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(Healthy) Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts

So the tagline of my blog is “Pinterest DIYs and Other Inspiration”, soooo it might be a good idea for me to try one of my Pinterest projects.

They are tricky to do sometimes because of the planning and time it takes to do them, BUT, I do love to do them, so I will be doing them much more! Here is the funny thing… I HAVE AN ENTIRE SPREADSHEET. But does Lexie follow it? Ohhhh no…because that would be wayyyy too convenient, right?!

Anyway, back to business.

I found this tasty recipe from SoFab Food and tried the Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts by Marsha Cook.  

Personally, I think they came out pretty good!

I started out by mixing the dry ingredients together.

flour for donut
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The first step was to put the dry ingredients together. Note that doing this in a big bowl is important.

wet ingrediants for donuts
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Next, I put the wet ingredients together, except you do put the sugar in this bowl.

donut batter
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And poured the liquid ingrediants into the dry…

donuts in the pan
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Then…you pour it in the doughnut pan. I got two pans at Michael’s. They are non-stick but I still felt safer spraying a bit of PAM on it. Then I popped them each in the oven for 10 minutes and …
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They came out perfectly! After letting them sit for a few minutes, I used a knife to get them out and put them on a cooling rack.

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And here they are! Let them cool off for about 10 minutes.

For the glaze, you need heavy creme, but I did not have any so use your favorite substitute! Then, mix it with your melted chocolate pouring the chocolate into the bowl with the creme mixture. Then, use a spoon or a knife to apply them to to doughnuts!

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Now, you probably notice that they are not your typical donuts you find in a bakery. That’s because it’s banana bread in the shape of a doughnut with glaze on it. However, it is sooo tasty and a lot healthier than a normal 400 calorie doughnut.

Two things I wish that were different: one is that I used icing rather than a chocolate glaze. I am personally a huge frosting fan and wanted some thicker icing on top rather than a thin layer of chocolate glaze. Don’t get me wrong, it tasted good but I didn’t totally satisfy my sweet tooth.

The second thing is that the doughnuts are really squishy and are very crumble prone, because it’s more like airy bread than doughnut bread. However, like I said, I’m sure these are much healthier than what Dunkin’ Donuts sells (ps. I am a Dunkin’ fan, so that’s not a diss).

Other than these, these were so delicious! I give them an 8/10!

Oh…and I did buy sprinkles weeks ago but have no clue where I put them.



What treat have you tried this summer? Let me know in the comments below!







  • Adrienne Thorne

    These sound soooo good! And much healthier than typical doughnuts! Just wondering, did they pop out of the non-stick pan okay? When I make regular banana bread it tends to stick a little no matter what I, but that might be the recipe I used…

  • tojesussincerely

    lol! I’m a spray-my-non-stick pans girl too! Even though I know it’s bad for the pan. haha. I lovvvve making donuts, I even have one of those pans! Once I made ninja turtle donuts for my son. Banana bread donuts sounds like such a healthy option, but I don’t think my kids would eat it, so I’d be the one left shoveling donuts down my gullet haha

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