Starbucks knock-off

You know I love coffee (what new mom doesn't? As if there's a choice!) therefore I love Starbucks, now even more than before Lily. The lattes are delish, and my favourite blend (Pike Place) is always 'on tap' so, who can complain?

I'm definitely willing to pay a bit extra for better quality coffee - Tim Horton's take note... you're gross... but when it comes to the food options at Starbucks, I'm not as willing. Especially their pumpkin scones. Yummy for sure, but $2.65 for ONE scone is outrageous if you ask me. So I found a recipe online during Lily's nap today and probably made a whole batch for $2.65 and honestly, the taste is ALMOST exact!

You should make them too :)

{whisk together}
2 C AP flour
7 TB granulated sugar
1 TB baking powder
1/2 TS salt
1/2 TS ground cinnamon
1/2 TS ground nutmeg
1/4 TS ground cloves
1/4 TS ground ginger

{then cut in}
7 TB cold butter

{in a separate bowl blend}
1/2 C canned pumpkin
3 TB half and half
1 egg

- add the wet to the dry mix, and roll with a rolling pin into a long rectangle
- cut with a pizza cutter small triangles
- place on a parchment lined pan
- 450 degrees for 14 minutes

1 C plus 1 TB powdered sugar
2 TB 35% cream

1 C plus 3 TB powdered sugar
2 TB 35% cream
1/4 TS ground cinnamon
1/8 TS ground nutmeg
1 Pinch ground ginger
1 Pinch ground cloves

**new addition after making a 2nd batch of scones
1 C powdered sugar
2 TB 35% cream
1 TS pumpkin
1 TS vanilla

enjoy while you can!!
then sub in apple sauce or berry jam for the pumpkin in other seasons :)


  1. yes! i have a couple of cans of pumpkin in the cupboard itching to be used! thanks love <3

  2. I'd half the icing or double the scones bc the icing recipe makes a LOT. also would omit the ground cloves from the icing but keep them in the dough... A little too spicy with the cloves in the icing.

  3. These are famous! Wish I could be in the house while they are baking...better than a yankee candle..(or maybe not!) :)

  4. Loni it's true! I was burning my pumpkin Yankee candle as I made them though... So I can't judge which is better smelling :)

  5. This is why I enjoy your blog so much! It's always so useful and full of great ideas :) I love the recipes you choose to share!