Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Scones

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 3 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  cup pure maple syrup
 2 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp baking soda
 ½ tsp salt
 ¾ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  cup buttermilk
 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
 2 ripe bananas, mashed
 ¾ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 425 degrees F with the rack in the middle.


In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon until combined. Add butter and using a food processor mix together until the butter forms coarse little crumbs.


Add in maple syrup, buttermilk, vanilla extract and bananas. Mix until a dough forms and comes together.


Remove the dough from the processor bowl and place on a clean, floured work surface. Flour you hands and fold in the chocolate chips.


Pat the dough into a large circle and cut into 6 or 8 wedges.


Place scones on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Scones

~ Marla Meridith

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