Golden Scones

A miracle has happened in these past few weeks: I have become a morning person.

I used to be that person that called getting up any time before 10am "early," but now here I am, up and at 'em at 7am every day. I've found that it makes me more productive. Not only do I get to see the sun rise, but I finally have time in my day to read books for fun, journal a bit, write more blog posts, and bake scones! 

Even if you are not a morning person, the promise of these delicious and crumbly scones might just get you to roll out of bed. 

Golden Pumpkin Scones (adapted from Students Go Vegan Cookbook)

Makes about 8 medium scones

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup canned pumpkin (or fresh pureed)
3/4 cup soy milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup brown sugar, plus a little extra for sprinkling

1. Preheat your oven to 450ยบ and lightly oil a baking sheet.
2. In a large bowl, add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and stir well. In a medium bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, soy milk, oil and brown sugar. 
3. Add the wet into the dry and mix until just combined. Plop the batter onto the baking sheet in 8 equal dollops. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the tops begin to brown. 

Not only are these perfect for breakfast, but they would be amazing alongside a bowl of my pumpkin and black bean chili, or any other soup you like :)

What do you wake up for?


  1. Oh my! These look like scone perfection! I would definitely wake up for these!

    1. Thank you! I stored the batch in the freezer and heated one up every morning until they were gone :)

  2. I am such a morning person. Today my work schedule shifted from 10-6 to 7-3, and I was INFINITELY happier. I love pumpkin, so I know these scones are up my alley.

    1. I know what you mean, my earliest class is at 9am but I almost wish it was earlier! I love pumpkin as well, I choose to ignore people who claim it is only a "fall flavor" :)

  3. I love mornings too! It's strange though. On the days I have to go to work (early morning every day), I have a lot of difficulty waking up and I want to take a hammer to the alarm clock. Yet on the weekends, I'm up like at 6 or 7 naturally and I'm all "lets get this day going!!".

    Love the scones and beautiful photos.

    1. That is definitely how it was in high school for me. Now that I have more control over my morning schedule it's much more of a luxury to wake up early!

      Thank you!

  4. OK. I tried to become a morning person, but the closest I've gotten is 9am. I don't think that qualifies....
    But IF I was a morning person, I'd love to watch the sun rise while eating these delicious looking scones.

  5. Just made these with using all whole wheat flour instead of white unbleached and they are still golden and delicious!