I have been making this recipe for quite some time. I don’t even know why I haven’t shared it with you guys. It is so delicious. Kids love it and you can truly make the whole thing in no time. It is not too sweet. It is a quick breakfast on a busy morning and it is absolutely amazing with a hot cup of tea.
I think that it would probably be easy to swipe the chocolate chips with blueberries or peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips…I say this but in all honesty I haven’t tried it simply because the
hormonal wonderful teens that always hang at our house are somewhat obsessed in love with chocolate!
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats (old fashion NOT quick oats)
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces and kept very cold
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup cold buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg, whisked (for topping)
Raw/Torbinado sugar (for topping)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine your flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add your cold butter. Using a pastry cutter or your finger combine your butter to your flour mixture until you have a coarse mixture. You shouldn’t have pieces any larger than a pea.
Add your chocolate chips, buttermilk, 1 egg and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon combine until all liquid is absorbed. Your dough will be extremely sticky. Dump everything on a well floured surface (wooden cutting board is best in my opinion). Using your hands (best tools known to man!) knead your dough gently until your have a soft texture (do not over knead). Form into an 8 or 9-inch circle about 1- 1 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 8 pieces. Put all 8 scones on your prepared baking sheet. Brush with your whisked egg and sprinkle with your raw sugar. (amount suggestive to taste, about 1/2 teaspoon per scones I guess)
Put in your preheated oven and bake for 17-18 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy.
Note: I like to cut my butter into small pieces and put it back in the fridge for a few minutes while I get everything else ready. I find that by the time I cut my butter into the small pieces it has already started to warm/melt just from the heat of my hands….just a thought maybe your hands don’t melt butter! 😉
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Peace and I am probably more hormonal than they are,