Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Donuts


This combination has to be one of the best ever - peanut butter, banana, chocolate...all together in a BAKED donut that uses whole wheat flour. So delicious and at least more nutritious than the standard donut variety. These donuts will make any breakfast, brunch or after school snack super special.

Start by combining the dry ingredients: flours, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.


Stir the dry ingredients then add the peanut butter, milk


eggs and banana. Stir well to incorporate all the ingredients. (You can do this by hand - you don't even need a mixer!) Now grease your donut pan and then fill each indentation with batter.


Bake for 9-12 minutes or until donuts are golden and spring back when touched lightly. Remove the pan to a cooling rack.


Let the donuts cool in the pan for 3 minutes, then carefully remove and let the donuts cool completely on the rack.

For the glaze, combine the chocolate chips, corn syrup (or honey) and butter in a medium bowl that is safe to put in the microwave.


Microwave on medium power for 30 seconds, then stir and microwave for another 30 seconds if needed. Stir until smooth


then add the vanilla and stir again. Dip each donut into the glaze


and carefully turn to keep the glaze on top of the donut.


Return the glazed donuts to the rack to set.


If you want to put sprinkles on them, now is the time, before the glaze dries!


Sprinkles or no, these are amazingly delicious donuts. And they have fruit. So there you go.


One year ago: Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bars
Two years ago: Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Three years ago: Asian Grilled Green Beans

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Peanut Butter and Banana Donuts
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

Glaze:
1 cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and sugar. Add in the egg, milk, banana, and peanut butter. Whisk until well-combined.

Spoon batter into a greased donut pan.

Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes or until donuts start to turn a light golden brown.
Remove donut pan to cooling rack. Let donuts cool in the pan for 3 minutes, then remove to cool completely on the wire rack. Re-grease the pan and repeat with another batch.

For glaze, in a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips, honey, and butter over low heat. Stir constantly. (Or microwave for 30-second intervals on medium heat, stirring between each heating.) Once melted, stir in vanilla until shiny.

Dip the tops of the donuts into glaze and top with sprinkles, if you like. Allow glaze to harden before serving.

Makes 12 donuts.

Recipe Source: Adapted from A Kitchen Addiction

7 comments:

  1. "And they have fruit. So there you go." Seriously, this just made me laugh out loud. I think I will definitely have to try these. I miss you, my friend!

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  2. These sound yummy. Next time I have some bananas that need used up I'll have to remember to pull out my donut pan. I'd love if if you shared these over at my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/09/1-month-of-fun-september-link-party.html

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  3. Hi Sara,
    I would love one of your awesome donuts to go with my coffee this morning. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. You combined everything I love about baked goods into one. You are amazing. I definitely gotta make this next time I buy some bananas, which should be hopefully soon so I can recreate your creation!

    Such a nutritious donut! Protein from PB, potassium from bananas, whole wheat flour, and antioxidants from chocolate! I love qualifying desserts!

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  5. I didn't realize that you could put peanut butter in a donut. Does it come out very dense? Thanks for sharing this recipe on foodie friday.

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  6. Definitely an awesome combo! Love the sprinkles. So pretty!

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  7. thanks for sharing..

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