April 26, 2011

# Scones

Peanut Butter Scones

For Lent I decided to give up peanut butter. I know what you’re thinking "Peanut butter? But you love peanut butter!" I thought it was crazy too but I wanted to give up something I really cared about for Easter.

For the most part I did well; I didn't even crave peanut butter. I do admit that I had lots of help from almond butter and Nutella!

Due to my peanut butter fast I knew that I wanted to make something delicious and filled with peanut butter. I love scones but I haven't made them for a while so I decided I would bake up some healthy scones.



But first...
A ceremonious spoonful of peanut butter




Oh peanut butter, how I missed thee. How did I manage without you?

Yum

These scones are really tasty and have a great peanut butter taste. They make a great breakfast!


You can serve with peanut butter and jam

Peanut Butter Scones

1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp chocolate chips
1 tbsp trail mix or mixture of seeds and dried fruit (optional)
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1/4 cup yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400° F
Combine the white flour, whole wheat flour, rolled oats, peanut butter, brown sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon. Stir with a spoon until everything is combined and mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in flax seed, chocolate chips, and trail mix.
In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, vanilla, and milk
Add milk mixture to flour and stir until dough is moistened and sticks together
Transfer to a lightly floured surface. Pat dough out into about a 1/4 inch thickness and then cut or shape into circles
Bake 15 minutes until just lightly browned and baked all the way through. Check the bottoms to make sure they are not burning
Transfer to a wire rack to cool


18 comments:

  1. Sounds great!

    Christine
    christinespantry.blogspot.com

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  2. just stumbled upon your blog Katrina! I'm new to the blog world but LOVING all the baking blogs and learning lots. I too love scones and plan to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Debby

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  3. You're a strong person to give up peanut butter! I'm really loving these scones, they would be perfect with a little addition of chocolate chips :) Super healthy breakfast!

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  4. great job on giving up peanut butter! those scones look like a super way to end the lent :D they look delicious!

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  5. Yum, these will be a huge hit in my house. These are definitely a make!

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  6. I could never give up peanut butter, even for a day! Your scones are a great way to ease back into PB nirvana.

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  7. They look great! I would definitely give up peanut butter for Nutella! ;j - Jas

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  8. What a brilliant way to get your peanut butter! These scones sound great.

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  9. Haha, love the licked spoon shot! That happens anytime I scoop peanut butter out of the jar, too. These scones look amazing, Kat! Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad I found your beautiful blog and am going to explore more of your recipes! :)

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  10. Oooo I love this! Looks delicious and the pictures are perfect! :)

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  11. mm this looks good! i dont really crave for peanut butter all that much, but this I'll definitely eat

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  12. Oh my gosh, I would die if I couldn't have peanut butter for that long! Haha, I think these scones are a great way to incorporate it :)

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  13. Mm mmmm!!! This sounds wonderful!!!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  14. I cannot believe you gave up pb for lent. you are a brave brave soul. I just posted about my undying love and obsession with pb haha
    xo
    little miss
    (littlemissvegancupcakes.blogspot.com)

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  15. Your scones sound wonderful, I too would have a very hard time letting go of peanut butter for any amount of time.

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  16. Well done on giving up peanut butter! I made the crazy decision to give up all things chocolate, including nutella and anything with cocoa powder. Challenging but worth it!

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  17. Yum, sounds fantastic for either breakfast or snack! I just made peanut butter muffins too, so we clearly must both be nuts. ;)

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