Cut the banana into cubes roughly 5 mm in size. If you are using ripe bananas, you can cut them into larger cubes, as they will fall apart when mixing.
Sift the ☆ ingredients into a bowl (or you can fluff them up with a whisk). Add the oil and rub the mixture between both hands until there are no more lumps.
Add the banana from Step 1 into the bowl from Step 2, along with the maple syrup. Mix with a spatula. When the dough starts to come together, use your hands to knead it into a ball.
Gently press down on the dough from Step 3, into a thickness of approximately 2 cm. Cut into 8 slices and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 190℃ for 20 minutes.
It's also delicious if you replace the banana with steamed pumpkin! Steam 150 g of pumpkin (flesh) and roughly mash to substitute the banana.
The banana or pumpkin will get mashed as you mix it, so just mash it roughly while leaving some lumps.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to use up my bananas to bake snacks.
You can serve these with jam or syrup if they aren't sweet enough. This makes 8 small scones. Feel free to change the shape, size, or number of scones to your liking.