Orange Chocolate Chip Whole-Wheat Scones
For breakfast, brunch or a snack, scones are a well-loved treat! Cut the sugar and white refined flour and make them a whole lot healthier! Whole-wheat pastry flour and SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Valencia Orange Sweet Drops™ make these soft and flaky with a sweet hint of citrus. Picky hubby and kid approved!
- 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 Tbsp. SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener
- 6 Tbsp. cold butter, sliced
- 1 egg
- Juice of 1 orange and zest or 1/4 cup juice
- 1/2 cup 1% milk
- 1/2 tsp. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Valencia Orange Sweet Drops™
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (grain sweetened) or carob chips
Orange Glaze Topping
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1 Tbsp. SugarLeaf®
- 1 egg white
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine whole-wheat pastry, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener. Using 2 knives, cut the cold butter into the dry mixture until it forms small pea-sized pieces of dough. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk the egg, orange juice, milk, and SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Valencia Orange Sweet Drops™ together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
On a floured surface and with floured hands, knead the dough a few times. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer the dough to the lined baking sheet and shape it into about an 8-inch circle. Using an oiled pizza cutter, slice the dough into 8 triangles. Use a spatula to separate the wedges.
For the orange glaze topping, mix the orange zest with the SugarLeaf® in a bowl until combined well. Crack the egg white in another bowl and use a pastry brush to spread over the top of each scone. Sprinkle the orange zest mixture over the egg white wash on each scone.
Bake the scones until they are golden brown, about 15-18 minutes. Let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then carefully slide them onto a wire rack to cool for another 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe and photo courtesy Sugar-Free Mom.