Frederick and I spent valentines pretty light this time. The last 10 days had been a nightmare for the both of us. It rained cats and dogs the weekend before and that made the weather colder than usual. Then, Frederick felt funny in his throat so we decided to have some hot and spicy ramen. Unfortunately, he felt worse the next few days and both of us caught colds and flu. What I thought would be a fun Tuesday night (our weekly date night normally happens on Tuesday), turned out to be a night of Nyquil, tissues, mint tea, cough drops and more Nyquil. But he managed to come home with delicious steak, a bouquet of flowers, and Nyquil for our desserts to compensate our date night and celebrate Valentine’s Day. Nothing fancy but memorable.
On a yummy note, the sweet tooth still kicked in even when I was down with flu. I love these oatmeal chocolate chip scones! They are not just tasty but also healthy. I’m sure you know how much I love rolled oats and chocolates by now. Well, these scones are perfect treats if you crave for something healthy and delicious a.k.a. healthylicious. Over the past few years, I’ve tasted scones that are too dry, too soft, too sweet, and too crumbly. So, I investigated them and found the answer in a word: fat, and pastry flour if you want tender scones. This is my first time baking scones and I made two batches – one using a traditional recipe (buttermilk + regular flour) and another using pastry flour and heavy milk. I must say I can cross off scones from my bucket list in 2015. Oatmeal chocolate chip scones are good when they’re freshly baked and go crumbly 12 hours later.
I’m just glad we feel better now. I can’t imagine being sick the entire week knowing I will be in the BYB 2015 this weekend. I am so grateful to be sponsored by Taste of Home to have the opportunity to meet and learn from other lovely bloggers. I will be posting pictures of the conference, so make sure you follow me on Instagram!
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup lightly-packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¾ stick cold butter, cubed
- 1 cup heavy milk
- 1 egg, separate the yolk and white
- 2 tbs biscoff spread
- 6oz chocolate chips
- 1-2 tbs sugar
- Heat the oven to 400F.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats.
- Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers, until the mixture looks like fine granduals.
- Make a well and add the milk and egg yolk. Combine well.
- Add the biscoff spread and chocolate chips.
- Form dough into a ball and turn smooth side up.
- Pat or roll into a 6 inch circle.
- Cut each circle into 6 or 8 wedges.
- Place wedges on a cookie sheet- slightly apart for crisp sides or touching for soft.
- Coat the top with egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake about 12 minutes, or until medium brown on top.
Better for you breakfasts:
- Apple Pie Oatmeal by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scones by Brunch with Joy
- Create-Your-Own Overnight Oatmeal by Rhubarb and Honey
- Orange, Mango, Lime & Ginger Smoothie by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Pear Bran Muffins by Magnolia Days
- Stovetop Fruit & Honey Granola by What Smells So Good?
Jump start your health with these appetizers and snacks:
- Almond Crusted Chicken Nuggets by Momma’s Meals
- Chipotle Black Bean Dip by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Lemon Aioli with Spring Vegetables by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Mala Baked Tofu Bites by Palatable Pastime
- Parmesan Pistachio Kale Chips by The Texan New Yorker
Soups that’ll win your heart:
- Asian Soba Noodle Broth Bowl by Hip Foodie Mom
- Kale, Spinach, and Bean Soup by Ruffles & Truffles
- Mushroom Quinoa Soup by Pies and Plots
- Quinoa Chickpea Soup with Roasted Garlic & Veggies by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Turkey and Black-Eyed Peas Soup by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Veggies, Sides, & Salads your heart will thank you for:
- Collard Greens with Cumin and Paprika by Nik Snacks
- Salmon Caesar Salad by Casa de Crews
- Kale Roasted Beet Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing by Noshing with the Nolands
- Lightened-Up Creamed Spinach au Gratin by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Roasted Teriyaki Green Beans and Mushrooms by NeighborFood
- Salmon Salad Niçoise by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Seasoned Spinach & Bok Choy by Nosh My Way
- Spinach Berry Salad by Country Girl in the Village
- Sweet & Smokey Cauliflower Salad by Take a Bite Out of Boca
- Winter Citrus Salad with Avocado-Basil Dressing by Foxes Love Lemons
Healthy is the center of attention in these main courses:
- Baked Eggplant Parmesan by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Celeriac Noodles with Mushroom Ragu by The Joyful Foodie
- Gluten Free Roasted Chicken and Kale by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Heart Healthy Salmon Bento by The Ninja Baker
- Lemony Grilled Chicken by Peaceful Cooking
- Moroccan Salmon Tagine by Curious Cuisiniere
- Olive Oil-Poached Salmon with Pickled Cherry Salsa by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- One Pot Mexican Quinoa by Have Fun Saving
- Oven Baked Tilapia Tacos by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Piperies Yemistes me Pligouri – Bulgur Stuffed Peppers by Food Lust People Love
- Salmon with Mango Salsa by Cooking Chat
- Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake by Food Done Light
- Vegetable and Ginger Congee by eating in instead
- Vegetarian Cuban-Style Black Beans & Rice by MealDiva
- White Bean, Corn, Tomato and Rice Skillet by Family Foodie
Staying healthy doesn’t mean giving up desserts!
- Baked Figs with Vanilla and Honey by Happy Baking Days
- Caramelized Pear Tart by PancakeWarriors
- Cherry-Blueberry Trifles by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
We heart wine.
- Wine Pairing Recommendations for Heart Healthy #SundaySupper by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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