This scone is me rebelling.

You see, every banana recipe I have ever made calls for mashing the banana.  Sure I see the point but there comes a time when I want a bit of banana, not just  the flavor.

These scones are the perfect companion for a cool fall morning and a cup of coffee.  Seriously.  A little hint of sweetness from the maple syrup, a crunch from the walnut, and little burst of bananas!

On a side note I have two weeks of classes then I get a whole week off.  A whole week.  I am so freakin’ excited!

Banana Walnut Scones
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 medium banana
  • ⅓ cup walnut chunks
  • 2 tablespoon sucanat for topping
Instructions
  1. A couple hours before making scones (or the night before,) cut up banana into small chunks, place on a parchment lined tray and place in freezer until ready to use.
  2. Preheat oven to 425˚.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and stir a couple times to blend. With your hands or a pastry cutter, cut butter into dry ingredients. The butter should be about pea size once done. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs through the vanilla. Pour into dry mixture and stir until mixture begins to come together. Scoop out onto a floured surface and knead for three or four times or until the dough comes together (you don’t want to over-do or you will have tough scones.)
  4. Finally, knead in the frozen bananas and the walnuts, pat into a circle and cut (like a pizza) six triangles. If you don’t want triangles you can also shape six biscuit shapes. Place on a baking tray, sprinkle with sucanat, and bake for 16-18 minutes or until scone is golden brown and has baked through.
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