Pumpkin Chai Scones


Pumpkin Chai Scones

Pumpkin Chai Scones would be the perfect fall treat. They’re so simple to make and will definitely be a crowd-pleaser!‎
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Course Vegan
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Inactive time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 scones



  • ½ cup (120ml) unsweetened vanilla nondairy milk (nut-free and/or soy-free if necessary)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups (260g) unbleached all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour blend, soy-free if necessary)
  • ⅓ cup (50g) coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum (exclude if using all-purpose flour or if your gluten-free blend includes it)
  • 8 tbsp (105g) very cold vegan butter (soy-free if necessary)
  • ½ cup (120g) pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • oat flour(certified gluten-free if necessary) for dusting and kneading


  • ½ cup (60g) powdered sugar (or xylitol)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened vanilla nondairy milk (nut-free and/or soy-free if necessary)
  • pinch of ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F/220°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Combine the milk and vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Combine the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, salt, and xanthan gum(if using) in a large bowl. Whisk together until fully combined. Cut in the butter until all the pieces are smaller than your pinkie fingernail and the mixture has the texture of wet sand.
  • Add the pumpkin and vanilla to the milk mixture and stir until combined. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. The dough will be wet and sticky.
  • Generously flour your work surface with oat flour. Turn the dough out onto the surface and use your hands to scoop flour onto the ball of dough until all sides are coated. Gently flatten the dough a bit, then fold it over on top of itself. It’s okay if it tears, just patch it up the best you can. Flatten the dough again, then sprinkle some more flour on top and spread it out so that the top is coated. Fold it over on itself again. Repeat flouring and folding about five more times, until the dough is still soft and pliable and doesn’t fall apart when folded, but don’t overdo it to the point where the dough gets tough.
  • Shape the dough into an 8 inch(20cm) circle. Slice into eight equal-size triangles. Place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned and firm. Let the scones cool on the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

to make the icing

  • Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk with a fork until smooth.
  • Once the scones are cool, drizzle the icing over the tops. The scones will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.


For those who are patience deficient, just let the scones cool for 10 minutes, skip the icing, and enjoy right away.
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