Delicious homemade chunky monkey-style scones! With a soft, flaky outside and a fluffy inside filled with bananas, pecans, and chocolate chips, this is one you can’t pass up. Made with natural ingredients like almond flour, bananas, and cashew butter, they make the best breakfast, snack or late night treat!
I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a huge scone gal. Most scones I’ve had were hard as a rock or crumbled when you picked them up. Then my life was forever changed for the better when I decided to go out on a limb and try to whip up an almond flour scone.
Why Chunky Monkey?
I wanted to use bananas because: 1.) I have a tendency to overstock my bananas and then they turn brown (aka perfect banana bread bananas). 2). Because of #1, I love finding news ways to use up my brown bananas and I need to chill on the banana bread recipes (see this one or this one or even this one). And, finally, 3.) bananas make the best baking ingredient. They add an amazing texture and provide a little bulk to you batter. All I’m saying is, I regret not trying this out sooner but I’m SO glad I did because these Chunky Monkey Scones are off the chart delicious!
I know what you may be thinking…making almond flour scones looks like hard work. Well, I’m not only here to tell you that you’re wrong, but also show you how to whip up a batch easily. Making scones can be as simple as making a batch of cookies. Here are a few
Tips to Making the Perfect Chunky Monkey Scones
Tapioca flour (or arrowroot starch) is your friend
- You need the dough to be not sticky. Sprinkle a generous amount flour on top of your dough and on your hands when you are handling it, it makes all the difference.
Chill the dough for at least 5 minutes
- This helps with the above tip. After just a couple minutes in the fridge, it’s like you have a whole new ball of dough to work with.
When cutting the dough into your triangular scones, use either a string of floss or twine or use a sharp knife with a little flour.
- If using floss, make sure it’s unscented - nobody wants icky mint banana scones. To use floss or twine, simply hold ends with each hand and press it into your ball of dough until you hit your surface. Do this 4 times, cutting each section in half until you have 8 triangles. To pull the dough off the surface you’re cutting on, you can use your floss again and simply slide the floss underneath each scone then use a spatula to transfer to the baking sheet.
- If your dough is being temperamental (aren’t we all), don’t fret, just cut the dough into your 8 sections. You can form each into a triangle by hand before transferring to the baking sheet.
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