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.)


(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


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


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!