Banana Nut Scones

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After tons of hours spent studying, a pick me up was needed. I found a few recipes online for scones, and I’d made them before, but I wanted something new. Here’s what you’ll need:

2 mashed bananas
1.5 cups white flour
2/3 cup of whole wheat flour
6 packets of Truvia
6 tablespoons of white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons of butter
1 egg
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup almond milk
(or you can just do ½ cup of your favorite milk instead of the two above)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1 egg white
½ a packet of stevia or sugar

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Mix up the flour, truvia, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Add in the butter cut up into small pieces. Use your hands to mix the butter and flour combination.

Now, add in the mashed bananas, egg, heavy cream, milk, and vanilla.

Mix it up well; it’s going to be very sticky.

Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.

Make two loaves with the dough and place on the cookie sheet (pictured below).
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Take the chopped almonds and sprinkle on top of the 2 loaves.

Now, using a pizza cutter or butter knife, cut small triangles from the 2 loaves. Mine made between 5 and 6 scones per loaf.

Now, take the egg white and either using a spoon or a brush, brush the tops of the scones with the egg white.

Finally, sprinkle the scones with the sugar/stevia lightly.
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Place in the oven for about 15 minutes, until the sides are brown.

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Enjoy hot or cold. These turned out yummy! Definitely satisfies a sweet tooth without overwhelming the calorie in take. These will be good leftovers with coffee in the morning. Noms!

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Enjoy!

-Ena

 

 

Mixed Berry Scones (150 calories a scone!!)

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So after posting my blueberry bundt recipe, I wanted something new to bake. I needed something to do on a self imposed Saturday night in; clearly baking is my go to. I thought blueberry….hmm I’ve got a bag of frozen mixed berries in the freezer- what can we do with these. Breakfast being my favorite meal of the day, I decided to scone it up. I took to the web to find a (healthy-ish) breakfast food so my fam and I could indulge in the AM. Here’s what you’ll need:

3/4 cup cold milk (any will do, I suggest not fat free)
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups all purpose flour (you could break this up into 1 cup white, 1 cup whole wheat- it’s up to you)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp CHILLED butter cut into small pieces
1 cup mixed berries (or just on kind, really up to you! I’m gonna try this with chocolate chips as well 🙂 or maybe cinnamon chips! Endless possibilities)
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tbsp sugar

Preheat the oven to 375-400 degrees- know your oven. Mine is on the weaker side so I know to do 400.

In one bowl mix the milk, sugar, vanilla, and egg.

In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Then cut up the COLD butter and use an electric mixer to mix this up. When it is a grainy fine consistency stop mixing.
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Slowly add the milk combo to the flour combo, mix again!

Add in your berries when done but do not over blend them in.

Flour a clean surface and dump the dough onto the flour. With your hands, create a round flat dough ball.

Spray nonstick spray on a baking sheet, or I used a large glass pan. Transfer the rounded dough onto the sheet. Use a butter knife to cut the dough into 8-10 even triangular pieces.

Use a brush (or your hands) and glaze the top of the dough with the egg white. Sprinkle sugar on top.
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Place in the over for 20-25 minutes. You’ll know they are done when the top starts to brown.
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Let them cool for about 15 minutes, cut and serve.

I’m honestly DYING to wake up in the AM and eat these with a large cup of coffee. The scones turned out bomb dot com. They have made my entire house smell like berry goodness. Next time I make these I plan on using chocolate chips, cinnamon chips and the sort. The calorie count will go up, but I imagine it will be worth it!!

Enjoy!

-Ena