spelt banana & oat scones
So, I made it through a semester. Winter has arrived in Australia and it has been raining an awful lot. I actually really love the rain and the opportunity it brings to drink tea, eat delicious comfort food, read and bake. I truly love spending time at home. I just don’t like wet socks and being anywhere but cosy at home.
Lately, I have had a thing for scones (although they make me a little nervous when it comes to baking them). They appear easy but the one and only time I made them prior to this, they turned out looking pretty horrible. This time, I had a bit more success and they were lovely. I love the addition of banana in scones, I’ve only ever had them plain or with dried fruit. They have hardly any sugar, yet they are perfectly sweet. I think I’ll be making them again soon. Hopefully with some home made jam.
2 cups spelt flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbs baking powder
85g butter, cubed
2 bananas, mashed
2 tbs low fat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbs low gi sugar
1 tbs honey
Preheat oven to around 220 degrees celcius. Line a tray with non stick baking paper.
Stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Rub the butter cubes in until it looks mealy. This is a job for your hands!
Mix the mashed banana with milk, sugar, honey and vanilla.
Add the wet to the dry mixture and stir until partially combined, then turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough holds together.
Shape into a thick circle and cut into 12 wedges.
Bake for around 15 minutes (might need a couple more minutes, depending on your oven).
Cool on a wire rack and serve!