Mocha Almond Scones

Scones are easily one of my favourite foods. There are so many different flavours that you can use, and you can make scones for breakfast, dessert, or dinner too! Here is my mocha almond scone recipe that I’ve tailored to suit my tastes over the months, and I’ve also included a basic chocolate icing recipe to drizzle on the scones afterwards if you want a more indulgent treat. 🙂 This recipe makes anywhere from 20-40 scones depending on the size you want.

MOCHA ALMOND SCONES

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 75 ml brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp each baking soda and salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (cool)
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk (OR 1 cup 1% non-fat milk minus 2 tbsp, and add 2 tbsp lemon juice to the milk. Allow milk and Lemon juice to sit for 5 minutes.)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 20 hershey’s kisses cut into little pieces
  • 6 tsp instant espresso powder

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Flour baking sheet.
  • Mix all dry ingredients well in a large bowl.
  • Add butter, and mix until crumbly.
  • Add egg, buttermilk and vanilla (the rest of the ingredients) and stir well until mixture becomes a firm dough.
  • Knead on floured surface with floured hands until firm (about 5 minsutes), sprinkling flour onto the dough if the mix is too sticky.
  • Break off 1/4 of the dough, and roll into cylinder. Pat out cylinder into rectangle about 1 1/2 inch thick. Cut into squares and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat this step with remaining quarter of dough until finished. (also, you can pat out all of the dough onto a large cutting board and cut with cookie cutter. Or you can pat out into a large square, and cut into columns, squares and then cut the squares into triangles. Be creative with the shapes!)
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, until tops are lightly cracked, and are firm when tops are tapped. When you stick a toothpick in, it should come out clean. (you may want to check the bottom of one of the scones to make sure it is not burnt. The bottoms should barely be darker than the top.)
  • Allow to cool.

Can be kept at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the fridge in plastic wrap or baggies for up to 1 week. Can be kept in the freezer, in foil and plastic bags for 1-2 months. If freezing, simply microwave scone at 20 second intervals until thawed.

FUDGE ICING

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Method:

 
  •  Mix all, and drizzle over scone. Allow to harden in fridge 5-10 minutes prior to serving.

Mocha Almond Scones (without icing)
Mocha Almond Scones (without icing)
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