I have wanted to substitute a banana for an egg for awhile now and I thought this recipe was the one to test it on. The banana goes perfect with this combination. I was fascinated when I did my final taste test. You would never know that this recipe has no eggs what so ever. These scones are perfect for breakfast or brunch. They are filled with ingredients to jump start your day and give you a little 'sunshine'. Remember that scones work the same way biscuits do and you will go wrong when you handle them to much. Even though you will be tempted to make the dough come together more trust me and just leave it alone. The more you touch it the flatter it gets. And nothing is worse then a flat scone.
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar + more for dusting
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
1 banana, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon shredded orange peel
1/2 cup raisins
1. Pre-heat oven to 400F. In a large mixing bowl add flour and baking powder. Cut butter into small pieces and mix with hands until flour is course like cornmeal. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, banana, vanilla, orange peel, raisins and milk. With a large spoon quickly combine with a few stirs.
2. On a baking sheet with a baking mat carefully dump mixture. Quickly make into a round 8x8inches. With a large knife cut into 8 slices (like a pizza or cake). Sprinkle sugar on top of scones. Bake in oven until golden about 15 minutes.