Banana Donuts with Nutella Glaze

September 30, 2014

I’m on a doughnut binge! First I came down with a midnight craving for doughnuts that resulted in some deep-fry action, then I saw a doughnut pan on sale at Crate and Barrel. I just had to buy it. Anything that makes doughnut making a little simpler is a-ok in my books.

I’ve been wanting to buy a doughnut pan for a while but I couldn’t make myself do it. I really dislike buying specialty pans — they always end up languishing in the dark depths of my cupboards. I didn’t think I’d use the pan all that much but after making these banana doughnuts I’m a total convert.

I love my doughnut pan! Now that I’ve taken the baked doughnut plunge I can totally picture myself making loads of other baked doughnuts. I was planning on starting with a plain doughnut, but some brown freckled bananas called to me.

I adapted one of my favourite banana bread recipes and I’m happy to report that my doughnuts came out light, fluffy and addictive. They didn’t have the crunch you get from deep frying but I actually preferred the texture of these soft, pillowy ohs of goodness.

The Nutella glaze took these doughnuts over the top. Nutella and bananas are a classic pairing so the glazed doughnuts did not disappoint, especially with the crunch of the sprinkles. If you’re a fan of naked doughnuts, these doughnuts are just the slightest bit sweet.

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Desserts / 7 comments

7 responses to “Banana Donuts with Nutella Glaze”

  1. Kurt Lenzi
    September 29, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I bought a doughnut maker on sale after last Christmas–It’s even better than a doughnut pan! No heating the oven and it takes 5 minutes to have warm doughnuts once the batter is mixed! I hear you when it comes to specialty pans (and appliances), but this was well worth the 10 bucks I spent and is a fav at our house today!

    • Selena Row
      September 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      I have recently purchased not one but two! Doughnut pans. I have some ripe bananas and cannot wait to make these doughnuts. Thank you for sharing your post.

      • Eve Luedke
        September 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm

        The dough is pretty thick, but I think it would work in a mini bundt pan. Let me know if it works!

        • Max Veiga
          September 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm

          These were amazing! Thanks for sharing such a delicious post.

          • Eve Luedke
            September 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm

            Oh my GOD. You are seriously my favorite.

  2. Emilia Gheen
    September 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Just popped a batch in the oven cant wait……..cupcake and muffin tins are gathering dust in the back of the cupboard. Doughnut tins are the new black!

  3. Max Veiga
    September 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Hi! These look amazing! How is the batter/dough? I’m wondering if these can be made without the doughnut pan? I do have mini bundt pans that would work if the dough is very liquid-y.

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