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Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Nut Scones

Fresh from the oven Banana Nut Scones are made even more tempting with Cream Cheese Frosting. The sweet banana flavor, crunchy nuts and smooth icing are to die for!

Homemade scones are easier to make than you might believe! Check out these Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Scones and Blueberry Lemon Scones Recipe too!

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

The Best Scone Recipe

Does that sound like an exaggeration? It won’t when you taste these scones for yourself!

  • These Banana Nut Scones take just 10 minutes of prep time to be ready to bake and eat.
  • Made with buttermilk, these scones won’t dry out, even the next day.
  • Cover them with easy cream cheese frosting and a handful of chopped nuts for a bakery quality finish!

Ingredient Notes

Buttermilk. You can use store bought buttermilk or mix up a batch of my foolproof Buttermilk Substitute.

Bananas. The amount of bananas you need depends on their size. I typically mash up 2 large bananas for this scone recipe.

Cream cheese. Use full fat unflavored cream cheese in the frosting recipe for best results. Let it soften on the counter for a few minutes so it’s easier to blend.

Walnuts. These scones would taste delicious with chopped pecans too!

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

Easy Instructions

Make the dough for the scones:

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the butter until coarse crumbs form.

Now add the mashed banana, eggs and buttermilk to form a dough. Fold in chopped nuts.

Shape and cut:

Pat the dough into a large circle. Slice the dough into 8 to 10 large rectangles. They should still be slightly connected to each other.

Bake:

Bake the scones for 25 minutes. Then, separate the scones completely and continue baking for another 10 minutes.

Cream cheese frosting:

While the scones are cooling, beat together the ingredients for the frosting. Spread over cooled scones, sprinkle with more chopped walnuts and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • Storing: Keep leftovers scones covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. These are delicious served cold or room temperature!
  • Frosting: If you prefer a more glaze-like frosting, drizzle in a little more heavy cream or milk until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Use a pizza cutter. Slicing the scones with a pizza cutter is the easiest way to get clean, even cuts. If you don’t have a pizza cutter, a sharp knife works well too.

Recipe FAQs

Can you freeze these banana nut scones with the cream cheese frosting?

Yes, these scones can be frozen either before or after adding the frosting. Let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight and they’ll be ready to enjoy for breakfast the next day!

Can I make this banana scone recipe without the nuts?

You sure can make these without nuts! While I love the nutty crunch, leaving them out makes the scones more allergen friendly (perfect for a school lunch box).

Do you have to mash the banana before adding it to the dough?

When you mash the banana is up to you. If you’re mixing this by hand, I definitely recommend mashing the banana in a separate bowl before combining it with the other ingredients.
If you make this recipe with an electric mixer, it’s usually strong enough to mash the banana as it’s mixing the dough together. Either way works!

Can I make this recipe in a mini scone pan?

Of course you can make this recipe in your mini scone pan.The scones will need less baking time due to their smaller size, so keep a close eye on them to avoid burnt scones!

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

More Breakfast Recipes

No more dry, bland scones! These homemade Cream Cheese Frosted Scones are moist, sweet and packed with bananas and walnuts.

Yield: 10 scones

Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Nut Scones

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

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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