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?
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Rolled oats. Old fashioned is best, but you can use quick cook if that’s what you have on hand.
- Oat fiber. NOT oat flour.
- De-fatted peanut flour
- THM Gentle Sweet
- Vanilla extract
- Banana extract (optional, but it really does boost the flavor!)
- Aluminum-free baking powder
- Mineral salt
- Egg whites (fresh or from the carton)
- Plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- Unsweetened almond milk
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!
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.
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!
Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Scones with Salted Caramel Glaze | THM E
- 1 small banana
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup oat fiber
- 1/4 cup de-fatted peanut flour
- 2 Tbsp gentle sweet (Or equivalent sweetener)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp banana extract (optional, but it really adds something special!)
- 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
- 1/4 tsp mineral salt
- 1/4 cup egg whites (either carton or fresh)
- 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.
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