Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones. Super easy, and can be made with gluten free or regular flour.

I really like making scones for my family, because they love them, and I love the fact that they use less sugar than many other baked goods. I feel good about serving them to my kids for breakfast, or putting them in their lunch box.  I’m eating a lot less gluten than I used to. On the other hand, my kids still eat a ton of wheat bread. It’s nice, that when I make a gluten free baked treat, they almost never detect the difference, and enjoy the foods just as much as when I made them with wheat flour. These scones are so simple to make. There is one tool that makes the job of preparing this a little easier, and that is a pastry cutter. If you don’t have one, a large fork would probably do the job just fine. Check out some images of the prep, below. Scroll down for recipe.↓ If you’re looking to make a large batch of all purpose gluten free flour mix, click here.

Blend flours, baking powder, xanthan gum, sugar and salt, and cut in butter with a pastry cutter. Blend until you achieve pea sized lumps of butter.↓

ch scone prep5Add chocolate chips and stir.  Next, blend milk, yogurt, vanilla and egg in a separate bowl, and then add to mixture.↓

ch scone prep4Stir until just barely combined. Do not over work.↓

ch scone prep3Dump batter out onto floured working surface. Using well floured hands, work dough slightly, just to form a large ball. (Don’t overwork!)
Pat into a circle, about seven to eight inches in diameter.↓

ch scone prep2Cut circle of dough into eight equal triangles.↓
Place on a lined or greased baking sheet and bake at 400° F for about 10-15 minutes.

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Chocolate Chip Scones
Delicious and easy. Can be made with gluten free or regular flour. Makes 8 scones.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups *all purpose gluten free flour (or wheat flour)
  2. 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  3. 1 tsp. xanthan gum (if using gluten free flour)
  4. 1/4 cup sugar
  5. 1/8 tsp. salt
  6. 5 Tbsp. butter (cold)
  7. 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  8. 1/2 cup milk
  9. 1/3 cup plain yogurt (or sour cream)
  10. 1 egg
  11. 1 tsp. vanilla
Optional Ingredients for Glaze
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2 Tbsp. milk
  3. 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  4. (combine all ingredients and stir until smooth)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. In a large bowl, mix flours, baking powder, xanthan gum, sugar and salt. Cut cold butter into a few small squares and add to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter, blend until you achieve a coarse meal with pea sized bits of butter. Add chocolate chips and stir to mix.
  3. In a mediumbowl combine milk, yogurt (or sour cream), egg, and vanilla. Stir well to mix.
  4. Add wet mixture to flour/chocolate chip mixture, stir until just blended (do not overwork).
  5. Pour dough out onto a floured working surface. With floured hands, work the dough just until a ball is formed (do not overwork).
  6. Pat dough into a circle about 7-8 inches in diameter.
  7. Cut dough circle into 8 equal triangles, and place them on a lined or greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° F for about 10-15 minutes, or until they begin to lightly brown.
  8. Allow scones to cool a little before topping each with a spreading of glaze (if desired).
Ingredients for two cups of all purpose, gluten free flour
  1. 1/3 cup tapioca starch
  2. 1/3 cup corn FLOUR
  3. 1/3 cup brown rice flour
  4. 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. potato STARCH
  5. 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. white rice flour
  6. 3 Tbsp. corn STARCH
  7. 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
  8. You can make large batches of this, store in a large container and use, cup for cup, in any recipe that calls for regular flour.
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