Sunday, October 14, 2012

oatmeal peanut butter chocolate scones

I was very excited to get the third Baked book, as I've been baking from the first two for years. As we were headed for the cottage for the long weekend, I quickly baked the oatmeal peanut butter chocolate scones for breakfast, and to bring along with us on the car trip.


I like to bake scones because they take no time at all, and no advanced prep. Butter, buttermilk and egg straight out of the fridge, one bowl, minimal handling, and no standing mixer to wake up the sleeping husband.

In this recipe, the flour, dark brown sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda are mixed together, then the butter gets cut in. You make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, and pour in buttermilk, an egg yolk and peanut butter. The mixture gets lightly combined, then chocolate chips get folded in. I also added chopped peanuts, because the Baked guys recommended chunky peanut butter for texture, and I didn't have any. So I used about 1/3 cup of chopped peanuts, and 2/3 cups of mini chocolates chips.



The resulting dough is then turned out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and quickly shaped into a circle, and brushed with egg white, and sprinkled with raw sugar. The scones are cut before baking, and after they come out of the oven, so their edges are nice and soft.



1/8 of this recipe make for a filling breakfast, and I would totally serve mini versions of these to my girls for breakfast, with a glass of milk and a banana. Yum!

I really enjoyed making, and eating these! I'm sure it's not the last time this recipe gets used!

I baked these, mainly because I wanted to eat them, but also as part of Baked Sunday Mornings' quest to bake all the recipes in all three BAKED cookbooks. For the recipe, and to see how the other members of this group liked this recipe, click on through to the Baked Sunday Mornings website! And feel free to buy the book and join us! We bake out of Explorations every second Sunday.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful scones! And I totally agree about the ease of making and no advance prep. I like making scones and throwing them in the freezer for later use.
    Well done!

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  2. Your scones are so beautiful! I love how brown they look, but still very moist. Glad you also enjoyed these.

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  3. Wow - they look terrific - I used mini's in mine too, just the perfect size. I make scones all the time and freeze / bake on demand - works wonderfully. Well done!

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  4. Very nicely done! I like that you used mini chocolate chips - I had to grind peanuts, too! I think these would be good in a smaller size, too.

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  5. Perfect! I enjoyed eating mine, too, which is why I had to give them away as soon as they came out of the oven. ;)

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  6. Yours look great. I also thought they were massive and will try minis in the future!

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  7. Great job! I considered doing minis too as they would be the perfect ting to grab n'go for breakfast.

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  8. Sigh, your photo is beautiful as always!

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  9. Very addictive!
    Not sure if you got my late link?
    http://brownieonthebench.blogspot.com.au/

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  10. Wow, your scones are GORGEOUS!! I decided that I liked mine better separated before baking, but maybe I should reconsider... :)

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  11. Your scones look perfect! I really enjoyed making and eating them too.

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