When I was a kid, strawberry banana yogurt was always a favorite. In the deli I work at, the most popular smoothie involves none other than strawberries and bananas. It seems that strawberries and bananas are a combination that is pleasing to many people's palates, making their taste buds happy! Which is why this weekend I thought a strawberry banana dessert was in order!
I kept the othert flavors simple in theses, adding only vanilla in addition to the essentials wanting the flavors of the strawberries and bananas to be the stars! They were wonderful! Bursts of tart sweet strawberries and sweet bananas distributed throughout the sweet scones! Especially delicious while they were still warm from the oven when the flavors are that much more intense! Eating them reminded me of why I loved the strawberry banana combo so much as a kid, and had me thinking I should use it more often! Here is the recipe if you would like some for yourself!
Vegan Strawberry Banana Scones
2 cups plus 2 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup maple sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 stick cold Earth balance vegan butter, cut into chunks
1 cup cold full fat orgainc canned coconut milk (whisked until smooth if chunky)
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 10 oz bag organic frozen strawberries, cut into quarters or sixths if large
2 large organic bananas, cut into chunks
coconut milk for topping
turbinado sugar for sprinkling