Vanilla Bean Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Scones

 Who doesn't find themselves with only ONE banana that is a little too ripe for eating? Not quite enough for banana bread.... so try some scones instead!

I whipped these up one morning for breakfast with the boys as we were waiting for my sister to come visit us with her new puppy!!

I've had puppy fever for months now... but one afternoon with Sydney "Syd" I am sooooooooo not ready to introduce a pup into our home. As if life here isn't crazy enough! 

But look how cute she is!!

Jamie my little sister, and her dog Sydney a lab/cattle dog mix.

For now I'm going to wait on the puppy... and just eat some scones instead!

Vanilla Bean Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Scones

 2 cups white whole wheat flower
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbs baking powder 
1/2 tsp salt 
1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats 
1/2 cup butter 
1/3 cup half and half  
1 banana mashed 
1 vanilla bean
8tbs vanilla sugar (or just raw sugar)
extra half and half for brushing


Preheat oven to 425.

In a medium bowl combine flour, and baking powder.

Cut in butter with a pastry blender until you have pea sized bits.

Mix in sugar, salt, oats. Mix on medium speed in your electric mixer.

Add in half and half, and banana. Mix on medium until its combined.

Split your vanilla been in half length wise scrape the inside with a spoon. Mix in all of the vanilla into your scone mixture.

On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet pat your dough into a disk, about 1 inch thick.

Cut into 8 large triangles (slice like a pizza).

Slightly separate each scone about 1 inch from each other.

Brush with half and half, and sprinkle with vanilla sugar. 

Bake for 10-14 minutes until they are golden brown.

Enjoy! Do you have a dog? Do you ever miss the puppy stage?

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  1. Those look and sound so good! I have three dogs and yes - I do miss the puppy stage! They are just so cute! I figure they have to be so they survive to adulthood :-)

  2. Scones are so on my cooking bucket list! And we have a dog, and currently, with a toddler and preschooler - I do not miss the puppy stage. Maybe in a couple years.

  3. These look great! Adorable puppy :)

  4. LOL...That's a great way to share a banana!

    Happy 2012 to you and your family. I wish more of delicious cooking and blogging :D

  5. Looks so good and I have one nasty looking banana - now I know where it will go - tomorrow!