Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Nut Scones

These Banana Nut Scones are so easy to make. I frosted them with a smooth Cream Cheese frosting that is to die for!

Frosted Banana Nut Scones: paired with a hot cup of coffee, these are a perfect breakfast!
Frosted Banana Nut Scones: paired with a hot cup of coffee, these are a perfect breakfast!
Frosted Banana Nut Scones: paired with a hot cup of coffee, these are a perfect breakfast!

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Yield: 10 scones

Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Nut Scones

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


For the scones:

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large bananas (about 1 cup mashed)
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

For the frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 5 Tbsp heavy cream
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add in butter using the beater blade of an electric mixer until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Add egg, bananas, and buttermilk. Combine completely. Fold in chopped walnuts.
  3. On a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat, drop dough. Using floured hands (or sprinkling a little extra flour on the top of the dough) pat into a large 10inch circle.
  4. Using a large knife or pizza cutter, slice dough into 8-10 large triangles. Separate slightly.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and make sure scones are completely separated. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes. Remove and cool completely.
  6. For the frosting, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar and heavy cream. Beat for 3-5 minutes until desired consistency. Spread over scones and immediately sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Serve and enjoy.
  7. Store in airtight container for up to three days in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 214mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on May 16, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. I agree that scones don’t get the attention they deserve but I am a total biscotti lover too. Theses scones look amazing and that frosting is perfect! So making these the next time I have ripe bananas. Pinned!

  2. These aren’t scones more like banana bread….and VERY sweet…..even without the frosting. I would also recommend adding some vanilla, and cinnamon or nutmeg.

  3. The only ingredient I don’t have is buttermilk. Is there something I can substitute for that? I really want to make these!

  4. I say bring on the frosting!!! And the bigger the scone, the better!!! I am loving the banana and frosting action you have going on in these!!! Definitely do not apologize for that goodness!

  5. No need to apologize for the frosting. . .these scones look incredible! Love this flavor combination!

  6. DON’T YOU EVER APOLOGIZE FOR FROSTING THESE SCONES!! lol that frosting (and the scones) looks splendid and I mean pretty much everything can be made better with frosting. 😉

  7. These look really nice. I am not a banana lover and was wondering if they have a strong banana flavour? Could your substitute ripe pear or apple for the banana?

    1. Yes they do have a banana taste, I’m not sure if you could do apple or pear, let me know if you try it!

  8. Oh I bet these were so good! Bananas, the cream cheese, mmm, I can almost taste them now! pinned

  9. Girrrrrl that frosting is the best part! Don’t apologize for too much awesome!

  10. I don’t care if frosting on them is not acceptable, if they look like this I want them all!!

  11. Saw these in my Bloglovin’ feed this morning and started drooling. Wish I had one with a cup of coffee right now!

    1. I’m so glad to hear people click over from Bloglovin 🙂 Thanks for following Robin 🙂

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