Baked

Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts

The only question to ask yourself before making these donuts is “to chocolate drizzle or not to chocolate drizzle?”  These are some of my favorite donuts to make, because they can be breakfast (sans drizzle) or desert.  These donuts can have so many variations (see note at the bottom), including a peanut-buttery twist and healthier options with different ingredients.  With this donut, you really can’t go wrong!

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fat free yogurt (plain)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour (I prefer whole wheat)
  • 1+ 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 1 bag chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk

Directions:

Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) mix:
    • 1 cup of mashed bananas
    • 1/2 cup of sugar
    • 1/2 cup of fat free yogurt
  3. To that mixture, mix in:
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the existing mixture.  Add:
    • 2 cups of flour
    • 1+1/2 tsp baking powder
    • dash of salt
  5. Mix in chocolate chips (use as many as you’d like!)
  6. Fill mixture into a large ziploc bag (see tips and tricks for the easiest way to do this) and fill into greased donut pan.
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the donuts bounce back when pressed.
  8. Take the donuts out of the oven and play on a cooling rack for a few minutes before putting the glaze on top.

Glaze & toppings

  1. For the glaze, mix:
    • 1/4 cup melted chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
    • 2 tbsp of milk
    • Add any of the above ingredients if the texture is not what you wanted.
    • Drizzle on top using
  2. Add coconut flakes on top for added flavor!

 

Note: for the above recipe, you can switch out semi-sweet chocolate chips for milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or chocolate/peanut butter mixed chips (a personal favorite for a nutty change-up).

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