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Banana Nut Scones


We love scones at our house. Here is a recipe perfect for autumn. Enjoy!

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup half and half
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons decorating sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter with knife or fork until mixture is crumbly. In small bowl, mix together bananas, half and half cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir into flour mixture along with pecans and work together until it forms a ball. (I use my hands for this.) Divide into eight pieces and place each in lightly greased scone pan. Press to form into the pan. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then remove from pan.
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