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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. With both bananas and buttermilk on hand – I’m jumping for joy. Really, I am. You don’t know how close biscuits and I are.

  2. Kristen – ingenious! You are not only a creative cook but a great mom. I would have never thought to combine the two–buttermilk biscuits and banana muffins–but now that you have I find myself just having to have one. They sound amazing.

  3. LOVE IT!!

  4. You certainly are a master at the art of compromise! Sounds like this recipe was a hit.

  5. I saved this recipe right away. I can’t make good biscuits to save my life! These sound sweet and delicious! Thanks!

  6. This sounds so interesting and definitely different and creative, which we love trying unique recipes. Your children are blessed to have a mom who can improvise so well in the kitchen! Thankfully, I married The Chef… or mine would be stuck with plain and boring…

  7. this sounds like a keeper!

  8. If I wasn’t outta flour, I’d go make these right now. I’m anxiously awaiting my monthly Azure order :(
    What a deliciously simple idea! I’ll link back when I make these. Lovely photos as always :)

  9. Interesting concept. I never would have considered combining the recipes. Very creative mom!

  10. You had me at biscuit…throw in some bananas, now I am smitten! Seems like these are a definite keeper!

  11. Mmm mmm mmm these sound so good. I think I am going to make some next time we do breakfast for dinner. I’m thinking maybe adding some blueberries in there too.

  12. These sound so interesting ~ thanks for sharing! Your little one is adorable.

  13. That’s the Way (I Like It) – like in the song of KC and The Bang long long time ago :).
    Really genius. Your kids are very lucky.

  14. You are SO smart! (And I want these…..NoW!)

  15. Oh my, I’m not sure who I should thank – you, or your children! These look so yummy!

  16. What an excellent idea! I love combining favorites and getting a wonderful treat!

  17. Banana bread and buttermilk biscuits are two of my favorite things… But, I never thought to put them together… This looks amazing!

  18. Now this is a recipe that intrigues me and my taste buds! What an awesome idea.

  19. Great idea! I love both and never even thought to combine the two!

  20. Now I’m hungry.yummr


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