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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!

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Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Scones

My sweet tooth tends to get the best of me. Healthy baked goods are my way out…basically anythings semi- “wholesome” that contains chocolate will work.
The other afternoon, I decided to make scones. To me, scones are the one pastry that are either really good or really crummy. Dry or amazingly moist. With this in mind, I had little faith in these whole wheat, lower fat scones. Surprisingly, they were nicely flavored and not too dry. I loved the pomegranate-chocolate combination…very high in antioxidants and very food “trendy.”

Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Scones
About 9 scones

1/2 c yogurt
1 t vanilla
1 egg
2 c whole wheat flour
2 t baking powder
½ t salt
1/4 c cold butter, cubed
2 T sugar
1/4 c dark chocolate chips
1/3 c pomegranate craisins

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, vanilla and egg together until frothy. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Work in the butter with your hands until the mixture resembles small peas. Add in the sugar, craisins, and chocolate and stir in the milk mixture, reserving about a teaspoon for later. Mix gently with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together.

Sprinkle a clean worksurface with a bit of flour and turn out the dough, kneading for no more than 12 times. Pat dough into a round shape, flattening it with your palms to 1/2 inch thick and cut into 8 wedges. Place on a baking sheet covered with a Silpat or parchment and brush over the leftover milk/egg mixture. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack and eat warm or cold.

Workouts have been fabulous this week. Although I am tired, I have been so much more motivated in the gym. I tried Bodypump for the first time and now I am officially hooked!!!

Off to go lounge by the pool with roomies Mary and Rachel today!

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