Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones with Whipped Cranberry Butter

Aug 24, 2010Breakfast, Recipes

These rich, deeply satisfying scones have a sweet and nutty flavor—and about one-third the calories and saturated fat of a standard scone, thanks to peanut flour and buttermilk.

Peanut flour is available for purchase online at The American Peanut Shellers Association.


SERVES 16

Scones:

2  cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2  cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
4  oz low-fat buttermilk
1  egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chunks

Cranberry butter:

3 tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375◦F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Add the butter to the flour mixture and cut in with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Do not overmix.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, sugar, buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract. Stir the wet mixture into the flour mixture, add chocolate chunks and combine just moistened without overmixing.
  5. With lightly floured hands, knead the dough in the bowl until it comes together and transfer it to the prepared baking sheet. Press the dough into an 8-inch diameter disk and cut it in 8 wedges or make mini scones by dividing the dough in half and cutting into 8 equal pieces with each half. If desired, brush the top of the wedges with additional buttermilk and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake about 18-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack. 

Nutrition Information:

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 200 (130 without chocolate chips), Fat: 10g fat (6g without chocolate chips), Carbohydrates: 27g (18g without chocolate chips)
3 g (2 g without chocolate chips)