Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

If you are anywhere near where we live, you woke up to some pretty nasty weather this morning. Even though it is technically Spring, that doesn’t mean you are safe from an occasional snow/sleet storm every now and again before warm weather finally arrives. So my family and I are staying inside on this cold Spring Saturday and treating ourselves to a delicious warm skinny chocolate chip buttermilk scone! Best thing about it? It’s guilt-free! Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1 scone • Points +: 5 pts • Smart Points: 8

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp chilled butter (must be cold) cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • cooking spray
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°. Combine the first four ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in chilled butter with a pastry blender, or you could use 2 knives, until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Add milk mixture, stirring just until moist.

Place dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly four times with floured hands. Form dough into an 9-inch circle onto baking sheet, about 3/4″ thick. Using a knife, cut dough into 12 wedges all the way through.

Brush egg white over dough and sprinkle evenly with sugar. Bake until golden, about 18-20 minutes, depending on your oven. Serve warm.
Recipe adapted from: Skinny Taste
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