Thursday, October 30, 2008

Espresso Chocolate Chip Scones


I have been craving scones lately, but did not want a treat high in fat or calories. I found this Weight Watcher's recipe for scones, and decided to use it as a base for an espresso flavored scone. They turned out to be a tasty breakfast treat. The scones were more soft and chewy than a typical scone because they were low fat, but they were full of flavor. It was hard to resist having more than one. I am going to have to play with the base recipe and create some more flavor combinations. Any suggestions?

Espresso Chocolate Chip Scones
2/3 cup quick oats
1/3 cup Reduced Fat Bisquick
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tsp instant espresso powder (use more if stronger taste is desired)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Mix all the ingredients. Pour into a pie plate and bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Let cool.

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31 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

OOOH, those look divine.

How about a flavor-combination of hazelnut and dark chocolate?

Wandering Coyote said...

Oooh, excellent idea! Coffee & chocolate is one of my favourite flavour combinations.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I've been looking for a good scone recipe... and OMG this one could be vegan (with soymilk)! Thanks so much!!!

miss v said...

yum! perfect for a lazy sunday breakfast!

Krista said...

Those look delish! One of my favorite "sweet" combos is chocolate with walnut....or maybe pecan and caramel? The possibilities are endless!

Misty said...

Megan,
THese look great and I LOVE your blog.
Curious, do you have any really good apple recipes??? I have a whole case and need to do something with them.
can you email me??????
Misty (JuJu's mom)
MOM to gggg quads
misty@urechquads.com

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh, what a divine idea. Espresso and chocolate is definitely one of those perfect pairings :)

Carla said...

Mmm sounds great for breakfast!

Mary Ann said...

These look and sound great. I am always looking for a treat that is a little lighter! Thanks for coming by my blog.

Lisa said...

I love that these are from WW. Your octopus is adorable.

sharon said...

Wow, they look scrumptious! Definitely going to try them sometime soon! All my baking stuff is back home at my parent's house, and I'm driving down this weekend to visit them back in the small town! Will keep you posted if I try them out!

Juliet said...

You had me at "espresso" - these sound amazing! And a WW recipe - even better!

Foong said...

How about a combination of peanut butter and dark chocolate? The scones look great. Maybe I'll give it a try one of these days...

Bob said...

Those look awesome. I have to second veggiegirls suggestion of hazelnut and dark chocolate, that sounds deadly.

Jessie said...

I love scones, chocolate chip scones go so well with mocha flavored coffee! I have to try this one day :)

Pam said...

The scones sound wonderful! I would love to have one of these with a cup of hot chocolate.

eatingbender said...

Ooh scones!! And ESPRESSO scones at that - what a great idea! They are already so yummy with coffee and I'm sure these are even better! I'm not sure what you could do to tweak because these look perfect as is ;o)

Adam said...

Whoa, scones without the scores of butter? Very cool, I like the hazelnut in there too, it sounds delicious :)

stephchows said...

mmmmmmm hazelnut delicious!

Side note: So your grandma is from NJ??? I grew up in South Orange (northern nj), where about did she live?

Maria said...

I love scones and this combo looks awesome!

Mansi said...

thanks for your comment on my Mocha Brownies! these scones look amazing too:) and I totally share your passion for coffee and chocolate:)

Hannah said...

Mm, that sounds really good, plus very easy to veganize and adapt with different flavors!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Ooh, Megan, my kind of post. I love scones for breakfast then with a big cup of coffee mid afternoon. You know how I love chocolate. I will definitely be making these. Thank you for the recipe sweetie.

imadedinner said...

Those look fantastic!! I think I'll be making those oh, tomorrow!

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

These sound great Megan. I made scones recently using only whole wheat flour and substituting peanut butter for regular butter. If you're looking for healthy then you'd love em!

Tina said...

Ooooh, I want to make these! YUM! Thanks, again, for your guest post! :)

Sam said...

I've never heard of espresso scones before, they sound delicious.
You could try chocolate and cherry, that's always a winning combination

Reeni said...

These sound delicious. I think Espresso brings out the flavor in chocolate so well. Love that you made them healthy.

Michelle said...

I've been meaning to try making some scones. Your recipe is the perfect motivation! They look fantastic!

Foong said...

Oh Yummy! Chocolate chip scones and a weight watchers recipe at that too.

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