Friday, February 19, 2010

Strawberry Chip Scones!

Happy Friday! I know that it is happy to most of you non-teachers, but I have to say I am NOT so happy, because it means back to work on Monday. I have really enjoyed this week, spending time doing whatever it was I wanted to do. Most mornings I woke up pretty early and settling in on the couch with coffee, a muffin and the TODAY show. I would read blogs, work on my own and just not worry about anything else. Eventually I would make it to the gym and then come home and bake or cook or read more blogs. Tough week, I know...

Yesterday I decided would be my baking day....I started out with my tried and true, never fail recipe of...

I just keep making these over and over and over again because they are such a great way to start the morning. Whole grains, barely any (unprocessed) sugar and 2 types of fruit, what could be bad? NOTHING, I tell ya. Danny eats 2 of these a day, hah. 

In my effort to expand my horizons and continue in my quest to discover new foods (and seeing some scones around the blog world lately), I decided on these scones. I was ready to make some adaptations to fit whatever I had in my pantry/freezer. So onto something I haven't tried before...

Strawberry Chip Scones! 
Okay, so maybe they aren't shaped perfectly, but hey it was only my first time making them!
Roll it out into a circle on a lightly flour surface...
I used a pizza cutter to cut it into 12 pieces.
They definitely were not shaped perfectly, but again, it was my first time making them so it's okay.

Right out of the oven.

Strawberry Chip Scones

1 cup spelt flour
1 cup oat flour
1/4 cup Turbinado sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1/4 cup plain greek 0% yogurt (Oikos)
2 1/2 tbsp 1% milk (or whatever you have)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup frozen strawberries cut up
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1-2 tsp flour to dust counter with
1 tsp milk to brush scones
1 tsp sugar (for top of scones)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl combine flours, sugar and salt. Stir in baking power and baking soda.  Add applesauce. Then stir in yogurt, milk and vanilla. Stir. Add strawberries and chocolate chips. Stir until dough is thick. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough. Form it into a circle and cut into 6 or 12 pieces depending on the size you'd like. (I sprayed a pizza cutter with non-stick spray to make it easy to cut.) Use a spatula to move pieces to a non-stick cookie sheet. Lightly brush the top of the scones with milk and sprinkle it with sugar. Bake for 20 minutes until tops are lightly browned. Remove and transfer to a cooling rack. 
I also made a bunch of other treats yesterday including goji berry granola bars, flax seed crackers, pitas and flat bread (that may have failed...)! So I have lots more recipes for you! 

So for my last day of vacation, I will be going to a spin class and then getting a manicure and pedicure! I haven't spent any money all week (and I'm very proud of myself) so today is my treat day!

Hope all your Friday's are wonderful! I may not be so happy at this time Monday...haha (but really...)


Christie @ Honoring Health said...

Yum, I love scones! And who cares what they look like! When I make them, I just make them round, sort of like biscuits :D

Christine said...

I've never had a scone, they've never really looked appealing to me but those look amazing. I expect lots of treats / meals over spring break so prepare now!!!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow awesome scones

Jeanne said...

These look so good! I love scones but I don't make them very often. I've never tried strawberry/chocolate scones before, I will definitely have to give them a try!

Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

Scones are my absolute favorite!

I could care less what they look like... as long as they taste good :)

pegasuslegend said...

these look soooooo good, talk about gaining weight! I would be a ton if I lived with you omg these look awesome :) p.s. I am not a test tester in my house.. anymore my husband has that job now, how do you stay so slim my dear?

Sook said...

Oh these look fantastic! I can't wait to try them.

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