Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cinnamon Banana Bread Scones

Are you recovered and back to “normal” after the long weekend?Ā  I don’t know that I am but I am trekking forward anyway!

We had a truly amazing weekend full of food, friends, gorgeous nights, and DIY projects.Ā  Life is good, there is no doubt!

I don’t typically eat a big breakfast but holiday weekends are an exception.Ā  They create a perfect excuse to sleep in (although I am terrible at that), drink loads of coffee, and make sweet cinnamon banana bread scones for those that you love.

These scones are so simple but they turned out silky soft and moist.Ā  If you are thinking banana bread, but want a little something unique, these are for you.

Now on to planning for 4th of July!

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Cinnamon Banana Bread Scones Recipe

Yield: 8 scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Slightly sweet, perfectly moist whole-grain scones full of banana and cinnamon.


for the scones:
1 1/2 cups ripe bananas (about 4 medium)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter, cut into pieces

for the glaze:
1 Tbs. milk
1 Tbs. butter
2 Tbs. maple syrup
3 cups powdered sugar


Mash the bananas in a small bowl. Stir in the yogurt until smooth and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until combined.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Work the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or two forks until it is incorporated, and the mixture resembles wet sand.

Pour the banana-yogurt mixture into the flour-butter mixture and stir just into all of the dry ingredients are incorporated.

Line a large circular plate with wax paper and place the dough onto the plate. Spread the dough out to the edges of the plate, into a 1-inch thick disk and cover with another piece of wax paper. Place the dough into the freezer and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner.

Peel the wax paper from the top of the scone dough and turn the plate over onto the lined baking sheet. Peel off the second layer of wax paper and slice the scones into 8 equal wedges. Pull them apart just slightly to allow room to expand while baking.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until the outer edges are firm and golden brown. Remove from the oven and cut and edges that baked together.

While the scones bake, make the glaze by melting the butter in a small bowl. Pour in the milk and maple syrup and stir well. Slowly add in the powdered sugar in 1/2-cup increments until the glaze reaches a consistency that you like. I like mine a little thicker so sometimes, I even use a little more than three cups. But, if you would rather have a bit of a runnier glaze, you can use less.

Glaze the scones while they are still a bit warm.

My husband is such a good sport when I need help with food shots!


52 Responses to “Cinnamon Banana Bread Scones”

  1. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — May 30, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    These are lovely, Cassie! I always have ripe bananas that I need to use and I typically make bread or muffins. I love how you used Greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour in these. I look forward to whipping these up.

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    Shirley@bells-bakery — May 30, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    My dad loves banana bread,definitely gonna make these for him!

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    Rachel Cooks — May 30, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    These look so great, Cassie! Love that you used Greek yogurt and whole flour. And that glaze sounds phenomenal!

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    Kathryn — May 30, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    I love having something special for breakfast at the weekend too especially if that something special is also erring on the healthy side, it really helps to get the weekend off to the perfect start.

  5. #
    Carolyn — May 30, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    Scones are one of my favourite breakfasts. Yours are lovely!

  6. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 30, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    These sound so fabulous! Yum!

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    Tina@flourtrader — May 30, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    Delicious flavor combo here! I like that you used whole wheat pastry flour, it does give them a rustic look and I am sure some tasty nutty flavor. Great post Cassie!

  8. #
    Jill — May 30, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    Oh, yum! I love, love, love scones and these look perfect!

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — May 30, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    Cheers to holiday weekends! These look delicious!! šŸ™‚

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    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — May 30, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I love that these use 4 bananas – I always end up with an obscene amount of near rotten bananas every week and this recipe will help me use most of them!!

  11. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — May 30, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    Never had banana bread in scone form before! These are great and I love the maple glaze!

  12. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 30, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    Oh Cassie these looks delightful! I’ve been looking for a more healthful scone recipe, you just delivered!

  13. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — May 30, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    I think we had similar DIY projects this weekend. Did I hear you saying somewhere that you made photo boards? I did too!

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    Audra@The-Baker-Chick — May 30, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    These sound just wonderful Cassie! PS- My (future) husband is also a good sport when I need a hand. But I usually end up getting frustrated and scolding him for not doing it right. Oops!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — May 30, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    I love banana bread and always looking for new recipes to try. This sounds great and really perfect for long and relaxed weekends!

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — May 30, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    What gorgeous scones! I looovee cinnamon so I’d probably eat all of these by myself haha. šŸ™‚

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — May 30, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Mmm, loving the maple glaze on these! They look so pretty. šŸ™‚ I’m glad you had a good holiday weekend!

  18. #
    Shannon @ dinnerordessert — May 30, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    These look so good, I love banana bread so I’m sure I’d love these!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 30, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    Banana Bread is one of my fave things ever and in a scone, mmm, I bet these made your house smell do good! And the maple glaze, too!

  20. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — May 30, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    What a great idea! I love that you turned it into a scone… brilliant!

  21. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — May 30, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    love that these use whole wheat flour to help healthify ’em – i’ve been working a lot with whole wheat + whole grains recently, so i love that!

  22. #
    Anna — May 30, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    These sound just perfect! I love scones, what a great flavour combo.

  23. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 30, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    um, yes.

  24. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 30, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Yay for scones, I love the maple glaze!

  25. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 30, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    haha stop with the 4th talk. It’s a month away and I have a birthday to plan. Yikes. PAUSE please. I need to let some bananas get super ripe so I can make these.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — May 30, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    i love these. they’re chock full of healthy with the wheat flour and the bananas. this is a great spin on regular banana bread! definitely looking for these when i’m not in the mood for bread! scones are a great alternative šŸ™‚

  27. #
    Ashley@BakerbyNature — May 30, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    These scones would certainly help me scurry a little faster out of bed!

  28. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Pepper — May 30, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    I love this recipe! I love that it doesn’t use a lot of butter or sugar! Looks delish!!!

  29. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — May 30, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    I’d love one to go with the tea I’m sipping right now! YUM

  30. #
    Ryan @ Spicy Richmond — May 30, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    These are mouthwatering! I’d like a spoonful of the glaze please šŸ™‚

  31. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — May 30, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    Wow, these are so beautiful. Take that, Starbucks!

  32. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — May 30, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    Ooh, you combined two of my favorites! They look awesome!

  33. #
    Heidi @ Food Doodles — May 30, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    These look great! I love scones, and I loooove the greek yogurt and whole wheat flour in these.

  34. #
    Ali — May 30, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    Yum! Pinned it šŸ˜‰

  35. #
    Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out — May 30, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    These look wonderful! I don’t know why I never thought to put the flavors of banana bread into a scone before, but what a perfect combination!

  36. #
    Katie @ Epicurean Mom — May 30, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    Absolutely perfect Cassie! These look so decadent. Wonderful combo!

  37. #
    Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious — May 30, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    Yum! I love how you used greek yogurt in this recipe!! I’d have to bookmark this. Thanks for sharing.

  38. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 30, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    Eeeeee! I love these, Cassie!! What a great idea for scones!

  39. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — May 30, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    I love the healthy modifications you made with the whole wheat flour and greek yogurt Cassie! These look wonderful!

  40. #
    luv what you do — May 30, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    I always have extra bananas for bread and these scnes look fantastic. I will save this recipe for my next batch of brown bananas!

  41. #
    Joanne — May 31, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    I am majorly bad at sleeping in also but I’m always up for fun breakfasts like this! Cinnamon+banana equals heaven!

  42. #
    Tracey — May 31, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    What an awesome idea! I love scones, and this combination of flavors sounds wonderful. I’m always looking for new ways to use up my bananas šŸ™‚

  43. #
    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — May 31, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    Cassie, these sound (and look) amazing. I love banana bread AND scones, so this sounds like a must-make to me! Thanks for sharing!

  44. #
    Julia — May 31, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Mmmm, these look scrum-diddly-umptious!
    And I am a complete dork for even typing that word out.

  45. #
    love2dine — May 31, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    I think Iā€™d try it! I really would!

  46. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — May 31, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    Maple syrup glaze! My favorite. I need to think of something to drown maple glaze in. Like a donut… that sounds fantastic.

    The scones look wonderful. I love how perfectly shaped they are! šŸ™‚

  47. #
    leslie — June 1, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    Ohhhmy. I will be making these AS SOON as a get some overly ripe bananas!

  48. #
    Deborah — June 1, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    I keep seeing scones everywhere – I think it’s because I need to get in the kitchen and make some! These would be a perfect way to start – yum!!

  49. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 1, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    Scones are my absolute favorite! And I love that this recipe uses 4 bananas! I have so many ripe bananas in the house my kitchen has become the home for a gazillion fruit flies!

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    Maria Isabel — June 2, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    This recipe is awsome!!! the taste is incredible and so original! the little touch of cinnamon makes it just perfect! thanks for this one! I’m really enjoying this blog! Congrats!!! it’s so inspiring.

  51. #
    Karista@ Karista's Kitchen — June 3, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    What a fun and delicious scone recipe! Two of my favorite flavors wrapped into one of my favorite treats šŸ™‚

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — June 4, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    I always love scones more than muffins because of the texture. These scones look perfect with my morning coffee, Cassie! You are so lucky having all different kinds of homemade baked goods around!

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