How to Make Quick (Last Minute), Simple Banana-Maple Scones in Your Air Fryer
These are soft, squishy drop scones that take just a few minutes to mix up--no cutting in butter--and air fry in about 15 minutes. The scones have a slightly crunchy exterior thanks to the air fryer and a dusting of cinnamon and sugar on top. I usually add walnuts to the dough for additional crunch and flavor. The recipe makes only four scones and enables you to use up that one, brownish, sort of squishy banana that's been loitering in your fruit bowl. The scones make a great last minute dinner treat, go well with tea or coffee, and are especially nice for breakfast. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Banana-Maple Scones -- Makes 4
1 medium mashed banana
1/2 cup of heavy/whipping cream
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of maple extract
1/2 cup of white whole-wheat flour (or use whole-wheat or all-purpose)
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of chopped/broken walnuts
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of sugar
In a medium bowl or measure whisk together well the mashed banana, whipping cream, sugar, and maple extract. Add to the bowl the flours, baking powder, and salt and stir them in until just combined. Fold in the walnuts. Cut a piece of aluminum foil to fit your air fryer basket and an inch or two up the sides. Spritz the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Drop four portions of dough (as equal as you can) onto the foil, making four mounds. You can shape the dough mounds up a little with damp hands, if you want. Sprinkle the dough mounds with the cinnamon and two teaspoons of sugar. Spritz the tops of the sugared mounds with non-stick cooking spray. Put the dough-filled basket in the air fryer, set the temperature at 350 degrees, and air fry the scones for about 15 minutes or until golden. Use the edges of the aluminum foil to lift the scones from the air fryer basket.