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Hazelnut and Chocolate Chip Scones

Hello Hello!
Today has been pretty busy. Just a lot of boring school work and such….you know the drill.
I worked for a good solid while and got an itch to bake. I hadn’t made scones in a while, so I lucked out on finding a fabulous and healthy recipe and whipped up a quick batch. Total time was about 30 minutes. See, baking isn’t all about flour bombs in your kitchen or huge messes to clean up. Some things you can make in a snap!
I found this recipe on Savvy Eats that was posted as ‘Chai Tea Scones’ however I used my favorite Chocolate Hazelnut Tea from Stash Tea Company. I also added in some semi sweet chocolate for a little added sweetness.
For one LARGE scone, only about 174 calories and 6 grams of fat. Not too shabby.
The scones were fluffy and delicately scented with hazelnut/chocolate flavor. Holy YUM.
Chocolate Hazelnut Scented Scones
Makes 8 large scones
2 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T baking powder
1/4 t salt
2 T chia seeds
1/3 c. canola oil
1 c. skim milk
3 bags Stash Chocolate Hazelnut Tea (cut open bag)
1/2 c semi sweet chocolate

1. Mix dry ingredients together
2. Add oil, work into flour
3. Add milk in 3 pours, knead into a soft, sticky dough
4. Stir in chips and tea
5. Dump onto sheet pan and pat into 1/2 inch think round
6. Cut into 8 scones and separate onto sheet
7. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes


I skipped my workout today because I have lots of working out to do in the next few days and I have the Turkey Trot on Sunday here in Athens! Going to be lots of fun. A GREAT weekend ahead!
Lots of fun posts to come!

Dinner was veggies!
I roasted up a small sweet potato (fries), mushrooms and cauliflower
I love the fact that I can eat a TON of vegetables and not feel guilty!
SO good.


Off to go hang out with some friends tonight. Haven’t seen Michael since Sunday!
xoxo-Morg
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Whole Wheat Banana Muffins


I made some super healthy banana chocolate chip muffins the other day and froze a big batch of them for quick on-the-go breakfasts….I mean who doesn’t love bananas with chocolate chips?? Although they are not super decadent, these little gems are perfect for a chocolate/ pastry craving.


Only 106 calories per muffin and 1.5 grams of fat…what more can you ask for? GUILT Free!


SERVES 16

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 1

    Stir together flour, baking powder and soda. Set aside.

  2. 2

    With electric mixer, beat sugar and yogurt. Add eggs, one at a time, and milk, beaintg until smooth after every new addition.

  3. 3

    Add flour mixture and banana alternately to creamed mixture. Fold in dark chocolate chips.

  4. 4

    Turn batter into lightly greased 8x4x2-inch loaf. Bake for 60-65 minutes at 350degrees.



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