Sunday, January 12, 2014

Peanut Butter Banana Scones


Scones can fill many rolls.  They can be a breakfast, dessert, or snack.  Only have a couple of minutes to dress and run out the door? That sounds like a perfect time for a scone!  Need something to nibble on while watching TV? Eat a scone!






This recipe came from a Indiana newspaper. I found it because I googled, "peanut butter scones."  Sometimes I think I have envisioned a new, unique recipe idea but find 20 or more similar recipes after a quick internet search.  I have been thinking about making pancake tacos for a few months, but this week I saw this idea on another blog.  

The ingredients for the scones are 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 3 tablespoons chopped, dry peanuts,  5 tablespoons cold butter, 1 banana, 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, and 1 cup heavy cream.  The ingredients for the glaze are 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon cream, and 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter.

I added the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chopped peanuts to a bowl.



I combined all the dry ingredients.


I cubed the cold butter and combined it with the dry mixture.  I used my hands, but the recipe recommends using a fork.  My green watch was a Christmas gift.


I mashed the banana.


I added the peanut butter and cream to the mashed banana.


I whisked the wet ingredients together.


I poured the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and combined them together.


I shaped the dough into an 8 inch circle on a floured surface using my hands.


I cut the round into eighths.


I baked the scones for 13 minutes at 425 degrees.


I let them cool.


While they cooled I made the glaze. I combined all the icing ingredients, peanut butter, cream, and powdered sugar.



Peanut butter and banana are always a great pair.  The flavors were not very strong.  The banana and peanut butter were too subtle.  The scones were moist, and I enjoyed the crunchy, salty peanuts.  






5 comments:

Joanne said...

Scones are way more fun to grab and go and eat than most things! Love this PB version!

Grandbabycakes said...

These scones look really delicious! I love the addition of peanut butter, really creative!

laura said...

Thanks! I love peanut butter!

Tamara Coleman said...

I love anything with peanut butter! YUUMMMY! :)
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laura said...

Tamara, me too!