These mouthwatering homemade pumpkin scones are a total copycat of Starbucks version. But with an even more pronounced pumpkin spice flavor and cheaper!
Starbucks Pumpkin Scone vs Homemade Pumpkin Scone
Let’s compare my homemade Starbucks Dupe to the actual pumpkin scones you can get at your local Starbucks.
As far as size and color goes, they are extremely similar. I obviously went a little crazy with my pumpkin spiced icing that I drizzled over top haha! But you can do that when you make it at home! You can put as little (or a lot, as seen here lol!) as you want. That’s the best thing about making your own homemade treats at home. You can adjust the spices and the ingredients as needed!
Because I wanted a more pronounced taste of pumpkin spice, I added a lot more spice to my dough. Now, we don’t know Starbucks exact measurements, but just by the taste alone, you can definitely taste the difference between the two. The addition of molasses really helps bring more warmth and depth to my scone!
Yikes, that’s a lot of moolah!
Also, the price difference is incredible! At my local Starbucks, the cost of one Pumpkin Scone is $3.45. That’s quite a bit of money droppage if you ask me! You probably have all the ingredients at home (you’ll probably need to pick up some pumpkin puree and molasses). The price for pumpkin puree here is $2.79 and molasses is $3.50. That can of pumpkin puree can make double the recipe, and that molasses will keep for a long time! So you’re basically spending $6.30 for 6 scones. That’s $1.05 per scone! What a deal!
A Few Tips to Make These Scones
A few things I wanted to mention to help make these incredible pumpkin scones. The first is your dough is gonna be sticky. Like ridiculous sticky. You’ll want to spray your silicone liner with some baking spray along with your hands when dealing with the dough.
Another tip is when making your pumpkin spice icing, place a sandwich bag inside a small cup like shown below. This makes less of a mess.
Cut just the smallest snip off the corner of the sandwich bag. You can always cut off more, but you can’t make it smaller. Trust me, I know lol.
Another tip to create less mess. Use the same bowl you use to make the white icing for the pumpkin spice icing. No need to dirty additional bowls friends! I hate cleaning up lol. My hubby does a lot of the dish washing for me, so really, I’m helping him out haha! Also, don’t throw away that parchment paper of put the silicone liner in the dishwasher yet! Once your scones have cooled, spread all your icing on top of that liner! Again, double duty here!
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Friends, if you end up trying this Starbucks Dupe: Pumpkin Scone Recipe, please leave me a comment down below letting me know what you think! I’d love to chat with you.
Looking for other Starbucks Dupe treats?
I’m so excited to be trying out more Starbucks Dupes soon, so stay tuned, but for now, I have three other Starbucks inspired copycat recipes that you’ll love!
- Starbucks Iced Lemon Loaf Copycat Recipe
- Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf Recipe
- Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe
Starbucks Dupe: Pumpkin Scone Recipe
- 2 cups + 2 tablespoons, all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tbsp white granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) cut into cubes
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp heavy cream or milk
Pumpkin Spice Icing
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp heavy cream or milk
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, spices, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut in the cubed butter a little bit at a time until it forms a dry, crumbly mixture.
- In a small bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine.
- Pour scone dough onto lined baking sheet and form a rectangle about 7" in width, 9 1/2 " in length. Cut 6 equal sized scones, rearranging them on the baking sheet so they are spread out enough to bake.
- Bake for 17-20 minutes, checking at the 17 minute mark. Allow to for at least 30 minutes before adding the icing.
Make the White Icing
- In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and heavy cream until you get a really thick icing. Adding more milk or more sugar till your desired consistency. Spread the icing onto the cooled scones.
Make the Pumpkin Spiced Icing
- In the same bowl you used to make the White Icing, add 1/2 cup powdered sugar, milk and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk until you get the consistency you desire. Place pumpkin spiced icing into a sandwich bag and cut a very small corner of the bag to use as a piping bag. Drizzle as much icing as you'd like!
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