Kid Friendly Pumpkin Scones

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I feel like sometimes my toddler truly lives on air.

Well, maybe not air but he certainly has his food, ahem, preferences. I don’t want to label him “picky”.

I think he’s just acting like a toddler.

However, it can be quite unnerving as a dietitian when your 3 year old eats only the CUCUMBER from his plate at supper.

(Great he’s having a veg, but could you eat some protein too, kid?)

Sometimes, I just gotta sneak it in.

And muffins and traditional scones are great in a pinch but to keep the satiety level up and cravings down (for him, me and the whole fam), protein and fibre-packed snacks are best.

Which brings me to my latest recipe: Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Scones!

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These guys are packed with protein, fibre and healthy carbs to satisfy even the most ahem, particular eaters.

Even my 11 month old likes them!

They’re great for breakfast but can also be an afternoon snack to keep you satisfied till supper or an evening snack.

The protein, fibre and healthy carb can help keep your blood sugar level steady – hence avoiding a hunger crave late afternoon which usually results in a poor choice (helllllo company vending machine.)

This Kid Friendly Pumpkin Scones are also perfect for getting into the swing of fall with using that canned pumpkin – yum yum.

Nothing says fall like a big can of this gourd!

Since one batch of about 10 uses only 3/4 cup of pumpkin, it’s always a good idea to make 2 or 2 batches and pop extras in the freezer for another day.

Although, did you know that most canned pumpkin (even the stuff that says “100% pumpkin” is not actually pumpkin?

Why?

Well, actual pumpkin pumpkin, like Halloween-Jack-o-Lantern pumpkin is stringy – which you would know from carving all those Jack-o-Lantern masterpieces.

And even though pumpkin is from the squash family, it doesn’t have as much natural sugar as other varieties and so it doesn’t really have a great taste.

So most canned pumpkins are a mix of winter squashes, including butternut squash, Golden Delicious, and Hubbard.

My can of ED Smith 100% Pure Pumpkin is actually a brand of squash called the Dickinson, which is more closely related to a butternut squash than a pumpkin

Huh. Who knew, hey?

At least the real pumpkins are around for decorating our front steps and shedding some (spooky) light come Halloween night 🙂

Enjoy the recipe!

kid friendly pumpkin scones
Kid Friendly Pumpkin "Scones"
Yields 10
An energizing and healthy "scone" packed with protein and fibre for a satisfying snack!
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Total Time
35 min
Total Time
35 min
199 calories
33 g
1 g
4 g
7 g
1 g
87 g
75 g
7 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
87g
Yields
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 75mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 3g
14%
Sugars 7g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
60%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
11%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 cups oats
  2. 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (use gluten-free flour if needed)
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 Tbsp baking powder
  5. 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  6. 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 3/4 cup pumpkin purée
  9. 3/4 cup 1% or 2% cottage cheese (for the extra protein punch!)
  10. 1/4 cup 1% milk
  11. 2 Tbsp melted margarine
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Mix pumpkin purée, cottage cheese, milk and margarine. Pour into centre of dry ingredients. Stir with a fork (or hands) until combined.
  4. Shape dough into small "patties" (about 10) and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  5. Bake in oven 25 minutes or until scones are golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
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calories
199
fat
4g
protein
7g
carbs
33g
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April Saunders Nutrition http://aprilsaundersnutrition.com/
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  • Connie
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    Looks tasty! Do you think coconut oil can be used instead of margarine?

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