4.21.2014

vegan banana oat scones


Sometimes, I'm at such a loss for words, I'll just sit staring blankly at the screen for hours (or minutes if I'm not being my obnoxiously over-exagerating self.) Now is one of those times. Like, what are you supposed to talk about to your invisible internet friends? I could tell you about how I ate tons of potato salad for dinner the other night. Or how I go to bed by 10 every night and am up at 6:30 every morning. I could tell you how I put my pajama pants on backwards the other night and didn't realize it until it was too late. I could tell you about how my Saturday morning consisted of cups of reheated coffee and talking to my pet tortoise named Lois. OR how I shoved my face with Easter candy, chocolate ice cream, cheese, and french fries all in one day (it's all about balance, guyzzzz.) But all of that is weird and awkward. Just like the rest of my life! Heh. SOOOOOOOO. I guess I'll talk about scones instead because scones aren't weird or awkward. They're soft and scrumptious.


I can't even remember the last time I had a scone, but I'm thinking it was one of those orange cranberry ones from Starbucks that are full of crap and drenched in sugary glaze. MMM. I couldn't exactly remember what the texture is supposed to be like but my mom described a scones texture as a dense cookie. I wasn't sure how this recipe was going to turn out, but I can say I was pleasantly surprised. They're just like a banana muffin in scone form. The taste was spot on- hearty, comforting, and not too sweet and everyone who tried them loved them. My body can't handle anything too sweet in the morning and I'm never one for glazes on my muffins, breads, or rolls so I left out that part. But if you're into that sort of thing, feel freeze to drizzle or drench to your hearts content.


vegan banana oat scones

1 3/4 c. wholewheat flour
3/4 c. quick cooking oats + more for sprinkling if desired
1 tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 c. coconut oil
2-3 mashed bananas
1/4 c. + 1 tbsp. milk of choice
2 tbsp. honey/maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 425ยบ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut the coconut oil into the dry ingredients. Add milk, mashed banana, vanilla, and sweetener. Stir until combined, using your hands to kneed the dough if needed. Place the dough onto the prepared baking sheet and form into a disk about an inch thick. Slice into 8 triangles and sprinkle with more oats if desired. Bake for 15-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before serving. 


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2 comments:

  1. These look great.

    Charlotte Moore

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  2. Looks AMAZING! Anything banana is a winner is my book. Pinned! :)

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