Banana Coffee Scones

I found this recipe for banana coffee scones when searching for something new to try with my last baking banana. It just so happens that we didn't finish the coffee that morning either, so it was an easy choice. 

These have a great texture, and a very subtle banana flavour. Isaac wishes they had chocolate chips in them, but what 3-year old doesn't want chocolate chips with everything? Maybe next time we will try a little add-in like that. The dough is super moist, so I think it would work well with whole-wheat flour. I'll try that next time too!

2 C flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 C sugar
1/2 C butter, cold & cut into chunks
1 ripe banana
1/4 C milk
1/4 C strong black cold coffee
1 tsp vanilla

In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. (I always think this is so much easier and faster to do with my hands) In separate bowl, combine banana, milk, coffee and vanilla. Stir into dry mixture to make dough. (This is much less dry than any other scones I've made.)

On lightly floured board, knead dough lightly for about 30 seconds. Shape into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 8 segments. (And if you plan to serve to toddlers like me, cut each segment into 2 triangles to yield 16 snack-size scones.) Bake at 425` oven for about 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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