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Double Chocolate Banana Scones – Vegan and Gluten Free

Double Chocolate Banana Scones – Vegan and Gluten Free

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Graphic for Share Our Strength Food Blogger Bake Sale 2011 Raise you hands if you know what this weekend is…..the second annual National Food Bloggers Bake Sale! Across the nation bloggers are baking up their finest treats to sell and raise money for the awesome charity Share Our Strength. My friend Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking organizes and puts this event together to help raise money to fight the war against childhood hunger. To make sure no guests go hungry at the bake sale I am bringing these Double Chocolate Banana Scones, they are vegan and gluten free. *smiles*

 Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Scones by Marla Meridith

The cute little chalk guy you see on the blackboard, that is the first drawing my four year old son has done that looks nothing like a scribble. It is a cute stick figure with a belly button. Him and my son likes scones! After I did my Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus shoot my kids grabbed the blackboard and got all creative with it.

Vegan gluten free chocolate chunk scone recipe

Hopefully you can bake something up or stop by a sale that is in your neck of the woods. Every penny and donation counts. I participated in this bake sale last year and can’t wait to see my buddies up in LA for Saturday’s event.

Healthy, low carb, diet Chocolate Chip Scones by Marla Meridith

If you live close by please stop by. We will be at BLD Restaurant from 11:30-2:00pm. BLD stands for breakfast, lunch and dinner in case you are wondering. My three favorite meals of the day. Then again I would need to add snacks and mini meals to the round up too. The more meals the merrier.

Marla Meridith Vegan Chocolate Banana Scones Recipe

For some reason I have been into circular, pie shaped recipes lately. Bear with me as I go through this phase. Circles thrill me. From Avocado Scones to Cheesy Bacon Apple Frittatas, round is my theme…..

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Scones by Marla Meridith

I hope you enjoy these chocolatey scones. The darker the chocolate the better for me, but milk or white chocolate would be super tasty too! I was tossed over whether to name these Double Chocolate Cookie Bars or Scones, but the texture was a bit more scone. They are dense, but soft at the same time with lots of chocolate flavor and a hint of banana.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Scones by Marla Meridith

To find Food Blogger Bake Sales in your home town visit Gaby’s blog where she lists all the hosts for events across the nation.

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Double Chocolate Banana Scones

Makes 8 scones
NOTES:

  • Add some nuts or dried fruits to these scones if you wish.
  • If you cannot find oat flour you can make your own by grinding gluten free old fashioned rolled oats in a blender or food processor until you have a fine powder.
  • You can also sweeten these scones with honey, maple syrup or agave. About 6 tablespoons (3 ounces by weight) will do.
  • I used a kitchen scale for all of these measurements including the liquids.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup  (75 grams) Coconut Flour
  • 1 cup (115 grams) gluten free Oat Flour
  • 1/4 cup  (20 grams) unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 4 ounces Banana (about 1 large banana)
  • 3 ounces light, unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • Stevia Drops about 4-5 droppers full (adjust sweetness to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ounces vegan semi-sweet Chocolate Chips or chopped Chocolate pieces
  • Powdered Sugar or Maple Sugar
METHOD

Pre heat oven to 350˚ with the rack in the middle. In a medium bowl whisk together flours, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt and add one ounce of the chocolate. Mix coconut milk, banana, vanilla, stevia in a blender or food processor. Add wet to the dry ingredients and form a dough. Press together with your fingers until you can knead into dough ball. Taste dough, add more sweetener if needed. Press dough into a 1/2 inch thick flattened disk. Cut into 8 equal pieces. Top with remaining one ounce of chocolate. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet and transfer to rack. Dust with powdered sugar or maple sugar before serving if desired.

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74 Responses to Double Chocolate Banana Scones – Vegan and Gluten Free

  1. I am participating, as you know, in the San Diego “chapter” of Gaby’s bake sale and earlier today posted about my Nutella brownies I am bringing. Your scones look…heavenly! OH WOW!

    And who *are* you…both GF and vegan??!!! I love all the gf/vegan recipes you’re doing. Seriously, not easy to bake both gf and vegan and have the taste turn out in the end..but clearly, you have figured it out.

    Have fun at your sale and say hi to Gaby for me :)

    • Averie, I am having the best time combining the gluten free & vegan ingredients. Honestly, I am so used to these flours I don’t really need the wheat anymore. I am not entirely cutting it out, just reducing it.
      The vegan thing….a nice change of pace but I will always love my butter, eggs & cheese.
      Wish you could join us in LA this weekend but I know you will be having a blast away from it all!

    • Lindsay….biscotti are a great idea! I I guess we would slice them thinner and double bake? Whoever tries first needs to let the other one know :)

    • Grace, I thought the same thing when I used bananas in these scones. I wanted to use a fruit puree to add flavor, texture and to minimize fat. I looked around my kitchen and a beautiful batch of bananas winked back at me. Banana’s, chocolate and baking always a win!

  2. These scones look sooo good. I have come to love the texture coconut flour gives to baked goods, so I love that addition.
    This bake sale is going to be the bake sale to end all bake sales! So jealous; I would love to be near to one. Have fun!!

    • Jess, wish you could attend a Bake Sale too! I bet you would bake up something amazing :) Agreed the coconut flour gives awesome texture to baked goodies. Great to sustain energy too!

    • Marie *heart you* Thanks so much for catching that and playing editor! Just added those two ingredients to the list, that would be 1/8 teaspoon fine Sea Salt and 1 teaspoon Baking Soda. Let me know if you try ’em!

  3. These scones look great and I am sure they will be a big hit at the sale. Your son’s drawing really shows them off well! He did a great job. I am running the Chicago sale so fingers crossed we all make lots of money for the children!

  4. Oh Marla, these looks so good! I hope youll keep posting more GF vegan recipes- they are so great!
    Today I posted a recipe I was inspired to make by you :) It is nothing like the recipe you posted (which was the Chicken with Coconut-lime peanut sauce), tho that looked great!I think it was your beautiful photos that made with want a similar dish!

    • Hi Ragnhild, thanks for your sweet comment. I do plan on cooking & baking a lot more vegan recipes down the road. I like to have a mix in our meal rotation & ingredient list over here. I will dash over and check out your vegan version of my Chicken with Coconut Lime Peanut sauce, love that you veganized it!

  5. I guess I wasn’t the only one thinking double chocolate! I have seen coconut flour in the store and been tempted to buy it but I didn’t have anything in mind as for what to do to it. Do you think it comes through in the recipe as coconutty or rich or anything?

    • Nikita, love how you adapted my Vegan Almond Chickpea Cookies great job! Yes, we both do have double chocolate on the brain. I don’t even taste the coconut flour in these scones. It adds a nice tender bite & crumb. Try it, bet you will like it :)

    • Junia, I was tossed whether to name these scones, cookie bars & now I have brownies on the brain. They could be brownies – though a bit less moist. Let me know what you think if you bake up a batch!

  6. i love these scones – they remind me of a traditional english scone with modern flavors. i also love your little “guy”. i think he could become your new mascot! see you tomorrow! x

  7. I’m sure these will get so much attention tomorrow, Marla! Best of luck at the bake sale. You may not remember, but I met you at last year’s sale and though we didn’t talk for too long, I was so pleased to meet you! I’m sorry I can’t make this year’s sale, but here’s hoping these scones get snatched up and you raise tons of money tomorrow!

    • Georgia…….for realz??!! We met? There was so much going on at that bake sale, it is all a blur to me. Wish I could connect with you again this year – would REALLY remember now! I need to get baking for tomorrow.

      • Haha! Oh trust me, I don’t blame you. I had only been blogging for about three months then and didn’t know anyone (and no one knew me), but I had fun. My husband and I were mostly downstairs from the restaurant the whole time, drumming up interest in the sale. Good luck tomorrow!

  8. Amazingly I have coconut flour in my pantry and I didn’t know what to do with it! And I think I have coconut milk, or at least something that can be made into coconut milk… :) My only question – do you have any idea how much regular sugar I would use instead of Stevia? Or do you have any other suggestions if I don’t have stevia? If not, I can just play around with it and see. :)

    • Hey Megan, I will be testing this later today with agave or maple syrup. The scones I bake with that are the ones I am planning on bringing to the Bake Sale, I will be sure to update the post & reply back to your comment when I do so. I have a feeling it will be about 6-7 tablespoons of sweetener – which would apply to the sugar. Baking time should stay virtually the same too.

  9. Marla, these look super delightful! I really love scones as well, and yet, I don’t think to make them as often as I should. Thank you so much for such a unique and tempting recipe. Great photos and yay for your little one and his stick figure! I also have a four-year-old, and I wish I could capture everything she does on paper–isn’t it a riot? Love this recipe!

  10. Love the drawing! My just turned 5 yr old is always drawing. These scones look delicious, Marla! I love how you added bananas!! I wish you great luck tomorrow! Can’t wait to hear about it:)

  11. yay! I baked up some goods for the one here. I only wish I could go to yours and pick up some of these lovely scones for breakfast! Chocolate and banana seems like an ideal morning combo.

  12. I am with you, the darker the chocolate the better for me too! And I love your circles theme, Marla…not only are these super cute but I bet they taste fantastic too!

  13. Just made these! Made some alterations.. used shredded coconut in place of the cocoa powder, sprouted millet flour in place of oat flour, used some of a chopped 73% organic dark chocolate bar, and added an egg. They were like big half-baked cookies!

    • Erica, I love when people get all creative with my recipes. Your adaptations sound awesome. Sounds like Coconut Banana Chocolate Chip. Single chocolate vs double :)

  14. Wow – these look great and the pictures are beautiful. I love chocolate and banana. And I love scones and don’t make them nearly enough. Must rectify that situation pronto.

  15. These were DELICIOUS! I made my own oat flour and my own coconut flour (by blending in the blender)…which seemed to work out just fine. I added 1/2 cup white sugar because I didn’t have stevia — they were just the right amount of sweet. Maybe it’s because I was willy-nilly with my measurements but I ended up adding a lot more flour afterward because the dough was so wet! But as my hubby said, these got better and better with every bite. Amazing! LOVED them and definitely going into the regular rotation!

    FYI: You forgot to include the cocoa powder in the instructions section. It says to add one ounce of the “chocolate” which is a bit deceiving because you mean the chocolate chips but I was anticipating that the cocoa powder would be next to add when I was following the instructions. Anyway, I think it needs to say that you add the cocoa in with the flours (and then the one ounce of chocolate chips). :)

    • Thanks Natasha! I made the change. I’m so happy that you had such great success baking these scones. They have become a favorite over here. Interesting that your dough was wet – wonder if it was the sugar? Love that you made your own coconut flour….how?

  16. I am seriously drooling right now… These look amazing! I have been on an intense chocolate kick lately, but I’m trying hard not to overindulge. These seem to be the perfect solution! :) Thanks for sharing!

  17. So, we live in Uganda… and don’t have access to all these specialty items- could you just do 1 1/2 c white flour, cow’s milk and honey? The flavors do sound amazing!

  18. Wow! These are just delicious. I followed your recipe exactly and then just added in some chopped walnuts. Definitely a keeper and I will continue to use your recipes!!

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