Banana & Chocolate Chip Scones

Scone

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  • 3-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter cut into small cubes
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsps. real banana extract (you can also just use vanilla)
  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup mini choc chips (can also use nuts)

Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Add the butter and cut in with a pastry blender, you fingers or two knives until it is very small peas.

Add buttermilk and extract and with a wooden spoon, mix as well as you can.  Mix in chips.

Put mixture onto counter top and bring together to make a cohesive dough.  Divide in half.  Press each half into  a round about 1/2″ thick.  Cut into 6 or 8 wedges.

Put on a prepared sheet and bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes.  Cool

Glaze

1/2 mashed banana with a few drops of banana extract

Add a pinch of salt, 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and mix well

Add 1 cup confectioners sugar and blend well.

Add 2-4 tbsps. of milk.  Add more confectioners sugar if necessary to get a thick but pourable consistency

Drizzle on top of scones and if desired, sprinkle on a few more mini chips


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