Banana Bread Scones with a Brown Butter Glaze

13 Feb

This is my first post and first month participating in the Leftovers Club. The club is a way to connect food bloggers by sharing recipes and treats.

My partner was Heather at Sugar Dish Me. Heather has lots of tasty looking recipes on her blog. I am dying to try the recipe for Chocolate Kahula Cookies with a Cafe au Lait Frosting.

I tried a recipe that was new to me, but is one I will be trying again soon- Banana Bread Scones with a Brown Butter Glaze. These were just as delicious as the they look! The texture was a mix between a regular scone and banana bread. And that glaze…. you will just have to trust me that it was divine. I added chocolate chips to half the batch so I could decide which I preferred. Both ways were really yummy. You really can’t go wrong. I hope you enjoyed them Heather!

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Banana Bread Scones with a Brown Butter Glaze

Recipe from How Sweet It Is



  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk (I used almond milk)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, if desired (of course!)

brown butter glaze

  • 1/4 cup brown butter
  • 1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon until combined. Add butter and using your fingers, a fork or a pastry blender mix it together and combine until the butter forms coarse little crumbs. I usually take a full 2-3 minutes and do this with my fingers.

3. Make a well in the center and add in buttermilk, vanilla extract and bananas. Mix with a large spoon until a dough forms and comes together – it might be sticky! Add in chocolate chips if desired. Just make sure your hands are floured and so is your work surface. Divide the dough in half and pat it into 6-inch circles on the floured surface. Cut into 6 or 8 wedges, then place on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Top with glaze and serve!

brown butter glaze
1. In a large bowl combine brown butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Whisk until the mixture comes together then add in 1 tablespoon of milk, continuing to mix. I always stir my glazes for a good 3-4 minutes so they really come together. If it still doesn’t appear glaze-like, add in milk 1/2 tablespoon at a time and mix again. Don’t worry if it becomes too liquidy – just add a tiny bit of powdered sugar until you get the desired consistency.

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11 Responses to “Banana Bread Scones with a Brown Butter Glaze”

  1. Marie @ Little Kitchie February 13, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    Can’t go wrong with browned butter!!

  2. Faye February 13, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    Oooh…I’ve been wanting to try making Banana Bread Scones. These look delish!

  3. ecavalla February 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    We’re so glad you’re part of the club! these scones look delicious 🙂

  4. Marissa (@pinchandswirl) February 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Wow, look at all of those layers! These look incredible…

  5. laceylmoody February 13, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    These look so good Charlotte! Love your blog!

  6. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me February 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    These scones were WONDERFUL Charlotte! Totally amazing. Thank you so much for sharing! Glad to be paired with you and I SWEAR you will have your treats soon! 🙂

  7. Shaina Wizov (Take a Bite Out of Boca) February 14, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    Yum!!! What a great twist on banana bread!

  8. Colleen (Souffle Bombay) February 16, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    Hi & welcome to TLC!! These look fabulous – I adore scones! Pass the teapot!

  9. Charlotte Turtle February 18, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    Thank you all for the warm welcome to The Leftover Club!


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