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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Skinny Chocolate Chip Scones



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
cooking spray
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.


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