Monday, June 18, 2007

Coffee Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

The last time I had bananas sitting around, I decided to try to find a scone recipe that could include them. I also had some random chocolate chips sitting around (white and semisweet).

The original recipe can be found here but since I altered it quite a bit to make it richer, the recipe below is my own version.

Coffee Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup miscellaneous baking chips (optional)

In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Gently heat cream in separate bowl (or glass measuring cup) and stir in instant coffee until dissolved. Stir in vanilla and banana; add to dry mixture, stirring lightly to make a moist dough. Stir in chips (optional).

On lightly floured board, knead dough lightly for about 30 seconds. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness; cut into 3 inch rounds and place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in 425 F oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 10 scones.

Jenny's notes: I used a scone pan for mine, so it made 8 scones. You could also just pat the dough into a circle and cut it into wedges. I used three bananas, so my mixture was a little more moist and the scones had to bake longer because of this.

I used 2/3 cup white chocolate chips and 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, because that's what I had. The next time I make these I will try adding peanut butter chips too because even though there are many many flavors here, peanut butter would have just kicked the entire recipe up to pure heaven.

I feel obligated to say that my husband thought there were too many flavors going on here, and that the flavor was too intense. You could start with half the amount of coffee if you were concerned, but for me, the more flavor the better.

Categories: Banana, Chocolate, Coffee, Scones


Meeta K. Wolff said...

I have not made scones in ages! and the banana/choc combination does sound so delish! Looks great!

Cheryl said...

Scones!! I just a little guy jumping up and down here. I so love to see scones on the blogs. Coffee, bananas and chocolate chips in scones too.....oh you are just too goood.

Peabody said...

I'm always looking for way to use up my bananas. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Who could resist one of those?

Elle said...

Brilliant idea to combine the cream and the instant coffee. The intense flavors sound wonderful t me. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Oh this sounds so good, and another great way to use bananas other than banana nut bread. I have got to try this, and I'll add the peanut butter chips too! Thanks for the creative recipe. :-)

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