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Blueberry-Greek Yogurt Scones and a Chobani Giveaway!

August 3, 2012

Can we talk about blueberries for a little bit? I want to love fresh blueberries, I really do, but I just don’t go crazy for them like I do raspberries, blackberries or strawberries. I frequently buy fresh blueberries at the store when they’re on sale, hoping I’ll want to throw them into my morning oatmeal or eat them atop yogurt, but they always just end up rejected in the back of my fridge. But this time, instead of letting those poor little blueberries go to waste, I put them to use in these light and airy scones.

In addition to having blueberries that needed to be used, I also had a surplus of creamy Greek yogurt. On Monday Chobani was kind enough to send me a case full of their new Chobani Greek Yogurt Blends. If you’ve ever eaten Chobani, you know that their flavored Greek yogurt has the fruit and flavoring at the bottom of the cup, underneath the plain yogurt base. The new blends have the fruit blended into the yogurt itself and comes in 16 ounce containers. Since I always stir the fruit at the bottom into the yogurt before eating it, I liked that the blends made for one less step between me and eating my yogurt. Chobani has also offered to send a case of their new blends to one lucky E&C reader. See the bottom of the post for giveaway details!

Inspired by this recipe from Chocolate & Carrots, its by far one of the best scone recipes that has ever come out of my oven. Unlike the dry rocks you buy at most coffee shops, these scones are moist, lightly sweet and packed with bright blueberry flavor. Made with a combination of all-purpose and white whole wheat flour, they have just enough density to them to taste substantial. I, of course, thought they tasted fantastic with a thin smear of almond butter atop the warm scones, but butter or whipped cream would be equally delicious.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: For a chance to win a case of the new Chobani Blends (six 16-ounce containers!), leave a comment below telling me what Olympic sport you wish you could compete in. The giveaway is open from now until Sunday, August 5th at 10 p.m. I’ll announce the winner on Monday!

Blueberry-Greek Yogurt Scones
Ingredients
*1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
*2/3 cup white whole wheat flour
*1 tablespoon baking powder
*1/3 cup granulated sugar
*1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
*Pinch of salt
*5 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into pieces
*1/2 cup blueberry-flavored Greek yogurt (I used Chobani Blueberry Blended Yogurt)
*1/2 cup milk
*1 cup fresh blueberries
*Coarse sugar for dusting (optional)

Instructions
*Preheat oven to 425Ā°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a nonstick silicone baking sheet. Set aside.
*In a bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine. Cut in butter with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture forms a coarse meal. Add in the yogurt, milk and blueberries. Stir until mixture just holds together. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and form into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into six to eight square scones. Transfer to the baking sheet. Sprinkle with the coarse sugar. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown around the edges.

Happy Baking!
Madison

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    Rowing! I used to row in high school and part of college. Watching rowing on the Olympics makes me miss it!

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  • jennifer

    Gymnastics if only I was more coordinated and had their balance!

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  • Sarah Dillard

    I love horses so I’d have to say Eventing– Plus it’s the only sport where men and women compete together equally. With the horse of course. And about those blueberries? Freeze them, then put them in the blender with a banana, yogurt and juice. Best breakfast ever!

  • Amanda O.

    Archery… I think it would be so cool to be good at that!

  • KMR

    Gymnastics!

  • Katie

    Swimming!

  • Lauren

    the recipe looks great! can’t wait to try it.

    i’d love to compete in Olympic Swimming (without the training!)

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    I would definitely want to be on the indoor volleyball team! I grew up playing and every time I watch them I always perceive my skill level way better than it ever was and wish I was on the court. Ah they are so good! And Chobani is really good too šŸ™‚

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    Gymnastics! I remember watching Kerri Strug land on one foot in 1996 and have been totally entranced ever since. But if there was an Olympic sport for eating Chobani…

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    Curling. Is that weird? I know it’s only glorified shuffleboard, but still.

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    I’m the same way with blueberries! Fortunately, Nick loves them so I can count on him to finish them off. I would love to compete in weightlifting. Watching those tiny women snatch two (or three!) times their body weight is so inspiring! Plus, I love barbells. : )

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    Downhill skiing, even though it’s part of the winter Olympics instead of summer Olympics!

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    Tennis!

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    I would love to compete in the olympic marathon! I’m just starting to add distance to my running but I am inspired by how fearless and competitive the women marathoners are!

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    I’ve always loved the gymnastics…it makes me cry when they win. Sentimental šŸ˜› Wish I were that flexible!

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    Swimming! I love swimming and have always been interested in it since I was a kid. I’ve always been a great swimmer and thought I should have pursued it further then just going to the beach and pool..Ha!

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    Synchronized Diving!

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    What a fun question to ask! Diving would be my pick! It is my favorite to watch and it just amazes me what they can do!

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    I wish I could compete in rowing!! I love how in sync team USA always is!! šŸ™‚

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    Gymnastics would be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    I love playing basketball, and it was the only sport I was ever any good at. Plus, I’d get a bad case of nerves if I ever had to be up there by myself in sports like gymnastics or high diving.

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    Triathlon! I have so much admiration for triathletes and the fact that they have to excel at 3 different sports disciplines.

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    Definitely gymnastics or swimming.

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    Triathlon for sure! Talk about super athletes!

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    I’ve always wanted to be a gymnast!!

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    Who wouldn’t love it if their body could bend, twist, loop, and jump like a gymnasts?!

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    Swimming, even though I’m not a swimmer. To me it is just the essence of the Summer Games.

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    I’d love to participate in archery or soccer!

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    Swimming! I would love to do the 100 butterfly. Thats what I swam in high school, and even though it was hard I loved doing it!

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    Gymnastics or synchronized swimming. I used to be on a synchronized figure skating team, but that’s not an Olympic sport yet.

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    I would LOVE to be able to compete in any Olympic event…but if I had to choose just one, I’d go with swimming!

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