Baked Banana Donuts made with flour, cornstarch, sugar, butter, eggs & ripe bananas! Easy donut recipe covered in chocolate glaze & chocolate sprinkles that everyone loves!
Baked Banana Donuts are an easy to make treat that’s perfect for using up those ripe bananas in a creative way. Enjoy them as breakfast, snacks, or desserts because you can never find a wrong time to enjoy a donut- especially one that tastes this good.
What are baked banana donuts?
Banana donuts are a combination of banana bread and that comforting round donut shape. Baked instead of fried, this baked banana donut recipe is a healthier alternative. Even better, these donuts do not contain yeast and require no rising times as it’s simply poured batter. The most important thing to know is that you’ll want a silicone donut mold or a Non-Stick Donut Baking Pan on hand to get the perfect round donut shapes.
-Flour: You’re going to need 1 cup of all-purpose flour for the gluten-filled base of this donut recipe.
-Cornstarch: With 3 tablespoons of cornstarch we can keep these donuts fluffy and moist.
-Baking Powder: Our leavening agent for this recipe is baking powder. It’s going to make our donuts puff up wonderfully.
-Sugar: We just need 1 tablespoon of sugar to make these donuts taste incredible.
-Bananas: We will need 2 ripe bananas to make sure that there’s plenty of banana chunks and flavor in every bite.
-Eggs: With 2 large eggs, we can give our donuts the binder they need as well as change the texture to a more cake-like donut.
-Butter: 2 tablespoons of butter we can add in a little fat and richness to every bite.
-Dark Chocolate: We need 5.3 ounces of chopped dark chocolate (52% cocoa works great).
For the Decoration, you will need:
-Chocolate Sprinkles: If desired, you can add some chocolate jimmies and sprinkles to the tops of these donuts and really make them look incredible.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the butter and set it aside.
In a bowl with a fork, or with a mixer, mash the bananas.
In another bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and sugar.
Add in the mashed bananas, eggs, and melted butter. Stir well, but do not overmix.
Pour your mixture into a 6-donut baking pan.
Place in the oven for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.
Transfer the donuts to a wire cooling rack and let cool completely.
Place your chopped chocolate into a bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each until smooth.
Dip one face of a donut into the melted chocolate and then place them back on the wire cooling rack, chocolate facing up.
Add sprinkles over the top and repeat until each donut has been coated.
Let the chocolate set, and then eat. Enjoy!
Baked Banana Donuts
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (120g)
- 3 TBSP cornstarch (30g)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 2 TBSP butter (30g)
- 5.3 oz dark chocolate 52% cocoa, chopped (150g)
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Start to melt the butter. Set aside
- Mash the bananas with a fork or a mixer.
- Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and sugar.
- Add the mashed bananas, the eggs, and the melted butter. Stir well but not overmix.
- Pour the mix into the donut pan and place in the oven for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Transfer carefully the donuts to a cooling rack and let them cool completely.
- Place the chopped chocolate in a microwave proof bowl. Melt for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each time until it is completely melted and smooth.
- Dip one face of each donut into the melted chocolate (one at a time). Place the donut, glaze-side-up on a cooling rack and add chocolate sprinkles. Let the chocolate set and enjoy.
How long are baked banana donuts good for?
These donuts can be good for up to 3-5 days if stored in an airtight container at room temperature. I wouldn’t recommend leaving them for too long as they’re going to taste incredible when fresh and this recipe only makes 6 so they should be gone pretty quickly.
What can I do for different topping ideas?
If you don’t want to use dark chocolate you can use any other type of chocolate instead. You can also make a simple glaze with powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Another idea is to sprinkle the donuts in a mixture of cinnamon sugar to coat them well. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong and with so many different ideas you can take your time trying them all.
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These banana bread donuts are topped with a chocolate glaze that really helps to make them taste complete. Bananas and chocolate is a flavor combination that is always welcomed around here. The two work great together and make every batch of donuts taste incredible. Even if you opt to omit the glaze, this donut recipe is one you’re going to want to remember for a long time coming. The taste and aroma alone will have you reaching for another.