Mocha Pumpkin Scones offer a rich, buttery, chocolaty flavor, yet free from all that ails you–not your average biscuit!
Gluten-free, Plant-based & Refined Sugar-free Scones
Merriam-Webster defines the word free many different ways. One meaning is being relieved from or lacking something unpleasant or burdensome. The Mocha Pumpkin Scones are exactly that–free of gluten, non plant-based ingredients, refined sugar and oil!!
While we are discussing definitions, it seems prudent to mention that the one for scones varies depending on geography. Some countries define scones and biscuits as two very distinct and different treats. Other countries feel they are one in the same, and still some would say that scones, biscuits and cookies are all identical.
A Flexible Scone Recipe
This recipe is so flexible you can satisfy any country’s definition! They can be prepared with a crispy outside and a soft, doughy center. Add a little more baking time and they will have a crispy outside with a delicate, crumbly inside. And yet a third option, they can be flattened and baked to a delightful cookie perfection!
Good for What Ails You
As if the delicious flavor and lack of unhealthy ingredients are not enough, the pumpkin, almond flour, and flaxseed in these Mocha Pumpkin Scones make them a nutrient-dense confection. Pumpkin is one of the best known sources of the antioxidant beta-carotene. Research has suggested that a diet rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of certain cancers, asthma, and heart disease, while delaying aging and contributing to eye health.
Collectively, these ingredients offer plant-based protein, omega 3 fatty acids, and numerous other vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, and B-6, as well as magnesium and iron. With all that to offer what are you waiting for?! It’s time to get your pumpkin on!!
Mocha Pumpkin Scones
One of the awesome things about this recipe is the Mocha Pumpkin Scones stay fresh much longer than traditional scones. Although, we don’t have to worry about that in our house. By the time they have made their rounds through breakfast, snacks, and dessert another batch is in demand! Enjoy!!
If you’re looking for other scone possibilities, check out my Golden Pomegranate Scones! Or if you want to take advantage of all that pumpkin has to offer, you can also try my Peanut Butter Pumpkin Muffins!