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Oatmeal and Banana Scones – Perfect Way to a Healthy Breakfast

7 June 2011 44 Comments

Oats and banana scones

Breakfast recipes cease to change in many households due to lack of time or inability to adapt to new tastes. If it is traditional Indian flat breads or Parathas all year long in my mom’s place, Idlies or steamed rice cakes adorns the breakfast table in my In-laws house. To break the monotony I started introducing various grains and fruits in baking along with various healthy breakfast recipes immediately after my marriage. Today we all enjoy to feast on our breakfast of  Muesli crumbleRagi pancakes, barley scones or granola bars with the same enthusiasm.

Oatmeal never tasted that great before!”  is the comment from my son after having a bite of these Oatmeal and banana scones :)

Since most of the weekdays my hubby likes to have oatmeal porridge for his breakfast, I bake these Oatmeal and banana scones on weekends for a change. These are really easy to bake and makes a healthy breakfast with very few ingredients. And believe me the time to assemble, mix and bake will not take more than 25 minutes, which any other normal breakfast will take. Unless it is fruits and cereals or some ready-to-eat breakfast for you.

These scones are soft and chewy from inside with a fruity touch of banana and a perfect sweetness from black currents. And since I used Palm sugar which gave a nutty flavor and lovely golden color to these scones. Unlike the usual large size for a traditional scone, I like to bake them into bite size circles similar to a cookie.

Oats and banana scones

Ingredients to go in...

Ingredients;

(makes 15-20)

  • 1 cup quick cooking Oats
  • 1/4 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Palm sugar/white sugar
  • 1/2 cup mashed Banana
  • 1/2 cup Black Currents/Raisins
  • 1/2 cup yogurt/curd
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp milk (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
Oats and banana scones

ready to go in...

Method: Peel and mash the banana. Take a large vessel and add oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and palm sugar in it, mix thoroughly.

Put the mashed banana, curd and oil in a blender and whisk it. Add the above dry flour mix and whisk it just for a few seconds. Take out the batter into a clean vessel and add the black currents in it. Add milk if necessary, the batter should not be too liquid and too hard.

Preheat oven to 200 °C for 10 minutes. Take a baking large baking tray and spread a parchment or butter paper over it.

Drop the batter with a large ladle or ice cream scooper on the butter paper leaving a gap of 1 inch between each scone.

Oats and banana scones

Freshly baked scones!

Bake the scones at 200­°C for 15-20 minutes or till they are golden brown from outside.

Oats and banana scones

Hot from oven..

Take out of the oven and cool the scones for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy these healthy breakfast with a cup of hot milk of tea.

Oats and banana scones

Upside down..

The oat and banana scones are extremely soft from inside.

Oats and banana scones

We all love the small chunks of banana and the currents in between each bite.

Oats and banana scones

I am sure you will love the lesser known grain & fruit, oatmeal & banana more after you try these scrumptious scones.

Notes;

  1. You can make the same scones using Spelt replacing the Oatmeal.
  2. Refined flour or maida will give a lighter and fluffier texture than the wholewheat flour.
  3. Palm sugar can be substituted with white sugar.
  4. Bake with raisins (kishmish) if you can’t find black currents.
  5. You can give any shape to your scones, bake it in a perfect circle and then cut them into triangular wedges or make bake them like individual cookies.
  6. Try baking these scones with Honey instead of sugar, 1/4 cup of Honey will suffice.
  7. Skip the sugar altogether if you wish, banana and the black currents will give the necessary sweetness to these scones.

This post goes to the event WWC Wholesome Wholegrain Cooking – Spelt/Oats on Heather’s blog started on Lite Bite. Have not come across Spelt though, am eager to see what others bring in with this ancient grain for the event. Great selection of the grain Heather, am sure we will get access to Spelt in India soon :)



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Barley Raisin & Honey scones

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Zucchini pancakes

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44 Comments »

  • sangeeta said:

    lovely looking scones. We like a banana b oats chewy cookie made with different nuts every time.
    These look more crisp and light.
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  • Joanne said:

    Nothing like a good healthy delicious scone to start your day off right! These look excellent.
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  • Priya Sreeram said:

    truly inviting scones- yummmm ! can’t wait to try them !
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  • Jayashree said:

    What wonderful way to start the day,S…..
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  • Yuri said:

    Whenever I read about a recipe, I go through the ingredient list and let me say I love what I’m seeing here. Thanks for suggesting substitutions and I’ll make sure to check the other recipes: I just bought spelt, teff, millet, brown rice and soy flour and haven’t used any of them. This sounds like a fun challenge and your healthy scones look delicious and moist :)
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  • biny anoop said:

    wow sounds gud dear…looks perfect as welll….can i share

  • Hari Chandana said:

    Healthy and perfect recipe.. looks very tempting… yum yum yumm.. beautiful clicks too :)

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  • Molly said:

    My biggest complaint with scones is that they are usually too dry and hard. But these look moist, soft and downright delicious.

  • Krithi said:

    Super-soft and lovely scones.. this has all that is needed for the start of a great day, oats, wheat, fruits, sugar, yogurt…. what more would we want.. excellent idea sanjeeta!
    You could send this to the event at my blog..

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  • Faith said:

    I love the idea of adding oatmeal to scones! You’re right, these look like the perfect healthy way to start the day!

  • Deepa said:

    Scones look delicious and are no doubt healthy. Great preparation.

    Deepa

  • sowmya said:

    woow..eggless scones..looks yumm
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  • Belinda @zomppa said:

    Love what you are “sneaking” in! Great idea to use palm sugar!
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  • Sra said:

    Allo allo, you’re back!
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  • Priya said:

    Scones looks fantastic,healthy and scrumptious..
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  • vaishali said:

    look awsum..so healthy….N DELICIOUS!!a must try may be at the weekend!!

  • RedChillies said:

    This is a wonderful and healthy recipe apt not only for breakfast but also during tea/coffee. Hope you are doing well, S. Havent seen you much on FB lately.

  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said:

    Never made scones before, sounds delicious and as you said healthy !!!
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  • Ananda Rajashekar said:

    oats in scones in new for me and with banana would love it for breakfast…looks great!!
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  • Kairali sisters said:

    Absolutely yumm scones!

  • kankana said:

    Indian breakfasts are one of my fav but they are so full of fuss cooking. Thank god it’s changing now a lil bit. These are truly great option.
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  • Sharmilee said:

    Wow looks yummy and healthy too
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  • Raks said:

    Scones sounds delish and bet it tastes great with banana and oat meal combo!
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  • Priti said:

    Looks yum and lovely recipe …healthy n yum bfast indeed …
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  • Junia @ Mis Pensamientos said:

    wow, i love healthy breakfast ideas!! all the ingredients are light and clean. love it :D
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  • David said:

    Great idea!
    We cook different versions of oatmeal almost every morning. This would be a fun thing to try next weekend.
    Yum!
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  • Anita Menon said:

    They look fabulous!! Scrumptious and divine.
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  • Shri said:

    Look perfect!!

  • aarthi said:

    This looks yummy….you have a lovely blog…I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that

  • Magic of Spice said:

    Wow you guys had some breakfast there! The scones look so moist and perfect with morning coffee :)
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  • Rinku Naveen said:

    Lovely looking scones.. Great breakfast idea..
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  • sweetlife said:

    palm sugar , great idea! they look amazing!!

    sweetlife
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  • pigpigscorner said:

    I can smell the bananas through the screen! YUM!
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  • Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said:

    Wow these look so good. I love the combination of oats, currants and banana. :)
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  • Y said:

    These look really lovely. I love baking with oats and bananas. Dare say I could eat a handful of these any time of the day.

  • Anna Johnston said:

    What an awesome idea to put in all these lovely grains, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a scone like that, but I’d sure love to taste it :)
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  • Sarah said:

    yummm! I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner !
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  • FOODESSA said:

    Sanjeeta…these have just given me the inspiration for adapting this recipe with some leftover quinoa flakes I had from a brownie recipe. I’ll have to try the oats on another occasion.

    Hope everything is well…nice to be back visiting ;o)

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia
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  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Claudia, nice to see you back, missed you, hope you had wonderful time. Waiting to see your Quinoa flakes version soon.

  • Simply.food said:

    These look really healthy and delicious.
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  • BigFatBaker said:

    Your scones sound amazing, and so light! Perfect for a breakfast on the go.
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  • Heather @girlichef said:

    These look really nice, so soft and fluffy and inviting! I wish I had a few for my breakfast tomorrow :D
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  • Rosh said:

    Hi, I tried your recipe – added my own goodies to your basic recipe and then baked them in ramekins! I don’t know whether what I made can be called scones but still we enjoyed it. A very good recipe. Thanx!

    You have a gr8 blog here! Love all the pix…

    Cheers!
    Rosh

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Rosh, Happy that you liked and enjoyed your creation. Happy baking!

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