Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones


Another scone recipe! Sorry, but I'm loving these scones. Flavored with pumpkin and chocolate, these scones are more decadent -- more of a dessert scone. They are still quite good with tea and butter, or a glass of milk! The chocolate chips could easily be replaced with some pecans or dried cranberries, if chocolate isn't your thing.


Makes about 8 medium scones.

Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
6 tbsp salted butter (or used unsalted and add 1/2 tsp salt)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp plain yogurt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl. Cut in the butter, mashing it in with a pastry cutter or your fingers. (This step can also be done with a food processor).

In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin, egg, vanilla, and yogurt, whisking until slightly foamy. Pour the mixture into the flour-butter mix, and combine well. Add the chocolate chips, if desired.

Roll the dough onto a cutting board, and cut into triangles or biscuit shapes. Spray a baking sheet or use a silicone liner, placing the scones about 1 inch apart. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until very slightly brown.

Enjoy warm!



2 comments:

LaraAnn said...

Another good one that I just had to add to my recipe collection. I would never have thought to put chips in with the pumpkin - I love both so why not. Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Gwen said...

You're welcome! Thanks for reading! :)