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The Banana and Biscuit Dilemma (Recipe: Banana Buttermilk Biscuits)

What’s a mom to do? You have one kid who wants buttermilk biscuits for breakfast. Another kiddo wants banana muffins for breakfast. One, doesn’t care what you have as long as she gets to nibble on the dough…

What I decided to do was give my kids the best of both worlds. Plenty of dough to nibble on but it wouldn’t be regular banana muffin dough or buttermilk biscuit dough. I decided to combine the two and make Banana Buttermilk Biscuits. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work or not, but it did work…and it worked so well that neither kid wants me to make plain old buttermilk biscuits again or boring old banana muffins. They both want me to keep a hold of this recipe for Banana Buttermilk Biscuits and make it as often as I can!

Recipe: Banana Buttermilk Biscuits

  • 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 (or use this substitution, which is what I always do)
  • 1/2 cup banana mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  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.

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  1. Yum! Sounds delicious, Kristen! I’m always looking for new things to do with overripe bananas.

  2. These look delicious and such a creative idea. Love the picture of your cute little one!!!

  3. Oh YUM!! these sound amazing and I think I’ll try it sometime!!

  4. This is a FANTASTIC idea! I don’t blame your girls, Kristen, they look freaking amazing.

  5. Love that sweet girl in there… and what a fun recipe!!!

  6. wow! these look wonderful. I’m going to be making them next time I want biscuits, that’s for sure!

  7. banana buttermilk biscuits – does it really get any better than that??? i don’t even like bananas and I want one of these! have a great weekend!

  8. I’m making banana bread later today, I have enough banana’s to make these too! they look and sound incredible Kristen!!

  9. How creative!! My goal is to make these this weekend :)

  10. Wow! This seems so simple and delicious! I am working on some banana bread right now, if I had seen this recipe before I used up my bananas (and had some buttermilk on hand) I DEFINITELY would have made these. Next time for sure!

  11. Whoops – just saw your buttermilk substitution! I totally have lemons on hand! Well, now I DEFINITELY will try making these!

  12. I love the combination of flavors! The photo of your daughter is too cute!

  13. Looks like a perfect compromise! Love these!!

  14. What a delicious dilemma!! I know this recipe would go over very well at my house, as we all love biscuits, muffins, and bananas. And I refuse to throw out overripe bananas, so it’s nice to be able to change it up a bit from our usual banana muffins. Thanks!

  15. I’ve got a few overripe bananas staring at me right now.

    Think I know exactly what to do!

    Thanks Kristen!

  16. What an interesting “mashup”!

  17. Love that you found something to make everyone happy. The banana muffin – biscuit merger is dreamy :)

  18. Oh now these sound like a breakfast I’d be happy to sink my teeth into.

  19. I can’t wait to try this! We always have bananas hanging out in the freezer and my kids love biscuits.

  20. PDG Kristen (pretty darn good) – and the photo of the little one is kuh-YOOT!! i wish you’d been my mom when i was a kid!


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