This Peanut Butter Banana Scones Recipe is a fun change of pace. Why had I never thought to use peanut butter in a recipe for scones before? I have no idea, but that’s all in the past now.
Just as easy to make and bake as other scone recipes, it has a nice flavor that really hit the spot on a cool morning. These scones are soft and sweet. Fortunately, they are also terribly easy to make.
Peanut Butter Banana Scones Recipe
In a good-sized bowl, you’ll add the dry ingredients together. The recipe calls for dry-roasted peanuts, but I opted not to include them. I prefer a smooth scone. I do think, however, that chocolate chips could be mixed in when you want to mix it up a little.
You’ll combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and the add them all together. Make sure to dust your hands with flour before trying to shape them. It will prevent stickiness. I always use parchment paper when I make scones.
Don’t feel like you need to whip up the peanut butter glaze. It’s excellent and greatly ups the presentation level to give it a much better “Wow!” factor BUT you have got to wait until the scones cool. Otherwise, the glaze will melt and puddle. It doesn’t affect the taste, but it will affect the messiness level. We like them warm so much we don’t even care.
It’s so worth it. Peanut butter has long been a favorite flavor. When I was pregnant with Kid #2, I ate peanut butter toast many a morning. I had such a craving for it then. Now? Peanut butter is still pretty big in this house.
When I think back to some of our favorite peanut butter recipes that I have shared on this site, like the peanut butter muffins, the peanut butter brownies, the peanut butter bars, balls, and candy. Yeah, I guess you could say we are really big fans of the stuff!
Popular Peanut Butter
According to the National Peanut Board:
Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
That is a lot of peanut butter. They went on to share that the average kid will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before they graduate high school! Let that number sink in for a minute. I still eat them today when I want something quick, easy, and relatively healthy. Somehow, we Americans are the biggest consumers of peanut butter. NPR revealed that Europeans aren’t such big fans. It isn’t even our kids–adults consume 2/3 of the peanut butter!
Europeans eat about a Tablespoon a year of the stuff. Can you imagine? I guess they love their hazelnut spread. It’s just not the same–and doesn’t compare to the peanut butter and chocolate combo. Am I right or am I right?
History of Peanut Butter
Our fascination with peanut butter began when it was introduced at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. It didn’t take off until the World Wars–soldiers are credited with the peanut butter and jelly combination. They were hooked.
No one knows for sure how long we’ve been eating peanut butter but it looks as though the popularity of peanuts themselves goes back at least 3500 years to the Peru and Brazil. Peanut decorated items have been found. The South American Inca Indians have so far been the earliest inventors of peanut butter.
Who invented modern peanut butter? It may have been Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (yes, that Kellogg) or it could have been a St. Louis doctor who concocted the protein substitute for his toothless patients, but peanut butter hit the Fair in 1904, and we haven’t looked back since.
If teachers want a few lessons on peanuts, you can find free peanut classroom resources right here. We are all so obsessed over it, we might as well learn a little something about one of our favorite foods.
With four of the top ten candy bars containing peanuts or peanut butter, you know it isn’t going away anytime soon. I’ve heard we are all set with another bumper crop. Peanut butter for everyone! Except, of course, those suffering from Archibutyrophobia–a fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of the mouth. Now I’ve heard everything.
Get Cooking with Peanut Butter
Enjoy this fabulous recipe. We love warm breakfast foods in our house. I think you and yours will appreciate a different breakfast option too.
Oh, and although the Peanut Butter Banana Scones recipe instructions detail using an electric mixer, those who have made scones before can easily figure out how to make them by hand. It’s up to you! From Sweet Pea’s Kitchen blog.
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