I love a warm scone and tall glass of iced coffee in the morning. And trust me, I don’t love much in the morning. Until about an hour after I wake up, I speak more in growls and grunts than actual sentences, unlike my boyfriend and mother who both have the annoying gene that causes them to pop out of bed fully awake and ready to attack the day.
It’s worth getting out of bed for these double chocolate banana scones. Plus, like these banana cookies or this tropical banana bread, it’s a great way to use up a banana that’s too ripe for eating.
Hat tip to Marla at Family Fresh Cooking for the original recipe. Her version is vegan, so check it out if you’re interested, or simply substitute coconut milk for regular milk in the recipe below. Her recipe also called for some ingredients I didn’t have myself, so I improvised! The result: Yum…though I have to admit, nothing tops my apple pear scone recipe.
Also – it’s International Scone Week! Yum, look at all these awesome scone recipes rounded up on Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.
I love the banana flavor in these, because it isn’t too in-your-face. There’s just a little hint in the background that really brings these scones together. Yum! Here’s the printable recipe:
Double Chocolate Banana Scones
The combination of banana and chocolate in these scones is enough to make you want to jump out of bed for this warm-from-the-oven treat.
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 cup semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate chips
- 1 large banana
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1-2 teaspoons powdered sugar (optional)
- Grind the oats into a fine powder in your blender or food processor (alternatively, you can use oat flour if you have it on hand).
- Mix together the flour, oats, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and chocolate chips.
- Blend the banana, milk, honey, and vanilla until liquid and well-combined.
- Mix together liquid and dry ingredients until a soft dough forms. Dough will be sticky, but manageable. Add more flour if needed.
- Form into a ball and transfer to a baking sheet. Pat into a circle about 1 in thick and cut into 8 slices. Separate the slices slightly.
- Sprinkle with granulated sugar and bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Allow to cool a bit and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
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