There is just something about a scone. I feel like it is more sophisticated than the average treat!
Scones remind me of a fancy afternoon tea or chic coffee house which is why I guess I love them! Last year, we went to the Ashton Hotel in Fort Worth for tea and they had the most delicious scones I have ever had! One of them was full of pineapple chunks, which gave it this amazing flavor. Another was a chocolate scones that was really rich and decadent! I remember we just sat there groaning over how amazing they were 🙂
The main ingredient in most scones is butter. Butter gives it that light, fluffy, biscuit like texture. If you are trying to eat healthier or can’t have dairy, then you probably don’t get to eat scones!
So, last weekend I decided to remake one of my favorite scone recipes into a much HEALTHIER version! I shared the tutorial on snapchat (add me with username alexisroch) last weekend and now I’ve got all the details for you 🙂
Whenever I am remaking a recipe with butter, I typically replace it with coconut oil and/or applesauce. Since baking is such a science, it doesn’t always work in baked goods, but with something that doesn’t change form much, like a scone, it works really great! With cookies, like these chocolate chip ones, it is a bit trickier replacing the butter. Scones keep the same form while they bake, so it is easier!
Here is the easy recipe for healthier banana chocolate chip scones!
I thought these really turned out delicious! If you saw my picture on instagram, the original version is definitely lighter in color, but the texture is still similar!
I personally like scones that aren’t too sweet, but if you really like sweet treats, you can add more sugar! It won’t mess up how they bake, so feel free to add to your liking! These scones taste amazing with tea or coffee. I had mine with some vanilla cold brew for breakfast…delicious!
As always, these are super easy to make gluten-free. Follow my gluten-free baking tips here. Since these don’t rise that much, you don’t even really need to add xantham gum to the mixture! For a really rich vanilla flavor, try this with homemade vanilla extract, but any type will do.
Next week, I have some fun things to share about another recipe remake I have been working on. It’s a vintage cake recipe that is so easy and fun to make! The May newsletter is coming along too which will be featuring a delicious lemon inspired recipe 🙂 If you don’t get my newsletter, feel free to sign up below!