Skinny Holiday Baking: Pumpkin Scones

20 11 2009

I do enjoy baking from scratch, but sometimes, I’m up for trying shortcuts. I found this recipe by perusing the Weight Watchers boards, because I wanted to try something a little different than pumpkin bread for breakfast.

This was a pretty good scone, but I think the recipe needs a little work. I think next time, I’m going to try brown sugar, more white sugar and more spices. I also didn’t have Splenda, which was recommended for the recipe, so I subbed sugar.

This was also a fairly wet batter, so I couldn’t really shape these like traditional scones. I ended up using a large cookie scoop to scoop individual scones out, and it worked out fine.

Pumpkin Scones
Source: adapted from a Weight Watchers forum

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Bisquick Heart smart mix
  • 1/3 cup mini choc chips (omitted to save calories)
  • 6 packets of Splenda (used 4 tbsp. sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. skim milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.
  3. Mix pumpkin, egg and milk in a separate bowl and add to dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop, place scones about 2″ apart on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until the scones start to brown on top.

The Skinny: per serving, serves 8

Calories: 124.4
Fat: 2.6 g
Fiber: 1.5 g

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7 responses

20 11 2009
Ashley

Can’t wait to try these out!

24 11 2009
Amber

Mmmm…I made these last night and they were FABULOUS! Thanks for posting!!

25 11 2009
Amy

So glad you liked them! 🙂 Enjoy!!

28 11 2009
Ashley

Do you think these would hold up well to freezing after you bake them?

28 11 2009
Amy

Yes, they hold up very well frozen. I individually wrap mine in Saran wrap, then put all of them in a large freezer bag. Works great!

29 11 2009
Ashley

Awesome! Thanks! I’m going to try making these tomorrow.

2 12 2009
Ashley

I just made these and they’re really good. I didn’t have the individual spices, so I used a Tbsp of pumpkin pie spice. I burnt the top a little, so I’ll cook them a little less next time.

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