These healthy, peanut butter banana gluten free scones with a salted caramel glaze are perfect for breakfast or a snack on the run, but are pretty enough to serve for brunch.

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Hey there! Do you love baked goodies at breakfast time?

Me too!

One Saturday morning I came into my kitchen to find one lonely banana. You know the kind. The ones that look a little too ripe for the kids to ever consider eating. 🙄

At first, I considered making a half recipe of Bust-a-Myth Cake from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. But that felt like a lot of work. Plus, I kinda wanted something peanut buttery tasting!

So I took a risk, and started mixing ingredients together, and my Peanut Butter Banana Scones came to life.

overhead view of three healthy peanut butter banana scones on a plate

They take less than 20 minutes to get in your belly! The recipe only uses one banana, and serves 2, but you can easily double or triple it to make more.

overhead view of three healthy peanut butter banana scones on a plate

Why Make Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Scones

If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating like we do, these scones are an E meal. The recipe makes four scones, and each serving has 20 net grams of carbs and 11 grams of protein.

These tasty scones are fantastic for breakfast, but they also make a great snack. You could even have just half a serving for dessert after an E meal if your carbs were on the lower side.

three healthy peanut butter banana scones on a plate with bananas in the background

I love that you can pick them up and eat them: no forks required. But with that salted caramel glaze, they look fancy enough to serve to company.

Ingredients in Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Scones

To make these tasty scones, you’ll need:

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Oat Fiber

Have you ever tried oat fiber? It’s different from oat flour.

Oat flour is made by grinding/milling whole oats and is wonderful in THM-E recipes. It’s a slow-burning, healthy carb source.

Oat fiber is made by grinding up the non-digestible oat hull. It’s essentially pure fiber. It has no nutritional value aside from the fact that it’s pure fiber which can help to keep ya regular. 😉

When you use oat fiber, the carbs aren’t included in the net carb count. It’s perfect to use in a low carb setting for THM S or keto recipes. But it’s also great for THM E recipes to keep the net carbs within the 45 gram limit.

De-fatted Peanut Flour

Want all the flavor of peanut butter without all the fat? Then de-fatted peanut flour is your new BFF! You can add it to shakes and smoothies. Mix it with some sweetener, salt and almond milk to make a low fat peanut butter. Or use it in baked goods for great peanutty goodness!

overhead view of four healthy peanut butter banana scones on a baking sheet

Ways to Enjoy Your Low Fat Scones

If you need more protein with your E meals, these scones are delicious with a Creamy Salted Caramel Oolong Tea! Or maybe a cup of Triple Zero Greek yogurt. You could even just add a scoop of collagen to your coffee or tea. Or scramble up some egg whites with nutritional yeast and adobo seasoning on the side.

overhead view of three healthy peanut butter banana scones on a plate

You can make these healthy scones ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. They’re good cold, but they’re best warm! Simply reheat them in the microwave or toaster oven.

If you make them ahead, you may want to wait to add the glaze until just before serving them.

Tips for Making Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Scones

I’ve made these breakfast scones with both over and under ripe bananas. They come out great with either one! You just need to work a little harder to completely mash the bananas if they’re still a little green. If you have a pastry blender, they work great to mash bananas!

If your banana is on the larger side, you may need to add additional oats or oat fiber, a teaspoon at a time. You don’t want the batter to be runny. It should be thick, like a drop biscuit. Keep in mind that this will increase the carb amount per serving.

When you make the glaze, if you have caramel extract on hand, you can substitute that for the vanilla extract for even more flavor. Use a spoon to pour the glaze over the tops. Be sure to drizzle it into all the nooks and grannies. And just try not to lick the spoon clean… I dare you!

overhead view of three healthy peanut butter banana scones on a plate

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Scones with Salted Caramel Glaze | THM E

These healthy, peanut butter banana gluten free scones with a salted caramel glaze are perfect for breakfast or a snack on the run, but are pretty enough to serve for brunch.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients
  

Salted Caramel Glaze

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mash a banana until smooth. Stir in rolled oats, oat fiber, peanut flour, gentle sweet, vanilla, banana extract, baking powder, and egg whites. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Dough will be thick and sticky.
  • Scoop 4 portions onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet (each is approximately 1/4-cup).
  • Bake for 12 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
  • While the scones are baking, whisk together ingredients for the glaze until smooth.
  • Spoon glaze over scones immediately after removing from the oven, filling in all the little nooks and crannies. Serve warm.
  • Refrigerate uneaten scones up to one week. Warm up for 15-30 seconds in the microwave. If making ahead, wait to glaze the scones until after re-heating them for a prettier presentation.

Notes

Please note that we are not medical or nutritional professionals. We include nutrition information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. Nutrition data is calculated using WP Ultimate Recipe and we subtract all sugar alcohols from erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs. Please refer here for our complete Nutritional Disclosure.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 11gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 410mgPotassium: 617mgFiber: 17gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 38IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 1mg
Keyword banana, gluten free, healthy, high protein, low fat, THM E, Trim Healthy Mama
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2 Comments on Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Scones with Salted Caramel Glaze| THM E

  1. 4 stars
    These were really good. I left off the glaze because it didn’t taste like caramel. But if it did taste like caramel I’m sure it would have been really good on them! I missed the part where you say to use caramel extract instead of vanilla. (I went back to read it again to see if I missed something or something was left out of the glaze.) Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Hi Sharon! I’m so glad you liked the scones! I’ve been making a double batch of them nearly every week lately. You can use caramel extract instead of vanilla, but I know some people have a hard time finding caramel extract. I’ve also made them with maple extract and that was a really great variation! Thanks for taking the time to rate my recipe. 🙂

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