11 April, 2010

Banana Cherry Scones

I am very excited to post this recipe as it was lost for a few weeks. I made these scones a few times about a month ago. The recipe I might have never written it down. Or, chances are high, I did and just can't find it anymore. I keep my recipes either in files on my computer or printed out or hand written, and then they could be just anywhere. I've got piles of stuff almost everywhere, several on my desk, in various drawers, on the coffee table in the lounge, on the dining table (only when no guests are here). These piles include newspapers, magazines, printed recipes, wet wipes (for my two children) paper tissues, toys, work stuff, important documents.......piled chaos, in fact. I feel bad about it but I simply cannot find time to put everything back in its place all the time. The only comforting thing is, that nothing gets lost in this house. That's in fact a remark my mum made once. She comes to visit us from Germany twice a year. According to her, things are often in exactly the same place as during her last visit.
Anyway, here is the recipe of my beloved banana cherry scones. I love the sweetish taste of the banana in the scones and the fresh and sour taste of the dried cherries. Just the right thing to start the day with.


1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup dried cherries

1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large, ripe bananas, mashed

Yields 6
Preheat oven to 200C. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix well. Stir in dried cherries.

In another bowl, combine beaten egg with olive oil and mashed bananas. Pour wet ingredients onto dry ingredients and stir until well combined. The batter is pretty wet. Form balls (size between golf and tennis ball) out of the batter and place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. I really like your recipes they are so full of fruits and so easy to make. I will try this one for sure :)

  2. I love that the bananas are used to sweeten your delicious looking scones. Nice job :)

  3. Great recipe thank you so much! I subscribe by rss. I'm going to add 1tsp cinnamon to mine just because I love it.

  4. I made them. They are delicious with a butter or lemon curd. I added raisins instead of cherries. Thanks for recipe :)

  5. I am very happy to hear that you like the recipe and @ Wiosanna, they turned out well.

  6. Hi Anja, I love your blog! I made the banana cherry scones today, they are great. I just posted it on my blog as well... Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.


  7. I made these scones of yours and they were delicious! I was absolutely afraid that they'd come out dry and crumbly (or just plain weird since I had ran out of baking powder and had to sub it), but they were soft and fragrant of sweet bananas ;]