Banana Walnut Sourdough Scones

Banana Walnut Sourdough Scones are reminiscent of biting into a warm slice of banana walnut bread. These delicious scones have a slight tang that comes from the sourdough starter making them extra special. Serve these scones warm with your favorite jam, jelly or honey butter. A taste sensation you won’t soon forget. Serve these delicious scones warm for breakfast or as a late-night snack.

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An Assortment of Flavors

These scones are made with mashed bananas and a sourdough starter. Butterscotch chips and chopped walnuts are added to the dough, then the dough is formed into scones. A crumb topping is made with oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, butter and more walnuts. This crumb topping is sprinkled on top of the scones and then they’re baked. Super, duper delicious. You could drizzle the scones with a simple powdered sugar glaze.


Scone [SKOHN; Br. SKON] This Scottish quick bread is said to have taken its name from the Stone of Destiny. The place where Scottish kings were once crowned. The original triangular-shaped scone was made with oats and griddle-baked. Today’s versions are more often flour-based and baked in the oven. Scones can be sweet or savory and are usually eaten for breakfast or tea.

banana walnut
banana walnut

Banana Walnut Sourdough Scones

Scones that taste like a slice of banana walnut bread.
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  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup  oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • allspice
  • 1/2 cup  butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup  sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons  cold butter
  • 4 tablespoons  chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 425º Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In large bowl combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and allspice.
  • Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In small bowl mix together egg and milk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, mix lightly.
  • Mix together mashed bananas, sourdough starter, butterscotch chips and nuts. Add to flour mixture, mix lightly.
  • Turn out dough onto well-floured surface. Knead 8 to 10 times. Pat dough into 10 inch circle.
  • Stir together oatmeal, brown sugar, and flour. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chopped nuts. Sprinkle mixture over dough. Cut dough into 10 scones.
  • Carefully place scones onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 425º for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheet, cool on wire rack.
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Here are a few sourdough recipes you might like to try; Cranberry Oatmeal Sourdough Scones and  Cheese and Bacon Sourdough Biscuits. If you would like to start a sourdough starter of your own, go to Carl’s Friends for your free sourdough starter.