Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Banana Bread Scones with Brown Butter Glaze

This week we were left with a few bananas on the counter top that were overripe before we were able to eat them. That normally doesn't happen because I only buy a few at a time since there are just two of us, unlike my mom who feels guilty separating them at the store and always goes home with a whole bag even though she knows she won't use them all. My go to idea is always to make banana bread but I decided to look for a new recipe and found these scones on Pinterest  They were a nice twist on banana bread since the consistency was the same but it's the brown butter glaze that really makes them outstanding, I could drink that stuff straight from the bowl.

Makes 8 Scones

Ingredients for Scone:
2 Large or 3 Small Over Ripe Bananas
1/2 Cup Light Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
2 1/2 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Salt
1 Tsp Cinnamon
4 Tbsp I Can't Believe it's Not Butter
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans (Optional)
1 Tbsp Skim Milk

Ingredients for Glaze:
1 Tbsp I Can't Believe it's Not Butter
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1-2 Tbsp Skim Milk

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Add the cinnamon and mix again. Cube the butter and keep it as cold as possible. When you are ready, use a pastry cutter or your hands to cut the butter into the bowl. The dry ingredients will begin to get crumbly as the butter mixes in. 
In a separate small bowl mash up the bananas, add them to the dry ingredients. The moisture from the bananas will begin to form the dough as you mix them together.
You most likely won't have enough moisture to complete the dough with just the bananas, so add in the sour cream or greek yogurt and stir again. The dough should be sticky but not too moist, if feel you still need a little more moisture to incorporate all of the dry ingredients add a Tbsp of milk.
Once the dough is formed you can either stir in the nuts or just wait and put them on top like I did. Take the dough and place it on top of some parchment paper, forming it to be a large thick round disc. 
Put another piece of parchment paper on top and allow it to cool in the freezer for 30 minutes - an hour this will help you cut the dough into scones. When the dough is almost ready preheat the oven to 400 F.  Cut the disc of dough into 8 fairly even triangles. 
Place the scones on a piece of parchment paper a few inches a part since they will spread out. Bake for about 25 minutes. 
Allow the scones to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet and then cool fully on a baking rack. When the scones are almost completely cooled you can make the glaze. Melt the butter and brown sugar on low in the microwave for 5 minutes until both are melted, stir them together. Once the sugar dissolves add in the vanilla, milk and powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency of glaze, too runny and you can add extra powdered sugar, too thick you can add a little more milk...
Drizzle the glaze over top of the entire scone. Allow the glaze to set completely for storing or serving.


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  1. I Love scones and these look delicious~ Pinned on A Rolling Scone! Have a great week! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  2. These look absolutely wonderful! Pinning right now and making very, very soon. Found you at Cast Party Wednesday. :)

  3. They look so good. I just did a post on my blog for Apricot scones which you might like. Have a great week.

  4. If you've ever been to my page, then you know I love me some scones!!! YUMMY!!! I'll have to put this on my must try list! Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Zannie @ Mymixingspoon.com

  5. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I love scones! Thanks for sharing this recipe.


    A new fan visiting from Totally Tasty Tuesdays.

  7. Nicole,
    These scones look delicious! I love scones but only have a couple of recipes. I'm going to try this one for sure. In fact I think I have ripe bananas in the kitchen, lol. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Creations. Have a great week.

  8. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  9. Thanks for sharing this delicious scone which is being featured at My Meatless Mondays. I would love this with a cup of java, in the morning. What a wonderful way to start the day.

  10. I'd love to have a batch of these...banana bread is one of my favorites! I bet the glaze takes it over the top! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)


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