12 Autumn Inspired Scone Ideas To Spice Up Your Season

Posted: September 23, 2022 3:54 pm

A traditional tea and breakfast pastry for centuries, nothing quite compares to a fresh-from-the-oven scone. Delicate enough to join the desserts but decidedly filling for more substantial fare along with plenty of savory options to balance the sweet, you truly can’t go wrong with a tray of freshly baked scones. Autumn is the ideal time for breaking out your yummiest, most festive recipes and these 12 Fall-inspired scone ideas are the best of the batch.

1. Pumpkin Spice Scones

Skip the line at the coffee shop and opt for these latte-worthy pumpkin spice scones instead. Packed with autumnal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove and topped with a decadent duo of glazes, we can’t think of a better way to herald in the first day of Fall. Perfect for serving guests or savoring solo with a cup of coffee, this is one scone you’ll want to add to your seasonal dessert spread.

2. Apple Scones With Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Autumn and apple picking go hand in hand, and these maple cinnamon glazed apple scones bring all the best flavors of the season together. Ideal for breakfast, afternoon snacks, and taking along on hikes, these are sure to fill you up and satisfy your sweet tooth in a delectably festive way.

3. Butterscotch Drop Scones

Nothing evokes sumptuous fireside yum like butterscotch, and these easy-to-make drop scones are sure to be a hit when cooler weather comes knocking. Butterscotch chips and plenty of brown sugar ensure rich and buttery scones that are devour-ready in less than an hour.

4. Chocolate Hazelnut Scones

Looking for a tasty seasonal scone that won’t break your healthy stride? Look no further than these gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly scones that pack a decidedly delicious punch. Almond meal, chopped hazelnuts, and dark chocolate chips make for the ultimate guilt-free breakfast or dessert treat.

5. Sweet Potato Scones With Brown Sugar Glaze

You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to get your sweet potato pie fix and these scones may very well prove to be just as good as their inspiration! Loaded with sweet potato and cinnamon and topped with a brown sugar glaze, these at-home scones could definitely rival the bakery competition.

6. Gingerbread Scones

Gingerbread isn’t just for holiday fare but a quintessential autumn flavor, and these gingerbread scones are bound to make a repeat appearance on fall and winter menus alike. Reminiscent of warm spiced gingerbread cookies and made for pairing with coffee or something a little stronger, this is seasonal snacking at its best.

7. Ham & Cheese Scones

In the mood for something on the more savory side? You’re in luck, as these gooey ham and cheddar scones are guaranteed to hit the spot. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, snacking, or in addition to practically any meal, these mouthwatering scones will please even the pickiest eaters.

8. Maple Pecan Scones

In a pinch for something sweet and seasonal you can whip up at home in no time? These maple pecan scones are deceptively easy to make with a taste to fool even the toughest of critics. Buttery and packed with chopped pecans, these maple-glazed treats are worth celebrating all season.

9. Butternut Squash Scones

No harvest feast is complete without a butternut squash recipe, and these savory butternut squash scones will make the consummate addition to your Fall-inspired spread. Perfect on the breakfast table, served with soup at lunch or in festive lieu of biscuits or dinner rolls with dinner, these delicious multitaskers are a must for your recipe arsenal.

10. Cranberry Orange Scones

You won’t find a lovelier seasonal pairing than orange & cranberry, which is why these colorful, flaky scones made it onto our autumn picks. Equal parts tangy, sweet, and zesty, these mimosa-friendly scones won’t last long at your next brunch gathering!

11. Date And Gorgonzola Scones

Skip the cheese board and bake up a batch of these irresistible date and Gorgonzola scones. These meet all of our requirements for the ultimate savory scone: buttery, gooey, moist on the inside and flaky on the outside. Best of all, they can be served any time of day or occasion thanks to the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.

12. Chai Scones

These simple and sweetly indulgent scones are inspired by the joys of a comforting mug of chai on a chilly afternoon. Featuring black tea, cardamom, and cloves with a fine glaze drizzle, these chai scones make for a warm and wonderful teatime snack.

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