I think I came across this scone recipe on Pinterest and couldn't get it out of my mind. I had to make them immediately. I've made Chocolate Chip Scones before and loved them, but I liked the idea of making them a tad healthier by using part whole wheat flour and a few other substitutes. Don't get me wrong, it's hard to beat a classic scones, but if you're in the mood for scones and not feeling overly indulgent, these are a great alternative. Plus, it's always nice to sneak chocolate into breakfast! We really enjoyed these scones, and I'm happy to have this recipe on hand.
Skinny Chocolate Chip Scones
3/4 cup cold buttermilk
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold butter, but into small pieces
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with a piece of parchment paper.
2. Combine the first four ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a wire whisk.
3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, whisking to combine. Cut in the chilled butter with a pastry blender (or 2 knives) until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Gently fold in chocolate chips.
4. Add buttermilk mixture to dry mixture, stirring just until moist.
5. Place dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly four times with floured hands. Form dough into a 9-inch circle onto the baking sheet, about 3/4-inch thick.
Using a knife, cut dough into 12 wedges all the way through.
6. Brush egg white over dough and sprinkle evenly with sugar.
Bake until golden, about 18 - 20 minutes, depending on your oven. Serve warm.