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.
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.
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 :)
- 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
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, 1 cup oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- 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.
- 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).
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until scones just start to turn golden and toothpick inserted near centre comes out almost clean.
- Allow scones to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
- 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.
I’m late to the game but wanted to say these are delicious! Thank you for the recipe and for adding a bit of fun to my quarantine mornings!
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.
So glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for your comment :)
LOVED it! Do you happen to have a just as tasty blueberry scone recipe? I am also looking for a savory scone… thinking a cheddar, chive type scone. Maybe with bacon or sausage! :)
Ooh, you need to try the herb & cheese version of these scones, and my mom’s famous buttermilk scones, they can be made with just blueberries! Here are the links:
Wonderful! I recently became unemployed, so lately I have been poor and bored out of my mind! When not applying and interviewing for jobs I have been baking and cooking new things (also keeps me from going out for meals). I had everything for these scones on hand (miraculously) and it was really easy and fun to make! Scones have always been a favorite of mine, but I am ridiculously picky with food so I like to know what goes in them, and be able to modify if need be!! This has been fun and I look forward to trying more of your stuff!! THANK YOU!
Good luck with the job hunt – just bring a few scones along on interviews to win friends ;)
Erin | The Emerging Foodie 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!
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 ;)
Sarah & Arkadi says
such lovely scones!
Oh what I wouldn’t do for one of these for breakfast every day! Oatmeal and chocolate chips is easily one of my favorite combinations!