Category: Copycat Recipes

Copycat Mocha Frappucino

Make your own version of a famous coffeehouse’s cold, creamy mocha beverage, with this simple and delicious Copycat Mocha Frappucino recipe!Make your own copycat version of a famous coffeehouse's cold, creamy mocha beverage, with this simple and delicious recipe!

I own five or six books by author Todd Wilbur in his series called “Top Secret Recipes”. They are such fun books in which to find some great “copycat” recipes.  It’s a great way to fix a “very close to the original” (but for a fraction of the price) clone of a favorite food at home. This copycat mocha frappucino is one of those recipes found on his website.

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Why Not Make A Copycat Mocha Frappucino At Home?

Made popular by the famous coffee chain that seems to be on every corner, these chilled coffee beverages (the bottled version you find in grocery stores) can really add up ($$) if you purchase them often.

Well, now you can make a copycat mocha frappucino at home, so you can grab one on the way out the door without having to make an extra stop on the way to work or a kid’s baseball game (and for a fraction of the cost!)

Bottles are filled with copycat mocha frappucino, and are ready to refrigerate, then drink!

We don’t buy these very often at all, but when we do, this is my favorite. So naturally, I was curious to try making these at home. This is the copycat recipe for the bottled version you find in the stores. They are very easy to make (and if helps if you happen to have a few extra bottles left over to package this in…I saved a few for this very purpose!)

Making This Coffee Drink

The copycat recipe calls for Natural Fruit Pectin (don’t let that scare you off), which is a fruit thickener, commonly used when making jam. It actually acts as a thickening agent in this recipe. I used it, but the original author of the recipe states that you don’t have to use it, if you don’t care about duplicating the texture.

Fruit pectin is used to make a copycat mocha frappucino.

The recipe also calls for espresso, but you can “fake it” with the easy to follow tip (found in the notes section of the recipe) and make your own. This is what I did, using the very easy instructions. The recipe, as written, makes 24 ounces, but can easily be doubled. Hope you enjoy this cold, creamy, mocha coffee beverage (how’s that for a description)!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have the opportunity to make a delicious copycat mocha frappucino for yourself or for someone you love. Have a great day, and come back soon.

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Copycat Mocha Frappucino
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Make your own copycat version of a famous coffeehouse's cold, creamy mocha beverage, with this simple and delicious recipe!

Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat mocha frappucino
Servings: 3 (makes 24 ounces total)
Calories Per Serving: 163 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh espresso (see Notes below for how to create your own)
  • 2 1/2 cups lo-fat milk (2 percent)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon dry pectin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Make the espresso. In a large bowl add the sugar, dry pectin and cocoa powder to the hot espresso and stir or whisk well until completely incorporated. Chill mixture.

  2. When espresso mixture is completely chilled, add the milk; stir until combined.
  3. Pour mixture into a serving pitcher or individual bottles, and refrigerate. Serve cold.
Recipe Notes

**How to make copycat espresso to use in this recipe**
Use 1/3 cup ground coffee and 1 cup of water in your drip coffee maker. Brew this once, then run it through again, using the same grounds. (this will make approx. 1/2 cup espresso needed). **Run a pot of water through coffeemaker when done, to clean machine.
Original Recipe Source: http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/Starbucks-Frappuccino-Bottled-Version-Copycat-Recipe.html

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Mocha Frappucino
Amount Per Serving (1 (8 oz. portion))
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Calcium 246mg25%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

It’s EASY to make this yummy copycat version of the popular cheesy, buttery Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits at home in under 30 minutes.It's EASY to make this yummy copycat version of the popular cheesy, buttery Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits at home in under 30 minutes.
I love the warm cheddar biscuits that are served to you before a meal at a famous national restaurant .  I seriously think I could eat quite a few of these copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits, if push came to shove. Truth: It would NOT take a lot of “shoving” to get me to eat lots of them! They give new meaning to the words “comfort food”… ha ha!

Did you know these cheddar biscuits are TOTALLY EASY to make at home?  Yes… from start to finger-licking finish, these warm and buttery biscuit bites of cheddar and garlic goodness can be on your table in about 30 minutes or less.

The cheddar biscuits are as simple to make as mixing up the dough, dropping them onto a baking sheet and baking them! Simple to make, and amazingly GOOD (bet you can’t eat just one)! This recipe makes 10, so there will be plenty to go around. Here’s how.

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How To Make Cheddar Biscuits

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir the biscuit mix, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

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Add grated cheese and milk to bowl; stir together until a soft dough forms.

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TIP: For a well rounded biscuit, spoon the dough into a measuring cup, THEN transfer it to the baking sheet (see below). Measure about 1/4 cup of batter into measuring cup.

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Spoon the dough out onto a greased baking sheet  (or a baking sheet covered with parchment paper).  Smooth the tops of the dough down a bit with the back of a spoon. This will help prevent hard points from forming on the top of the biscuits.

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Bake The Cheddar Biscuits

Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes. The tops of the biscuits should be golden brown when done. While the biscuits are cooking in the oven, melt the butter in a small pan; stir in the garlic powder. Once you remove the biscuits from the oven, brush the garlic butter on top of the biscuits using a pastry brush. Sprinkle the crushed parsley flakes on top to garnish. Serve biscuits hot…and ENJOY!

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Hope you like them! They are a great addition to most meals, and guess what?  They’re WONDERFUL!  Have a fantastic day, friends.

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Author's signatureRecipe Adapted From: Ron Douglas, in the cookbook “America’s Most Wanted Recipes” (published 2009), page 186.

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Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
It's EASY to make this yummy copycat version of the popular cheesy, buttery Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits at home in under 30 minutes.
Category: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar biscuits
Servings: 10 biscuits
Calories Per Serving: 174 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups biscuit mix (such as Bisquick)
  • teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¼ cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup milk
For topping:
  • 4 Tablespoons (1/2 cube) butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Parsley flakes , for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir the biscuit mix, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, grated cheese and milk together until a soft dough forms.
  3. Spoon the dough into 1/4 cup measuring cup, then onto a greased baking sheet (or parchment paper covered baking sheet). Smooth the tops of the dough down a bit with the back of a spoon. This will help prevent hard points from forming on top of the biscuits.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes. The tops of the biscuits should be golden brown.
  5. While the biscuits are cooking in the oven, melt the butter in a small pan; stir in the garlic powder. Once you remove the biscuits from the oven, brush the butter on top, using a pastry brush. Sprinkle the crushed parsley flakes on top to garnish. Serve biscuits hot...and ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 388mg17%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies (Disneyland Copycat)

White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies are Disneyland Main Street favorites, filled with white & semi-sweet chocolate chips and ribbons of raspberry jam. White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies are Disneyland Main Street favorites, filled with white & semi-sweet chocolate chips and ribbons of raspberry jam.
A few days ago I was on the prowl for a new cookie recipe to try. It was pouring down rain outside and I was itching for something to do besides laundry or dusting. Do you ever have those moments? Well I was having that moment…big time! I found this recipe for White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies (a Disneyland copycat) and knew I wanted to try them!

I had begun searching for a recipe that I might already have all the ingredients for in my pantry. Voila! This recipe popped up on my Pinterest feed and I checked it out because the picture of the cookie drew me in. I was excited to read through the recipe and realize that I had all the necessary ingredients!

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About This Cookie

Apparently white chocolate raspberry cookies are available at Disneyland (at Pooh Corner and a few Main Street shops). I’ve never bought this cookie at Disneyland (despite MANY times there), but this recipe had been created by another blogger, and it sure sounded good to me.

Who can resist a big old chewy cookie with not one, but TWO kinds of chocolate AND raspberry jam swirled throughout? I knew I HAD to make these white chocolate raspberry cookies right away, and I blame this urgency completely on our Oregon rain.

These cookies came together quickly…a bit messy to make, but the results were delicious! I hope you will give these cookies a try (even if it’s not raining!). They are worth your valuable time and effort.

Some of the finished white chocolate raspberry cookies, ready to eat!

How To Make White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

Preheat your oven, and whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Now add the egg, egg yolk, vanilla and almond extracts to the dough.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix just until combined. Stir in the white and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Semi sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips are added to cookie dough.The dough is ready to shape into cookies!
Now Here Is The Crazy Messy Part!

Now here’s the fun (and a bit messy) part: Scoop out about 1/4 of the cookie dough into a small bowl (it’s easiest to work with a small bit at a time!). Add 1 TBSP of the raspberry jam and “cut it” into the dough, using a butter knife.

Be sure NOT to mix it in, because then the dough will turn completely pink, and frankly who wants a pink cookie? Just gently cut the jam into the dough. Think of it as stabbing the jam into the dough and dragging the knife through in a swirl, okay? Eventually you will work the jam into the dough…trust me!

Raspberry jam is added to a portion of the cookie dough.Shape The White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

Take the jam swirled dough and place it by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. **NOTE: I started out doing big spoonfuls, but found it easier (but messier) to just scoop out the dough and shape it into a ball using my (clean) hands.

Yes, it was a bit messy (think jam), but this worked the best for me. Flatten the dough balls slightly with your clean hands or the back of a spoon. Repeat this step with the rest of the dough and jam until the cookie dough is gone.

Chocolate Raspberry Cookies are formed and placed onto baking sheet.A close up view of a cookie (before baking), with raspberry jam and chocolate chips showing.Time To Bake The Cookies!

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 12-17 minutes (the time will depend on the size of the cookies). Keep an eye on the cookies after the 10 minute mark. I wanted larger cookies so I cooked mine a bit longer. You want to remove them from oven when the edges of the cookie are set, but the center is slightly soft.

Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing them from pan. After 5 minutes, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. ENJOY!

The baked white chocolate raspberry cookies are golden brown around edges.Some of the baked cookies, cooling on the baking sheet.
These white chocolate raspberry cookies really are delicious! I hope you will give them a try!

These white chocolate raspberry cookies look good enough to eat!

Hope you enjoy these delicious white chocolate raspberry cookies! They are really good! Have a great day!

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies (Disneyland Copycat)
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
37 mins
 

White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies are Disneyland Main Street favorites, filled with white & semi-sweet chocolate chips and ribbons of raspberry jam.

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: white chocolate raspberry cookies
Servings: 20 large cookies
Calories Per Serving: 228 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 cube), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg , plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 4 Tablespoons Raspberry Jam , heaping
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter, granulated and brown sugars until well combined, light and fluffy. Add egg, egg yolk, vanilla and almond extracts to this mixture. Mix well.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients; mix just until combined. Stir in the white and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop out about 1/4 of the cookie dough into a small bowl (it's easiest to work with a small bit at a time!) Add 1 TBSP of the raspberry jam and "cut it in" to the dough, using a butter knife. Be sure NOT to mix it in, because then the dough will turn completely pink, and frankly who wants a pink cookie? Just gently cut the jam into the dough. Think of it as stabbing the jam into the dough and dragging the knife through in a swirl, okay? Eventually you will work the jam into the dough...trust me!

  5. Take the jam swirled dough and place it by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. **NOTE: I started out doing big spoonfuls, but found it easier (but messier) to just scoop out the dough and shape it into a ball using my (clean) hands. Yes, it was a bit messy (think jam), but worked the best for me. Flatten the dough balls slightly with your clean hands or the back of a spoon. *Repeat this process with the rest of the dough and jam until the dough is gone.*
  6. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 12-17 minutes (the time will depend on the size of the cookies). Keep an eye on the cookies after the 10 minute mark. I wanted larger cookies so I cooked mine a bit longer. You want to remove them from oven when the edges of the cookie are set, but the center is slightly soft. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing them from pan. After 5 minutes, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

If you make the cookies smaller, you will have a much larger quantity of cookies.

Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies (Disneyland Copycat)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Starbucks Lemon Loaf

You’re gonna LOVE this copycat version of the famous Starbucks lemon loaf, bursting with flavor! It’s EASY to make it yourself (8 slices) and save money!You're gonna LOVE this copycat version of the famous Starbucks lemon loaf, bursting with flavor! It's EASY to make it yourself (8 slices) and save money!

Here’s another great “Copycat” recipe of a very popular item at the famous coffeehouse. I made this Starbucks Lemon Loaf last week after finding it in one of my cookbooks.

Seriously, folks…this Starbucks lemon loaf is so very easy to make, in the comfort of your own kitchen! Wonderfully delicious and full of bright, lemony goodness, I highly recommend this tasty treat! Grab a cup of coffee from your own coffeemaker and make this Starbucks lemon loaf, with a glazed lemon icing on top…stat!

Why not go crazy? Invite a few hundred friends to come lounge around on your chairs and couches with their laptops and smartphones while you eat this delicious treat! Then you will at least THINK you’re at that coffeehouse, spending a lot more of your hard earned cash for this Starbucks lemon bread than it costs to make!

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A slice of Starbucks lemon loaf (copycat version), with the rest of the loaf behind it.
Making Starbucks Lemon Loaf At Home Will Save You Money

Just think, if you bought 8 slices of this Starbucks lemon loaf at the local “famous coffee place”, it would cost you around $24 dollars. Let me assure you that you can make 8 slices of this delicious Starbucks Lemon Loaf in a very short amount of time, for a fraction of that price!

The whole Starbucks lemon loaf, with lemon icing dripping off sides.

This recipe for Starbucks Lemon Loaf freezes well, too. That will also help to save you some of your hard-earned money in the long term!

If you wrap the Starbucks lemon loaf slices very well, place in airtight bags in freezer, you can enjoy a piece whenever you want, by simply thawing it out!  *And there you have it- my money-saving tip for the day, folks!

Slices of Starbucks lemon loaf, with glazed lemon icing on top.Interested In Other Sweetened Bread Recipes For Breakfast?

If you enjoy loaves of sweet bread similar to this lemon loaf with lemon glaze, I am confident you will enjoy several of my other recipes. These include Starbucks Gingerbread (copycat recipe), Apple Cinnamon Bread, Carrot Zucchini Bread, or Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread, to name a few. YUM!

You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. Have a great day, and try to make each moment count, in this day you’ve been given!

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Starbucks Lemon Loaf
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
You're gonna LOVE this copycat version of the famous Starbucks lemon loaf, bursting with flavor! It's EASY to make it yourself (8 slices) and save money!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Starbucks lemon loaf
Servings: 8 slices
Calories Per Serving: 412 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the lemon loaf:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
For the lemon icing:
  • 1 cup plus 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl (or the base of a stand mixer), beat the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, lemon extract and lemon juice until thoroughly combined.

  4. Add the dry ingredients, a little at a time, to the egg mixture; beat till smooth. Add oil and mix well. Pour batter into a well-greased 8½" x 4½" loaf pan.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick (stuck in the middle of the loaf) comes out clean. Remove loaf from oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Remove loaf from pan when cooled.
  6. While loaf is cooling, make the icing: Combine icing ingredients in a small bowl. Mix on low with an electric mixer or whisk till all the lumps have disappeared. When the lemon loaf has cooled, frost the top of the loaf with the icing. Wait for the icing to "set up", then slice into 8 - 1 inch slices. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from the book "Top Secret Recipes Unlocked", by Todd Wilbur, pages 211-213, Published in 2009 by The Penguin Group

Nutrition Facts
Starbucks Lemon Loaf
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 265mg12%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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P.F. Chang’s Ginger Chicken With Broccoli

You’ll love PF Chang’s Ginger Chicken with Broccoli (a copycat recipe), with chicken breasts, broccoli, and an amazing Asian inspired stir fry sauce!You'll love PF Chang's Ginger Chicken with Broccoli (a copycat recipe), with chicken breasts, broccoli, and an amazing Asian inspired stir fry sauce!
Oh my goodness…this copycat recipe for PF Chang’s Ginger Chicken With Broccoli was so good! The Asian inspired ginger sauce tastes amazing with the broccoli and chicken breasts!

I found this recipe in one of my cookbooks called “More Of America’s Most Wanted Recipes” and decided to fix it for my husband and I last night for dinner. WOW! We both loved it! It’s a “copycat” recipe of a beloved PF Chang’s China Bistro entree.

The meal is described as “Chicken Served Cantonese-Style On A Bed Of Steamed Fresh Broccoli”. It sure sounded good to me, so into the ol’ kitchen I went yesterday afternoon to give it a test run.  YES! -this is an amazingly delicious entree! The flavors are phenomenal and the directions are very easy to follow. This will be a recipe we enjoy…often! Hope you like it, too! Here’s some picture to show how to make this great dish:

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How To Make PF Chang’s Ginger Chicken With Broccoli

Slice boneless, skinless chicken breasts into thin strips before being marinated.

Chicken breast slices, with knife on red cutting mat.

Mix up the very simple “marinade” for the chicken. The chicken will need to marinate in the refrigerator for for 3 hours. Plan ahead!

Marinade for P.F. Chang's ginger chicken, in metal bowl

Chicken breast slices for P.F. Chang's ginger chicken, marinading in metal bowl

Make The Delicious Asian Sauce

Make the simple Asian stir fry sauce for PF Chang’s ginger chicken, by blending ingredients together in a bowl. It’s so quick and easy! When done combining the ingredients, set the sauce aside until later.

Stir fry sauce for P.F. Chang's ginger chicken.

Drain the chicken breast slices after marinating.

Chicken pieces for P.F. Chang's ginger chicken drains after marinating.

Cooking The Chicken And the Broccoli

The chicken pieces are cooked in chicken broth mixture until they are 2/3 of the way done. Remove the chicken from the broth and drain on paper towels. Save the broth in the skillet.

Cooking boneless chicken breast slices in broth, for P.F. Chang's ginger chicken.

Cooked chicken, draining on paper towel.

Cook the broccoli florets in the reserved chicken broth.

Broccoli florets for P.F. chang's ginger chicken with broccoli are cooking in broth.

Preparing the Sauce

Cook minced garlic, green onions, and ginger in oil in a large skillet. Boy does it smell good while they are cooking! Add the Asian stir fry sauce to the skillet.

Garlic, green onions and ginger, cooking in skillet for P.F. Chang's ginger chicken.

Asian stir fry sauce for P.F. Chang's ginger chicken cooking in skillet.

Place the marinated chicken pieces  back into the skillet with the green onions and stir fry sauce. Cook the chicken for several minutes until it is fully cooked through.

Mix up the cornstarch mixture that will help to thicken the stir fry sauce for PF Chang’s ginger chicken and broccoli. Once fully mixed, add it into the skillet with the chicken and sauce. Stir until all the cornstarch slurry is fully blended with the stir fry sauce. The sauce will thicken as it cooks.

Mixing up cornstarch in measuring cup to make thickened sauce for P.F. Chang's ginger chicken.

To Serve PF Chang’s Ginger Chicken with Broccoli

Once the sauce has thickened and is heated through, PF Chang’s Ginger Chicken and the sauce are ready to be served. Arrange the cooked broccoli in a ring around the outside of a serving dish. The steaming hot ginger chicken and sauce is then piled into the middle. Serve this delicious dish up, and enjoy!

P.F. Chang's Ginger Chicken With Broccoli, on serving platter.

Here is my version of PF Chang’s Ginger Chicken with Broccoli, served steaming hot, on top of a bed of white rice. It is DELICIOUS!

P.F. Chang's Ginger chicken and broccoli are served on top of white rice.

Hope you will give this recipe for PF Chang’s Ginger Chicken with Broccoli a try! It tastes fantastic!  Have a great day, and please come back again soon.

Looking For More Asian Inspired Chicken Recipes?

You can find many more chicken recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few Asian inspired chicken recipes are there, including these favorites:

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PF Chang's Ginger Chicken With Broccoli
Prep Time
3 hrs
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 25 mins
 

You'll love PF Chang's Ginger Chicken with Broccoli (a copycat recipe), with chicken breasts, broccoli, and an amazing Asian inspired stir fry sauce!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: P.F. Chang's ginger chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 377 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the Chicken:
  • 2 large eggs , beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large boneless , skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
For the Stir-Fry Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
For the rest of the recipe:
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz. fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons minced , peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons minced green onion (green and white parts)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (found in Asian section of most grocery stores)
  • Steamed rice , for serving
Instructions
  1. At least 3 hours ahead of serving time: Marinate the chicken: Combine the eggs, cornstarch, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil in a bowl. Add the chicken slices; mix well to coat. Cover the dish and refrigerate the chicken for at least 3 hours. When ready to use, drain the chicken well (I used a sieve-dump the chicken in it over a bowl to drain...don't rinse...just drain as much of the slimy egg mixture as you can off of the chicken).
  2. Combine the ingredients for the stir-fry sauce, cover and set aside until ready to use. Sauce can be made ahead.
  3. Place the 3 cups of chicken broth in a large skillet (or wok); bring to a rolling boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer. Add the well-drained pieces of marinated chicken to the broth; cook until chicken is almost done (about 3/4 of the way done - just a couple minutes). Before the chicken is cooked all the way through, remove the pieces from the pan using a slotted spoon, and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Keep the chicken warm.
  4. After removing the chicken, but while the broth is still simmering, add the broccoli florets. Cook these until crisp-tender (just a few minutes!). Once done, remove the broccoli with a slotted spoon and arrange it on a serving platter in a ring. Keep the broccoli warm. Once you have removed the broccoli from the pan, discard the broth. Wipe the skillet clean with a paper towel and put it back on the stove top.
  5. Heat the skillet again and add 3 TBSP vegetable oil. Once oil is hot, add the ginger, green onion, and garlic... saute for just a few seconds. Add in the stir-fry sauce and simmer for a few minutes.
  6. Add the chicken slices back into the sauce; cook all the way through, approximately 3-4 minutes. In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup cornstarch with 1/2 cup water until smooth. Add this mixture to the chicken and sauce in the skillet. Stir in the sesame oil. Simmer for a minute or two while the sauce thickens.
  7. Arrange the broccoli into a ring shape around the perimeter of serving platter. Once the sauce has thickened and is hot, pour the stir-fry into the center of the broccoli ring. Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Please take note that the long prep time is inactive prep time. The length of prep time includes 3 hours of marinade time for the chicken.

Nutrition Facts
PF Chang's Ginger Chicken With Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (without rice))
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 2078mg90%
Potassium 654mg19%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 66.4mg80%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

Make a copycat version of Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad in the comfort of your own home. You’ll love this delicious main course salad!Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Applebee’s Restaurant describes their signature salad as “Crisp Oriental greens topped with chunks of crunchy Chicken Fingers, toasted almonds and crispy rice noodles, tossed in a light Oriental vinaigrette”.

Over the years I have enjoyed finding “copycat” recipes from restaurants and then challenging myself to see if I can duplicate the same thing at home. I have found that sometimes you can make the recipe for half the price of what a restaurant charges. This copycat recipe for Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad is a definite keeper! It’s so good, and I have made it countless times!

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How I Got This Recipe

I love the “Top Secret Recipe” cookbook series, by Todd Wilbur. My sons gave me a couple of his books for Mother’s Day years ago. I’ve bought a couple of others, and they are wonderful. Basically, the author tries to identify what ingredients are in a restaurants food (he orders it, then “dissects” it in his lab to determine the ingredients.

Then he experiments to re-create the recipe until it is as close to the original as he can get. I love this because HE does all the dirty work, and I benefit from his efforts. Awesome! It works for me (heh heh heh)!

Making The Salad Is Fairly Simple

I have never taken a lot of photos of making this salad, unlike my other recipes. But the salad is fairly easy to make. An Asian-inspired salad dressing is whisked together, chicken is breaded, fried and cut into pieces, and the green salad is assembled, then topped with the chicken and the salad dressing..

Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Making the delicious Asian-inspired salad dressing is easy!
Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Cooking the chicken… easy!
Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Grab a fork and dig in… you will LOVE the flavors in this salad!

I’ve Made This Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad SO MANY Times

This is a salad I have made MANY times over the past 15 years. I’ve made it for my husband and I, AND for as many as 25 hungry co-workers at a staff retreat, all with great results and compliments each time. Honestly, this entree salad is fairly easy to make. It just takes a bit of time to do the “prep” work. My tip: Do the prep work early, then after school or work, cook the chicken and throw it all together. Boom!

I hope you like it!  If you want to serve 4 with this recipe, just split all the ingredients into 4 smaller sized servings (including the chicken… just cut it into chunks and divide it on 4 salads!) We love this filling salad’s great flavor, and think you will, too! Enjoy!

Looking For More MAIN DISH SALAD Recipes?

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Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Make a copycat version of Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad in the comfort of your own home. You'll love this delicious main course salad!

Category: Salad or Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: oriental chicken salad
Servings: 2 large servings
Calories Per Serving: 1431 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the Oriental Dressing:
  • 6 Tablespoons honey
  • 3 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 8 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoons sesame oil (find this in the Asian food section of the grocery store)
For the Chicken:
  • 1 cup vegetable oil , for frying (you want the skillet to have about 1/2 inch deep of oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs (or you can substitute crushed cornflake crumbs)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 (3 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the salad:
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped purple cabbage
  • 2 cups chopped napa cabbage
  • 1 carrot , julienned or shredded (I grated mine)
  • 2 green onions , sliced (use entire stalk-green and white parts)
  • 2 TBSP sliced , toasted almonds (saute them on low in dry skillet for 3-4 minutes to toast-stir to prevent burning)
  • 2/3 cup chow mein noodles
Instructions
  1. Prepare the salad dressing and chicken: Using a whisk or an electric mixer, blend together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until it is well chilled and you are ready to serve the salad.
  2. Preheat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. The temperature of the oil should be around 350 degrees before cooking the chicken (an electric skillet or a temperature gauge is helpful to get the oil at the right heat). The right amount of heat is necessary for a crispy brown crust!
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the eggs and milk until well combined.
  4. In another bowl, mix the panko crumbs (or cornflake crumbs) with the flour, salt and pepper.
  5. Cut the chicken breasts into 4 or 5 long strips. Dip each chicken strip into the egg mixture first, then into the flour mixture, coating each piece completely. Carefully place chicken pieces into the hot skillet (remember, you preheated it, right?) Fry the chicken fingers for approximately 5 minutes, turning and cooking until the coating on all sides has darkened to a golden brown.
  6. Assemble the salad: Prepare the salad by tossing the romaine lettuce with the purple cabbage, napa cabbage and shredded carrot. Place on individual serving plates.
  7. Sprinkle the green onions on top of the lettuce mixture.
  8. Sprinkle the almonds over the salad, then the chow mein noodles.
  9. Cut the chicken into bite sized chunks (that's the authentic way)...sometimes (like in the picture) I just leave the strips on top and let everybody cut up their own...whatever- I'm usually in a big hurry to eat the salad, and don't want to bother cutting it all up into chunks!) Anyways...back to the recipe: Place even amounts of the chicken on top of each salad, placing the chicken in a pile in the middle. Serve the salad dressing on the side. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

You can easily make this salad into 4 smaller sized portions. Just cut the chicken into chunks, divide the chicken chunks and salad into 4 portions, and you're good to go!
Recipe Source: The book "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes", by Todd Wilbur, published 1997, by The Penguin Group, pages 31-32)

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 large salad)
Calories 1431 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 232mg77%
Sodium 3612mg157%
Potassium 1657mg47%
Carbohydrates 204g68%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 70g78%
Protein 56g112%
Vitamin A 19190IU384%
Vitamin C 82mg99%
Calcium 423mg42%
Iron 11.4mg63%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Copycat Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Dark chocolate and Bing cherries are featured in delicious Cherry Garcia Ice Cream (copycat) recipe, made in an electric ice cream maker!Dark chocolate and Bing cherries are featured in delicious Cherry Garcia Ice Cream (copycat) recipe, made in an electric ice cream maker! Here’s a great recipe for Copycat Cherry Garcia Ice Cream I discovered two years ago during my Summer Ice Cream Experiment! I spent the summer experimenting with many homemade ice cream recipes in my Cuisinart Ice Cream maker.

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About Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

I only managed to get one picture of this yummy cherry garcia ice cream before we dove in….YUM!  I love it when I can experiment and make “copycat” recipes. This is a knockoff recipe for one of the most famous (and wildly popular) of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors. If you love the original, you will love this simple to make version! Cherry Garcia ice cream is filled with juicy Bing cherries, sweet cream, and chocolate. 

Summer is just around the corner, and I hope you will give this recipe a try…perfect for a hot summer evening (or let’s get real…ANYTIME you require ice cream…stat!). Have a great day, and hope you enjoy this recipe for Cherry Garcia ice cream!

Looking For More ICE CREAM Recipes?

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Copycat Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Dark chocolate and Bing cherries are featured in delicious Cherry Garcia Ice Cream (copycat) recipe, made in an electric ice cream maker!

Category: Ice Cream
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry garcia ice cream
Servings: 10 (1/2 cup servings) 1.5 qts. total
Calories Per Serving: 299 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate , grated finely, then covered & refrigerated (to keep it cold)
  • 1/2 cup fresh Bing cherries , pitted, halved, & then covered & refrigerated (to keep them cold)
  • 1/2 cup Egg substitute
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Prepare the chocolate and the cherries as indicated in ingredient list. Place them in separate bowls; cover and keep refrigerated until just before ice cream has finished freezing.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg substitute, sugar, and vanilla together until the sugar has dissolved (a couple minutes). Pour in the whipping cream and milk; continue whisking until fully blended.
  3. Transfer the ice cream mixture to your ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. About 5 minutes before the ice cream is done (and has thickened), add the grated chocolate and cherries to the ice cream mixture. Continue churning the ice cream for remainder of time indicated for your machine. When done, transfer mixture to a container suitable for a freezer, and let it continue to "ripen" (i.e. firm up) in the freezer. When ready to serve, grab an ice cream scoop and dig in!
Nutrition Facts
Copycat Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/2 cup serving))
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 865IU17%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Olive Garden Toscana Soup

Olive Garden Toscana Soup is a delicious copycat recipe for a beloved, hearty soup with potatoes, Italian sausage and kale, in a seasoned broth!Olive Garden Toscana Soup is a delicious copycat recipe for a beloved, hearty soup with potatoes, Italian sausage and kale, in a seasoned broth!
I’m sitting in my office at home looking out the window at freshly fallen snow in our backyard. We had a crazy snowstorm (it gets a bit crazy in Portland when we have significant snow) yesterday, and another 3-5 inches is expected for later this afternoon. This is a great day for Olive Garden Toscana Soup!

My husband and I have both been fighting pesky head colds for several days now, so we decided a big pot of soup was just the ticket for us to have around for 1) the snowstorm, and 2) leftovers, so I wouldn’t have to cook too much while sick. It was a really good idea (we occasionally have good ideas!).

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Where I Found The Recipe For Olive Garden Toscana Soup

Once we settled on what KIND of soup it was easy: A big pot of Toscana Soup, a copycat version of the popular soup found at Olive Garden restaurants nationwide. It is also known as Zuppa Toscana! I dug out my trusty cookbook called “Top Secret Restaurant Recipes”, by Todd Wilbur, and then got busy in the kitchen.

I can’t count how many times I have made this recipe over the years…it’s always soooo tasty and filling (and ridiculously easy to make, too!). The blended flavors of Italian sausage, potatoes and kale (which I conveniently grow in our garden) are wonderful in a light, creamy broth. Seriously good soup! Perfect way to warm up on a cold, snowy day…or any time you want a great bowl of soup!

How To Make Olive Garden Toscana Soup

Place Italian sausage links into a large skillet. Pan-sear the sausage links on medium heat until browned, and cooked through. This will take between 10 and 15 minutes to fully cook the sausages.

Italian sausage links are pan-seared in skillet.

Slice the cooked Italian sausage links on the diagonal into bite-sized pieces.

The cooked Italian sausage links are cut in thin slices.

Slice the cleaned, unpeeled potatoes into thin slices, and then quarter them. The potato slices will cook more evenly if they are all cut about the same size.

Unpeeled russet potatoes are cut into thin slices, then cut into quarters.

Add More Ingredients To The Toscana Soup

The potato slices now “walk the plank” into the Toscana soup base that is simmering in a large soup pot.

Potatoes being added to the Olive Garden Toscana Soup in pan.

Into the soup pot goes the kale…lots of fresh chopped kale! The Olive Garden Toscana Soup is almost ready to eat!

Chopped kale is added to the soup in pan.

Time To EAT!

Add the cooked and sliced Italian sausage to the soup, and heat the soup, until very hot and ready to serve! Ladle the hot Toscana Soup into serving bowls, serve with some good Italian bread on the side, and enjoy!

The sliced, cooked Italian sausage pieces are added to the pot of Olive Garden Toscana Soup.

Hope you will give this Olive Garden Toscana Soup a try and will discover (if you haven’t already), how delicious it really is! It’s also pretty easy to make a big pot of this soup to enjoy! Sure do hope you like it!

If you enjoy the soups at Olive Garden restaurants, be sure to also check out my recipe for Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup! It is fantastic! Have a great day.

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You can find all of my SOUP recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few favorites include:

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Olive Garden Toscana Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

Olive Garden Toscana Soup is a delicious copycat recipe for a beloved, hearty soup with potatoes, Italian sausage and kale, in a seasoned broth!

Category: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Toscana soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 396 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 Italian sausage links (mild or hot flavors are okay-I typically use mild)
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup milk (for an even creamier version, use heavy whipping cream, then omit the butter)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 3 small russet potatoes- unpeeled (or 1 1/2 large potatoes-unpeeled)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Grill or sauté the sausages till done (approx. 15 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool. Once sausage has cooled, slice the sausages at an angle into slices about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the chicken stock and the milk/butter (or heavy cream) over medium heat. Add the grilled Italian sausage slices and kale to the soup. Slice the unpeeled potatoes into 1/4 inch slices, and then quarter each slice. Add the quartered potato slices to the soup.

  3. Add the spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes) to taste. Let the soup simmer on low, uncovered for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Olive Garden Toscana Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 1245mg54%
Potassium 1000mg29%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 3560IU71%
Vitamin C 47mg57%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Double-Glazed Pumpkin Scones

Fall is here, and it’s time to enjoy delicious Double Glazed Pumpkin Scones (a Starbucks copycat recipe), with cinnamon spiced and powdered sugar glazes!Fall is here, and it's time to enjoy delicious Double Glazed Pumpkin Scones (a Starbucks copycat recipe), with cinnamon spiced and powdered sugar glazes!

I think you’re going to love these Double-Glazed Pumpkin Scones! Our family sure loves them! The recipe is a copycat recipe of the famous Starbucks glazed pumpkin scones, which I found in one of my cookbooks..

Easy and delicious, they are perfect for breakfast (or a quick afternoon treat with coffee or tea) any time of the year. HOWEVER… there’s something about Fall that screams “Bake these glazed PUMPKIN scones…now!”

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Glazed Pumpkin Scones Are Perfect To Serve This Time Of Year

There’s just something about cool weather, warm jackets, fires in the fireplace, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg that just “goes” together, right? The traditional flavors of Fall are definitely present in these delicious scones! That’s why these glazed PUMPKIN scones are perfect for this time of year!

Pumpkin glazed scones go perfect with Fall... pumpkins are everywhere!

These Treats Are So Good

These scones are ridiculously delicious! They are NOT crumbly and dry, and that’s a good thing because there’s nothing worse than that in a scone. 

The pumpkin scones are flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. These traditional spices combine to create the unique “Fall” pumpkin spice flavor featured in these scones.

Double glazed pumpkin scones on a white plate, ready to serve!
Get comfy on your couch or in front of a nice fire in the fireplace and enjoy every bite of these Fall inspired glazed pumpkin scones! If you’ve never made scones before, no worries. They are very easy to make, and you will love the results!

Double glazed pumpkin scones are ready to eat!

Scones, Scone… And More Scones!

I didn’t take a bunch of photos to document the process this time. If you’d like to see photos of the “basics” for making scones, you can see them in my recipe for Chocolate Chip Orange Scones. I also have a LOTS of scone recipes listed in the Recipe Index, found at the top of each blog post. I’m confident there will be a variety there you will enjoy! Here is a collage of some of them!

A collage of other scone recipes available on blog besides glazed pumpkin scones.

Hope you enjoy making these glazed pumpkin scones, and trust that you will enjoy them as much as we do.  Have a fantastic day!

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Double-Glazed Pumpkin Scones
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Fall is here, and it's time to enjoy delicious Double Glazed Pumpkin Scones (a Starbucks copycat recipe), with cinnamon spiced and powdered sugar glazes!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glazed pumpkin scones
Servings: 6 scones
Calories Per Serving: 503 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Scones:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 7 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 Tablespoons cold , unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 Tablespoons half and half
  • 1 large egg
For powdered sugar glaze #1:
  • 1 cup + 1 TBSP powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
For spiced glaze #2:
  • 1 cup + 3 TBSP powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly oil (or spray) a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, or fork, (or just slightly pulse these ingredients in a food processor), cut the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and there are no obvious big chunks of butter. Set the bowl aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix together, and then form the dough into a ball.
  3. Pat out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into a circle, rolling or shaping it out to about 1 inch high and approx. 8 inches wide. Using a pizza cutter or a long, sharp knife (I'm a knife girl, myself), slice dough circle in half, width-wise, then equally cut each half into 3 pieces (just like cutting a pie, right?). You should end up with 6 scones. (*If you want some really small, light-bite scones: divide the dough ball in half and form two wedges, then cut as usual.)
  4. Bake scones at 425 degrees for 14-16 minutes on prepared baking sheet (*slightly less time if making the much smaller scones). Scones should begin to turn light brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Add glaze after scones have cooled completely. Serves 6. Enjoy!
  5. To make Glaze #1 (plain glaze): Mix the powdered sugar and 2 TBSP milk till smooth. When scones have cooled, use a pastry brush to "paint" the glaze over the top of each scone. Let dry (harden) slightly.
  6. To make Glaze #2 (spiced glaze): Mix the ingredients for the spiced glaze together. Drizzle this thicker glaze over the plain glaze and allow the glaze to dry (harden) before serving (approx. 1 hour). It is easy to drizzle this glaze with a whisk (or a squirt bottle works fantastic!).
Recipe Notes

If you want smaller scones, there are 2 options. 1) Slice dough wedge into 8 wedges before baking, OR 2) Divide dough into 2 rounds, then cut each one into 6 small scones. If cooking the much smaller portions (option 2), remember to adjust baking time... they will take less time to bake.

Nutrition Facts
Double-Glazed Pumpkin Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone (1/6th of total))
Calories 503 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 283mg12%
Potassium 321mg9%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 3600IU72%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Fall is here, and it's time to enjoy delicious Double Glazed Pumpkin Scones (a Starbucks copycat recipe), with cinnamon spiced and powdered sugar glazes!

 

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