Banana Biscuits

You know when you buy that big bunch of beautiful yellow bananas at the grocery store and you eat a few when you get home, but you don't get around to eating all of them before they turn brown? Then you make banana bread or banana muffins... I don't know about you, but I sometimes get a little sick of eating banana bread and banana muffins - they're a nice treat, but definitely not something I want to eat every day. Well, I found a recipe for banana biscuits - its a great way to use up your brown bananas and it tastes so different from the usual sweet banana bread or muffins. This biscuit recipe is delicately flavoured and not sweet at all. The biscuits are great served warm with butter and orange marmalade or with peanut butter.
This recipe is really quick to make - all you do is quickly whip up the batter, drop onto cookie sheets and bake in the oven long enough to cook them through! Easy peasy! ;)
Banana Biscuits
Company's Coming Muffins and More, p 82
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, chilled
  • 3/4 cup milk, cold
  • 1/2 cup (or one large) banana, mashed


  1. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Make a well in center.
  2. Pour milk and banana into well. Stir just until moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake in 400F oven for 15-20 minutes (mine took far less time so keep an eye on them).

See what I mean? They're dead easy to make! What do you usually do with brown bananas? You can also freeze the bananas in case you don't have time to bake something right away. Whatever you do, don't throw them out! They're good for something. :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I'm looking forward to a big turkey dinner tonight. Speaking of which, I need to go finish up some house work and get the turkey ready to go in the oven.

Happy Baking my Friends! Enjoy the long weekend (in Canada)!


  1. A creative option to utilize bananas.... I do have excessive bananas from time to time... thanks for sharing :-)

    Sawadee from Bangkok,

  2. Just made a batch of these and they are delicious! They remind me a lot of Bisquick biscuits, but with a more homemade taste. I roasted the bananas beforehand in their peels until they started to caramelize, then added a hint of nutmeg, ground ginger, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. I'm eating them as we speak, spread with peanut butter and honey. Thanks for the great recipe!