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Chocolate Chip Granola Scones made with Quaker® Simply Granola Oats. A little crisp on the outside – soft, tender & crumbly in the inside. Perfection ♥
It’s officially December – the most wonderful time of the year. The holiday season is upon us and decorating, baking & wrapping are in full swing in my home.
Sometimes we’re so busy with our schedules and holiday preparations that we lose sight of the little things and the little moments during the holiday season.
Like winter break. The kiddos are home from school for over a week. It’s a great chance to spend some fun time together.
I try to make our breakfasts a little more special on days off. I have absolutely no problem admitting that we eat cold cereal during the week for breakfast. Weekday mornings are chaotic so we keep it quick & simple.
So when we’re all home, a special breakfast is a nice way to spend laid back mornings together. Even better when the kids can help out. Scones are fun (and easy) to make – kids love getting their hands dirty – mixing, shaping, patting and cutting the dough.
I combined two of our favorite breakfast foods – Quaker® Simply Granola and scones. The results are delicious breakfast perfection ♥
Quaker® Simply Granola is a delicious and satisfying way to fuel up for the day. Loaded with crunchy granola clusters, fruit and nuts – this is whole grain goodness at it’s best. We love both Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey Raisin & Almonds and Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Apples, Cranberries & Almonds that we made a batch of scones with each granola. We still can’t decide on our favorite : )
There really is something magical about a fresh, warm scone. A little crisp on the outside – but soft, tender and crumbly in the inside. Served with a cup of tea, coffee or even a sippy cup of milk – it’s wonderful.
You could go ahead and make a drizzle for these if you’d like, but we prefer our scones with a sprinkle of turbinado sugar before baking and served with butter, jams and fruit butters. The simple pleasures in life….
I hope everyone enjoys their family time together this holiday season.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Baking ♥
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- 2 cups flour
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup salted butter, cold & cubed
- 1 heaping cup Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Apples, Cranberries & Almonds OR Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey Raisin & Almonds
- ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoon turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Line a baking sheet/pan with parchment paper. I use a pizza pan.
- In a large mixing bowl - whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Using a pastry blender, cut in cubed butter until texture is of coarse crumbs.
- Break up any large clusters of granola. I pour it in a sealed sandwich bag and press down on it a few times with the measuring cup.
- Stir granola & chocolate chips into flour mixture.
- In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, egg & vanilla extract.
- Pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture. Stir until combined - do not over mix.
- Press out ball of dough directly onto parchment lined pan. Press into 8"-9" circle.
- Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
- Using a pizza cutter (or knife if you don't have a pizza cutter) slice scones into 8 slices.
- Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until tops are just light golden brown.
- Remove from oven and transfer scones, still on parchment paper, onto wire rack.
- Scones are best served a little warm & with butter, jams & fruit butters. Scones are best eaten the same day as baked, but can be stored covered for a day or two.
- Enjoy : )
I found Quaker® Simply Granola & all my baking supplies at my local Walmart store.