Triple Chocolate Mini Oat Scones with Salted Caramel Sauce

2 Feb

Who doesn’t love a good scone? It’s like a sweet biscuit, and breakfast-appropriate! Well, how about some scones filled with chocolate and doused with a homemade salted caramel sauce?

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Look at all the caramel goodness.

Yeah, I thought so. These are hearty, sweet, chocolatey, gooey and caramely. And they’re low-sugar, low-fat, half whole wheat and have oatmeal. So they’re basically healthy. Right? Yeah, let’s go with that. You could even make these vegan! The sauce already is, and the scones can be done with vegan Greek yogurt if you like. See? How easy is that!

I made these “mini” because A) mini is adorable and you can justify eating three of them without any guilt and B) they’re great for serving at a morning get together! Like when you go to the bar at 7:30 am to watch a British soccer team play a game. Yep, that’s exactly what these were for – and a hit they were! My team won, and so did I with these small sweets.

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COYG! (That’s: Come On You Gunners!)

Triple Chocolate Mini Oat Scones with Salted Caramel Sauce

Makes 24 mini scones

Triple Chocolate Mini Oat Scones, adapted from Valerie’s Cookbook

  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1/3 C cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 C + 1/3 C (divided) plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 C old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 C white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C nondairy or skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Salted Caramel Sauce, adapted from Veggies and Gin

  • 1 C nondairy or skim milk
  • 1/2 C packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt

Preheat oven to 400. Line a large baking sheet with a SILPAT mat or parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa powder, baking powder & soda, and salt. Use a wooden spoon to mix in 1/2 C Greek yogurt and the coconut oil.

Mix in the oats and chocolate chips. Now mix in the other 1/3 C Greek yogurt, milk and vanilla. Mix until dough starts to come together.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough until it holds together. Press it until it’s about 1″ thick, in a round-ish shape. Use a knife to cut 6 large triangles (like a pizza). From that, cut each triangle into 4 small triangles. Yep…time to bust out that geometry!

Place scones about an inch apart on the ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 400 for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool while still on the baking sheet.

NOTE: if you’re not into mini things, simply make 12 normal-sized scones and bake for 13-15 minutes.

While those are baking and cooling, make the salted caramel sauce.

In a small saucepan, heat milk and sugar over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Instead of stirring, simply swirl the saucepan a couple times. When it starts getting bubbly, let the syrup simmer for a minute.

Measure cornstarch into a small bowl. Add three spoonfuls of the syrup to the cornstarch and whisk together – this will thicken the sauce. Whisk this into the syrup. Keep whisking until the syrup thickens. Once it does, remove from the heat. Whisk in the coconut oil and Himalayan salt crystals.

Spoon warm caramel sauce over the mini scones, while they’re still on the baking sheet (this will make cleanup easier!). Don’t be skimpy with the sauce, either. Really pour it on! Store leftover caramel sauce in the fridge up to one week. I’m sure this would make AMAZING oatmeal! Or poured on ice cream. Or eaten with a spoon….

Once scones are completely cooled, transfer to serving plate or container for later consumption. These will last a couple days in an airtight container. As if….you’ll want to eat them all!!

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4 Responses to “Triple Chocolate Mini Oat Scones with Salted Caramel Sauce”

  1. Almost Getting It Together February 2, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    I never make scones because I did once and failed but love them!! I haven’t ever had a chocolate scone and love how little sugar are in these!

  2. Katie @ Recipe for Perfection February 2, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    Mmm, looks delicious! I love the combination of chocolate and oats.

  3. athleticavocado February 2, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    Scones are the best! these look so heavenly! The caramel sauce brings them to a whole new level!

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