Chocolate Chip Coffee Scones

Unlike pretty much every person on the planet, I don’t like coffee.

I don’t like black coffee, I don’t like coffee ice cream, and I don’t even like those Starbucks drinks that have more sugar in them than actual coffee.

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However, I’m well aware of the fact that other people like coffee.  Many other people like coffee very much.  And this blog is for other people, after all, so I beleive it’s my duty to share some coffee recipes.  Scones seemed like a good enough starting point.

With these Chocolate Chip Coffee Scones you get your cup of coffee and your breakfast all in one (though feel free to have an actual cup of coffee with them too.  I know some people need it 😉 )  Talk about convenience.  But that’s not all.  I had several coffee addicts taste-test these scones, and the results were pretty darn impressive.  All thought they were delicious and several people went back for seconds.  That’s the sign of a successful recipe if I’ve ever seen one.

If you like coffee and chocolate, you will like these scones.  Your waistline will also like these scones as an added bonus.  So will your busy schedule.

Conclusion?  You should probably make these scones.

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Chocolate Chip Coffee Scones

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/3 cup sugar (I used raw cane sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee grounds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup hardened coconut oil or butter (not melted at all)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line two baking sheets with a silicone mat (such as a Silpat) or parchment paper.
  2. In a cereal bowl, combine buttermilk, coffee, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, coffee grounds, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Add coconut oil/butter to dry ingredients and cut it into dry ingredients until a dry meal is formed. Mix in chocolate chips.
  5. Add buttermilk mixture and mix until a sticky batter forms. You may have to use your hands.
  6. Drop circle of batter onto prepared pans. Make sure to spread them apart as scones will rise and spread a fair amount in the oven. You can make 12 smaller circles or eight bigger ones.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until firm. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving. Scones are best served warm on the first day, but can be kept in an airtight container for up to one week.
http://thesmartcookieblog.com/chocolate-chip-coffee-scones/

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You’re welcome, coffee lovers.

(P.S. I know I promised a salad recipe, but I’m away on vacation now and I forgot to bring the recipe with me!  Whoops!  My mistake guys, but I’ll get that salad up as soon as possible!)

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