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Gluten-Free Salted Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones (Vegan)

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These comforting Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones are finished off with the perfect touch of chocolate chips and dusting of sea salt for one flavorful and healthily indulgent baked good perfect for those cozy autumn feels! Vegan, too.

a close up shot of salt flakes on scones

I figured it high-time I share a scone recipe as I love them so much! They are fun and easy to make and versatile as they can be enjoyed as a breakfast, snack or dessert. This particular recipe is packed with big-time pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavor—they are just perfectly flavored (in my humble opinion)! I hope you love them too.

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones

  • Flavorful and wonderfully aromatic.
  • Super easy to make.
  • Can be enjoyed as breakfast, snack or dessert.
  • Hearty and filling.
  • Gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free (dependent upon the chocolate chips used!).
a close up shot of a bite taken out of chocolate chip scones

How-to Make — Step by Step

1
Combine dry ingredients.
2
Combine wet ingredients.
3
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
4
Mix until a dough forms.
5
Fold in chocolate chips.
6
Pat into a circle.
7
Slice.
8
Brush with milk.
9
Top with salt.
10
Bake and enjoy!
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones

These comforting Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones are finished off with the perfect touch of chocolate chips and dusting of sea salt for one flavorful and healthily indulgent baked good perfect for those cozy autumn feels! Vegan, too.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 3 cups gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree no added ingredients, just pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice I like to use oat milk, plus extra for brushing
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil liquid/melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice
  • coarse sea salt or flaked salt if not keen on looks, you can use regular sea salt for that salty finish!

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
  • In another large bowl combine pumpkin, milk, oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until a dough begins to form. Using your hands, knead the dough until smoothly combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Place the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Form it into a circle of dough approximately 8 inches across. Flatten and shape with your hands into a disc approximately 1 inch thick. Slice the dough into 8 triangular slices. Brush with milk and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until firm and golden.
  • Let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

Please refer to the post above for valuable information!

Nutrition

Serving: 1scone | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3575IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg

Equipment

Pumpkin Spice
Chocolate Chips
Coarse or Flaked Sea Salt
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About Author

Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, recipe developer and author of The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical vegetarian recipes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.

2 Comments

  • kelly
    12/13/2020 at 1:51 PM

    3 stars
    hello! I made these the recently and was so stoked to find an allergy-friendly sweet treat to create. however, the scones fell a little flat- and I don’t mean literally, although I did make my thinner and larger so maybe that contributed to my problems, but something in the texture was a little off (I may have over mixed the dough) and the taste of baking soda was detectable.
    these scones looked beautiful, but mine didn’t crisp up like a scone should, and they tasted nice, but something was a little off with flavor and consistency and I’m not sure quite where I went wrong!

    Reply
    • Kristen Wood
      12/13/2020 at 3:01 PM

      I’m so sorry to hear that! They should have crisp outsides for sure and a pillowy texture inside. Do you mind sharing what brand of flour you used? And if you made any modifications at all? Thanks! And sorry again!

      Reply

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