Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chocolate Cherry Scones Recipe with Nectresse

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NECTRESSE™Sweetener for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you know I got in trouble last week?  It's true.  Pierce was very upset that I hadn't made scones for his breakfast one morning!  The boy is obsessed.  I've been trying out different variations of scones for him, and so far he seems to love them all. 

Since I don't like him to start off the day with a lot of sugar, I decided to create a recipe using NECTRESSE™Sweetener.  Have you heard of it?  Nectresse is the only 100% natural sweetener that's made from fruit - it comes from the monk fruit plant.  I thought I would get extra creative and try to come up with a recipe for chocolate scones using this sweetener - I've never made chocolate scones before but in theory they sound tasty.

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose baking mix

1/4 cup cocoa

1 5 oz. package cherry craisins

1/3 cup milk

10 packets Nectresse Sweetener (about 2 tbsp.)

2 tbsp butter, melted

1 egg

Preheat oven to 425*.  In large bowl mix baking mix, cocoa, craisins, milk, Nectresse, butter, and sugar.  Mix well until all ingredients are moistened and a soft dough forms.  Knead dough 8-10 times.  Roll dough out into a 9 inch circle about 1/2 inch thick.  Cut into 8 wedges and place on baking sheet.  Bake 12-13 minutes.  Serve warm with butter. 

I made these in the evening, so they'd be ready the next morning, but my boys were insistent on diving right in.  They loved these scones!  It's an easy breakfast for them to grab and go, and I love that it isn't all sugary. 

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22 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I requested a sample, I haven't heard of it but it sounds interesting. I have been using molasses in some things recently to keep from using so much sugar or equal.
Thanks!

Jill said...

I LOVE scones too! I've never heard of this sweetner. Sounds interesting.

andy said...

Those look tasty! !! Have a great day

Barbara said...

I'm such a sucker for scones. It always puts me in the mood to drink tea (which I never ever do!).

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

That looks absolutely wonderful!! Yum! Thank you got the recipe

Nancy Claeys said...

These look great! Thanks for sharing the recipe Lisa. :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Looks and sounds delicious! I've never heard of this sweetner. Thanks for sharing.

SweetMarie said...

These look so delicious! I still use plain sugar, but maybe I'll try Nectresse. Thanks for the info. :)

Kim said...

Well if you're endorsing this sweetener than I'm in. It's hard to tell these days with all the ones that are out there. And again, I bow down to your awe-inspiring motherness. Scones? For breakfast? That you made from scratch????

Valerie said...

I'll request a sample too. I'd love to cut back on our sugar consumption-we are pretty good, but we could do better:)

Buttons said...

Wow I love the recipe fro your scones they sound delicious. I listened to the video (first time I love high speed finally yeah)and it sounds like a great product I will look for it. B

Maple Lane said...

John is diabetic, so I'm glad to learn about this sweetner. Great looking recipe. You guys enjoy the weekend!

A Quiet Corner said...

YUMMY! I'll go request a sample to give it a shot too! I just made your Choc Angel Food w/decaf the other day...I LOVE that stuff!!!...:)JP

Grandma Bonnie said...

Oh dear you are making me hungry. I now want to go make some scones. I hope you have a great weekend.

Mary said...

Thank you for Rural Thursday, haa.aa I was #2..sweet.

My Journey With Candida said...

Would you believe I have never made scones, nor have I ever heard of a monk fruit. Sounds interesting and the scones look GREAT!!!

Just Be Real said...

Lisa appreciate you sharing. Sounds very good. Blessings.

Emily Sovich said...

Oh, scones! Absolute perfection.

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

I've never heard of this before - your recipe looks good!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I ordered my sample, thank you!

Mihaela Laitinen said...

looks yummy, I could try sometime, especially if it's not very sweet.

Tiggeriffic said...

I have diabetes and have not heard of this product.. Thanks so much..
I need to make scones for Ben.. Something quick and good and on the go food..and not sugary.. sugar is dangerous to give kids..makes them turn crazy..
Ta Ta FOr Now...from Iowa:)