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Banana Scones with Maple Espresso Glaze

Moist and delicious Banana Scones with Maple Espresso Glaze are totally fuss-free! Almost like your favorite banana bread but in a scone. Topped with an addictive maple espresso glaze, impossible to have just one!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Scones
Servings: 12 scones

Ingredients

For the scones

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup cold butter cubed (I used Earth Balance Vegan Sticks)
  • 3 ripe bananas peeled and mashed up (about 1 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk I used coconut milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

For top of Scones

  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Maple Espresso Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup plus more if needed
  • 2 Tablespoons espresso coffee liquid

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper (or a Silpat mat), and set aside.
  • Sift all purpose flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl. Add chilled margarine (or butter); using fingertips (or a pastry cutter), until mixture has a coarse consistency.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, and vanilla. Add in the mashed bananas.
  • Gradually add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients tossing with a fork until dough comes together in moist clumps. If dough seems to be too dry add a little more buttermilk by the teaspoonful.
  • Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls (I used a regular sized ice-cream scooper) into large rimmed baking sheet, spacing apart. (Line them up 6 per sheet). Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake scones until golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 15-18 minutes (baking time could vary depending on the size of your scones that you scooped out so check on them at about 15 minutes if you made them smaller. Mine were ready at 18 minutes).
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.