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! Yep, I agree…scone = breakfast, regardless of the contents of the scone :-)
I do that too. If something is typically classified as a breakfast food, no matter how dessert like it is made I will eat it for breakfast. My sweet tooth never stops.
Amen to that!!
I’m picky when it comes to scones, but these babies look absolutely amazing! Just may have to make these, umm, ASAP!! :)
I love the shot of you pouring the sauce over the scones!
Dessert is our favorite kind of breakfast!! These look DIVINE. We’d start drinking tea if it meant we could have more of these…!
They look beautiful Jessica!
I love this idea of kind of “reversing” the usual vanilla cake + chocolate sauce!! And I’m so not one of those “too sweet” people. It’s not too sweet for me unless my teeth rot out of my head after the first bite.
A girl after my own heart!
I now have serious scone cravings. These look utterly delicious, and I love a nice, decadent breakfast now and then. I like the “not too sweet” note as well. I have a serious sweet tooth, but can only handle so much “sweetness” for breakfast :) I swear your photos just keep getting better and better. You have a great blog!
Thank you so much!
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Let’s have breakfast! You bring these scones and I’ll bring…napkins? BAHAHA! (Trust me, you don’t want me to cook)
I absolutely love scones! In my hometown in San Antonio, there is this bakery I used to go to ALL the time and get their scones then *baptize* them in honey and it was like heaven rejoicing on my tongue HA! I miss scones! These look wonderful. Then again, there seriously hasn’t been even ONE thing you’ve created or cooked/baked that didn’t look divine. You could roast sand and make it look appetizing, though I don’t recommend it;)
Have a great day, girl!
LOL! Same to you!
Clearly – I must make these! I’ve been dying to attempt SCONES!
hahaha I think tea tastes like dirty water too :) And I love dessert foods turned breakfast foods. I always think muffins are cupcakes in disguise :)
These scones are looking great! Loving the idea of the vanilla drizzle too :) xo
When I was growing up, my mom managed convinced me that I didn’t like scones.
She was wrong.
Scones are delish. ESPECIALLY when they are chocolate!
P.S. I just got around to creating a blog roll and you’re on it! (:
I adore scones! Just ask the ones I long for in the bakery case at Starbucks. But I’d order a batch of yours any day!
Oh Jessica… you just won my heart over! Scones are my favorite!! These look AMAZING!!!!
Loving your action shots lately – scones are amazing.
You kill me, Jess! I’ve never had a scone… but now I’ll try them!
Never had one? You must try!
can one bathe in that vanilla sauce? just hypothetically, of course ;)
Anytime you can get away with eating something very chocolately for breakfast is a VERY good thing:).
I love scones! These look like they belong on my plate, no matter how early it is.
OMG YES!! I’m not a huge chocolate person, but I want these now! And the vanilla sauce sounds like I might be able to use it to top, well, just about everything! ;)
Oh dear. I’ve been looking for a good chocolate scone recipe. Now you post this one – with buttermilk AND cinnamon to go along with two kinds of chocolate. I hear Thanksgiving breakfast inspiration. Who needs to eat turkey for dinner? I’ll just eat the whole batch of scones during the day.
these look so decadent and delicious!
Wow. I love scones! Those look simply amazing! Gosh, I wish I didn’t put myself on this sugar strike!
I’ve never actually had a scone with a glaze on top. It looks so sinfully delicious.
I love scones — which is strange since I usually hate dry baked goods — I would rather have a squishy donut or cookie or a moist brownie.
But I love the addition of the glaze on top! This looks so good!
I hate dry baked goods too! I am rarely even tempted to taste one. I promise you won’t be disappointed by these.
So hungry! haha These look incredible.
There’s nothing wrong with chocolate for breakfast ;)
these will be great for a holiday brunch I am planning on hosting!! Thanks for sharing :)
You are the only person who makes me want chocolate for breakfast. Your next challenge is to come up with a treat I can make in a hotel room with a coffee maker and a microwave.
Love the sauce!
Oh my goodness do these look incredible. Especially with that vanilla sauce!!
Oh my gosh, these look incredible! I don’t know if I could stomach them for breakfast though! :)
oh my gosh. I want this for breakfast. With hot chocolate. (Secretly I want to be just like you) It is on my to-make list. Thanks!!
I love cinnamon and chocolate together!!! And that vanilla sauce looks heavenly!!
Wow….do you deliver? I’d like the entire batch for JUST myself, please!
I’ve made chocolate chip scones but never a chocolate scone. And with cinnamon? Yes please! These will be made in the next week or so, I can assure you!
I’m a Scot. I make scones on an almost daily basis and these look lovely. Just made cheese and chive scones to go with curried parsnip and apple soup for supper.
That meal sounds delicious.
Oh wow… I love cinnamon scones, and I know they’d be fabulous with the chocolate. Now I want to make scones for breakfast… Except that I already ate breakfast. Lunch, maybe?
You’ve got me..I’m hungry and I’ll have some please.
I love scones! I’m not sure why I don’t make them often! These look amazing. Although, I’m always afraid to try my hand at making chocolate baked goods. Something about getting that perfect balance of bitter cocoa and sweetness.
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!
These scones look fantastic. I’ve never had chocolate scones before!
Chocolate for breakfast, what’s better than that?! Yum!!
Dessert for breakfast is one of the best ideas ever. I mean, beginning the day with sugar is better than ending the day with it…..for blood sugar issues of course.
I am one of those dry-scone-haters, blech! But these look so good, especially that vanilla sauce, YUM!
Whoa. The vanilla sauce waterfall shot is pretty mindblowing.
I was feeling a little lackadaisical about baking tonight, but nothing cures this like a trip to HowSweet!
This person deserves a “commenter of the week” award, for sure. That is such an awesome word.
From what I can tell based on the comments, I’m the only one that looked at the vanilla sauce being the exact shade of something less …uh… wholesome and giggled.
I have problems, clearly. :p
BAHAHAHAHAHA! Maybe YOU should get “commenter of the week!” ;)
wow these look so yummy xxxxxxxx