Chunky Monkey Scones

A homemade breakfast treat that will feel like you’re out at a café bakery. These scones don’t take long to make – I always put them together in the morning – but the dough can be made the night before to pop in the oven as soon as you are ready to bake them. Bananas add flavor and keep them moist. Walnuts bring the crunch, and the chocolate chunks add the fun.

Chunky Monkey Scones

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
A homemade breakfast treat that will feel like you're out at a café bakery. These scones don't take long to make – I always put them together in the morning – but the dough can be made the night before to pop in the oven as soon as you are ready to bake them. Bananas add flavor and keep them moist. Walnuts bring the crunch, and the chocolate chunks add the fun.
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Servings 6

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour, or a mix of whole wheat and all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, very cold
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup chocolate chunks or jumbo chocolate chips
  • cream for brushing the tops and sugar for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly dust it with flour, and set aside.
  • Whisk together the milk, vanilla and yogurt in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  • Cut the butter into small pieces and place in the bowl with the flour. Using your fingers, massage the butter into the flour until it is incorporated, and only a few pea sized lumps remain. Stir in the yogurt mixture until the dough comes together but isn't sticky. If it’s not coming together, add another tablespoon of milk or yogurt.
  • Stir in the bananas, walnuts, and chocolate chunks, then turn the dough out onto the baking sheet and pat it into a circle about 1 ½ inches high.
  • At this point you can refrigerate overnight, to be baked off in the morning.
  • Use a sharp knife and cut into 6 wedges (or 8 if you prefer smaller wedges). Brush the tops with cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Place the scones in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until cooked through and golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before enjoying. Scones will keep for a day at room temperature, but are best the morning they are made.

Notes

BONUS! Other mix-ins ideas to substitute in place of bananas, walnuts and chocolate chunks:
  1. Cinnamon and diced apples
  2. Blueberries and lemon zest
  3. Chopped strawberries and white chocolate chips
  4. Pecans and chocolate chips
  5. Sliced almonds and fresh raspberries
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