Banana Chip Scones

Make banana chip scones for breakfast, or save them for an afterschool snack for your kids.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 large egg
  • 1⁄3 cup sour cream
  • 1 large ripe banana, peeled
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1⁄2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1⁄2 cup heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a small bowl, combine egg, sour cream, and banana. Stir and mash together with a fork and set aside. In a large bowl, sift together cake flour, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Toss in chocolate chips.
  • Cut the chilled butter into the dry ingredients, breaking it into small, pea-sized pieces with your fingertips or a pastry blender. Be sure not to mix too much. Butter and flour should create a dry, crumbly mixture, not a paste.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour-butter mixture, and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir gently until just moistened. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and fold it 7 or 8 times, until it holds together. (This is not kneading.) Flatten the dough into a disk 1 inch thick. Cut the disk into 8 wedges and place them on the prepared pan, evenly spaced.
  • Brush cream generously on the top of each scone. Rest 10 minutes before baking until golden brown, about 15 minutes.