I'm planning a Dead Southern Belle Tea Party for my birthday (it falls on Thursday but I'm having the party on Friday), which of course got me thinking about tea party foods. The first thing that came to mind was scones. But rather than wait until Friday, I decided to whip up a batch last Sunday night to eat for breakfast throughout the week. I searched for scone recipes in my cookbooks and settled on these Banana Date Scones from the Veganomicon:
In the past, my experience with scones has only been so-so. The ones I've eaten (all in my pre-vegan days) have seemed dry and heavy. But these scones were super-duper moist thanks to the mashed banana.
They also contain chopped dates, pecans (which I subbed for the walnuts in the recipe), and no sugar! That's right, no sugar. They're sweetened with brown rice syrup, and since I subbed whole wheat pastry flour for all the flour in the recipe, they're actually pretty healthy. I've been eating these with leftover pumpkin sausage (from the freezer) and iced green tea each morning.