Thursday, April 23, 2015

Is that something green in my scone?

Zucchini is a very versatile squash. You can use it for just about anything from savory zucchini boats, zoodles, and fritters to sweet muffins, bread, and smoothies. Thankfully this amazing ingredient is not only delicious, but incredibly healthy too. Here is an amazing scone recipe sing the best properties of zucchini combined with the always amazing addition of chocolate chips. And they're healthy too!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Scones (10)
 
 
 

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Scones
makes 15
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup quick oats
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup sugar
2 egg whites
½ cup applesauce
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 ¼ cup grated zucchini
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and oil a large baking dish. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk the sugar, egg whites, applesauce, yogurt, and vanilla together. Mix the zucchini into the wet ingredients. Combine everything together, folding in the chocolate chips. Roll out the dough 1” thick on a lightly floured surface. Use a 3” cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to cut out 15 scones. Arrange them 1” apart on the baking dish and cook for 12 minutes. Allow the scones to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.

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