Tasty Tuesday: Breakfast Scones

So this Tasty Tuesday recipe is bucking the trend for me.  1. It’s NOT vegan and 2. It’s NOT healthy…BUT it IS tasty! 🙂 I recently visited the most darling family owned bookstore/coffee house where I ordered a Soy Chai Tea Latte to keep me company while I browsed through the books. The owner tempted me with her fresh out of the oven homemade orange-cranberry scones and I simply could not resist. They smelled so delicious and proved to be the perfect compliment for my tea. I enjoyed my little treat while cruising shelf after shelf of gently used books. It was such a lovely way to enjoy a rainy afternoon!

Since that day I have been slightly obsessed with making scones. In fact I have made them each morning for the last 6 days; each day experimenting with a different flavor. So far orange-peach has been my favorite. I honestly don’t know how I got through 33 years of life never having made scones before. I guess I had NO idea they were so easy (granted I am cheating a little by using a pancake mix). For the past week waking up each morning to enjoy a freshly made scone (or two) with a hot cup of tea while reading my book has been completely heavenly. So wonderful that I wanted to share this super simple recipe with you!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of your favorite pancake mix (the kind that you only have to add water)

1/2 cup of your favorite milk (I have used coconut and almond)

Your choice of mix-ins. Some ideas include: cinnamon-apple, lemon poppy seed, mixed berry, orange cranberry, or chocolate chip. My favorite so far was the morning I made a batch of orange-peach scones with orange zest and a freshly chopped peach. They were so yummy!

sugar, for sprinkling on top

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 400. Mix all ingredients together, including whatever mix-ins you are using. Kneed dough together with hands and flatten into a circle on floured surface. Cut into 8 triangles much like you would cut a pizza or a pie. Sprinkle each triangle with sugar. Bake on an un-greased cookie sheet for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Abandon the $4.00 per scone prices you find at the fancy coffee shop and make your own batch to enjoy by yourself…or better yet invite some girlfriends over for scones and tea! 🙂

What’s your favorite scone flavor? Would love some ideas of new flavors to try!

-Sarah

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