Thursday, May 7, 2015
Are you making something special for the momma in your life this weekend? Brunch is always a great option- who doesn't love to brunch?
These quick and easy (promise) scones have Greek yogurt in them to keep them soft and moist. Oh, and it keeps them on the lighter side and boosts their protein content as well!
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Scones
Makes 16-18 scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cold butter, chopped
3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add butter and use a pastry cutter (or your fingers) to combine until a coarse sand-like dough is formed. Stir in Greek yogurt and mix until slightly moistened. Add in chocolate chips and fold until incorporated.
Use your hands to knead the dough 4-5 times in the bowl (incorporate any dry bits in the process). Remove ~3 Tbsp dough and roll into a loose ball. Place the dough onto the parchment paper, then flatten to a 1" thick circle. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until set and golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool entirely before serving or storing in an airtight container.
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc at 1:33 PM