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Sourdough Chocolate Chip Scones

These Sourdough Chocolate Chip Scones are an amazing scone recipe with sourdough discard! I love making these Chocolate Chip Scones with sourdough discard because it uses up discard and it gives these fluffy scones an amazing flavor.

If you’re looking for more scone recipes, check out my Everything Bagel Scones, Citrus Scones, or my Banana Scones with Peanut Butter Glaze.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this easy scone recipe because these Sourdough Chocolate Chip Scones are the perfect scone recipe with sourdough discard. I love using sourdough discard in recipes as it uses it up and it provides an amazing sourdough flavor to desserts and pastries.

I also use buttermilk in these Chocolate Chip Scones with sourdough discard to give even more flavor! If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can easily make your own with 2 ingredients, check out my Homemade Buttermilk recipe.

I stuff these Sourdough Chocolate Chip Scones with dark chocolate chips and then I drizzle more melted chocolate on top. These sweet and slightly tangy scones are perfect for any weekend brunch. Enjoy them with a big glass of milk or a cup of coffee!

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How to Make Sourdough Chocolate Chip Scones

Step 1

Prep: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Make the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, and sea salt. Mix on low to for 2 to 3 rotations to combine the dry ingredients.

Using a large grater, grate the butter and add to the flour mixture. Don’t mix yet.

Add the sourdough discard, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract, and mix on low to combine. Add the chocolate chips and mix to combine. You’ll have to scrape the bowl to help combine the dry ingredients, and I find it’s easier to finish combining with your hands.

Step 3

Shape the scones: Using your hands, form the dough into a rectangle that is about 7 x 5-inches in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut into 6 square pieces (cut down the middle lengthwise, and then in three). Separate the pieces so they are spaced evenly apart.

Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 4

Bake for 20 to 24 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottoms. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.

Step 5

Melt the additional chocolate chip, either using a double boiler, or in a microwave safe bowl doing 30 intervals, stirring between each one.

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the tops of the scones.

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Ingredients for Sourdough Chocolate Chip Scones

Cairnspring Mill Organic All Purpose Flour

Costco Kirkland Organic Cane Sugar

Sourdough Discard

Organic Valley Buttermilk

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Nuts.com Organic Dark Chocolate Chips

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FAQ's

What if I don’t have buttermilk?

If you don't have buttermilk you can easily make your own with my Homemade Buttermilk recipe that only requires 2 ingredients! But, you can also use regular milk in its place as well, you will just miss out on the flavor that buttermilk brings to this recipe.

Can I use dairy free milk?

Yes, if you want to use a dairy free milk like coconut or almond milk, that will also work! You will have a slightly different flavor with those milks than you will with buttermilk.

Can I use unsalted butter?

Yes, if you only have unsalted butter, you can use that in its place. Just be sure to add 1/4 teaspoon of salt into the dry ingredients to make up for the salt missing in the butter.

Can I make these scones triangle instead of square?

Yes, if you want to make these in the traditional triangle shape, instead of square, you can definitely do that! To do that, form the dough into a disk that is about 7-inch in diameter. Cut the disk into 6 slices (like a pizza!) and separate. Either way you do it, they will be amazing!

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Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Sourdough Chocolate Chip Scones

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

6

scones

Simple & decadent Sourdough Chocolate Chip Scones are an amazing scone recipe with sourdough discard! These rich chocolatey scones are perfect for any weekend!

Ingredients

  • Dough
  • 284 grams (2 1/4 cups) organic all purpose flour

  • 75 grams (1/3 cup) organic cane sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, cold

  • 113 grams (1/2 cup) organic sourdough discard

  • 1/4 cup organic buttermilk

  • 1 organic large egg

  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

  • 198 grams (1 cup) organic dark chocolate chips

  • Topping
  • 99 grams (1/2 cup) organic dark chocolate chips

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To make the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, and sea salt. Mix on low to for 2 to 3 rotations to combine the dry ingredients.
  • Using a large grater, grate the butter and add to the flour mixture. Don’t mix yet.
  • Add the sourdough discard, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract, and mix on low to combine. Add the chocolate chips and mix to combine. You’ll have to scrape the bowl to help combine the dry ingredients, and I find it’s easier to finish combining with your hands.
  • Using your hands, form the dough into a rectangle that is about 7 x 5-inches in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut into 6 square pieces (cut down the middle lengthwise, and then in three). Separate the pieces so they are spaced evenly apart.
  • Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Bake for 20 to 24 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottoms. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • Melt the additional chocolate chip, either using a double boiler, or in a microwave safe bowl doing 30 intervals, stirring between each one.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the tops of the scones.
  • Store in a cool dry place for up to 3 days.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • High Altitude – Bake at 400°F for 18 to 22 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottoms.

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