These banana scones are so addictive. They’re perfectly sweet, soft and delicate, and full of banana flavor. Not to mention the DELICIOUS cinnamon maple glaze on top. These are so easy to make that you have no excuse NOT to make them.
When I first thought of this recipe, I originally planned on making brown sugar cinnamon scones. After a couple tries, I just couldn’t get them to have that oomph. They just kept turning out kind of blah and in the midst of my frustration, I realized I had some very ripe and speckled bananas sitting on my counter and some leftover pecans in the fridge. Thus these banana scones were born!
What I love most about scones is that they’re basically a sweet biscuit…and who doesn’t love biscuits. With the addition of banana, it makes these scones not quite as crumbly but still super delicious!
The cinnamon maple glaze on top just sets these banana scones over the edge. I could probably drink it I’m not even kidding. I used Runamok cinnamon and vanilla infused maple which is delicious on it’s own but as a glaze?? Game changer.
What even is a scone?
Honestly, for the longest time I had no idea. It also seemed like every scone I tried had a different texture and bake. Some were more crumbly like a biscuit while others were cakey in the middle. Some had a crispy exterior and some were a light golden brown. Hey Siri…what’s a scone?
It all comes down to the amount of moisture added to your scone. One major stand out ingredient in scones are eggs which makes them hold their shape better than a biscuit. This gives them a slightly chewier texture.
But the process of making scones is very similar. You combine all of your dry ingredients, crumble in the butter, then mix in your wet ingredients. For bakes like these, I like to use my hands so I know exactly where my butter is at. Leaving pea-sized butter bits in your scone dough will give it a delicious crumb.
Like biscuits, scones are also brushed with melted butter before baking. This gives them a lightly crisp top that compliments the soft interior. What I love about these banana scones is that they’re even softer than typical scones but you still get that pretty golden brown layer on top.
Baking your banana scones
Making the scone dough is the easy part. When it comes to baking, it can be very tricky as they can turn from golden brown to burnt VERY quickly. I’ve learned this the hard way…multiple times.
After many failures and burnt bottoms, I found that doubling up your cookie sheets prevents those over-baked edges. This stops the bottom of your baking sheet from getting too hot, giving you a more even bake.
Also, be careful when brushing the tops of your scones before baking. If the butter drips down and pools at the bottom of the scone, this can also add to those pesky burnt bottoms. I recommend using a small rubber pastry brush and a light hand to make sure your scones turn out perfectly golden.
Glazing your banana scones
This cinnamon maple glaze is so delicious. Basically anything maple is good but since this one is infused with cinnamon and vanilla, it has an extra punch of flavor that’s uh.mah.zing.
Like any maple glaze, it’s super easy to make. That’s probably why I feel the urge to add it to everything I bake! But for these banana scones, you want to drizzle on your glaze when they’re warm but not fresh from the oven. If you add it when they’re too hot, the glaze will just run all over.
This recipe also makes enough glaze to where you could have a little extra for dipping. You’re probably like uh…Jenna that’s just too much. And to that I say, tell me that again after you try this glaze. You’ll see!
Want even more banana recipes? Then boy do I have the desserts for you:
- BEST EVER chocolate chip banana bread
- Banana caramel coffee cake
- Funfetti banana budding
- Banana waffles
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These banana scones have a delicious cinnamon maple glaze and are so easy to make! This is the perfect recipe for when you have a couple ripe bananas and need something to bake.
- 2 ripe bananas (1 cup)
- 1/2 cup 2% greek yogurt
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter for brushing on top
Cinnamon Maple Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup Runamok Cinnamon + Vanilla Infused Maple
- In a small bowl, mash your bananas and mix in the greek yogurt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking power, and salt. Add in the cold and cubed butter and rub it into the flour like you would for pie dough. Smoosh the butter between your fingers to combine it with dry ingredients until you get pea-sized butter bits. Careful not to overwork it as you want the butter to stay cold.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix in the banana mixture in small batches. Be careful not to over work the dough. Then, gently mix in the nuts with your hands. You could also leave them out if you like.
- Lightly dust a sheet of parchment paper with some flour and turn out your dough. Form it into a disk that’s about 3/4 of an inch thick. Use a knife to cut it into triangles but don’t move them just yet.
- Slide the parchment onto a baking sheet and place the scones in the freezer while the oven preheats to 400F.
- Once preheated, take the scones out of the freezer and space them out on your baking sheet. Then, lightly brush them with the melted butter and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown.
- To make the glaze, simply whisk all of the ingredients together. Glaze the scones when they’ve had time to cool to room temperature. Top with some extra chopped nuts and enjoy!
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