Chocolate for breakfast? It is perfectly acceptable with these Triple Chocolate Scones. Three kinds of chocolate will have these breakfast treats melting in your mouth.
I love finding ways to enjoy chocolate for breakfast. Over the years these chocolate zucchini donuts and these double chocolate banana muffins have been some of our favorite things to enjoy with a dark chocolate latte.
The other day I found all kinds of chocolate in the back of our pantry, so I decided to make brownie-like scones for a special breakfast treat. They are now my favorite way to enjoy a chocolate fix in the morning.
With three kinds of chocolate, this is a breakfast treat you do not want to miss.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- These homemade dark chocolate scones bake up thick, cakey, soft, tender, flakey, and moist. Basically perfect!
- Three kinds of chocolate make them a chocolate lover's dream breakfast.
- Chocolate scones are a delicious breakfast choice for Valentine's day or for a Mother's Day brunch.
Key Ingredients Needed
All you need to make this chocolate scones recipe are basic pantry ingredients.
- Dark Cocoa Powder - Using a dark chocolate powder gives these scones a delicious and dark color and taste.
- Brown Sugar - Sweetens the scones and also gives them a softer texture.
- All Purpose Flour - Make sure you know how to measure flour correctly, so your recipes turn out right every time.
- Baking Powder & Baking Soda - Using both provides the lift as the scones bake.
- Butter - Make sure you are using COLD butter. Keep it in the fridge until you need it.
- Mini Chocolate Chips - Using the mini chips helps to spread the chocolate pockets out in the scones.
- Egg - Adds moisture and binds the ingredients together. It also helps the scones rise.
How to make Chocolate Scones
These chocolate scones are so easy to put together. All you need is a bowl and a fork. Don't you love when a recipe doesn't dirty half your kitchen?
- Stir together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients with the fork, pastry blender, or grater. Make sure that there are butter pieces evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
- Whisk the egg, vanilla extract, and buttermilk together. Use a fork to mix this into the flour mixture. You want to keep moving it around until a soft dough forms. Place in the refrigerator for a little bit.
- Pat the dough into 2 equal circles that are about 6 inches in diameter. Do not hold or touch the dough too much. You do not want the butter to melt and the dough to get warm.
- Score each circle into 6 wedges with a sharp knife. The dough will be really sticky, so do not try to move the scones around at all. To keep the scones light and flakey, refrigerate the pan of dough for 30 minutes. This will keep the dough from spreading out too much as they bake.
- Place the pan in the oven and bake for 18 minutes. Remove and let cool on a wire rack.
- Once the brownie scones are cooled, drizzle them with a melted chocolate glaze. This is totally optional, but it adds so much to the finished chocolate scones. You could also drizzle them with some melted white chocolate to make them really pretty.
- Counter - Keep the cooled chocolate scones in a tightly sealed container on the counter for 2-3 days.
- Refrigerator - Store in an air tight container in the fridge for 5-6 days.
- Freezer - Wrap cooled unfrosted scones in plastic wrap and place in freezer bags for 2-3 months. Thaw and bring to room temperature before adding chocolate.
- Reheat - Use the microwave or toaster oven to give the scones a warm taste.
Chocolate Scone Variations
- Orange - use orange extract instead of the vanilla. Add a little bit of orange zest to really amp up the flavor.
- Raspberry - add fresh raspberries to the dough and drizzle with white chocolate
- Pecan - use chopped up pecans in place of the mini chocolate chips in the dough
- Chocolate Chunk - use chocolate chunks instead of the mini chocolate chips
- Almond Joy - use almond extract and chopped almonds instead of the vanilla and chocolate chips and top with white chocolate and toasted coconut
- Chocolate Banana Scones
- Chocolate Peppermint Scones
Tips and Tricks
- The key to soft flakey scones is using COLD butter and ingredients.
- Use a box grater to grate the butter quickly into the dry ingredients. Two other great options are a pastry blender and a food processor.
- Do not over mix the dough. Overworking the dough makes dense and dried out scones.
- Chill the mixture and dough often to keep it from getting warm.
- Heat day old scones in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to get a fresh and melty texture.
If your scones are flat, the dough may be too warm. Scones bake best when everything is cold. Make sure to leave enough time to chill multiple times during your mixing and baking process.
Cold ingredients will give you the best texture and flakey layers. Using full fat ingredients will also give you a more tender and soft scone.
More Chocolate Recipes
- Chocolate Avocado Muffins
- Chocolate Chip Brownies
- Flourless Chocolate Cake
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Microwave Lava Cake
- Chewy Brownie Cookies
Love a recipe you tried from Inside BruCrew Life?
Please leave a 5 star ⭐️ rating and/or a review in the comments section further below.
*The post for Triple Chocolate Scones was first published on May 8, 2013. The post and pictures were updated and republished February 10, 2022.
Annie @ Annie's Noms
Oh wowwww chocolate for breakfast is just the best! Need to try these 🙂
Thanks Annie! I hope you get a chance to try them!
Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie
You're right - chocolate is perfect any time of the day! Mornings are always better with chocolate 🙂
I'm so glad others agree with me on chocolate for breakfast 🙂
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Fabulous! Triple chocolate scones - that's a prefect breakfast in my book 🙂
Chocolate does make breakfast that much better 🙂
Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen
Triple chocolate for breakfast sounds like a very good idea! Your scones look totally delicious!
Thank you so much Rosie. Any time I can have chocolate for breakfast, I do 🙂
I love your recipe ideas and I'm ready to try your triple chocolate scone recipe!
Thank you Faye. Definitely let me know if you give the recipe a try!
I rarely eat breakfast, but these I would eat! Actually I would eat them for lunch, dinner, and probably as a few snacks! I have a weakness for scones.
These are a perfect all day kind of a treat 🙂 I love a good scone too!
Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff
Chocolate ... the breakfast of champions! May I have 2 scones? If I have a glass of milk ... does that make it more nutritious?
Yes, you may have 2 and milk definitely makes it a healthy breakfast 🙂
Joan@Chocolate and More
My kids are all about breakfast on the run, unless it's the weekend and then after sleeping till noon, my son will have a bowl of cereal for lunch, lol. Maybe if I make these scones for them, they'll slow down and enjoy breakfast!
Your kids sound just like mine 🙂 They only enjoy breakfast when it is in the evening!!!
Trish - Mom On Timeout
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! Count me in!
The more chocolate the better 🙂
Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking
I'm smiling at your kids' choices for breakfast. My 3 year old asks for dinner first thing in the morning :)) breakfast is only in her vocabulary later in the day when it's snack time.
I love making scones and triple chocolate, even better!!
Would love if you link this scone recipe to my #bakedwithlove party http://www.roxanashomebaking.com/chocolate-marble-banana-bread-recipe/
That sounds just like my kids...they love a bowl of cereal for snack at night.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I. Want. This. For. Breakfast! I need sweet and breakfast-ey foods in the am. This is perfect Jocelyn!
The best thing is these are good ALL.DAY.LONG too 🙂 Perfect snack food!!!
I would eat these for breakfast any day!! YUM!! These look awesome and I need to try them! My "need to try" list is growing thanks to you!
I have quite the list of things to try from you as well 🙂
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
Chocolate for breakfast...love it!! These scones look really good! My family sometimes does a brunch, these would be a hit!
Chocolate for breakfast is the best kind!!!
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
Now this is my kind of scone! More chocolate the better 🙂
Oh yeah!!! Bring on more chocolate!!!
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
For real, who said chocolate for breakfast isn't good for you? Chocolate gives me a boost any time of day! I love it!
I love that boost that chocolate gives too. That's gotta mean it's kind of good right?
Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection
I just made triple chocolate muffins because I've been having some serious sweet cravings in the A.M. These look delightful! Never will argue with chocolate for breakfast. 🙂
I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one with chocolate cravings first thing in the morning 🙂
Sue/the view from great island
I'm a big proponent of the chocolate for breakfast concept! I made some dark chocolate scones a while back with a white chocolate drizzle, but I think the triple chocolate beats that. Gotta try these 🙂
Chocolate scones with a white chocolate drizzle sounds pretty awesome too. And I bet they were so pretty!!!
Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
Anything you can make in one bowl and includes chocolate is a winner 🙂 I remember eating pizza for breakfast growing up...those were the days, haven't done that in a while!!
I can honestly say that pizza for breakfast has never sounded right to me, but hey, if it gets them eating I'm all for it.
Yes please! I will take a scone or two for breakfast! And I agree chocolate is good any time of the day!
Let's eat chocolate all day then 🙂
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
I would choose a chocolate scone over any old muffin! These look fabulous.
I choose chocolate over pretty much anything too 🙂