Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scones

It’s been too long since we talked breakfast recipes! Not that long, you say?  A week is long when we don’t talk breakfast, my friends.  Breakfast isn’t called the fuel of champions for nothing.

Actually, I made that up, it’s not even called that.  But champions do eat breakfast, and that’s a fact.  Some champions eat chocolate chip oatmeal scones for breakfast, I’m certain of it.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scones

Breakfast at my house is kind of a free-for-all affair.  We tend to all eat together, but we all like to eat something different.  I like something simple and quick so we can get onto the rest of the day.  Carl, on the other hand, likes eggs, pancakes, waffles, and other warm and labour-intensive things.  (Basically if it involves pulling out a pan before 8 a.m. I consider it labour intensive).  Fortunately Carl likes to make his own breakfasts, along with enough to share, but the expectations he has raised mean days he’s gone in the morning I sometimes feel like I spend half the morning sorting out the various breakfast requests.

Enter a breakfast that makes everyone happy, even if I do have to break open a banana or boil an egg to fulfil the requirement of “well-rounded”.  Anything that tastes like a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie that I can eat for breakfast is a major winner in my books.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scones (www.hiddenponies.com)

I have some fabulous Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins coming up soon too because, yes, I have a problem: I want to eat cookies all the live long day.  My kids fully support this kind of breakfast fare, and Carl finds them a very satisfying breakfast appetizer.

We’ve talked before about how I feel about scones that aren’t dry and crumbly, but instead are tender, soft, flaky and, preferably, warm.  I feel strongly, you could say, and these fall into that delicious scone category.  Give ‘em a try :)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scones

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scones
 
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A dense, oaty scone bursting with the flavour of a perfect chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. If you want an extra treat, add a drizzle of icing!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats + additional ¼ cup for topping
  • ⅓ cup lightly packed brown sugar (dark or light brown sugar both work)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup butter cold, cubed butter
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup chocolate chips, plus ¼ cup for sprinkling on top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, 1 cup oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk, milk, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture all at once and gently stir with a fork until just combined. Stir in ½ cup chocolate chips.
  5. Gather dough into a ball in the bowl and turn dough out onto prepared cookie sheet. With lightly floured hands, pat dough into an even 8" round. Slice with a very sharp knife into 8-10 pieces and separate pieces slightly. Press remaining ¼ cup oats and ¼ cup chocolate chips gently onto top (optional).
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until scones just start to turn golden and toothpick inserted near centre comes out almost clean.
  7. Allow scones to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
  8. Best served warm, or transfer to cooling rack to cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or freeze for longer storage and reheat when needed.

*Source: Adapted from my Lemon Rhubarb Scones, inspired by Jessica at My Kitchen Addiction.

 

Comments

  1. Allison says

    So amazingly tasty and easy to make! Only 2 left for myself… too many friends begging for one! Going to have to make a second batch.

  2. says

    Oh my goodness, Anna, these look awesome! I love chocolate chip oatmeal things and these would be no exception! Pinning! I’m glad I just stumbled on your blog for the first time; I love meeting other food bloggers passionate about and promoting Jesus! :) Can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

  3. says

    Scones have a special place in my heart because I studied abroad in Ireland for a semester. And chocolate chips for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do ;)

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