Chocolate Caramel Scones (Lower Calorie!)

Skinny Chocolate Caramel Scones #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

I don’t know who you people are, but I’ve had so many requests for low calorie baked goods lately.

I mean, what? Have you met me? I love calories. They are delicious.

But, I decided to experiment a bit and see what I could do. Just once. For fun. Not because I suddenly hate calories. I’ll be back to shoving every stray calorie in my face as soon as I finish sharing this recipe. Got it?

Skinny Chocolate Caramel Scones #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

Anyway. I wanted to make scones. I normally use boatloads of heavy cream in my scones and then I feel all warm and fuzzy for the rest of the day. I thought it might be fun to use coffee creamer instead of heavy cream to replace some fat and add some flavor.

Have you seen International Delight’s flavored creamers? (This isn’t sponsored content. I’m just excited about all of the varieties and sharing my love here.) So many to choose from, but I was immediately drawn to the Hersey’s Chocolate Caramel.

I did a little experimenting and came up with this delicious recipe using creamer in place of actual cream. Total yum.

Skinny Chocolate Caramel Scones #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

The texture between the creamer scones and the heavy cream scones is a bit different. The cream scones are a bit lighter and fluffier while these scones are a bit denser and chewier, a bit more muffin like than biscuit. These scones are still absolutely delicious and I will totally make them again and again.

Here’s how I saved calories: I swapped the heavy cream for coffee creamer, saving 120 calories per batch. I then reduced the amount of sugar, because the creamer is already a bit sweet, saving an additional 90 calories. So, swapping in the coffee creamer for heavy cream ended up saving me a total of  26 calories per scone.

I clearly need more practice at this. Ha! But, hey, if I eat 134 of these scones versus 134 of the heavy cream scones, I’ve saved myself from gaining one pound. Winning?

My head hurts from all the math. I’m going to go bathe in calories now. Goodbye forever.

Skinny Chocolate Caramel Scones #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

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Chocolate Caramel Scones

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 8 scones
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch recipes, easy breakfast recipes, easy dessert recipes
Calories: 264 kcal

I normally use boatloads of heavy cream in my scones and then I feel all warm and fuzzy for the rest of the day. I thought it might be fun to use coffee creamer instead of heavy cream to replace some fat and add some flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour plus more for kneading
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup International Delight Chocolate Caramel Creamer
  • Caramel ice cream topping for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Pour in the creamer and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. The dough will be sticky.
  3. Turn out onto a well floured work surface and sprinkle more flour on top as needed. Knead the dough for a few minutes, adding small amounts of flour as needed to make the dough easy to work with.
  4. Once dough is well combined, pat into an 8 inch round circle. Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut into 8 wedges.
  5. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 15 minutes.
  6. Cool for a few minutes before drizzling with the caramel sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Caramel Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.