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.

Vegan gluten free chocolate chunk scone recipe

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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1 Kat @ Cupcake Kat May 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm

These look great! I love that they use coconut flour

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2 Jeanette May 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm

What a wonderful cause and a special healthy treat to support Share Our Strength!

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3 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm

I am participating, as you know, in the San Diego “chapter” of Gaby’s bake sale and earlier today posted about my Nutella brownies I am bringing. Your scones look…heavenly! OH WOW!

And who *are* you…both GF and vegan??!!! I love all the gf/vegan recipes you’re doing. Seriously, not easy to bake both gf and vegan and have the taste turn out in the end..but clearly, you have figured it out.

Have fun at your sale and say hi to Gaby for me :)

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4 Marla May 12, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Averie, I am having the best time combining the gluten free & vegan ingredients. Honestly, I am so used to these flours I don’t really need the wheat anymore. I am not entirely cutting it out, just reducing it.
The vegan thing….a nice change of pace but I will always love my butter, eggs & cheese.
Wish you could join us in LA this weekend but I know you will be having a blast away from it all!

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5 kimberlycun May 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm

double chocolate and bananas??? absolute win!

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6 Katrina May 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I love these! The ingredients used are so fresh and tasty looking. Yum!

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7 Rosa May 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm

They look delicious! A great treat.

Cheers,

Rosa

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8 lindsay May 12, 2011 at 11:32 pm

2 thumbs up for the vegan & gluten free recipe!! yay! Mmmmm I bet you could put a few tweaks on this and make biscotti.

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9 Marla May 13, 2011 at 6:30 am

Lindsay….biscotti are a great idea! I I guess we would slice them thinner and double bake? Whoever tries first needs to let the other one know :)

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10 grace May 13, 2011 at 12:02 am

bananas make for some stellar muffins, so i don’t know why i never thought to apply them to scones–great recipe!

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11 Marla May 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

Grace, I thought the same thing when I used bananas in these scones. I wanted to use a fruit puree to add flavor, texture and to minimize fat. I looked around my kitchen and a beautiful batch of bananas winked back at me. Banana’s, chocolate and baking always a win!

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12 Jess@HealthyExposures May 13, 2011 at 3:03 am

These scones look sooo good. I have come to love the texture coconut flour gives to baked goods, so I love that addition.
This bake sale is going to be the bake sale to end all bake sales! So jealous; I would love to be near to one. Have fun!!

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13 Marla May 13, 2011 at 6:27 am

Jess, wish you could attend a Bake Sale too! I bet you would bake up something amazing :) Agreed the coconut flour gives awesome texture to baked goodies. Great to sustain energy too!

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14 Marie May 13, 2011 at 3:27 am

You list baking soda and salt in the directions, but not in the ingredient list. How much is needed?

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15 Marla May 13, 2011 at 6:26 am

Marie *heart you* Thanks so much for catching that and playing editor! Just added those two ingredients to the list, that would be 1/8 teaspoon fine Sea Salt and 1 teaspoon Baking Soda. Let me know if you try ‘em!

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16 Jessica @ How Sweet May 13, 2011 at 3:38 am

Love banana and chocolate together… YUM!

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17 Tiff May 13, 2011 at 11:26 am

Agreed – What a winning combo!

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18 Maris (In Good Taste) May 13, 2011 at 4:10 am

These scones look great and I am sure they will be a big hit at the sale. Your son’s drawing really shows them off well! He did a great job. I am running the Chicago sale so fingers crossed we all make lots of money for the children!

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19 Marla May 13, 2011 at 6:25 am

Maris, best of luck with the Chicago bake sale. I am sure you guys will do awesome! What are you baking for it??

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20 Ragnhild May 13, 2011 at 4:13 am

Oh Marla, these looks so good! I hope youll keep posting more GF vegan recipes- they are so great!
Today I posted a recipe I was inspired to make by you :) It is nothing like the recipe you posted (which was the Chicken with Coconut-lime peanut sauce), tho that looked great!I think it was your beautiful photos that made with want a similar dish!

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21 Marla May 13, 2011 at 6:24 am

Hi Ragnhild, thanks for your sweet comment. I do plan on cooking & baking a lot more vegan recipes down the road. I like to have a mix in our meal rotation & ingredient list over here. I will dash over and check out your vegan version of my Chicken with Coconut Lime Peanut sauce, love that you veganized it!

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22 Heather (Heather's Dish) May 13, 2011 at 4:44 am

you had me at chocolate…the cravings are crazy now!

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23 Nikita May 13, 2011 at 5:57 am

I guess I wasn’t the only one thinking double chocolate! I have seen coconut flour in the store and been tempted to buy it but I didn’t have anything in mind as for what to do to it. Do you think it comes through in the recipe as coconutty or rich or anything?

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24 Marla May 13, 2011 at 6:22 am

Nikita, love how you adapted my Vegan Almond Chickpea Cookies great job! Yes, we both do have double chocolate on the brain. I don’t even taste the coconut flour in these scones. It adds a nice tender bite & crumb. Try it, bet you will like it :)

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25 Deliciously Organic May 13, 2011 at 6:18 am

These look fantastic. See you tomorrow!

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26 Maria May 13, 2011 at 6:19 am

Great breakfast treat!

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27 Junia @ Mis Pensamientos May 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

this looks sooo good. lately i’ve been craving a healthy brownie. this might be a winner….

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28 Marla May 13, 2011 at 6:31 am

Junia, I was tossed whether to name these scones, cookie bars & now I have brownies on the brain. They could be brownies – though a bit less moist. Let me know what you think if you bake up a batch!

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29 susan May 13, 2011 at 7:06 am

i love these scones – they remind me of a traditional english scone with modern flavors. i also love your little “guy”. i think he could become your new mascot! see you tomorrow! x

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30 Marla May 13, 2011 at 9:16 am

Susan, Carrie and Gaby – looking forward to seeing you gals tomorrow at the Bake Sale!

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31 Marla May 13, 2011 at 9:17 am

I agree, I would love this little guy as my new blog mascot! He makes me very, very happy. Glad I got some clicks of him before he gets erased.

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32 Gaby May 13, 2011 at 7:10 am

you are the best! can’t wait to see you and buy some scones!

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33 Valentina May 13, 2011 at 8:44 am

love the way you wrapped these individually. so cute. they look yummy! have a great bake sale! :-)

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34 Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

These scones look wonderful!

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35 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 13, 2011 at 10:38 am

I’m sure these will get so much attention tomorrow, Marla! Best of luck at the bake sale. You may not remember, but I met you at last year’s sale and though we didn’t talk for too long, I was so pleased to meet you! I’m sorry I can’t make this year’s sale, but here’s hoping these scones get snatched up and you raise tons of money tomorrow!

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36 Marla May 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Georgia…….for realz??!! We met? There was so much going on at that bake sale, it is all a blur to me. Wish I could connect with you again this year – would REALLY remember now! I need to get baking for tomorrow.

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37 Georgia May 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Haha! Oh trust me, I don’t blame you. I had only been blogging for about three months then and didn’t know anyone (and no one knew me), but I had fun. My husband and I were mostly downstairs from the restaurant the whole time, drumming up interest in the sale. Good luck tomorrow!

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38 Angie's Recipes May 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

Banana and chocolate are born to be together! The scones look fantastic.

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39 Angel7 May 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

That is awesome that there is a bake sale for a great cause!

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40 megan @ whatmegansmaking May 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Amazingly I have coconut flour in my pantry and I didn’t know what to do with it! And I think I have coconut milk, or at least something that can be made into coconut milk… :) My only question – do you have any idea how much regular sugar I would use instead of Stevia? Or do you have any other suggestions if I don’t have stevia? If not, I can just play around with it and see. :)

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41 Marla May 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Hey Megan, I will be testing this later today with agave or maple syrup. The scones I bake with that are the ones I am planning on bringing to the Bake Sale, I will be sure to update the post & reply back to your comment when I do so. I have a feeling it will be about 6-7 tablespoons of sweetener – which would apply to the sugar. Baking time should stay virtually the same too.

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42 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} May 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Yay another recipe I can use my coconut flour for! I love banana and chocolate flavors together.

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43 Marla May 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Maryea, I know it is fun to have so many uses for coconut flour! A little goes a long way too :)

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44 Maria @ Scandifoodie May 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Perfect! As soon as banana prices are back to normal I’m making these! Great cause too, these scones are so tempting!

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45 Nutmeg Nanny May 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Wow! I love the flavors in these scones. I’m always amazed at your recipes :)

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46 Brooke@foodwoolf May 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Marla, those scones look great. And healthy. And oh so pretty. I guess I’m gonna have to step up my game in the packaging department. :) Thanks for the nudge! xoxox

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47 Rosie @ Sweetapolita May 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Marla, these look super delightful! I really love scones as well, and yet, I don’t think to make them as often as I should. Thank you so much for such a unique and tempting recipe. Great photos and yay for your little one and his stick figure! I also have a four-year-old, and I wish I could capture everything she does on paper–isn’t it a riot? Love this recipe!

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48 Lora @cakeduchess May 13, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Love the drawing! My just turned 5 yr old is always drawing. These scones look delicious, Marla! I love how you added bananas!! I wish you great luck tomorrow! Can’t wait to hear about it:)

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49 Joanne May 14, 2011 at 3:07 am

yay! I baked up some goods for the one here. I only wish I could go to yours and pick up some of these lovely scones for breakfast! Chocolate and banana seems like an ideal morning combo.

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50 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather May 14, 2011 at 7:16 am

Those look perfect! And no apologies around the round scones and recipes, they are all wonderful Marla!

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51 Faith May 14, 2011 at 7:43 am

I am with you, the darker the chocolate the better for me too! And I love your circles theme, Marla…not only are these super cute but I bet they taste fantastic too!

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52 Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! May 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

Another one of your recipes goes on my “to bake” list. Wonderful work, Marla!

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53 Erica May 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

Just made these! Made some alterations.. used shredded coconut in place of the cocoa powder, sprouted millet flour in place of oat flour, used some of a chopped 73% organic dark chocolate bar, and added an egg. They were like big half-baked cookies!

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54 Marla May 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Erica, I love when people get all creative with my recipes. Your adaptations sound awesome. Sounds like Coconut Banana Chocolate Chip. Single chocolate vs double :)

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55 Jessica May 15, 2011 at 10:44 am

These sound great! I recently got some Himalayan pink salt from Sustainable Sourcing https://secure.sustainablesourcing.com and I’ll have to try them out in this recipe. They have wonderful Himalayan pink salt that is gluten-free and made in an eco-friendly facility.

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56 Deanna May 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Wow – these look great and the pictures are beautiful. I love chocolate and banana. And I love scones and don’t make them nearly enough. Must rectify that situation pronto.

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57 (what runs) Lori May 18, 2011 at 11:22 am

I KNEW there was a reason I left one ripe banana out instead of putting it in the freezer with the rest of them… printed and making these tonight! They look wonderful.

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58 Marla May 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Oh good! Lori I can’t wait to hear how your scones come out :)

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59 Natasha Kay May 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm

These were DELICIOUS! I made my own oat flour and my own coconut flour (by blending in the blender)…which seemed to work out just fine. I added 1/2 cup white sugar because I didn’t have stevia — they were just the right amount of sweet. Maybe it’s because I was willy-nilly with my measurements but I ended up adding a lot more flour afterward because the dough was so wet! But as my hubby said, these got better and better with every bite. Amazing! LOVED them and definitely going into the regular rotation!

FYI: You forgot to include the cocoa powder in the instructions section. It says to add one ounce of the “chocolate” which is a bit deceiving because you mean the chocolate chips but I was anticipating that the cocoa powder would be next to add when I was following the instructions. Anyway, I think it needs to say that you add the cocoa in with the flours (and then the one ounce of chocolate chips). :)

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60 Marla May 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Thanks Natasha! I made the change. I’m so happy that you had such great success baking these scones. They have become a favorite over here. Interesting that your dough was wet – wonder if it was the sugar? Love that you made your own coconut flour….how?

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61 Emily May 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I am seriously drooling right now… These look amazing! I have been on an intense chocolate kick lately, but I’m trying hard not to overindulge. These seem to be the perfect solution! :) Thanks for sharing!

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62 Marla May 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Emily, I eat one of these scones with a little peanut or almond butter & all is right in the world :) A great chocolate fix!

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63 Kelly August 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm

So, we live in Uganda… and don’t have access to all these specialty items- could you just do 1 1/2 c white flour, cow’s milk and honey? The flavors do sound amazing!

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64 melissa May 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm

how many calories are in these?

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65 carolinaheartstrings May 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Those look fantastic. I cannot wait to make this recipe. Pop over, we have a wonderful panini today using Brie.

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66 Laura January 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Wow! These are just delicious. I followed your recipe exactly and then just added in some chopped walnuts. Definitely a keeper and I will continue to use your recipes!!

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67 Choclette January 20, 2013 at 7:29 am

Found this via Pinterest and it seems to be getting a lot of repins. A very inventive and tasty looking recipe, thank you I have bookmarked and am keen to try.

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