Monday, February 19, 2007

Banana Oat Scones...


My original recipe for scones came from a book called The Joy of Snacks. I don't remember the book and may have to track it down sometime to refresh my memory. I think it was borrowed from the library. I have modified the recipe so much over time, that it is quite different than the original (which contains egg and raisins, and does not use bananas.)

Ingredients:

(scant) 2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup non-hydrogenated (no trans-fats) margarine, melted
1/3 cup soy milk (plain or vanilla)
1 ripe mashed banana


Directions:

Combine dry ingredients; set aside. Blend mashed banana, melted margarine, and soy milk until fairly smooth. Add in dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Shape dough to form ball; pat out on lightly flours surface to form 8 inch circle. Cut into 12 wedges (scones); bake on oiled baking sheet at 425 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.

Note: I go "skimpy" on the flour at the start and reserve some to add at the end if needed. Not all banana's are created equal! I will (carefully) add more if the dough is too sticky to shape and cut.


photo by Aisling, February 19, 2007

3 comments:

karlanee said...

I'm printing this one out. We're HUGE scone fans at our house. This sounds yummy. I even have some ripe bananas in the freezer just waiting to be made into something. Now I know what!

Nan said...

I just copied and pasted this into my email recipes folder. They sound delicious, and the photo is beautiful! Can't wait to try them.

Aisling said...

Nan & Karla,
Let me know if/when you try them! Thanks for the comment on the photo, Nan! I obviously dusted them (generously) with powdered sugar, which the recipe doesn't state. *grin* Made that way, I don't butter them, or add jam. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!