I miss living in France most on weekday mornings, while I’m eating oatmeal but dreaming of pastries and espresso.
Sam would rather have a super hearty breakfast, so we’ve gotten in the habit of making large brunches on the weekends. Pancakes to omelets, waffles and bacon, we’ve done it all. But this weekend I had a mad craving for homemade scones.
Trying to get ahead of the game, I set to it on Friday night so that the scones would be ready to eat on Saturday morning. But as it so often happens, I realized too late that I was out of eggs. You think I’d learn to triple check ingredients before diving in, but noooo. I swear this happens once a week!
The good news was that I had ripe bananas, so I swapped one in in lieu of the egg. Since I was modifying the recipe anyway, I threw in some leftover coconut from my thai lettuce wraps. And because sometimes I just get carried away, I whipped up a simple lime glaze to finish it off.
Holy tropical goodness.
The scones are definitely less dry than classic scones, but not as cakey as typical banana bread… they are sorta the perfect combination of the two. You’ll want to eat these babies for breakfast, snack time, and dessert.
Let’s just say that they did not last long in our home.
Coconut Banana Bread Scones with Lime Glaze
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp course salt
8 T unsalted butter, frozen and grated
1 medium banana, mashed
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 T lime juice (approx. 1/2 of one juicy lime)
Preheat oven to 400F. Put all ingredients in a large bowl. Use fork to stir together until large clumps form. Press dough into a large ball. Move ball to a lightly floured surface, and roll out to a 7-8 inch circle, 3/4 inch thick. Slice into 8 pieces, stopping just short of cutting all the way through dough. Bake for 15-17 minutes. While scones are baking, whisk together powdered sugar and lime juice. Pour glaze over freshly baked scones and enjoy while hot!
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