Banana Nut Scones, with pecans (or walnuts) and a banana flavored glazed icing are a delicious, easy to make treat for breakfast, brunch or a light snack! True story – I LOVE scones (wow…bold lettering AND underlined…can you tell how much I love them?) That includes these Banana Nut Scones! But… I don’t like paying high prices for one OR getting one in a coffee house that is dry, crumbly, and rather sawdust-like. UGH. Seriously, scones are so very quick, easy, and inexpensive to make! You can make EIGHT scones for a little more than what some people will pay for ONE! Why not whip up a batch, and freeze a few for later?
These scones are good for “those times“. You know…the times you’re running fast and furious to get to a meeting and forget to eat breakfast…or you’re snowed in…or you need something yummy to enjoy with your afternoon cup of coffee or tea. Perhaps you’ve had those times when you find overly-ripe (dead) bananas on the counter and they need to either go to the resting place for dead bananas or be used in something yummy! All very valid reasons (in my humble opinion) for making BANANA NUT SCONES!
I found this recipe online, made a few minor changes, and just like that had 8 delicious scones (half to be eaten and half to be given away). If you like the flavor of banana nut bread, you will LOVE these scones!
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Making Banana Nut Scones Is EASY
Here are the banana nut scones, rolled out and cut. It is dusted with sugar and now they are ready for baking in the oven.
The banana nut scones are hot out of the oven, and lightly browned on top. Now they just need some sweet glaze drizzled on top before eating!
Here is one of the finished banana nut scones. It is lightly glazed, sliced, and is ready to enjoy!
I enjoyed nibbling (i.e. “scarfing”, but nibbling sounds daintier) ne of the banana nut scones while sipping my coffee. I did this while also writing in my Gratitude Journal (a daily practice of mine to name and write God’s blessings, as I become aware of and see them). Boy, was I grateful for that delicious scone! I hope you will give them a try…think you will enjoy them.
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Recipe Adapted from: http://heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/01/10/banana-scones/
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 Tablespoons cold butter , cut into small pieces
- 1 large banana ( very ripe, mashed)
- 2 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream (I used milk)
- 1 egg , beaten slightly
- 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts , chopped (I used pecans)
- 1 Tablespoon milk or heavy cream
- Granulated sugar (for sprinkling)
- 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar (powdered)
- 1/4 teaspoon banana extract
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3-4 teaspoons warm water (to get glaze to correct "painting" consistency)
Preheat oven to 400°F. While oven preheats, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a food processor (or large bowl if making by hand), combine all dry ingredients. Add cold butter to processor; pulse to cut in butter (or use hand-held pastry cutter). Process until mixture is crumbly and butter is about the size of peas.
In separate bowl, mix mashed banana, milk (or heavy cream), and egg; Mix until well blended. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients; pulse till dough comes together in a "shaggy" looking ball (If mixing by hand, stir till you have a "shaggy" looking dough ball). Turn dough ball onto a floured work surface; mix in nuts till blended.
With floured hands (sprinkle a bit more flour on dough, cause dough is sticky), gently form dough ball into a round "disc" approx. 8" across. Using sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut disc into 8 wedges.
Re-arrange wedges in a circle on prepared baking sheet. Brush scone tops with 1 TBSP of cream or milk; lightly sprinkle with sugar.
Bake scones at 400°F for 20-23 minutes (check them at the 20 minute mark-keep an eye on them). Bake till golden brown. When done, transfer scones to wire rack (with parchment or foil underneath to catch any drips from glaze icing). Let cool.
While cooling, mix glaze ingredients in small bowl. Once scones are completely cooled, "paint" icing over the scones using pastry brush. ENJOY!
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