Banana Biscuits

Nanerz. You know, like bananas. Nanerz.

I’ve just been going crazy with the banana’s lately. I’m not sorry because bananas are so useful and lovely. They may be the most versatile fruit. I’ve actually been meaning to make different kinds of quick bread, like sweet potato or zucchini. But once again, I had brown bananas and I couldn’t help but make something out of them.

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The pictures in this post were taken on a wonderfully sunny day here in Portland. It’s been absolutely dreamy. Like short-sleeve-blouse-and-comfortable dreamy. Today Oregon went back to being Oregon, but I think we’ll see the sun again soon.

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In my opinion, these soft treats resemble more of a biscuit than a scone. The recipe I adapted it from called it a scone. They definitely did not come out scone like, but were still great nonetheless. Plus, banana biscuits aren’t something you hear about and I’m one to appreciate unconventional living.

Banana Biscuits

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sugar

4 tablespoons butter

2 bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 425 F. Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Keep butter in the fridge. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in large bowl. In a separate bowl combine mashed banana with vanilla extract and 3/4 cup of milk. Take the butter out of the fridge and cut into slices. Work the cold butter into the flour mixture until it is crumbly. Add the banana to the flour mixture and stir until combined. Place the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead 10 times. Use flour to keep it from sticking. Press the dough into a 6″-8″ diameter circle. Use a biscuit cutter, cup, or knife to form 6 circles. Place the biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet and cook for 14-16 minutes, or until golden brown.

I wish I could promise not to post something banana flavored next time, but I can’t. Bananas aren’t even my favorite. Apples are totally my favorite. And peaches in the summertime. But great peaches aren’t available year round and apples don’t last long in my fridge.

Alright friends. Go out and make banana biscuits.

Happy baking!

Liz

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