One of Elvis Presley’s favorite foods was a peanut butter and banana sandwich. And for good reason – the combo is downright delicious!
Home cook Lori Roach takes this classic pairing to new heights with her Roasted Banana Scones. Caramelizing the bananas in the oven first amps up the flavor. A peanut butter glaze on top adds the perfect finish. Elvis would be proud!
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Roasted Banana Scones
3 med bananas, sliced
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp light brown sugar
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c light brown sugar
1/2 c cold butter, cut into small pieces
2 lg eggs
1 c ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c peanut butter
2 tbsp butter
1/2 c powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
chopped peanuts, if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place bananas in medium baking dish. Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 30 min, stirring occasionally until caramelized. Let cool.
Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees. Spray 2 large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In a medium bowl, beat together 2 eggs, ricotta, and roasted bananas with a handmixer. Mixture will be lumpy. Add banana mixture to flour mixture and stir by hand until just combined. Drop dough into 12 equal mounds on baking sheets, 2 in apart. Brush tops with beaten egg. Bake 25-30 min until golden brown.
For glaze, place peanut butter and butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring often until melted. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla. Place scones on wire rack over a baking sheet. Drizzle with glaze. Sprinkle with peanuts.
“A delicious breakfast recipe using two of my favorite ingredients – bananas and peanut butter!”
-Lori Roach, Buckatunna, MS (pop. 516)