Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time

Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).

Friday, May 18, 2007

Izzy's Scone Creation

The perfect activity for this rainy, gloomy, far too chilly afternoon? Bake of course.. I said to Izzy.."Let's bake! What should we make?" He replied, "I want to bake Chocolate-Chip Banana Scones." Now although we have made scones many times, we had never made those. I wasn't even sure how bananas would fare in a scone recipe but I sure was willing to give it a try.

I was curious to see if he knew which ingredients we needed to use and his ideas were surprisingly accurate: "Flour, butter,chocolate chips, banana, vanilla and whole wheat flour." I told him that we would use those ingredients and add a few more.

This is what we came up with:

Izzy's Chocolate-Chip Banana Scones


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup mashed bananas
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips


In a mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter. Mix banana and buttermilk thoroughly. Add to the dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips. Mix until just moistened. Knead lightly. Do not over mix. Pat out into a 2 circles. Cut each circle into 5 wedges.

Sprinkle with sugar. Place 1" apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 425F for 12 minutes or until golden.

Makes 10 scones

When they came out of the oven we were both eager to test the results. A bit cakey but still quite impressive.

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