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skinny chocolate chip scones

Skinny Chocolate Chip Scones

A lighter take on scones without sacrificing flavor and texture. Perfect for breakfast or a Tea Party!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 scones


  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter (but into small pieces)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • cooking spray
  • 1 large egg white (lightly beaten)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with a piece of parchment paper.
  • Combine the first four ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a wire whisk. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, whisking to combine.  Cut in the chilled butter with a pastry blender (or 2 knives) until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  • Add buttermilk mixture to dry mixture, stirring just until moist.
  • Place dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly four times with floured hands. Form dough into a 9-inch circle onto the baking sheet, about 3/4-inch thick.
  • Using a knife, cut dough into 12 wedges all the way through.
  • Brush egg white over dough and sprinkle evenly with sugar.
  • Bake until golden, about 18 - 20 minutes.  Serve warm.


Source: Adapted from SkinnyTaste.com
You're Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword breakfast, chocolate