Cinnamon Raisin Banana Vegan Scones

November 7, 2017

These Cinnamon Raisin Banana Vegan Scones are phenomenal. Hard crusted outside, soft melt in your mouth inside, spiced up with cinnamon and generous sprinkles of raisins. These scones make for a healthy snack, kickstart to your day for breakfast, or a nice sweet treat after dinner.

Cinnamon Raisin Banana Vegan Scones

I’ve wanted to make scones for some time now. This is my first time trying these and I really enjoyed them. Scones definitely look tough on the outside, but they truly do melt in your mouth with every bite.

If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you know that scones haven’t been very big on our list. 

These Strawberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Scones will surely bring forth some sort of brightness to your day. This recipe boasts a fresh strawberry and cream cheese filling that is wrapped together well by a flaky, buttery crust and a vanilla cinnamon glaze that will have you licking your fingers for more. It’s a sweet treat that you can get away with, without any excuses this morning. 

These Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Scones are the perfect breakfast sweets to enjoy during the Fall season. Full of pumpkin spice flavor, these scones are packed with mini chocolate chips that melt in your mouth with every bite, are fluffy, balancing the right amount of sweetness. Let’s not forget that they come topped with a sweet vanilla icing and then glazed with more pumpkin spice flavor. Double win!

So, these lovelies were a nice addition to a great dinner! It was meatball and spaghetti night in our house tonight, but I chose to go completely MEATLESS this time!

Yes, you did read right. MEATLESS! Instead, I made my meatballs out of Zucchini and Eggplant and Oh my goodness, it was delicious!

Overall, the cook time was fairly easy once the eggplant baked in the oven for an hour or so. It’s definitely a dish that I’ll be trying the next time I feel like going meatless again. Yumm!

Cinnamon Raisin Banana Vegan Scones

Anyway, back to these scones—it was super quick to make and while my scones aren’t a perfect triangular shape, I’m satisfied and the taste makes up for it most definitely!

Besides, I don’t always strive for perfection in my baking (at least for the most part—imperfections are perfect to me sometimes!), so I didn’t care for my scones to look “perfect”.

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These Homemade Vegan Apple-Cinnamon Pop Tarts are nothing short of flaky, naturally sweet, and bursting with comforting spice flavors, both inside + out and topped with a beautiful Maple frosting. Complete homage to the classic childhood favorite, these pop tarts are a sure crowd-pleaser, especially for Apple lovers. The perfect bite for breakfast, brunch, or a nice in between snack. All Vegan ingredients and easy to make. Gluten-Free Version available.

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Well, it was nice to have a spiced dessert that consisted of a few least used flavors around this time of the year (Fall season equaling all things pumpkin, of course!)—bananas and raisins (especially!). They pair really nice together.

Cinnamon Raisin Banana Vegan Scones

In the meantime, I made my glaze by using:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut milk

Simply mix all 3 ingredients together in a medium bowl until the consistency desired is reached, adjusting each ingredient as you go, if needed.

Cinnamon Raisin Banana Vegan Scones

Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    • In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and sea salt and whisk together until combined.

    • Using a pastry cutter, cut in the coconut oil into the flour mixture until everything resembles ‘peas’.

    • In a separate bowl, mix together the pureed banana, coconut milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined.

    • Add the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix together until well combined. **NOTE: Do Not Over-mix!** Fold in the raisins.

    • Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter into a lined with parchment paper, leaving at least 1 inch of space in between each scone.

      For Easy Vanilla Glaze:

    • In a medium bowl, simply mix together all 3 ingredients until the consistency desired is reached. **NOTE: If the frosting is too thick, add additional milk (1 Tsp at a time); if it’s too thin, add additional powered sugar (1 Tbsp at a time). Wallah

    • Remove from the oven and allow scones to cool for at least 5-10 minutes before adding glaze to the top.

    • Bon Appetit!

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Cinnamon Raisin Banana Vegan Scones

Cinnamon Raisin Banana Vegan Scones

Cinnamon Raisin Banana Vegan Scones

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 Medium organic ripe bananas, slightly pureed (See Notes!)
  • 2 cups organic all-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup organic peanut butter (I use Justin's; See Notes!)
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk + 1 Tbsp (if needed) (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 2 Tbsps pure maple syrup (See Notes!)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, solid (Not melted!; See Notes)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Easy Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsps coconut milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and sea salt and whisk together until combined.
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut in the coconut oil into the flour mixture until everything resembles 'peas'.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the pureed banana, coconut milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix together until well combined. **NOTE: Do Not Over-mix!** Fold in the raisins.
  • Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter into a lined with parchment paper, leaving at least 1 inch of space in between each scone.
  • Top with additional raisins and let bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

For Easy Vanilla Glaze:

  • In a medium bowl, simply mix together all 3 ingredients until the consistency desired is reached. **NOTE: If the frosting is too thick, add additional milk (1 Tsp at a time); if it’s too thin, add additional powered sugar (1 Tbsp at a time). Wallah!
  • Remove from the oven and allow scones to cool for at least 5-10 minutes before adding glaze to the top.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

PUREED BANANA: To puree banana, you can mash with pastry cutter or fork or add to a food processor for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
STORAGE: Leftovers can be tightly wrapped using plastic wrap or foil and refrigerated for 2-3 days and reheated when ready to consume.
COCONUT OIL: If Coconut Oil is melted or not that solid, place amount required for recipe into a mason jar and place in the refrigerator for up to an hour, or until fully solid. When ready to use, let sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes so that it is easier to scoop (not rock hard!) and incorporate.
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of pure maple syrup, you can always substitute with Agave as well.
NUT BUTTER: If preferred, you can always substitute peanut butter with Almond butter, SunButter (perfect for allergy-free needs!), Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter), Hazelnut Butter, etc.
 
 

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  1. These are so good and easy to make!!! I have been wanting to make scones but don’t have pastry flour, so I was excited to find this vegan scone recipe that didn’t need pastry flour. I didn’t have raisins either (clearly I am lacking in the ingredients and need to get groceries) so I made them without and they were still very delicious! I made these as part of my plant-based tea party and they were a hit.

    • Hi Andrea! I am so happy to hear that you found this recipe easy to follow and that your scones came out delicious! A tea party sounds amazing! Thanks so much for choosing my recipe! 🙂

  2. This is an amazing recipe! It’s a big hit with all at home! However, in my second try today, I mixed up the order and added coconut oil to the liquid stuff instead of cutting into the flour to form pea like texture.. hope it won’t be a total flop …

    • Hi Claire! I’m so happy that you enjoyed these! They definitely can be a little tricky at first, but I’m sure that your minor tweaks will work out! 🙂

    • Thanks so much Marsha! I love that your teen loves to bake! It’s definitely an awesome hobby! I do hope that you guys enjoy it if you ever decide to give it a try!

    • Thanks so much Kayla! Yes, I definitely try to keep things pretty healthy as well, especially with my dessert choices. I do hope that you enjoy it once you give it a try!