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Banana Chip Scones September 7, 2011

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Here is another recipe I enjoy when I have ripe bananas! 


~Banana Chip Scones~

2 c. flour

1/2 c. brown sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 c. unsalted butter, chilled

3/4 c. mashed ripe banana

1 large egg

2 T. buttermilk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 c. peanut butter chips

3/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips


~ Directions~

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly grease a 10-in-diameter circle in the center of a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes and add them to the flour mixture.  With a pastry blender or two knives used in a scissor fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.






In a small bowl, stir together the banana, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla.


~Buttermilk Substitute~

I never have buttermilk on hand to make these so I quickly learned to make a buttermilk substitute.  I take a cup of milk and add 1 T. of lemon juice to it and let it sit for 5 minutes.  I very the amounts depending on how much I need.


Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine.  Stir in the chips.  The dough will be sticky.  Spread the dough into an 8 1/2 inch diameter circle in the center of a prepared baking sheet.  With a serrated knife, cut into 8 wedges.  Bake for 19-21 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center of the scone comes out clean.




Remove the scone to a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes.  Recut into wedges. 

Makes 8 scones.


Recipe taken from “Simply Scones” by Leslie Weiner and Barbara Albright


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