Monday, March 12, 2012

SRC - Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Scones

This month, through Amanda's (Amanda's Cookin') brainchild - SRC, I had the opportunity of getting to know Rebecca of A Dusting of Sugar. As soon as I ran over to check out options for SRC, I saw her post on Chocolate Chips Banana Bread Scones. I've been meaning to try making scones for a while now, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Also, my options this month were rather restricted, since I'm abstaining from meat, fish and eggs this Lent. I was thrilled that such a yummy sounding treat was an eggless one. When I made these scones, I was in for a real treat. They were moist and had some yummy, gooey, melted chocolate goodness ever so often. The original recipe included a glaze, but these were so yummy that we had them straight, without the glaze. I made a few minor changes to the recipe and my version is noted below. You can visit A Dusting of Sugar for the original one. Thanks Rebecca, for introducing me to something so simple, yet absolutely delicious. I'm making another batch of these scones this evening.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Scones
Makes 8 wedges
Adapted from: A Dusting of Sugar

2 very ripe bananas (you should have 1 cup when mashed. You may need another banana depending on size.)
2-4 tbsp milk
1/2 cup yogurt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp cold butter, cubed
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mash the  bananas in a bowl. Add the milk, vanilla extract and yogurt. Mix well and keep aside.

In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients, the flour and baking sugar and add the sugar and mix well.

Rub in the cubes of cold butter till the mix resembles coarse wet sand.

Pour the banana mix into the dry ingredients and stir well until just thoroughly incorporated.

Fold in the chocolate chips, making sure they are distributed throughout the batter.

Tip the batter onto some plastic wrap. Flatten it to a disc about an inch thick and freeze for 30 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 200ºC.

Place the cooled disc onto a baking sheet that has been lined with some greased baking paper and cut into 8 equal wedges.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Don't forget to check what the other members of Group B have whipped up. Thanks Suzanne for hosting our group.


  1. These sound amazing. Good pick!

    1. Thank you Colleen!

  • Mmm, I love scones, but had not thought of banana for them--which is odd because I love all things banana! Love that they are made with healthy yogurt instead of scones traditional cream. Gonna have to try these!

    1. I hope you enjoy these as much as we did Katrina!

  • What are you eating on Friday's if you're not eating fish?

    I hope you'll stop by this month. Its artichoke month, and I'd love if you'd link up your artichoke recipes!

    1. Veggies, lentils and legumes all the way with either rice, bread or homemade flatbread we call chapatis/rotis. Also, veggie versions of pasta and asian noodles and the like! :)

  • The Head CatererMay 16, 2012 at 3:59 AM

    I love freshly baked scones,a real English recipe. Not had this's one before but it s a nice ingrediant to add ,so should be very tasty. A nice treat for anytime of the day.
    Kind Regards
    David Head

    1. Thank you David!


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