You all know my love for sunflower seed butter. Well, deep down inside my heart there’s an equally intense love for chocolate covered sunflower seeds. Back in high school, I often bought a small box to snack on (by the handful) while driving home from school. It made sitting in rush hour traffic much more enjoyable.
These little nuggets are the perfect texture and size for eating by the handful, slightly crunchy yet soft at the same time.
Now let’s talk about these scones…
You know how traditional scones are loaded with butter but then healthy scones taste blah? Well these are the best of both worlds—healthy and rich. All thanks to the sunflower seed butter. Okay, there’s a little bit of butter in there too (duh, it’s a scone), but it’s the silky smooth sunflower seed butter that gives it a nutty flavor and a crumbly texture.
If you still need convincing (I don’t see how!), these scones are 100% whole wheat and high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Mmm hmm!
Double Sunflower Seed Scones
Adapted from My Recipes Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones
Combination inspired by Jenna’s Sunflower Chip Cookies
- 1 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 TBSP cold butter, diced
- 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
- 1/2 cup milk (of any kind, I used 1% cow’s milk)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup chocolate covered sunflower seeds
Preheat oven to 400*F. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt). Cut butter into small pieces and toss with flour mixture. In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients (sunflower seed butter, milk, egg, vanilla). Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add chocolate covered sunflower seeds and knead a few times.
Form dough into a thick, circular patty and place on a greased cookie sheet. Cut into the dough (but do not separate) to make 8 triangular scones. Bake at 400* for 15 minutes. Cool and cut into scones.
- If you do not have chocolate covered sunflower seeds, you can substitute chocolate chips and/or plain sunflower seeds (but it won’t taste as good!).
- Chocolate covered sunflower seeds can be found at candy stores, Trader Joe’s, Marshalls (if you’re lucky) and some gift shops.
- These aren’t very sweet, so if you’re looking for a sweeter scone add a little more brown sugar to the dry ingredients.
These scones are wholesome. You can go right on ahead and eat them for breakfast!
Slather some more sunflower seed butter on there and you’re golden!
More sunflower seed butter?! Yes, more. You won’t regret it.