Thursday, April 25, 2013

Banana Bread Scones

S made this. The little one has a bit of banana each day and S was left with a pile of over-ripe bananas.  And then browsing through The Kitchn  she found this recipe.  We were chatting with her (on Skype) as she made it and I can swear that the aroma wafted through.

This recipe is a variation of the Banana Bread. The scones are not too sweet.  It can be had with butter and jam, had plain or even with golden syrup.


Bananas - very ripe - 2 nos ( or 1 cup mashed )
Milk - 2-4 tbsp
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
All purpose flour - 2 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar - 4 tbsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 tsp
Butter unsalted - 4 tbsp
Walnuts chopped - 1/2 cup - optional - S used almonds

Mash bananas.  Add milk and then the yoghurt.
Keep aside
In a large bowl whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar together
Cut the butter into pieces.
Either with your finger tips or a fork, work the butter into the flour till there are no large pieces at all.

Now add the banana-milk-yogurt mixture into the flour.
Stir just enough to get it altogether
Fold in the nuts.
This is a wet dough.

Line a plate with wax paper.
Turn the dough on to the paper. Pat it into a 1" disk.  Cover with another wax paper
Freeze the scone dough for half an hour

Preheat oven to 200C
Line a baking tray with parchment paper
Turn the frozen dough onto the tray after peeling off the top wax paper
Now remove the second wax paper too
Slice into eight wedges.  Place apart as they expand during the baking

Bake for 25-30 minutes till firm to touch and the edges start turning golden brown.
Cool completely. Cut apart any scone that might have come together with a sharp knife

S said if you like the scones sweeter to increase the sugar slightly.  Or have them with golden syrup as she did !

If you would like to glaze them with brown sugar - hop over to  The Kitchn link given at the top. Very simple - made in a couple of minutes in a microwave.


  1. Very good, I would like to try these, especially when I get soft bananas :-)


  2. the scones are a really good option instead of banana bread. looking good also.

  3. Looks really good!!! Perfect way to use ripe bananas without wasting them :) Bookmarked to try!

  4. Such a beautiful bread scones, wonderful job..

  5. I ma not a big fan of bananas in desserts / cake etc.. but this seems like a good option!

  6. I am not a big fan of bananas in desserts / cake, this looks like a good option!

  7. They look delicious! This is a nice way to make use of the over-ripe bananas especially during the summer.

  8. These looks so tempting :-) Radha how I wish you had come over for the Bloggers' Buzz event, even though this time I could not be there myself, going through visa troubles, but I am sure all the others would have loved to meet time if we organize another BB, I will let you, would be great if you can join us :-)

  9. Awesome Radha.. Very different recipe indeed :-)

  10. Wow radha !!! looks really tempting and different..........

  11. definitely bookmarking this! nice lovely scones!


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