Love doughnuts? Love bananas? Well then, these banana doughnuts are for you! Soft, moist doughnuts reminiscent of banana bread, are baked not fried, then dusted with cinnamon sugar. A healthier option for breakfast or a snack.
It’s that time of year again when my banana trees are full of hundreds of bananas. Of course, since they all ripen at the same time it’s quite a challenge to find ways to use them up.
Neighbors come in handy as they love the tropical flavor that fresh right off the tree bananas have so I pass as many out as I can and still have plenty left to find a use for. In fact, I’ve learned to make quite a few recipes with bananas over the years. The family’s favorite is banana bread, so I bake up a regular version, a Peanut Butter Banana Bread with chocolate chips & a Tropical Coconut Banana Bread then freeze them for when we want to indulge.
But I’m no one-dimensional chef, so I usually pack my freezer full of frozen bananas to make smoothies and I always save some for Peanut Butter & Banana cookies for the grandkids and Banana Pancakes for some healthier breakfast options.
Today I had the biggest craving for doughnuts, and since I still had bananas left (yep there were that many!), I decided I would kill two birds with one stone and make some baked banana doughnuts. They are healthier than a lot of doughnuts, they are baked not fried, and packed with potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, manganese, niacin & folate.
They are super simple to make, just some regular baking ingredients like flour, baking powder and baking soda combined with oil, eggs, a little sugar and some cinnamon. You can even change them up and add chocolate chips or dip the tops in chocolate. Just sayin’!
Summer is a great time for giving the kids a little treat for breakfast. It only takes about 10 minutes to prep and 12 minutes to bake and they’ll be following the delicious aroma right to the kitchen to make sure they get one. I know you’ll love them as much as we do.
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