Baked Peanut Butter Banana Donuts
There’s pretty much two things that get my kids excited in the mornings. The first Disneyland, because, well, duh. The second thing? Donuts (or you do you spell it doughnuts?!
The thing is though is that Maddie only eats the frosting. If she eats any of the actual donut, it’s because she bit down into it while trying to eat the frosting on top. Natalie seems to do the same thing. I’ve got a couple of frosting addicts on my hands!
I made these baked peanut butter banana donuts recently and I was pleased to see that she actually ate some of the donut and not just the melted chocolate on top! I like to use whole wheat flour for these, but you can use all-purpose or a combo of the two if you’d prefer.
I also try to use natural peanut butter when making these because it doesn’t have all the added stuff. If you don’t have natural PB or don’t like it, you can use whatever kind you do have. For the topping, I simply just melted chocolate and dipped! I didn’t feel like going through the trouble of making a real glaze and the melted chocolate works just fine for these donuts!
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
- 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, yogurt, oil, mashed bananas, vanilla, egg, and brown sugar. Mix until just combined. In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, and salt
- Add the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix. Spoon or pipe the batter into each cavity of the donut pan and spread around into an even layer, about 3/4th of the way filled.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the donuts are golden. Let cool for a few minutes. Remove from the pan onto a cooling rack to continue cooling.
- Pour the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in 30 second increments in the microwave, stirring between each round until melted and smooth. Take each donut and dip down about half-way into the bowl of chocolate. Lift up and gently shake to get rid of excess. Place back on the cooling rack and let sit until chocolate hardens a bit.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446Total Fat: 24gCarbohydrates: 42.5gFiber: 2.7gSugar: 17.7gProtein: 16.4g