Pumpkin Pumpkin Everywhere !!

Pumpkin Scones Gluten Free and Vegan Nut and Coconut Free

It would be very very amiss of me to not address the issue of pumpkin in a bake in this season of the year !!

Although its not in the past been a UK thing, its now spreading at a rate of knots !!

When SJ at the Wellbeing Lounge asked me to devise some sweet treats for an Autumnal Afternoon Tea , then of course Pumpkin had to be included πŸ™ˆ

So Afternoon tea has to include scones so its time to have my version,with an English Twist !!……

Not quite as sweet as the over the pond variety and our customary rounds, so they can be served with jam and cream if desired …… as you would with your best china πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Soft and light and seasonally spiced with all the Autumn Flavours 😍

We chose to serve ours with St. Dalfours Orange and Ginger Preserve with Vegan Cream

But of course you use what you jolly well like πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So lets crack on…..i know tinned pumpkin is hard to get hold of in the UK for some but I’ve included how to make your own too, just so you have no excuse 😜

If you don’t want one I will eat yours for you !😜😜😜

Pumpkin Scones GF, DF V

All the characteristics of an English Scones with an Autumnal Feel with the Spices of the season

You need a 5 cm / 2 in cutter or even a 2 in glass will do


  • 500 g Gluten Free Plain Flour ( If not using your own blend I recommend Dove Farms freee UK or Pilsbury US )
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 tsp Dried Mixed spice or Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 70 g Vegan Butter ( I used Stork Block UK or Earth Balance US )
  • 80 g Golden Syrup ( Approx 4 tbsp ) or Maple Syrup
  • 80 g Pumpkin Puree
  • 4 tbsp Aquafaba ( Chickpea juice out of a tin on chickpeas )
  • 250 mls Non Dairy Milk ( I used Soya )
  • 2 tbsp Demerara or Turbinado Brown Sugar
  • – – – To Dress Scones
  • 200 mls Dairy Free Double/ Heavy Cream Alternative ( I used Shalagfix )
  • Compote, or Jam of choice


  1. Preheat Oven to 200 C Convection / 220 C Standard / 425 F
  2. Line a baking tray with Parchment or Slipmat
  3. Whisk and then Sift the flour, Bicarb, Cream of Tartar ,xanthan gum, Cinnamon and mixed spice into a bowl
  4. Add small lumps of vegan butter to the flour mix, push them just under the surface and using your finger tips rub the fat in until it resembles breadcrumbs
  5. Whisk the milk ,pumpkin puree , golden syrup and Aquafaba in a jug until slightly frothy
  6. Add half the the Milk mixture to the flour and with a metal spoon pull the flour from the outside to the inside on the centre of the bowl until it is combined
  7. Add the rest of the milk and continue until the dough looks like below , mix until the last streaks of flour are gone, but do not over mix , lightly pull the dough into a ball with your hands
  8. When soft dough forms tip onto a lightly floured work surface , your dough should be slightly sticky divide into two equal lumps
  9. With LIGHTLY floured hands pull the dough together GENTLY until you can form a long rectangle the width of your 5cm (2in ) cutter and 3cm (3/4in for you old fashioned type πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)in height and 27 cm long . You will get 5 out of this process
  10. Cut out and CAREFULLY transfer to the baking tray
  11. Repeat Step 9 with the second piece of dough
  12. Gather up the scraps and cut out one more if possible
  13. Brush the tops with milk lightly,
  14. Sprinkle with Demerara Sugar πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆGUESS WHO FORGOT THE PIC πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
  15. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until golden
  16. Cool on a wire rack
  17. Enjoy on day of making or store in Tupperware at room temperature for 48 hours , but will freeze well for a month, defrost at room temperature.
  18. Pumpkin Puree


  19. Place Oven on at 200 c / 395f
  20. Cut Pumpkin an half….carefully and scoop out the seeds
  21. Place flesh side down onto lined baking tray
  22. Roast for 30/ 40 minutes until soft
  23. Leave to Cool
  24. Scoop put flesh and blitz in a food processor or with a hand blender or potato masher until smooth

I am so happy how these have turned out 😍😍

Over the last year I’ve been converted to the benefits of pumpkin in Gluten Free baking….. it adds a texture and structure that is only of benefit

These scones and soft and light and last without drying out in 24 hours , best eaten on the day but they will stand up well 2 days in an air tight container , and freeze well too

If you don’t make anything new this season bar these, you wont regret it !!

In fact I can see you making them way after Autumn has gone 😍

Right as is customary, lets give you some pictures to make you want to crack up your own cauldron and make it happen😜😜

The ‘Blogger Stack ‘ is out againπŸ™ˆπŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆ
But just as beautiful solo !!
Always Always cut it ready to receive its delights πŸ˜‚
Give me all the Cream…….and Jam…….and Scones 😜😜
Double Decker 😜😜… is your mouth big enough πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
The Crumbporn !!!!!

Right done…………Im off to be Granny til next week πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Author: clarescauldron

UK first time blogger. Intolerance baking is my passion. Hobbiest but a tad obsessedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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