Banana Buttermilk Biscuits

I am a banana lover. I eat one every morning and we always have a few on our counter. But when they start turning brown, there’s inevitably the request that we either chuck it or bake it into something. And though I love a good banana bread, sometimes I have the hankering for something different. Like maybe a biscuit? Being a big biscuit fan, this seemed like a good place to start. And when I came across this recipe for banana buttermilk biscuits, I decided to give it a try. They sounded a bit odd, but then I remembered that we make delicious pumpkin biscuits during Thanksgiving, so the whole fruit (is a pumpkin a fruit??) and biscuit thing isn’t too crazy. They turned out to be quite a tasty change from banana bread, and since some of the banana replaces some of the butter and buttermilk, I’d like to believe that they’re slightly healthier than a traditional biscuit. And don’t forget the honey butter.

Banana Buttermilk Biscuit

Banana Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup banana mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly.
  3. Slowly add buttermilk, mashed banana and vanilla and stir to moisten.
  4. Pat out dough on a well floured bread board until approximately 1 inch thick. Do not overwork dough. If dough is too moist, slowly need in a bit more flour until workable.
  5. Using a floured biscuit cutter, cut out dough and place on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until a nice, light golden brown. Serve warm with butter and honey.

The original recipe can be found here on the adorable Dine & Dish blog.

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