Chocolate Chip Biscuits with Dried Fruit

So, how many of you noticed my mistake yesterday? Yes, I am a dufus. I posted the Frugal Friday recipe on Thursday. I didn’t mean to. I was trying to be all functional and get it typed up and ready because I knew I would be busy today. Apparently, when I went to hit the “Save Now” button, I hit the “Publish Post” button instead.

Then I walked away to check my newly painted bathroom hardware drying in the garage. Came back much later to type my planned recipe, only to see that I had actually posted the Dutch Oven Chicken. Duh! I’m sure you were all thinking, “man, she’s an idiot, doesn’t she know it’s only Thursday?” But thanks for not leaving any comments pointing out my lack of mental capacity. You guys are great!

I came across this biscuit recipe a few years ago and tweaked it to suit our tastes. My husband, oldest son, and I, love these babies. Because we love Craisins. The younger 3 boys aren’t fond of dried fruit, but will eat them because:
a-they have chocolate chips, and
b-they are more fond of dried fruit than they are of going hungry. Yes, it’s true, I am a mean mother. I don’t cater to picky eaters.

These are easier than most biscuit/scone recipes because you don’t have to cut butter into the flour mixture. Hope you enjoy them!!

chocolate chip biscuit-recipe

Chocolate Chip Biscuits with Dried Fruit

3 cups flour
1 1/4 cups oats
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp soda
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup oil
1/4- 1/2 cup Craisins
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup chocolate chips (mini work the best, but I don’t usually have them)
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Milk
Sugar for tops
Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix egg, buttermilk, and oil and add to bowl. Dump in dried fruit, chocolate chips, and nuts. Stir till just moistened, don’t over mix. Pat onto floured counter top. Cut and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes or till very lightly browned.

Notes:
-You can use whatever dried fruit your family likes. Sometimes I add golden raisins.
-Feel free to add or subtract the amounts of fruit/chips/nuts to your families tastes.
-I usually use the top of a glass, inverted to cut my biscuits. You can also just pat out the dough and cut it into squares or triangles using a pizza cutter.
-I usually serve these with scrambled eggs and fruit smoothies. They are also fab with a mug of hot cocoa. Yum!!

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