Chocolate Cinnamon Scones with Vanilla Sauce.
The sun rises and sets on these scones. I promise.
While I usually prefer chewy, gooey cookies and fudgey brownies and fluffy cake and dense milk chocolate that melts in your mouth for dessert, sometimes a perfect scone fits the bill.
And by dessert, I mean breakfast. Because it doesn’t matter how much vanilla sauce you pour on or how many chocolate chips you stuff in, a scone is a scone is a scone, and a scone equals breakfast.
So please, go have dessert for breakfast.
I used my tried and true scone recipe that can convert even the biggest scone-hater. Trust me, I was one of them. I always had it in my head that scones were dry, crumbly and plain. Do you feel the same? Search no further.
These scones are like a triangular slice of dense cake, but super moist and bursting with melted chocolate. And I hate to admit this, but they aren’t super sweet either. I know most of you will enjoy that, while I will just wonder why you are so weird.
Not only can you have a delicious, dessert-like, spiced chocolate scone for breakfast, but it also makes a great snack with a cup of tea. Or something like that. I think tea tastes like dirty water, but did dip some in hot chocolate and it proceeded to melt in my mouth. Chocolate on chocolate. You can’t go wrong.
makes 16 scones
3 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cups cold butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips
course sugar for garnish
melted butter for brushing
Preheat oven to 425.
In large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and cocoa powder. Cut in butter until it forms coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently.
Divide in half and pat into 7 inch round circles. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cut into 6 or 8 wedges.
Bake at 425 for 13-15 minutes.
from southern food
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Combine sugar and salt in a small saucepan. Stir in 1 cup boiling water. Let simmer, stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Stir in butter, vanilla extract and salt and mix well. Serve over warm scones.
Are you hungry yet?
92 Comments on “Chocolate Cinnamon Scones with Vanilla Sauce.”
yum! I use that same sauce recipe to make a Lemon Sauce. Just add lemon juice and grated lemon grind instead of vanilla and I pour it over my mom’s “plantation cake” recipe. A dark spicy molasses gingerbread with a shortbread crumble on it…to die for!!
Wow chocolate scone and chocolate chips? Swoon! These look amazing. :)
These would make a wonderful Scone Friday scone in my book! Talk about drool worthy.
i have never been a HUGE fan of scones. Well let me rephrase that..if they dont have that dry crumbly-ness going on then they acutally may be one of my favorite treats, BUT its so hard to find moist scones! I want these now
These look heavenly, Jessica! I could definitely go for one right now. Thanks for sharing yet another delish recipe!
hmmm thsi scone hater might just have to give these a try!
Yum yum yum!! I’m starring an awful lot of your recipes in my reader lately :) Would you believe I’ve never made scones? I’m definitely going to have to put this on my to do list!
You must change that!
oh my – HOLY YUM!
literally was just saying at work that i wanted to bake something tonight (which happens like once a year)…and in trying to come up with the perfect thing to bake i said ‘wouldnt chocolate scones be great’….maybe with pumpkin…
and i come home and find this recipe…no pumpkin…but the cinnamon is the perfect Fall touch! so excited to make this tonight…fate.
Let me know if you make them. :)
Jessica. Dense, chocolate-bursting scones? With VANILLA SYRUP!? You’re killing me! I want to eat like you.
The bakery where I work makes mexican chocolate scones- they have cayenne and cinnamon (AND chocolate chips!). YUM. Yours look delicious too!
I should add some cayenne next time!
I did I did!! lol delish!!! thanks to Annie@stronghealthyfit :) I also added cinnamon chips with the chocolate chips anddddd cayenne
i want the vanilla sauce!!! omg there is nothing wrong with caro syrup, sugar, water, and heat…you can make soooo many great things, from caramels to vanilla sauce!
Hope life is calm for you. Mine isn’t but lots of good irons in the fire. Just slammmmmmmed busy! :)
If I have this for breakfast I won’t ever want to make it to lunch time.
Chocolate for breakfast…. yes please!
YES I’m hungry now! Oh my goodness these look delish! I spent my entire afternoon baking today…..I wish I’d gotten my hands on this recipe sooner ’cause I would’ve made them today!! YUM!!!
Love scones and love your version!
Wow! I want it now! Yummy!
ha, “scone hater”? is there such a thing?
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First off- I love your blog with the great recipes and food styling. I am newly married and new in the kitchen and your blog has become my go-to cooking guide! About to bake these scones for a treat in the morning!
Hi Jessica! Just tried this recipe out, and it’s gorgeous, I’m going to make it in full tomorrow – however, I don’t have any chocolate chips, only a big bar of baking chocolate. How many grams would I have to use in equivalent?
You left out the baking powder with the dry ingredients :) I made these tonight and added 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1/2 cup each of chocolate chips and cinnamon chips..OMG DELISH!!! Thanks for the recipe :)