I was looking for something new to make with overripe bananas when my inspiration for this recipe came about. Instead of reverting to my usual banana bread or banana muffin recipe I decided to use them in the form of a donut. I couldn’t decide on what type of glaze to add until I was pouring a cup of coffee and my love affair with peanut butter and banana came to me. A banana bread like doughnut glazed with a sweet peanut butter frosting. Need I say more.

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As a sucker for all types of donuts I should have purchased my donut pan a long time ago. I always had the notion that donuts were difficult to make when in reality they are quite simple. Not to mention the calories you save by baking instead of deep-frying.

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These donuts are made healthy by using whole wheat flour and obtain most of their moist texture from mashed bananas instead of butter. I could have left the glaze off these donuts but then again I could have just made banana bread and called it a day. The peanut butter glaze took these doughnuts over the top. Since peanut butter and bananas are a classic pairing these donuts are basically little rounds of perfection.

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I made these donuts for Scottie to celebrate her first birthday (using a little less glaze) and she loved them. These light and fluffy pastry rounds are the prefect treat the whole family can enjoy.

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Baked Banana Donuts with Peanut Butter Glaze
 
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Recipe yields: 12 donuts
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ cup mashed ripe bananas (2-3 bananas)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • Peanut Butter Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, vanilla, and coconut oil. Pour wet ingredients in with the dry and mix well.
  4. Spoon batter ¾ of the way full into a greased donut pan.
  5. Bake 12-15 minutes. In the meantime prepare the glaze
  6. For the glaze: Mix ingredients till smooth and thin
  7. Once the donuts have been removed from the oven and cooled dip, spread or drizzle the glaze on top of the donuts.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 231.4 Fat: 11.5 Carbohydrates: 30.9 Sugar: 18.7 Sodium: 121.9 Fiber: 2.2 Protein: 3.5 Cholesterol: 31