Easy Banana Bread Scones

Dec 16, 2022all recipes, Christmas, dessert, Easter / Spring, snack, winter

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Scones are in season all year round. You can add something or take something away but one thing is for sure. Banana bread is in season all year round, too. So that makes easy banana bread scones popular for Christmas or during the summer holidays. You’ll want to make them right away.


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What’s so great about scones?

I have never met someone who wouldn’t like banana bread. It’s moist, sweet, and just delicious. Recently I got together with my friend and peer Neja from Breakfast Club to create some video recipes. We instantly got the idea of banana bread scones – with chocolate chips. Because who wouldn’t love this?

Scones are something between a cake and a cookie, making them hard to resist. They are crunchy from the outside and soft on the inside, with layered dough, and are simply amazing. That’s just pure truth.

I found scones for the first time in 2019. They are not traditional in Slovenia and we never made them when I was growing up. Social media and globalization make it easier to find new types of foods and that’s exactly what happened to me. I was in Belgium, just starting out with blogging and food photography when I saw scones on Instagram. I didn’t have an oven but the idea stuck with me until I returned home and made them for the first time. I fell in love in an instant.


easy banana bread scones with tahini


Making easy banana bread scones or any other scones

When I was preparing this recipe I was just experimenting. Throwing together the ingredients. The first round of baking was not all that good. I added too much milk so I had to add more flour and then there was not enough fat in there to make it crunchy. The next day when Neja came, we reviewed what I did and decided on the new recipe, the updated and hopefully better one. I don’t know whether it was the experience we already have with baking or luck or maybe a divine power – scones came out great!

So the lesson in this story is: make the dough as if you were making a pie or cookies. Mix the dry ingredients with fat (butter or coconut oil) and make a crumble. Then add the wet ingredients. In this case, we were adding bananas which turned out to be enough. If we weren’t using a banana we’d add milk, but only just a little bit.

The dough has to be soft but not wet. We don’t want to knead it too much cuz we’re not making bread. We want it to stick together as if it was a loaf of bread, but only knead it as much as we need to get all the ingredients mixed, not more! So if you’re experimenting as I was at the beginning, make sure to add wet ingredients little by little – 10 ml by 10 ml if necessary.


What do we love about these scones?

-> They’re crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

-> They get a roasty, caramelized taste on the edges.

-> Chocolate chips are amazing, especially when still melted.


easy banana bread scones on the cooling rack


Ingredients for banana bread scones

There’s no science fiction about this recipe. The ingredients are simple and classic, but the final result is bombastic (see what I did there?).

Flour: it seems like nothing happens without flour. We’re using all-purpose flour, but you could mix it with wholemeal flour, too. I’m not sure if scones would be as soft and fluffy with 100% wholemeal flour but it doesn’t hurt to try.

Sugar: you could use coconut sugar, brown sugar, or even white sugar. Or try with agave syrup or maple syrup. In that case, the dough might turn out a bit softer, but I don’t think it would be too problematic.

Baking powder: if we want scones to be soft on the inside we need to get some air in there and we’ll do that by adding baking powder.

Vanilla: in Slovenia, we use vanilla sugar or vanilla essence, or maybe even vanilla paste. In this recipe, we’re using about 8g of vanilla sugar. Use any kind of vanilla you want, but make sure to not add too much.

Cinnamon: Is it just me or does banana bread need cinnamon? Especially if you’re making it in the Christmas season, cinnamon is a must!

Coconut oil: cookies need fat and scones need fat, too. We’re using coconut oil, but you can use vegan butter, too.

Banana: at first I thought we’d need a lot of bananas, like 2 or 3. But turns out we only needed one and the dough came together perfectly.

Chocolate: here’s the ingredient that takes these scones to the next level. Apart from chocolate, you can add nuts, too. Roasted hazelnuts or walnuts, especially paired with chocolate, would be ah-mazing. You can make these scones without chocolate, too, and I bet they’ll be fantastic, but chocolate will make them bombastic (let’s say bombastic is better than fantastic in this case).


And that’s all. Simple ingredients, amazing result.


Wanna pin this recipe?


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If you’re looking for more tasty vegan sweets, here are some ideas for you:

-> Vegan Speculaas Cake with Caramel Sauce is going to be a staple over the winter, just try it and you’ll see

-> Vegan Cranberry and Pistachio Cookies are vegan shortbread cookies that every non-vegan will love.

-> Softest Vegan Cinnamon Rolls are popular all year round, just like scones. I can’t recommend them enough.

-> Vegan Brownie Scones are another type of a scone that you’ll be happy to make any time of the year.


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easy banana bread scones on the plate

Easy Banana Bread Scones

These easy banana bread scones are a perfect snack or breakfast on the go. Made with simple ingredients and are ready in just 30 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, british, european
Servings 8 scones


  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 80 g sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pack vanilla sugar about 8g
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 100 g coconut oil
  • 1 banana
  • 100 g chocolate


  • Turn on the oven to 180°C.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla sugar, and cinnamon - in a large bowl.
  • Add coconut oil (hard, not melted) to the dry ingredients and mix it in so you get a crumbly texture.
  • Mash a banana. Chop chocolate or use chocolate drops.
  • Add mashed banana to the crumble and knead so that banana in mixed evenly into the dough and the dough forms a ball.
  • Now add chocolate chips and gently knead them in. Make sure you don't over-knead the dough!
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle your working surface with flour and place dough on top of it. Shape it into a disc, about 2-3 cm thick. Using a knife, cut it into 8 pieces as if you were cutting a pizza or a cake. Place those pieces on the baking sheet, making sure there's some space between the pieces as they will grow while baking.
  • Bake scones at 180°C for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Once baked, take them out and place them onto the cooling rack. Serve them with whipped cream and tahini.
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