Double Chocolate Banana Scones – Vegan and Gluten Free

by Marla on May 12, 2011 · 73 comments

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Graphic for Share Our Strength Food Blogger Bake Sale 2011 Raise you hands if you know what this weekend is…..the second annual National Food Bloggers Bake Sale! Across the nation bloggers are baking up their finest treats to sell and raise money for the awesome charity Share Our Strength. My friend Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking organizes and puts this event together to help raise money to fight the war against childhood hunger. To make sure no guests go hungry at the bake sale I am bringing these Double Chocolate Banana Scones, they are vegan and gluten free. *smiles*

 Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Scones by Marla Meridith

The cute little chalk guy you see on the blackboard, that is the first drawing my four year old son has done that looks nothing like a scribble. It is a cute stick figure with a belly button. Him and my son likes scones! After I did my Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus shoot my kids grabbed the blackboard and got all creative with it.

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Hopefully you can bake something up or stop by a sale that is in your neck of the woods. Every penny and donation counts. I participated in this bake sale last year and can’t wait to see my buddies up in LA for Saturday’s event.

Healthy, low carb, diet Chocolate Chip Scones by Marla Meridith

If you live close by please stop by. We will be at BLD Restaurant from 11:30-2:00pm. BLD stands for breakfast, lunch and dinner in case you are wondering. My three favorite meals of the day. Then again I would need to add snacks and mini meals to the round up too. The more meals the merrier.

Marla Meridith Vegan Chocolate Banana Scones Recipe

For some reason I have been into circular, pie shaped recipes lately. Bear with me as I go through this phase. Circles thrill me. From Avocado Scones to Cheesy Bacon Apple Frittatas, round is my theme…..

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Scones by Marla Meridith

I hope you enjoy these chocolatey scones. The darker the chocolate the better for me, but milk or white chocolate would be super tasty too! I was tossed over whether to name these Double Chocolate Cookie Bars or Scones, but the texture was a bit more scone. They are dense, but soft at the same time with lots of chocolate flavor and a hint of banana.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Scones by Marla Meridith

To find Food Blogger Bake Sales in your home town visit Gaby’s blog where she lists all the hosts for events across the nation.

Double Chocolate Banana Scones

Makes 8 scones
NOTES:

  • Add some nuts or dried fruits to these scones if you wish.
  • If you cannot find oat flour you can make your own by grinding gluten free old fashioned rolled oats in a blender or food processor until you have a fine powder.
  • You can also sweeten these scones with honey, maple syrup or agave. About 6 tablespoons (3 ounces by weight) will do.
  • I used a kitchen scale for all of these measurements including the liquids.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup  (75 grams) Coconut Flour
  • 1 cup (115 grams) gluten free Oat Flour
  • 1/4 cup  (20 grams) unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 4 ounces Banana (about 1 large banana)
  • 3 ounces light, unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • Stevia Drops about 4-5 droppers full (adjust sweetness to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ounces vegan semi-sweet Chocolate Chips or chopped Chocolate pieces
  • Powdered Sugar or Maple Sugar
METHOD

Pre heat oven to 350˚ with the rack in the middle. In a medium bowl whisk together flours, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt and add one ounce of the chocolate. Mix coconut milk, banana, vanilla, stevia in a blender or food processor. Add wet to the dry ingredients and form a dough. Press together with your fingers until you can knead into dough ball. Taste dough, add more sweetener if needed. Press dough into a 1/2 inch thick flattened disk. Cut into 8 equal pieces. Top with remaining one ounce of chocolate. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet and transfer to rack. Dust with powdered sugar or maple sugar before serving if desired.

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