Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

Okay, so I've been on the lookout for some low cal-ish (yes, I made that word up) new recipes.  Because I've been working several days a week lately, I've been searching for recipes for breakfast that I can make ahead of time and have ready to go.  I DO NOT cook on mornings that I go to work.  As I have said before, 5:30 and I are not friends.  I'm not getting up earlier than 5:30 just so I can cook.  NOPE!  Not gonna happen. 

So, I don't know about you, but I had never actually eaten a scone and I had certainly never baked a scone.  I wasn't even sure if I knew what a scone was.  But, oh my gracious, they are fabulous!  So, you ready for the recipe?  Thanks so much to Gina at SkinnyTaste for making my diet not feel quite so much like a diet. 

Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

Sevings: 12 • Serving Size: 1 scone • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 199.6 • Fat: 8.1 g • Protein: 3.7 g • Carb: 29.8 g • Fiber: 2.3 g • Sugar: 12.8 g
Sodium: 257.4 mg


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


Preheat oven to 375°.  Combine the first four ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Spray a 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 into dough into 12 wedges, cutting 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 with a big ole glass of milk, skim of course.  MMMMM!



  1. My husband loves scones and I never make them because I know they are full of fat. I'll have to try this healthier version.

  2. those looks sooo YUMMY! i wish i could bake!

  3. Chocolate and baked goods at breakfast -- you're speaking my language, girl! This looks good. I will have to try them this weekend.

  4. These sound good! And you can't pass up chocolate for breakfast!

  5. Wait a minute! Are you telling me that skinny, chocolate chips, and buttermilk all go hand in hand? Girl, I am so in! :)

  6. You've never had a scone??? Goodness that is sad! I'm so glad you remedied that situation! I triple heart LOVE scones! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I am valiantly trying to get my diet whipped into shape!

  7. Mmmm, I love baked goods for breakfast. And as you know I'm also dieting so thanks for sharing!!

  8. I'm picturing the look on Miss Whimsy's face when I serve THIS up the next time she's home. She always loved chocolate chip muffins growing up. She told me that she's trying to eat healthier than she did last semester so this should be right up her alley.

  9. Tanya, Got ready to make these this morning when I noticed a mistake in your recipe. You left out the buttermilk! Whoops!

  10. These were fabulous! Loved them! I'm posting a photo on my blog today, will link it back to your post.