I love the fall. I look forward to it every year. Sure summer is awesome, but fall is the best.. 😉 I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t get excited about fall. The leaves changing, apples galore, baking, and of course pumpkins! I love pumpkin everything!
When I went to visit Chobani in NYC at their Chobani Kitchen Event, I loved their Strawberry Scones. They are absolutely delicious. The texture isn’t what you’d think of for a scone – actually I enjoy it more than your typical scone. Moist, soft, and full of flavor! Since summer is over and fall is already here I figured I’d welcome it with some pumpkin!
When I made mine they somehow didn’t seem like scones at all. More like a cakey-doughnut, so that’s what I’m calling it. They’re so incredibly delicious, and trust me you won’t be able to just take a bite.
adapted from Chobani
Makes about 15-20
Prep 15 minutes – Cook Time – 15 Minutes
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Cloves
1/8 Teaspoon Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon extra for sprinkling
4 Teaspoons Unsalted Cold Butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1/2 Cup Vanilla 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt
Preheat oven to 425.
Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Add in the butter using a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in the pumpkin puree and yogurt – mix until dough comes together. Lightly flour your work surface and begin kneading your dough about for about 30 seconds.
Make into a rectangle and cut into triangles, and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden.
Now you could be done there.. or you can get a little sinful and keep going..
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons 1% milk
1-2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
Mix until combined. With a silicone or pastry brush “paint” the doughnuts with the glaze. Sprinkle doughnuts with the Cinnamon. Allow to cool.
Cream Cheese Frosting
3 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 Cup Butter, softened
1 1/2 cups Confectioners’ Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
Whisk together the ingredients and place into a piping bag. Drizzle over the doughnuts.
*This can get messy so I usually do this over the parchment that I used to bake on.
They’re also incredible the next day. Pop in the microwave for a few seconds and enjoy..
Ahh.. I love the fall 🙂