I saw these on Pinterest and wanted to make them immediately! Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones… so delicious!!!
Scones are a different type of baked good. They have the texture of a biscuit and are not as sweet as a similar flavored muffin would be. These particular scones have a hearty texture and a healthy amount of chocolate chips to make them extra special. Enjoy this breakfast treat!!
Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones
Slightly adapted from Skinny Taste
- 3/4 c. cold buttermilk
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 2 t. vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 c. all purpose flour
- 1 c. white whole wheat flour
- 1 T. baking powder
- 1/2-1 t. instant coffee powder or espresso powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 3 T cold butter (from the refrigerator)
- 3/4 c. chocolate chips
- 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
- Extra sugar for sprinkling! You can use raw sugar if you want a crisp topping
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit. Spray baking stone or cookie sheet with Pam.
- In a medium sized bowl, combined buttermilk, sugar, vanilla and egg. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
- Combine both flours, baking powder, espresso or coffee powder and salt in a large bowl and whisk briefly.
- Cut chilled butter in small cubes and add into the flour mixture. Use a pastry blender, two forks or your fingers to combine. It should look like coarse meal when you’re done. Don’t worry if there are some rogue bits of butter lingering.
- Add in chocolate chips and gently fold in with a spatula.
- Pour in buttermilk mixture and use a wooden spoon to stir until moist.
- Flour a parchment paper or clean counter. Pour out dough and knead lightly three or four times with floured hands. My dough was pretty sticky!!! I ended up adding some extra flour (feel free to add a couple tablespoons at a time… you don’t want to add too much!!)
- Use your hands and form dough into a circle (about 9 inch diameter.) You want it to stay pretty thick – about 3/4 to an inch.
- Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into 8-12 wedges. Brush egg whites over dough and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake until golden brown, about 17-21 minutes. Serve warm.
*This will keep well in airtight container or ziploc bag for a few days. Pop in the microwave about 10-15 seconds before serving.*
And if you eat one of these with a big mug of decadent dark hot chocolate… I don’t hate it.