Chocolate, Oatmeal & Pecan Scones

IF YOU’RE AFRAID OF BUTTER, USE CREAM.”  Julia Child

Chocolate, Oatmeal & Pecan Scones | From My Sweet Heart

I’m not afraid of butter or cream!  Which is a good thing since both ingredients are found in these light, chocolatey scones!

I belong to a group of bloggers who love to celebrate chocolate.  Roxana, of Roxana’s Home Baking is the founder of The Chocolate Party.  Once a month, Roxana gives us an ingredient to pair with chocolate and we get to do our thing with it.  This month’s ingredient was pecans!

I am a huge fan of scones.  I love them in all sizes, shapes and flavors.  They are such a sweet, crumbly treat.  These are made with chocolate, oatmeal and pecans.  And yes…..butter and cream!   Indulge yourself.  After all, you deserve it!

One of my favorite ways to start out my day is with a delicious scone and a cup of coffee.

 

Chocolate, Oatmeal & Pecan Scones | From My Sweet Heart

 

Usually, I am buying them from my neighborhood coffee shop.  But they really are easy and quick to make at home.

 

Yields:  6-8 scones

Level of Difficulty:  easier than you think!

 

CHOCOLATE, OATMEAL & PECAN SCONES:

  • 1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of old fashioned rolled oats (NOT quick cooking)
  • 1/4 of a cup of firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 8 Tablespoons ( 1 stick) of unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces of bittersweet chocolate chunks
  • 2/3 cup of coarsely chopped and toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • extra cream and sprinkling sugar for garnishing

 

 

Chocolate, Oatmeal & Pecan Scones | From My Sweet Heart

 

Position a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat it to 375°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In the work bowl of your food processor, pulse together the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Cut the chilled butter into small cubes and add them to the mix.  Pulse for about 30 seconds.  The butter should be cut into very small pieces and the texture will be sandy with little lumps from the butter.  Add the chocolate chunks and the pecans and pulse just a few times more to combine.

While you continue to run the food processor, add the cream through the feed tube and continue to process the mix until the dough forms a ball.

Lightly flour your work surface and turn the dough out.  Pat the dough out into a circle or rectangle about 3/4 of an inch high.  You really can shape these any way you’d like.  You could form the dough into a circle and cut into even wedges.  You can use a square of circular biscuit cutter to cut them into shapes.  If your cutters are not straight edge, as mine  were not, the scones may not rise as high.  (But they will still be delicious!)

Transfer the scones to a baking sheet, spacing about an inch apart.  Brush the tops only, lightly, with a bit of cream and sprinkle with some sparkling sugar.

 

 

Chocolate, Oatmeal & Pecan Scones | From My Sweet Heart

 

Bake for about 14-16 minutes, or until they are golden.  Transfer them from the pans to a baking rack to cool.  They may be served warm or at room temperature.

 

 

Chocolate, Oatmeal & Pecan Scones | From My Sweet Heart

 

Scones can often get a bad rap for being tough and dry.  But these are amazingly light and delicate.  These will keep for about 5 days in an airtight container.  But they are also good, reheated, in a 350°F oven for about 10 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Intensely Chocolate, Carole Bloom

 

Thanks Roxana, for another fun challenge!  Check out what everyone did with chocolate and pecans this month!  Better yet, want to participate?

 

How to participate (the rules)
1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
2.) Include a link back to the Chocolate party page.  Optionally, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.
3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.

-add the linky code at the bottom of your post.

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Comments

  1. Amazingly I tasted a scone for the first time back in the spring. Unfortunately it was hard and dry. I’m willing to bet that I won’t be disappointed with these. Love the shape too!!

  2. Very yummy Anne. I’m happy I don’t have a neighborhood coffee shop that sells scones. That would be very dangerous. Also very dangerous to have a wonderful looking recipe like this in my collection. Hey, who needs a coffee shop? :)

  3. Delicious scone recipe my friend, I would devour it!

    Cheers
    CCU

  4. I would love a dozen! Yum!

  5. Anne, The combination of chocolate, oatmeal and pecans sounds delicious. Have one for me with your morning coffee.

  6. Why would you buy from your local coffee shop?? Look at what you make? Of course, I too am guilty of buying, especially from the coffee shop. They’re always so disappointing!
    I wish you made our coffee shops baked treats. :) I could do with one or two of these delicious scones with my cortado. They look fab Anne!

    Nazneen

  7. I’m not afraid either, and I find the best scones use a combination of both! Thank you for sharing. These look so very good!

  8. I love scones, these look wonderful and that shape is too cute!

  9. These scones look mouthwatering, Anne. I go brew some tea!

  10. These scones are so cute! I love all the ingredients you put into them… would definitely need to eat two at least. :)

  11. I am a HUGE scone lover! They are my favorite breakfast thing. And these scones look especially delicious.

  12. Wow, Anne! These scones are the perfect treat for both breakfast and tea/coffee time.

  13. I love scones! These look incredible!

  14. Anne, I’d love to start my morning with one of your delicious scones and a cup of coffee. They looks so yummy and tender :)

  15. What scrumptious scones, Anne! Looks like the perfect way to start the day…though I’d be snacking on them after lunch and dinner, too :)

  16. I have pounds of butter in the freezer at the moment plus most of a quart of cream in the refrigerator. So I’m definitely not afraid of either! These scones looks terrific – great combo of flavors. Particularly the pecans. Good stuff – thanks.

  17. What a clever scone recipe Anne! I haven’t made scones in YEARS and you’ve really got me wanting to make some in the morning. Unfortunately, no cream. Definitely putting this on my “to make” list! These look delicious – lots of flavors and great texture!

  18. Have never laid my eyes on such fabulous and gorgeous looking scones!!

  19. These look so delicious…I love this recipe. And I love butter and cream too!

  20. Love the oats in these!

  21. I love scones and with chocolate, oatmeal and pecans I am 100% sold!!

  22. Anne Boeckl says:

    Thanks everyone and looking forward to the next Chocolate Party together! : )

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