Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Scones: The Perfect Weekend Breakfast

The other day I was talking to my cousin and she gave me a scone recipe. She said her husband has become a scone junkie since she started making these so I just had to give them a try. The recipe is simple enough with only a few ingredients.

Ingredients:
2 cups flour (I'll probably try whole wheat flour next time)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder (note: baking powder is different than baking soda)
1/2 tsp salt
1 pt (16 oz) whipping cream
toppings or whatever you'd like to mix in

I made mine with pb2 (but I didn't add enough and the flavor didn't come through), bananas (I probably could have used 2 bananas instead of 1) and chocolate chips (I used half the bag and this is the most dominant flavor)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all dry ingredients. Next, add in toppings until evenly distributed. Lastly, add in all of that whipping cream. Mix until there are no dry pockets. The batter will be very sticky.

Plop dollups of batter onto a greased baking sheet (I just spread a little olive oil around a baking sheet with a paper towel and that worked out well). Feel free to place dollups close together as the scones do not rise or expand while cooking. They pretty much keep their shape. Toss into the oven for 20-24 minutes.

The smaller ones were ready by about 20-22 minutes where I let the bigger guys cook for a little longer. I used an oven timer as it was hard to tell by looking at them if they were done.
Lay on a cooling rack for quicker post-cooking consumption.

This recipe was SUPER EASY and delicious. The only thing I didn't already have on-hand was whipping cream. I had one for breakfast this morning and will probably have one every day this week!  I think next time I'm going to try mixing in some frozen blueberries. I will let you know how they turn out! If you make this recipe, please let me know what ingredients you try and what works best for you!

14 comments:

  1. those look awesome! I want to try to make pumpkin scones!

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  2. I will probably try the recipe with pumpkins in the fall! What a great idea!

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  3. Hmm, I wonder if I could use something instead of whipping cream to veganize these. They look awesome! How much PB2 did you end up putting in? I am almost through my bag of PB2 like that. I use it almost every morning :)

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  4. I'm not sure what a good equivalent would be for whipping cream. I thought about it when I was typing this up since I usually like to put in some text on vegan versions.

    I put in 1 1/2 tsp... but I didn't make PB out of it first. I think that was my downfall! I thought it would mix with the whipping cream but it didn't. Now I know for next time!

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  5. I love making scones! Two of our favorites are ginger cream scones and cranberry oatmeal white chocolate. The ginger cream are similarly to above using crystalline ginger and whipping cream. Can use milk too. Bet you can use almond or coconut milk too. The oatmeal ones are more involved but worth it.

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  6. I've never been a big fan of scones, my mother however LOVES Them so maybe I'll attempt these next time she's up! :)

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  7. These were actually very moist compared to other scones I've had. Which I think was a plus! Let me know if you end up making them!

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  8. Katie @ Live Half FullApril 9, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Oh yum! I'm totally making these soon. Thank you!

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  9. Lauren @ Lauren RunsApril 10, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Mmm look delicious!!! Will have to try!

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  10. They were quite delicious! Let me know how you and the hubs like them!

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  11. Tried this recipe today! Put in 1 1/2 bananas and 1/3 bag choc chips. They flattened like pancakes in the oven, but still taste delish! I think that I should have put in more flour to counteract the bananas. Love this recipe! Thank you :)

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  12. Thanks for the update Emily! I'm so glad you liked the recipe! I will have to note to maybe add a bit more flour to compensate if I add in more banana. I'm glad they turned out delicious regardless!

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