Banana Chocolate Chip Cake and Banana Scones

Well, we’re back on bananas again.  Maybe I should make a sub-blog dedicated to banana recipes.  I’d have to think of a clever name, not super cliche, like “Going Bananas for Baking!” or something like that.  Maybe I’d call it “Welcome to the Bananarama.”

Here’s a recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Cake.  I used a bundt pan and baked for about 40 minutes at 350 F.  I think the original recipe said to use a 9×13 inch dish and bake 30-35 minutes.  Whatever works for you!

Recipe:

1 1/2 cups flour

2/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup mashed bananas

1 egg

1/2 cup butter (softened)

1/4 cup milk

3/4 cup chocolate chips

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I also made Banana scones.  Scones go great with coffee and are a nice breakfast type thing.  They aren’t super sweet which is a nice change from a lot of baked goods.  Here’s the recipe!

1 cup flour

1 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ginger

3 tbsp. butter (chilled)

4 tbsp. milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 banana (diced)

~1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

The original recipe says 17-20 minutes at 400 F (4 scones).  I made 6 scones and only baked about 14-15 minutes.  Be careful not to overdo it because I’ve made scones before that came out with burnt bottoms.

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