I find that my banana baked good consumption is getting a bit out of control.

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Well, maybe not my consumption, but definitely my… development? Is that the proper word? Not like you’re surprised. I exploit this fruit more than any other and essentially stuff it into… well, anything that I can.

Blah blah blah. Nothing you don’t know, right?

I was a bit freaked out at what the banana would do to the scones. You know, it makes things kinda cakey? But good news: no cakey scones here. I found that it made the texture slightly lighter and perhaps a bit fluffier, which is only a bonus to me since I was never a fan of scones until I started making this recipe anyway. Scones were like bricks for breakfast. And even worse, they were often eaten while drinking coffee.

So a few years ago they would have been my worst nightmare.

I’m so glad my life has changed.

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Oh yeah. Important note: I covered these in brown butter glaze.

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I can’t help myself.

Actually, I could help myself if I wanted to, but 1. I don’t want to and 2. I remembered these banana spice muffins with brown butter glaze and determined that the scones had to be glazed or else I would die.

It was a matter of life or death people.

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Banana Bread Scones

Yield: makes 12-16 scones

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, if desired

brown butter glaze
1/4 cup brown butter
1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon until combined. Add butter and using your fingers, a fork or a pastry blender mix it together and combine until the butter forms coarse little crumbs. I usually take a full 2-3 minutes and do this with my fingers.

Make a well in the center and add in buttermilk, vanilla extract and bananas. Mix with a large spoon until a dough forms and comes together - it might be sticky! Add in chocolate chips if desired. Just make sure your hands are floured and so is your work surface. Divide the dough in half and pat it into 6-inch circles on the floured surface. Cut into 6 or 8 wedges, then place on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Top with glaze and serve!

brown butter glaze
In a large bowl combine brown butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Whisk until the mixture comes together then add in 1 tablespoon of milk, continuing to mix. I always stir my glazes for a good 3-4 minutes so they really come together. If it still doesn’t appear glaze-like, add in milk 1/2 tablespoon at a time and mix again. Don’t worry if it becomes too liquidy – just add a tiny bit of powdered sugar until you get the desired consistency.

[adapted from these maple bacon scones]

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AND chocolate chips. Yes to chocolate chips!

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107 Responses to “Banana Bread Scones.”

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    Heather @ Bake, Run, Live — April 3, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    Yay! Chocolate Chips! I always add chocolate chips to my banana bread- it’s just done automatically (I may be addicted to chocolate)!
    Could you send a couple my way so that I have something to eat for breakfast? Please?!!

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    ashley - baker by nature — April 3, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    Whoa whoa whoaaaaaaa! Sign me up for a dozen of these scones!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — April 3, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    How could I, the scone fanatic, not think to do a banana bread scone? Doh! These look so good… Oh, and chocolate chips are always desired! :-)

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    Holli — April 3, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    Making these today!

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    Roz — April 3, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    OMG these look divine! Came across your blog recently – love it :) x

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 3, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    You can never have too many banana bread recipes. I recently just did a post and have like…umm about 20 banana bread, cake, or muffin recipes. Whoops. But not really. I love it! These look so good and I’m not even normally a scones person!

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    Molly @Bakelette — April 3, 2013 @ 7:23 am

    I love you for these scones! :) And please don’t stop with the banana recipes! I love ‘em!

    M

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    Tieghan — April 3, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Jessica, dont every slow down the banana recipes! I am a banana bread freak!! I love these scones and I dont normally like scones! The chocolate chips and the brown butter glaze are just awesome!

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    Kayley @ there's love in it all — April 3, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    My two very favorite baked goods…combined into one. My breakfast suddenly isn’t looking that inciting.

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    Kelsey — April 3, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    These look gorgeous! I just made scones for the first time yesterday, and this looks like the perfect round 2! Especially with brown butter on top…mmmm.

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    Alicia Greenrabbit — April 3, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    Have you been sneaking around my kitchen? Those look very close to my Apricot ginger scones!!! Ha,ha,ha!
    BEAUTIFUL! I’m making these today and mini chips are the best to bake with just enough chocolate, but not too much.

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — April 3, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    Wowwww… I don’t even bake, but you make me want to stay home and make all sorts of baked goods, these included! I’ve never made scones before but there’s a first time for everything!

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    dessertfortwo — April 3, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    Bananas are like so totally health. No guilt! None! ;)

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    Jenny — April 3, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    Bananas make everything better!! It is a fact.

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    Julia of fight off your demons — April 3, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    These look great! I need to make scones soon, I love them but I’ve never made them myself..

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — April 3, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    Yes to fluffy fluff scones! Only way to go. And speaking of the only way to go….brown butter glaze. Yep, total necessity.

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    Ashley — April 3, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    I am totally okay with your banana usage. MORE than okay with it. mmm

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    Jenn @ Once Upon a Tier — April 3, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    Ahhh, these look so delicious. And not just chocolate chips…mini chocolate chips! Even better.

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — April 3, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    you and your glazes!!! they kill me… in a good way.

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — April 3, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Holy mother of scones! These look delicious, especially with that brown butter glaze mm mmm mm

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — April 3, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    You are a girl after my own heart with that brown butter glaze!!! I love that you added the chocolate chips to the banana scones too!!! Yum-a-licious!!!

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    Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen — April 3, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    Uh. Yes please. I made banana scones a few weeks ago and I’ll admit that they weren’t very scone-y but they were seriously delicious. My boyfriend would flip over these.

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    Nicole — April 3, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    This looks amazing!!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — April 3, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    These look absolutely wonderful :) I love the thought of a fluffier scone!

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    Jenna — April 3, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Yum these sound wonderful!!

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    Colleen — April 3, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Love love bananas! And PLEASE update your weekly menu, you’ve been eating the same thing for weeks now! Gives me inspiration!

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    • Jessica — April 3rd, 2013 @ 10:53 am

      gahhhh so sorry! i know i’ve been slacking. thanks for getting my butt in gear – I’ll update it right now. :)

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    allie@sweetpotatobites — April 3, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    brown butter glaze on scones. brilliant.

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 3, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    OH MY GOODNESS YES!

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    Alissa — April 3, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    Excited for the updated Weekly Menu! I love seeing what you are eating for ideas! This banana bread looks to die for, plus the bonus topping! What the WHAT!

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — April 3, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    This would be perfect with the coffee im having right now… Beautiful!

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — April 3, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    Heavenly! I never liked scones either, until I started making my own :)

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    honeywhatscooking — April 3, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    looks fantastic, i don’t think i’ve ever had a banana scone, blueberry yes, and fruit, but not banana.
    looks moist!

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    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — April 3, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    Bananas do work wonders in scones — I just tried some a little over a week ago and they were so moist. Yours look WOW! Brown butter glaze sounds delicious!

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    Emily — April 3, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    YUM! I have a hugh batch of banana’s about to go bad….I think I will be making these tonight! :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 3, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    And suddenly the egg and yogurt I had for breakfast seems very, very depressing.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — April 3, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    I wish I could post my gasp when I saw the first picture. it was a good one.

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — April 3, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Oh I just love scones!! I remember going through a phase of making them twice a week!! :$ Never made banana bread scones though and these look delicious!!! I feel my scone phase starting up again…

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    jen @nutcaseinpoint — April 3, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    brown butter glaze? I. CAN’T.

    (but I SO will!)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 3, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    Well thank goodness you went with the glaze! I’d die without it too. Yum!

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    Larry — April 3, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    I’m SO glad you didn’t die! Is it possible to offer a metal of acheivement for mashing together bananas and chocolate chips AND brown butter glaze? I would think so…

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    Katie — April 3, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Yes, yes yes. I buy a bunch of bananas EVER WEEK, even though I don’t really like bananas. But I DO like scones. Winner.

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    Kenzie — April 3, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    I have had the exact same banana obsession this week! Banana bread scones is genius!

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    Bethany @ Accidental Intentions — April 3, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    Yummmmmm these sound INCREDIBLE. I haven’t had a scone in about 2983472983 years…well, okay. That might be an exaggeration. BUT it’s been a long, long, long time, and I could definitely go for one of these rightnow.

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    tracy {pale yellow} — April 3, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    Mmmmmmm banana bread scones, these sound so warm and yummy, I want one in my stomach now!

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    Crystal — April 3, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    Yummo! I am totally going to be making these! I have a ton of frozen ripe bananas in my freezer calling out to be made into this recipe right now!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — April 3, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    Oh I love these! Anything banana bread always reminds me of my grandma :)

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    Tracy — April 3, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    I loooooove banana bread. I know I will loooooove these

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    Abby — April 3, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

    I love you for this!!

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    Candice — April 3, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    Mini chocolate chips “if desired”??? Why wouldn’t they be??? lol

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    jillian d — April 3, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    i have been reading your blog faithfully for 2 years now. your pics are always amazing. i look forward to seeing them each day. thanks for sharing such beautiful food! :) these scones look awesome. i have no time to bake just now (high school teacher) so i’m just living vicariously through your beautiful pics!! ;)

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    • Jessica — April 3rd, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

      thank you so much!!

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