Chai tea has been one of my favorite things for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I remember craving the sweet and spicy flavor, and when I discovered iced chai lattes a couple years ago, my life changed.
Lately I have loved baking with chai. The spices go perfectly with so many things – muffins, loaves, cupcakes – you name it! This recipe uses Dona Chai concentrate to make whole wheat scones. The chai flavor really shines through and they are the perfect balance of being sweet, but not too sweet (the more sweetness you want, add more glaze!). Also, the whole wheat flour makes them hearty and filling.
Whole Wheat Chai Scones with Dona Chai
For the Scones:
- 1/3 cup Dona Chai tea concentrate
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup whole milk yogurt
- 1/4 Cinnamon Sugar mixture: 1/4 cup dark brown sugar roughly mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
For the glaze
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 4 tbsp. Dona Chai concentrate
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. whole milk
- dash of salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the dry ingredients together and add the butter. Using hands, mix butter with dry ingredients until butter is pea sized.
Add the Greek yogurt, milk, vanilla extract, and Dona Chail to the dry butter mixture and stir everything together to form a dough. Add the Cinnamon Sugar mixture. Use hands to knead the dough gently into an even ball.
Transfer the dough to a well floured surface, flour the top of dough, and pat into a flat disc about 1 inch high.
Cut scones (you can do triangles, squares, etc.) For this version I used a 3 inch biscuit cutter for circles. Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet. Bake the scones for about 15-18 minutes until they are lightly golden at the edges. When scones are baking, mix together ingredients for the glaze. The result should be thick but still pourable.
Remove scones from oven and cool on baking rack. Drizzle with glaze and enjoy!