Scones are such an underappreciated breakfast option. First of all, they’re incredibly satisfying. Especially these scones, which are stuffed with crunchy maple bacon, spicy pepper jack cheese and savory Litehouse® Freeze Dried Jalapeños and Garlic. Plus, you can easily take them on the go. I’ll take a buttery, flavorful scone over a bagel on my way out the door any day.
We brought the savory and sweet flavors to these hearty breakfast treats. It all starts with crispy crumbled maple bacon, which is never a bad idea for breakfast. And though we only call for about half of a package of bacon for this recipe, you’ll probably need to cook it all up if anyone catches a whiff of your kitchen and follows that signature scent.
We built on the sweet and salty combo from maple bacon with GloryBee® Artisan Fermented Honey. Not nearly as sweet as conventional honey, this unique product is closer to a vinegar in consistency. Its runniness makes it much easier to whisk into your wet ingredients for this recipe, which is a plus. And its unique tangy, but honeyed, taste adds the perfect note of sweetness without taking these scones into dessert territory.
Of course, Litehouse® Freeze Dried spices and pepper jack cheese also help keep these buttery jalapeño pepper jack scones far from anything like a conventional pastry or dessert. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Jalapeños make the perfect addition to these scones. They add spice and that signature jalapeño tang without weighing down the dough or adding too much liquid, as you’d get from a fresh pepper. And the same goes for Litehouse® Freeze Dried Garlic. By adding the lighter, freeze dried herb, we get a subtle garlic flavor throughout each scone, rather than the harsh bite of raw garlic.
And last but definitely not least, pepper jack cheese adds a second note of spice along with a ton of savory flavor, not to mention gooey melted cheese. The pepper jack also helps these scones brown nicely in the oven. Warning: once they’re baking, you may have trouble keeping friends and family out of the kitchen when the smells of crispy bacon, melting pepper jack and sweet honey spread throughout your home.