So fun to recap my trip to Chicago with you guys this week… it was SUCH a blast and I miss those ladies and our adventures already!!!
One of my favorite moments of the trip was the quiet mornings. The weather was incredible (in the 80s most days) which allowed for the mornings to be cool and cozy. Laurel lives in uptown, and we walked to local shops each morning in search of caffeine. My favorite spot was Baker and Nosh, specifically for their savory scone.
I picked up this guy… Asiago, Bacon, and Chive Scone and O-M-G. I tried my hardest to eat slowly… because I wanted it to last forever. And, I vowed that I would attempt to recreate them at home. Saturday morning, I did just that!!
Using all lightened up ingredients, I did my best to serve up the same flavors at a fraction of the calories. Healthy heart Bisquick, Laughing Cow Cheese, Center Cut Bacon, and Skim Milk, to name a few of the swaps I used. Important Note: You can always double or quadruple this recipe depending upon how many you’re serving! For me, a serving for one was perfect for a Saturday morning…
The end result was INCREDIBLE, transporting me back to Chicago and that wonderful weekend. Now, if only my ladies were here to enjoy them with me…
Lightened Up Asiago Bacon Chive Scone
Inspired by Baker and Nosh
1/2 cup Bisquick Healthy Heart Baking Mix
1 wedge Laughing Cow Cheese – Creamy Asiago flavor
1 strip center cut bacon
2 Tbsp. skim milk
1+ Tbsp. chopped chives
freshly ground black pepper
pinch of salt
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cook your bacon stovetop, via microwave, or in the oven. However, you’d like!
3. Chop your chives and add them to a medium mixing bowl. Note: I always use kitchen shears when chopping chives.
4. Add your baking mix, cheese wedge, and milk. Add salt and pepper. Using a fork, combine all the ingredients forming a dough.
5. Roughly chop your bacon, and add it to the dough.
6. Here comes the fun part: It’s time to form your scones. I did my best to shape it into a squarish-form, and then cut it diagonally to create two triangles.
7. Place on cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes until it begins to brown.
Per entire recipe serving:
CAL 291; FAT 8g; SAT FAT 2g; CARBS 23g; FIB 0g; SUG 7g; PROT 10g
WW Points+: 5 ; WW Smart Points: 9