Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What's for breakfast? Try these chocolate scones!

Good morning! My last day off! Ahh...I got a little taste of summer with these 2 beautiful days and I am so excited for it to be here! I think today I'm going to drive out to my mom's house and go for a run out there and then sit in her backyard...since I don't have one.  The sun hasn't even really come up here yet, but it's supposed to be a gorgeous day. I put away everything from our vacation yesterday, so I can do some relaxing today. 

Also I went to Trader Joe's AND Whole Foods. I picked up 4 packages of organic meats for Danny so I can be semi stocked up for dinners and lunches for him. I also picked up a new type of sprouted bread from Trader Joe's and picked up millet flour to try. Anyone have any good recipes using millet flour?? 

I have to order more goji berries and cacao nibs, but I don't get them at Whole Foods anymore because they are way too expensive there. I order them at iHerb.com and if you enter the code CUL864 at checkout you will get $5.00 off! Has anyone tried the goldenberries? Those are my next thing to try.

Yesterday I baked scones and muffins. While in the middle of making the pumpkin dark chocolate chip scones I realized that I didn't have any pumpkin. I just had to roll with it and make some changes accordingly. 

almost looks like chocolate chip cookie pie....tastes as good, without the guilt.

Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

1 cup spelt flour
1 cup oat flour
1/4 cup Turbinado sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
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 applesauce (generous 1/2 cup) I used unsweetened organic applesauce
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 applesauce. 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. 

On a side note...did you know Mott's applesauce has high fructose corn syrup in it??? I usually don't buy it because I normally get it from Whole Foods or Trader Joe's but a couple of weeks ago I happened to just pick some up. I didn't pay attention because I was in a rush and when I got home I read the label. I couldn't believe it! You just cannot escape HFCS!!

What foods have you been surprised to see have HFCS in it?? Have a wonderful day, for all you teachers enjoy our last day off for awhile! 


healthyexposures said...

Gahhh, your recipes kill me! Sooo good! And - these photos came out really nicely, by the way :)
LOOOVE goldenberries. Give the trail power mix by nativas naturals a try - I bought my bag from iHerb and they have a good price. It's goji berries, mulberries, and goldenberries. I'm in total love with it.
And that is just plain wrong about the applesauce. What the heck?! I always make sure to get the unsweetened natural kind - and if it's a brand I haven't purchased prior, make sure it's just apples and water listed in the ingredients...but still. I can't think of anything else I've been surprised to see it in off the top of my head, but often times when I see added sweetness to fruit-like foods, I kind of think to myself "Why does this need sugar?!"
Enjoy your day off!

Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

Scones are my absolute favorite!! I LOVE these!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this look really good!

Simply Life said...

oh wow, those look great!

coffeeismycarrot said...

i just made a recipe lastnight that had worchestershire sauce in it. I'm doing a clean eating challenge so looking very closely at labels and saw that the sauce had HFCS in it. Oh no!

Gracie @ Girl Meets Health said...

Yum yum YUM!! I absolutely LOVE scones but always shied away from making them myself. But this recipe doesn't look intimidating at all. And they really do look like big slices of chocolate chip cookie, which is never a bad thing :)

Christine @ Grub, sweat and cheers said...

Fabulous looking scones!

I was annoyed to find HFCS in granola bars I bought for my girls. I try to check all labels but every now and then I get caught out. I can't believe they would put it in applesauce. That's wrong on so many levels.

shannon (the daily balance) said...

these look fantastic! now i know what I'm baking this weekend ;)

thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

I think you should send some of those =] ! Great breakfast or night time treat!

lynn @ the actors diet said...

yeah it seems like everything has HFCS in it still, at least the stuff in major grocery stores.

Mary said...

These look fabulous and I'm sure they taste as good as they look. I wish I could help with the millet, but I am, alas, a millet virgin. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kathy Gori said...

These look amazing!

Katie said...

Those scones look yummy. You are a great baker. I love how you can make something sweet healthy. I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe.

espo. said...

ah! my friend blakely has some millet flour recipes, i'll send them your way! xx


Angie said...

Those scones look so good, I love your recipes. Your vacation looks amazing, Glad you guys had some time to relax.

Travel Eat Love said...

Yum! I need to start carb loading for Boston Marathon, maybe scones will help :)

Casey Angelova said...

Yummy! You are killing me! I would love these for breakfast, but I am quite lazy in the morning.

Emily Ziegler said...


Simply a homerun.

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