Spiced Banana Bread Scones

Two of our favorite things, banana bread and scones, have combined in this sweet breakfast treat
Banana Bread Scone

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Make these breakfast banana bread scones ahead of time and simply reheat them when you wake up in the morning.

This recipe is courtesy of The Kitchn.

8
Servings
257
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2-4 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 Cup plain yogurt
  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions

Combine the bananas with enough milk to take the combined measurement up to 1 cup. Stir in the yogurt.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Work the butter into this mixture using a fork or your fingertips, until all the pieces of butter are smaller than a pea.

Pour the banana-yogurt mix into the flour and stir just enough so that all the flour is incorporated. Fold in the walnuts.

Line a dinner plate with a piece of wax paper, and turn the dough out on to it. Pat the dough into a 1-inch thick disk, and cover with another piece of wax paper. Freeze the dough for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Peel off the top layer of wax paper and invert the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Peel off the second layer of wax paper. Slice the scones into 8 wedges, and pull them apart a little to give them room to expand.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm to the touch and golden brown on the edges. Cool completely and cut apart any scones that have joined together.

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
44g
15%
Vitamin A
56µg
6%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.5%
Vitamin C
3mg
4%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.5%
Vitamin K
0.9µg
1.1%
Calcium
122mg
12%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
121µg
30%
Folic acid
60µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
20mg
5%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
184mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
180mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.7%
Sodium
241mg
10%
Sugars, added
6g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.5%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.4mg
2.9%