I hate breakfast. Ok lemme rephrase that, I hate finding something to eat for breakfast. Cereal just isn't cutting it anymore. Plus I need a little protein in my life to get me going in the morning. This is my favorite breakfast recipe. It's grab-n-go, it's easy to make and so delicious. If I knew how to type out the Homer Simpson drooling noise I would.
Instead of using 2 cups of all purpose flour, I use 1 and 1/2 C of all purpose flour and 1/2 C of whole wheat flour. If you don't have a pastry cutter and can't get the dough to look like coarse meal, put your bowl with the flour and other dry ingredients in the freezer for a few minutes and then cut in butter. Don't overwork the dough--scone dough can get dry if mixed too much and no one likes dry scones (it will be sticky). Since I have dark baking pans, I bake these on 375 degrees instead of 400. And be sure to cut the dough into slices before you bake (not all the way through though)--it makes it easier to cut them later.
As of today's post, 47 people gave this an average rating of 4 out of 5.
I hope you enjoy this in your home as much as I will every morning this week!! :)
Recipe by Cooking Light, 2002
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
- 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup finely chopped 33%-less-sodium ham (about 3 ounces)
- 3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
- 2 large egg whites
- Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese and ham. Combine buttermilk and egg whites, stirring with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 to 5 times with floured hands. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 8 wedges, cutting into but not through dough. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
- 217 (30% from fat)
- 7.2g (sat 4.1g,mono 1.6g,poly 0.4g)