love… it’s a copycat Starbucks pumpkin scone recipe! What I like about this recipe is that it calls for a bit less butter and oil compared to other scone recipes.

A delicious and healthier Starbucks copycat Pumpkin Scone recipe!
Pumpkin Scones printable recipe here

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 7 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp 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
  • 6 tbsp cold butter
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp milk (or half-half, or whole milk, non-fat, 2%, whatever)
  • 1 large egg


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk

Spiced Drizzle

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk 
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
pumpkin scones

Scone Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F and line a cookie sheet with silpat or parchment paper
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices into a large bowl.  Then cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixed and crumbly. Set aside
  3. In another bowl, whisk pumpkin, milk, and egg together. Then fold these ingredients into the dry ingredients above.
  4. Form dough into a ball, then pat it out on a lightly flower surface to form into a 1 inch thick rectangle (or circle). Slice into 6 triangles.
  5. Place triangles onto baking sheet an bake at 425F for 14-16 minutes.  Scones will be lightly browned when done. Cool on wire rack.

Glaze Directions

  1. Mix powdered sugar and 2tbsp milk until smooth. Once scones are cool, brush glaze on to cover tops. (If you put it on when hot, the glaze will melt off)

Spiced Drizzle Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together. Then lightly drizzle on top. You can skip this step, but it adds some nice flavor and it looks neat!

If you want to save some calories, you don’t have to put the glaze or drizzle on top.  I think they still taste good plain! What’s your favorite pumpkin treat? Do you love pumpkin season like I do??

Recipe was adapted from here

Pumpkin Scone recipe - a copycat of Starbucks
healthy pumpkin scones

See you tomorrow with another pumpkin themed post!!

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  1. September 14, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    Having my afternoon cup of coffee right now and a scone would be perfect. 🙂

    • September 15, 2015 / 5:06 pm

      These really weren't too hard to make, you should try them! Makes the house smell good…

  2. September 15, 2015 / 12:39 am

    They look delicious. I've never had pumpkin scones. I must make them.

    • September 15, 2015 / 5:07 pm

      They really have quite a nice flavor. They taste good with coffee or a nice spicy tea!

  3. September 21, 2016 / 12:13 am

    Oh my. Pumpkin scones?? Now that is a recipe that I will definitely have to borrow from you. Perfect for an early fall tea time or to simply enjoy with a Starbucks Pumpkin hot latte.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I like that you cut back on the sweetness.

    Have a great week.


    • September 23, 2016 / 2:32 am

      Yes it is perfect for Fall tea time!!! Yes, I prefer them less sweet, I suppose that is more authentic as the real British scones aren't sweet!

  4. September 22, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    So fun to have you come and visit! I loved that you agreed that the French Raclette was so much better. We only bought the Swiss once and have used any number of cheeses since – anything that melts well.
    Your scones look fabulous. I always feel so elegant when I have scones. I haven't tried pumpkin ones yet. Homemade are the best though – so much more moist.