I will still do a few MoFo posts following the prompts provided by the MoFo elders, starting with today's prompt: "Rise and Shine! It’s MoFo time! Tell us about your breakfast."
Breakfast is the main reason I get out of bed in the morning. My breakfast is not varied and adventurous. It always consists of a cup of coffee and some sort of yummy carb. Sometimes it's sprouted wheat bread toast, and sometimes it's something sweet like these scones. They are just a little bit chocolaty, just a little sweet, and really quite filling for such a thin wedge of food. Do you think that maybe they are so filling because of all that fat that's in them? Nah.
I've blogged about a similar version of these before, and I'll tell you again now what I told you then: I feel a little deceitful calling these wedges "scones." They have no butter or margarine, which instantly disqualifies them as scones, and they are made with only a little bit of sugar and all sorts of non-sconey ingredients, such as chickpea flour and a good amount of flax meal. They are not deliciously buttery, but they are still tasty and they have been my faithful breakfast companions for weeks. Maybe I am underselling these wedges, but I don’t want to mislead you into thinking they are OMGsconeswithoutanybutterandtheytastejustlikeregularscones!!!1!!1!!
You have been warned! These are not typical scones and they probably shouldn't even be called scones. I kind of like the name Phony Sconeys, but that only works if you pronounce scone to rhyme with "Joan" and not with "John."
How do you pronounce the word scone wherever you live?
Chocolate Chip Breakfast Scones
What to do:
These tend to get toasty bottoms too quickly if baked in the middle of the oven instead of the top third.
Coconut butter is expensive, so I make my own in my food processor. To make enough coconut butter for this recipe I use almost a whole 7 oz bag of unsweetened coconut, or about two and a half cups. You see how smooth the coconut butter drizzle is? I cheated. That's not really my homemade coconut butter. Mine always looks a bit grainy because my food processor can't get it super smooth. The smooth stuff you see drizzled on top there is actually from a tiny 1 oz packet of Artisana coconut butter.
There is only one tablespoon of cocoa powder in these, so they're not very chocolaty. If you want to increase the amount of cocoa powder I would recommend also increasing the amount of sweetener. You may need to use a bit less milk if you do that.
If you throw in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips instead of only 1/4 cup then these can be plenty chocolaty!
Time to wrap this up with a photo of someone cute. Have I ever shown you a photo of Squeaky? I don't think I have. He's a male wood duck who visits us a few times a year and he's always trying to sweet talk an uninterested female mallard. He's quite smaller than the mallards but that doesn't stop him! We call him Squeaky because he doesn't quack, he squeaks. Yes, thank you, I know we're very clever with our duck names.