Cocoa nibs are basically roasted bits of cocoa beans that taste very much like chocolate chips, but without the sugar! hurrah! They have a slightly bitter, nutty flavor, similar to a very dark chocolate. But are packed with antioxidants, and fiber- so added plus! Full disclosure: We did add a bit of mini chocolate chips in this batter to really sell it to the kids, bit it's mainly cocoa nibs. So you can choose what amount you want in your scones.
- 3 1/3 cup / 500 gr flour
- 1/3 cup / 80 ml wheat germ, optional
- 2 tbsps Baking powder
- 3 tbsps Cane Sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 c / 80 ml Cocoa Nibs
- 4 oz / 110 gr butter, cold
- 1 1/4 cup / 300 ml milk
- 1 egg or 2-3 tbsp heavy cream for glazing
- sprinkle with cane sugar, optional
- Preheat oven to 400F/200C
- Put all the dry ingredients in a big bowl. Use a whisk to blend.
- Cut the cold butter into small pieces and crumble into the flour with your hands.
- Mix the cocoa nibs into the dough and pour in the milk.
- Gently work the dough together with your hands, so nothing is dry, it shouldn’t be too sticky either. You can add more milk, if it is too dry or more flour if it is too sticky.
- Flatten the dough and cut into desired shapes. Brush the scones with either a lightly whipped egg or heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar, if using.
- Bake for 15-20 min depending on the size and thickness of the scones. They should be barely golden on top, but golden on the bottom.
How to serve
Serve the healthy scone on a plate and pour honey/chocolate sauce.
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Use our ingredients cane sugar and cocoa nibs to make the tastiest scone ever.