Peanut Butter Banana Scones

Yesterday morning I had one ripe banana that really needed to be used. That’s right…only one! Not enough to make banana bread or muffins but I didn’t want to just throw it away. I remembered back to a few weeks ago when I had tried a recipe for some banana scones. Unfortunately the recipe was horrendous!  The dough could not be shaped and was more of the consistency of muffin batter. It was just down right terrible. After trying to add more flour to the batter, I finally just put them in muffin liners and baked them. I was still hopeful that the “muffins” would turn out, however, they did not. I ended up throwing away the entire batch. It was that bad! So yesterday morning I was determined to make a delicious banana scone with my one ripe banana. I was inspired by one of my favorite banana recipes, Peanut Butter Banana Bread. I went to work adding peanut butter, chopped peanuts, mashed banana and spices to create one amazing nutty scone. They came together super quick and smelled amazing while baking. I topped them off with a drizzling of peanut butter glaze and they were the perfect accompaniment for my morning tea. :)

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Peanut Butter Banana Scones

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8  teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dry-roasted peanuts
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream

For the Peanut Butter Glaze:

  • 1/3  cup powdered sugar
  • 1  tablespoon milk
  • 1  tablespoon creamy peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, allspice and chopped peanuts. Add the butter and toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with the butter pieces no larger than small peas.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the banana, peanut butter and heavy cream. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and form the dough into a ball. With lightly floured hands press dough into a 8-inch round. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  4. Place wedges on the prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes or until tops of scones are a light brown. Transfer to a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  5. While the scones are cooling, make peanut butter glaze. In a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk and peanut butter until smooth. Drizzle glaze over scones and serve.

Yields: 8 scones

Source: A Sweet Pea’s Kitchen Creation, inspired by Peanut Butter Banana Bread

32 Responses to “Peanut Butter Banana Scones”

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    jennknee — August 15, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    I read your yesterdays post today..and then saw THIS recipe right after you posted it!! Double whammy of goodness today!

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    Judy — August 15, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    Oh yum! I adore scones, just about any flavor, these look perfect!

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    Kara — August 15, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    If this is any think like your Red Velvet Cake Roll then I am POSITIVE that it’s WONDERFUL!!!

    • Christina replied: — August 31st, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

      Kara,
      I hope you enjoyed them. So perfect for those over ripe bananas. :)

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — August 15, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    I’m not a huge banana fan, but these do look great. Love the icing.

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    Linda Gartner — August 15, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    I love scones AND I love the peanut butter/banana combo. Can’t wait to make these to enjoy with a cup of coffee. Thanks so much, Christina, for another win-win recipe!

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    Karen — August 15, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    I’ve got 2 ripe bananas – I’m tempted to make a double batch, they look sooo good!

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    The Teenage Taste — August 15, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    OK, how come I didn’t think of making peanut butter scones?! These look absolutely amazing, but you know what would make them 10x more delicious? Chocolate chips. Chocolate makes everything better! :-P

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    freshandfoodie — August 15, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    Yeah! Now you’re talking. Peanut butter is one of my favorite things, so I’m adoring these scones. Would love to make thees.

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    chicaandaluza — August 15, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    Great idea for when you have just one sad banana lurking around!

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    Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — August 15, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    These look wonderffulll :) necessity baking working its delicious magic! I have a one-banana cake recipe that i just love and have made many times, heres the link to it if you ever have one lone over-ripe nana again and fancy something new :) I am definitely saving your lovely little scone recipe for sure!

    http://www.cookingandme.com/2011/01/best-banana-cake-recipe-ever-with-cream.html

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    chocolateandcarrots — August 15, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    Yes please! I’ll take these any day with the tons of over-ripe bananas that I have on a weekly basis. :-) Yum!

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    katshealthcorner — August 16, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    Peanut Butter AND Banana?! That is the BEST combination! I am in love. :)

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    Christine — August 16, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    Love scones and peanut butter. I also have one banana left. Looks like I will be making your recipe tomorrow, it’s too late to bake tonight.

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    tryityoumightlikeit — August 16, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    I love scones and don’t bake them enough. That one extra banana always ends up in my freezer until I have enough of them to make banana bread.

    I am enjoying the pop of color you’ve been adding with the fabric swatches in your latest photos. It’s such a great idea that I’ll probably steal it. The ones you’ve been using lately remind me of the fabric that I used to make a quilt for my daughter.

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — August 16, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    Voted for you! Good luck!

    I love the peanut butter banana combo. The scones sound delicious. I’m so glad you didn’t give up on banana scones.

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    Deanna — August 16, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    These look great and are a fantastic use for that one leftover banana we always seem to have…thanks for the recipe!

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    Caroline — August 16, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    Love that you were still able to find something to bake, even with only one banana! Looks delicious.

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    Lolly — August 16, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    I love peanut butter and bananas together. Yum!

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    Miriam @ Overtime Cook — August 17, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    I’ve never actually made scones before, but this is a recipe that makes me wonder what I’ve been waiting for! I bookmarked this recipe-can’t wait to try it!

    -Miriam

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 17, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    What a great use of that banana! These look delicious and I love the peanut butter glaze.

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    Eliot — August 17, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    Peanut butter, bananas? Awesome! And, these flavors might prompt a potential presidential candidate to say (again), “Happy Birthday, Elvis!” (Sorry, try to leave politics out of food, but couldn’t help it!)

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    sfasis — January 20, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    the recipe looks great but i would love to hear from people who have actually MADE them and what their experience was

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    sfasis — January 21, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    ok….so i thought i would be the first to post about how they actually tasted…O M G …DELISH!!!!! excellent recipe; thanks so much for sharing!!!

    • Christina replied: — January 31st, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

      I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the scones!! Thank you so much for letting me know how they turned out for you! :)

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    Danielle — January 28, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    Made these this morning and my husband loved them. I did use half cream and half skim milk and added a splash of penzeys double strength vanilla. They turned out perfect for mini scones (makes 16 minis) http://www.nordicware.com/store/products/detail/mini-scone-pan/21295B48-7C89-102A-B382-0002B3267AD7

    • Christina replied: — February 15th, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

      I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the scones! :D

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    Erin — January 29, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    Just made these in my dorm. They were divine. I used milk instead of heavy cream, and they were still very rich and moist. Also, as I lack a stand mixer, I just rubbed the butter in by hand. It gave me a little more control over the mix, and was also pretty fun. =)

    • Christina replied: — February 15th, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

      Erin,
      I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the scones! They are one of my favorite scone recipes! :) Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out!

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    caloricandcrazy — February 11, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    These look delicious! I might make these for my cousin ^^
    Seems like the best way to use up peanut flour as well!!

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