Posted 9 months ago

Eat Well, Live Well Pumpkin Scones


2 cups all purpose flour

½ cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground clove

¾ cup unsalted butter, chilled and diced

½ cup canned pumpkin puree

¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.

3. Cut butter into dry ingredients. The butter should be the size of peas in the flour mixture and look like a coarse meal.

4. Make a well in the center of the flour and butter. Add the pumpkin and buttermilk to the center of the well. With a spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients being careful not to over-mix.

5. Once dough is formed, pour onto floured service and shape in a rectangle that is about an inch thick. Using a floured knife, cut rectangle into 10-12 triangles and put on a piece of parchment paper. Chill scones for 20 minutes.

6. Bake scones for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Brenda Gridley, CSP, RDN

Supportive Care Services Department

Areas Brenda has managed include pediatric and neonatal intensive care units where she was responsible for individualizing therapeutic diets and alternate nutrition support  based on specific metabolic needs, medical conditions, and cultural preferences.

Her passion for nutrition was developed at a young age and reared by her grandmother who always instilled the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle.  When her grandmother became ill, Brenda became aware of the impact nutrition plays in disease prevention and maintaining overall mind and body health.