Friday, March 19, 2010

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

Happy Friday! I am so late with my posting today because I usually write most of the post the night before and upload my pictures. Last night I had a terrible migraine so I was out of commission. I went to bed before 8 (okay I usually go to bed around 9, so it's not a huge stretch for me)! After I got home from work yesterday I went for a run, thinking it would help. I got through my run migraine free but as soon as I stopped running it came back. Since I went to bed at 8, I woke up at 5 ready and raring to go to spin. (sorry, that's kind of nauseating, I know)

When I got home from work I was ready to bake. We are almost out of muffins and scones, so I wanted to make some before the weekend. Danny's parents are coming tomorrow for the day, so I know we'll be busy hanging out with them! :)  I had to have an ice coffee before I started. 


First up was pumpkin chip scones. 
The batter. 
I decided this time to use a round 9 inch cake pan.
topped with milk and a little bit more of sugar
Pumpkin Dark Chocolate 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 plain greek 0% yogurt 
2 1/2 tbsp 1% milk (or whatever you have)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
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 pumpkin. Then stir in yogurt, milk and vanilla. Stir. Add chocolate chips. Stir until dough is thick. Spray a 9 inch cake pan with non stick spray. Spoon the batter into the cake pan and spread it out evenly. Lightly brush the top of the scones with milk and sprinkle it with sugar. Bake for 20 minutes until tops are lightly browned. Let cool in pan on the top of a cooling rack for about ten minutes. Use a pizza cutter to cut into 12 pieces. Remove from pan and let cool. 

yum! I had 2 of these right out of the oven!

Thank you so much regarding the amazing comments and conversation that went on regarding ADHD and medication. As a teacher and a person who isn't really an advocate of medication it can be a slippery slope.  It's hard to watch children that have severe ADHD struggle in school, but I can imagine it would be hard to put my child on medication. I agree with you all that medication is an absolute last resort. Sometimes people can be quick to judge and say the words "ADHD" when it's just an overzealous child. I am interested in the Feingold diet, but don't really know anyone on it, so if anyone knows anymore send the info my way! Thank you all for contributing to it! 

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful day! I am going for a walk as SOON as Danny gets home! :) 


Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

Holy breakfast...that looks amazing!! :)

pegasuslegend said...

ok, this has got to stop your torturing me, have 100 recipes to try of yours already this is 101, send me some please! I would love these for breakfast, never have the time! love the flavors in this scone pumpkin and chocolate perfect!

tasteofbeirut said...

These look good so good that i want to make them for this weekend too except I don't have any spelt flour! Next time then!

Simply Life said...

oh those look amazing!

healthyexposures said...

Oooh - these look great!! Not surprising though, since - all of your recipes do ;)
And in response to your comment earlier - yep, I did post the icing "recipe" a bit ago! It's under my breakfast recipes, but I'm also going to start linking to it. I've just been lazy about it, haha. And, hopefully you can find those bars! I can't see why Price Chopper would have them but not TJ's or WF's (you lucky duck, you!) haha.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

The scones look great and i can't wait to hear bout the raw/vegan granola that you made! I make one too that's vegan and i could keep it technically raw but i just bake it in the oven not the dehyd.

the agave info. Not new. At all. It's been around since the beginning of time and many ppl hate agave and bad rap it. I think it's better than sugar but yes, it all converts to sugar in our body. I use it in my arsenal of sweetener tricks, i.e. maple, agave, sugar, brown sugar, lucama, yacon, stevia, etc. It's just another sweetener; not any better or worse than any others is the way I see it. No sweetener is "health food" and so when you take it at face value: a sweetener, agave is as good as any, for me at least :)

Angie said...

Scones look great!
I missed your question about the ADHD. I am glad to see a teacher against medication. I feel many kids before were put on it that didn't need it. And now there are probably kids that need to be on it that aren't. I use to have a coworker that was, well just crazy, she finally confided that she only took her meds sometimes, those were her good days. It was insane dealing with her.

Andrea @ said...

Wow these look absolutely delicious! Great recipe and great photos!

Mother Rimmy said...

I have a few friends who suffer from migraines. I hope you are better! Your scones look delicious!

whataboutsummer said...

Your recipes are so impressive- where do you get them or how do you think of them? Also, what do you do with all the leftovers? (being single, I end up trying to make tiny fractions of recipes and it's usually a disaster- at least it's a small disaster!)

lynn @ the actors diet said...

yum - i love scones, especially with pumpkin in them, and i like that you can cut yourself one that isn't the size of your head!

Katie @ Cozydelicious said...

These look great! I love playing with different scone recipes. I don't think I've ever made a pumpkin scone but they sound amazing! I'm going to hav eto try these. Thanks!

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