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Starbucks Copycat Vanilla Scones

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My toddler has been whining more and more lately about wanting to go to Starbucks. Wait hold on…my toddler?! Yup you heard that right. He loves Starbucks more than me and his love for scones has become quite the negative influence on my own eating habits because when he doesn’t finish his scones, who ends up eating them? ME!!!


His favorite thing at Starbucks are the Petite Vanilla Scones. He always requests two for him and one for his sister. He holds his pudgy little fingers up and shows me two fingers on one hand and one on the other. How can I resist? Whenever we are on the way to see friends he asks if we can stop and get them for him and his friend. 

There are two simple reasons that I despise these little scones.

They are incredibly expensive.  Even when you order one you get greeted with the “you get a discount if you buy three”. These little babies are not cheap.

They are not nutritionally good for you at all. Lots of sugar and obviously carbs. It’s a waste of food and something my little guy just does’t need. 

Today was a rainy day, and I decided we were going to stay inside today. This coupled with my New Years goals fresh in my mind, I couldn’t imagine making a trip to Starbucks without ordering something delicious for myself too. I decided why not make the scones ourselves and let the kids have fun with it? We made do with the ingredients we had in our kitchen and they turned out divine. Such a scrumptious little treat and I think my little guy liked them better than the real thing. The best part about these scones - they are gluten free, dairy free and PALEO! So they are healthy in small doses.

 A few notes..

We didn't have baking powder so I created a substitute. For 1 teaspoon of baking powder, combine 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of lemon juice. 

The dough is supposed to be thick! Keep mixing and it will form. 



What's your favorite guilty snack?  We would love to try to make a copycat for you! 

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11 Comments

  • Reply Holly

    These look so delish! Your recipe sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try this out!

    January 29, 2018 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Margaret Sky

    I love that you were able to come up with a “reduced guilt” version of the recipe! I like using natural sweeteners when baking, but sometimes it doesn’t turn out quite the same… This, however, looks delicious!

    January 29, 2018 at 2:11 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      They aren’t exact but are just as sweet and delicious! They aren’t reduce gilt tasting which is the best part 🙂

      February 3, 2018 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Ayana Nell

    I’m going to have to try this with my little guy!! It sounds so yummy! I try not to buy any food at starbucks because I know I would end up with the same problem! LOL

    January 29, 2018 at 6:04 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      It’s way too addicting and we always want something whenever we go. I can never just walk in and get coffee. I hope you enjoy them 🙂

      February 3, 2018 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Evelyn, Path of Presence

    Oh! Is that how you make them? I’ll need to give it a try. Those lil devils ARE addicting. YUM!!

    January 30, 2018 at 2:19 am
    • Reply Rosie

      They are sooo dangerously addicting. Try these! They are a delicious substitute <3

      February 3, 2018 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Shell

    Oh my goodness these sound absolutely delicious!!! I love scones so much but I’ve never made them at home before but I’m totally pinning this post so I can give it a try!

    January 30, 2018 at 6:01 am
    • Reply Rosie

      That is great! I hope you enjoy them <3

      February 3, 2018 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Jasmine

    closest starbucks is 20mins away, so I will def be trying these!

    January 30, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      That is way too far!! I used to live 60 minutes away but now we are more like 2 minutes. I sadly go there way too much. Try them! They will be a great substitute!

      February 3, 2018 at 9:42 pm

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