This week I made a recipe I found on Pinterest called Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones. I've never made scones before so it was a bit of an experiment. It came from the blog Skinnytaste which is one of my favorite food blogs! Lots of great recipes, on the light side.
|Photo credit left goes to Gina @ Skinnytaste.com. Right is my own photo.|
I was in the mood for baking something, but I didn't want the high calorie count of a cookie. I figured I try out these scones since they look so good! Almost every ingredient is something I have on hand, minus the buttermilk. Also, she calls for 1 cup of white whole wheat flour. Something I don't think my commissary even carries, but I wasn't buying it just for one recipe. They tasted good! But in all fairness, they have chocolate chips so as long as you don't do anything drastically wrong, they are going to.
I personally didn't think they were amazing though. This could be my lack of experience actually tasting scones. Maybe I just don't really like scones? I don't know. I think I've only had 2 in my whole life. It could be the fact that I didn't use both types of flour in it, and only used all-purpose. Could be the fact that I forgot to cut them till they were already cooking so they may have cooked unevenly? I'm not sure, but I truthfully don't think it's a repeat in my book. This won't stop me, however from trying more of Gina's recipes! 200 calories per scone though, still beats the high calorie count of chocolate chip cookies. Does it beat the taste though?
Now I have 3/4 of a pint of buttermilk left. Any ideas on what to do with it? Come find me on Pinterest!!