BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST SCONES | eatswithalex

BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST SCONES WITH LEMON GLAZE

Talking about cheat meals below, so keep reading 🙂

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These little gems are perfect to make to replace the overdone  (yet delicious) cinnamon rolls on a snowy lazy morning.  The addition of the glaze on top makes it all the better. The picture above is from before we added the glaze, I tried to take my picture as soon as possible because once we add the glaze on top of them, everyone’s diving in. And honestly I am not a huge lemon taste person but it is just a slight hint of lemon and pairs perfectly with the blueberry taste.  These bad boys are like if blueberry muffins and biscuits had a baby.  Even though the word “scone” sounds like it would be really difficult to make, they are really not hard at all.

Now, I am aware this is not an extremely healthy recipe, but sometimes we all need a little cheat.  You can not get hung up on trying to have the perfect diet every single day, one it will drive you mad, second it is no fun.  Some people really enjoy eating clean and it is their lifestyle every day and I applaud them for that.  For others (like myself) sometimes I like to have a little sugar and fat, and that is okay.  Having one cheat meal (cheat meal not cheat day or week) is absolutely fine and will avoid you from having intense cravings and end up binging out on junk food for a week.  Lastly, if you do have a cheat meal, do NOT feel guilty about it.  I have seen many people feel guilty about their cheats and then overthink it and end up saying “well what is the point, I should not even try anymore” and end up giving up on eating healthy and their goals.  One cheat meal will not ruin all of your progress and if you do make it a cheat day instead of just one meal, say to yourself “okay I was having a bad day but I am going to go to bed and wake up to a new day and start fresh”.

So for all of you who are looking for a really delicious cheat meal and love breakfast or sweets, here is the recipe for you.  Not overly sweet, but just the right amount.

INGREDIENTS

SCONES:

2 C flour

3 oz blueberries (fresh or dried)

1/3 C sugar

4 tsp baking powder

5 tbsp butter (frozen)

1 C milk

1 tsp salt

GLAZE

1 C powdered sugar

1/8 C water

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp lemon juice

 

DIRECTIONS:

Freeze the butter and preheat the oven to 450 degrees

Mix together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl and sift

Add the milk

You can use a grater to grate the frozen butter into your mixture (or cut into really tiny pieces)  As you are grating make sure the butter is being evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Fold in your blueberries

Gently pull out chunks of dough (you can shape them as biscuits or more of a scone shape, I just plop them down and do not worry about shaping them)

Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet

Let them bake for 7-12 minutes (everyone’s oven is different so just keep on eye on them until they’re golden on the top)

**OPTIONAL: you can melt 1 tbsp of butter and brush it on the top when they come out of the oven.

For glaze: simply mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and the drizzle it on top.

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