I will be the first to admit I am not much of a cook. For one I hate touching raw meat which detours me most of the time, and for two something about smelling the food for the time period in which you make it makes me not hungry for the food once it is finished and then it feels like a waste of time. I really want to be more of a homemaker, but it's definitely a work in progress for me. However, so far I do enjoy baking!
Once upon a time I made 70 pancakes for youth and ended up with three boxes of bisquick left for me to take home, so I specifically searched for a bisquick utilizing recipe. This plus a sweet craving for breakfast for something other than pop tarts or cereal led me to these scones.
I found it using the Sparks Recipes app. This app allows users to share recipes that will be a little healthier for you. So far I have loved everything I have tried from there.
It is super quick and easy, I hope you enjoy it!
For this recipe you need-
1 and a half cups of bisquick
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of milk
3 egg whites
4 tablespoons of chocolate chips
For the icing
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of milk
(Side note: you may notice I have pictures whipping cream instead of milk. Well that is because Josh used the last bit of milk last night. Obviously cream is not the healthier alternative of milk ( you could use soy or almond milk) but it's what I had on hand, so there.
Also, I usually buy heart healthy bisquick, just to make myself feel better about eating bread. I'm no health guru and I won't pretend to truly know whether or not it is that much better for you, but, I've seen it used by other well known healthy recipe bloggers so I blindly follow their instruction. There is apparently also a fiber choice.)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Begin by mixing your dry incrediants including your chocolate chips.
In a separate bowl mix your milk and egg whites.
Then combine the two, being careful not to mix too much.
(Another side note- I made this recipe one morning with raspberries instead of chocolate chips and so far those were my favorite! To add fruit, I washed and added them when adding the milk and eggs to the dry ingredients.)
In this next step the recipe calls for you to use a cookie sheet and form the scone triangles yourself. I found this difficult my first time making them so the next time I opted for a cake pan. I found this to be much easier.
Spread evenly along the bottom and pop it in the oven for ten minutes.
While your scones are baking you can whisk the ingredients for your icing. Again, I used cream instead of milk for this part. I will say compared to the times I used milk, the cream made the icing much thicker and, well, prettier on the scones. The milk makes it rather runny and the icing turns brown from the vanilla extract. Milk obviously is the healthier choice, but just FYI.
Once your scones are finished allow the pan to cook and remove them from your pan by turning it upside down onto a plate. Cut out the triangle pieces and then drizzle on the icing! Or ice and then cut on accident like I did. Still good though!
This recipe makes 8 servings and takes about 15-20 minutes.
If you slept in on your Saturday morning you still have time to pop some in the oven! Enjoy!