Low Sugar Banana Nut Scones Recipe

Scones meet banana bread in these low sugar Banana Nut Scones. This easy scone recipe is perfect for breakfast when paired with a cup of coffee!

Banana Nut Scones RecipeAhhhyes, we have come to that time of the year when we are looking for healthy recipes. The holidays and all of the treats were great fun but now everyone is trying to get back to eating better. One of my problems is that I always want dessert. So, I’m trying to find “healthier” dessert recipes. This first recipe I tried is these low sugar Banana Nut Scones. I love banana bread and I love scones so this recipe is perfect.

Banana Nut Scones With IcingI call these scones healthier because they have bananas and walnuts in them. Plus, I used Truvia in place of the granulated sugar because Truvia has zero calories. I realize that the word “healthy” depends on the person and the type of diet they are following. If you are on a low fat diet, you may want to try using a butter alternative instead of butter. But if you are on a low sugar diet, these are a great choice. Without the frosting, these scones have 167 calories, 16 carbs, 11 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein, 1.2 grams of fiber and 2 grams of sugar.

Scones RecipeTo make the scones mix together flour, Truvia, baking powder and salt. Cut cold butter into slices and add to flour mixture. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives. Mix in mashed bananas, buttermilk, egg, vanilla and walnuts with a fork until mixture comes together. Do not over mix or scones will be rock hard. The dough is very wet and sticky. Divide dough in half and gently form into two 8 inch circles on a greased cookie sheet. Cut into 8 wedges with a long, sharp, floured knife, but do not separate the wedges. Bake at 425°F for 14 to 16 minutes until golden brown.

Banana Scones With NutsThe frosting on these Banana Nut Scones is a mixture of light cream cheese and light Cool Whip.

Banana Nut Scones Recipe
 
Ingredients
Scones:
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • ⅓ cup Truvia (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup mashed bananas
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk (I made mine using ½ cup skim milk and ½ tablespoon vinegar)
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
Frosting:
  • 2 oz cream cheese (use light if desired)
  • 1 cup light Cool Whip
Instructions
Scones:
  1. Mix together flour, Truvia, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut cold butter into slices and add to flour mixture.
  3. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives.
  4. Mix in mashed bananas, buttermilk, egg, vanilla and walnuts with a fork until mixture comes together. Do not over mix or scones will be rock hard. Dough is very wet and sticky.
  5. Divide dough in half and gently form into two 8 inch circles on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Cut into 8 wedges with a long, sharp, floured knife but do not separate the wedges.
  7. Bake at 425°F for 14 to 16 minutes until golden brown.
Frosting:
  1. Soften cream cheese in the microwave.
  2. Whip with a fork until smooth.
  3. Stir in Cool Whip until smooth and creamy.

Love scones? Check out these recipes:

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And here are a few scones recipes from my friends:

Starbucks Petite Vanilla Scone Copycat by Crazy For Crust

Glazed Orange Scones from Love Grows Wild

White Chocolate Raspberry Scones from Wine and Glue

Petite Vanilla and Orange Scones from Diethood

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Comments

    • Tonia says

      Hi Glynis,
      Cool Whip is a store bought, ready made whipped cream substitute referred to as whipped topping. You can use regular whipped cream instead. Happy Baking!
      ~Tonia

  1. munchy says

    these scones look beautiful i would just use stevia or honey to make it healthy because they’re natural but not truvia, maybe you havent come across the info on the harmful effects on truvia but its definitely something to check

    • Tonia says

      That is the wonderful thing about baking. Each person gets to make things how they want with the products they choose! Happy baking! ~Tonia

  2. says

    Your scones look so good!! I’ve never tried baking with Truvia, but I’ve wondered how well it works as a sugar substitute. I’ll have to get some, and try your recipe! =)

    • Tonia says

      Thanks Bliss! How are things on the ranch with that awful, cold weather we just had? Hope you are all staying warm!

    • Tonia says

      Hi Nick,
      LOL! Don’t have a heart attack, right here and now! What I meant to say is a butter alternative or a light soft spread. I’ll change the wording. While you may never use those products, there are those who do. I’ve never tried making scones with olive oil, since I cut the butter into the flour mixture. It sounds interesting though, do you have a good recipe I could try out?
      ~Tonia

    • Tonia says

      Thanks Chung-Ah! That is what I’ve been doing! What kind should I make when these are gone? I would like to use another fruit. I’ve made pumpkin scones already, so maybe I need to try apple?

    • Tonia says

      I agree! I just took one out of the freezer, warmed it in the microwave for 30 seconds and it smelled just like fresh banana bread! Thanks Ashley!

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