Chocolate Chip Scones

Guess who ate too much this weekend? Friday night we went to Eddie’s, a local pizza place. It’s really, really good. I started with an order of kale rolls because fresh bread rolled with a ton of mozzarella, roasted garlic, and kale is never a bad thing. Think savory cinnamon roll. I had one of those followed by the largest “small” salad I’ve had in awhile. It was of the mixed greens variety. Then, a 12″ Chicago Italian Beef sandwich. I hadn’t ever had one before. Fresh baked bread. A ton of thin sliced beef. A brick of of mozzarella cheese. Complete with a bowl of au jus for dipping. The owner could not believe I took the entire thing down in one sitting. I couldn’t believe I did either to be honest. Last night we lightened up the meals to compensate for eating a ton over the weekend—that is what you do when friends are in town, don’t you? That would have been fine, except we went to meet up with some friends. That turned into another heaping plate of delicious Nepali food after eating chicken curry for dinner, drinking way too much wine, and stopping at Voodoo Doughnut on the way home. Surely you’ve heard of this place? I think it’s one of the most overrated places in Portland, but it serves a purpose. That meant I’d eat not only a Butterfingering (chocolate cake with chocolate glaze + crushed butterfinger) but an ODB (raised yeast doughnut with chocolate frosting, Oreo’s and peanut butter). Unnecessary. Delicious. You can see the rest of the insane menu on their website. It was an absolute food overload.

We also ate an entire batch of chocolate almond biscotti [not this weekend, thank god], and I didn’t take a single photo. I guess this means I’ll have to make more—darn. This is what happens when I try to hold out on some of the baked goods for natural light. It’s finally starting to stay light out when I get home. I’ve been counting down to these days. We’ll just ignore the fact that it was snowing this morning. It’s not like it’s March or anything.

Meet these lovely chocolate chip scones. They’re not chocolate biscotti, but they’re equally awesome with a cup of coffee. Or tea. Or standing over your sink watching the craziness going on in the parking lot across the way. Do you know what kind of entertainment can come from a phone booth? That’s a whole other blog entirely…

I’m starting to really like this whole oat flour thing. It’s not from a gluten standpoint, but from a nutrient standpoint. I’ll gladly take extra fiber and nutrients. I don’t bother buying a separate package. I almost always have rolled oats in the pantry, so I usually pop it into the blender, food processor, or coffee grinder. It’s really easy.

Inspiration: Peas and Thank You

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk [I used almond]
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment.
  2. Whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl, or the measuring cup, whisk together the applesauce, milk, coconut oil, brown sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, combining gently. Don’t overmix.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface.
  7. Shape into a circle about 1 1/2″ high.
  8. Cut into 12 wedges and arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  10. Cool and eat. The chocolate chips melt all over the place and life is good. Just try not to eat them all in one sitting.
  • http://forgottenbeast.wordpress.com forgottenbeast

    Mmm, I love a good scone. Especially eaten over a sink while spying on the neighbors. Mine aren’t nearly exciting, except the one neighbor dude who is still apparently terrified of me after a year of attempts at cheerful waving/small talk. Anyhoo, I need more scone in my life. As in, there has been NO scone in my life for a long time, and that needs to change. Love that this recipe doesn’t call for gobs of butter. I KNOW that’s what goes into a good scone, but I don’t need to see it ;) I could also do with a kale roll–that sounds amazing!

    • http://thehooteats.wordpress.com Michelle

      We have some neighbors like that. It really isn’t that hard to be friendly. I don’t expect to have full-blown convos, but a hello every now and then doesn’t hurt!

      Leave it to Mama Pea to put together a lovely butter-less scone!

      • http://forgottenbeast.wordpress.com forgottenbeast

        Or even a wave! This one dude just puts his head down and run-walks when he sees me wave. Well, clearly does it AFTER he sees me wave.

        And now I can’t decide if the next time I make baked goods if it should be the tried-and-true amazing pea brownies, or if I should branch out and give these a go. Because scones are amazing and different from what I usually make…but brownies are brownies.

        • http://thehooteats.wordpress.com Michelle

          How come you never see a chocolate scone? What if you dropped in a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder? Brownie scones? Why not? Can I put another question mark in this?

          • http://forgottenbeast.wordpress.com forgottenbeast

            Can there be too many question marks when it comes to brownie-scones? I think not. Why ISN’T this already a thing? Guess what just got bumped up to the #1 spot on my “Bake This!” list…

          • http://thehooteats.wordpress.com Michelle

            Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

      • http://forgottenbeast.wordpress.com forgottenbeast

        So, I went to give these a try this weekend, opened up my cocoa powder…and it was empty. Pretty sure I’d remember emptying it, and pretty sure I’d throw out the empty container. Have I mentioned how excited I am to NOT have roommates in…less than a week?? So I gave up on baking completely and made a raw dessert instead, haha. It was good, but it was no choco-choco scone.

        • http://thehooteats.wordpress.com Michelle

          Haha! Did they really think you wouldn’t notice an empty cocoa powder container? That is the fun part about being on your own, you can no longer blame things on other people.

  • http://www.sixteenbeans.com kyleen

    Oh, I do that every weekend. I give myself a mental pat on the back for eating so healthfully during the week and then I bake during the weekend. These scones look absolutely scrumptious!

  • http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com Choc Chip Uru

    These look like glorified fluffified massive chocolate chip cookie wedges – please may I have one :D

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