Thursday, February 9, 2012

Banana Donuts


If Banana bread is one of your favorite treats you will LOVE these donuts.  I used my donut maker that Cally gave me and I got to thinking about it, the donut maker is really just baking these donuts so why could I not use bread or cake recipes for these donuts and wallah the Banana Donut was made.

I tried them right out of the maker and they were dry, but add the sugary glaze and they were amazing.  My favorite was the ones that have chopped walnuts sprinkled on them...those I would call Banana Nut Donuts.  They sure were yummy and I want more!  I will definitely be making these again.  I halved my banana bread recipe so if you want to make bread instead of donuts just double the recipe below.  I think it would be good with the glaze drizzled over the loaf of bread.

My next experiment is going to be strawberry donuts using my Sunsational Cake recipe...maybe this weekend so keep watching for yummy strawberry donuts with a lemony sour glaze or maybe a cream cheese glaze, I am making myself hungry!

You can bake these in a donut maker or Wilton now has a donut pan that you use in the oven that would work just as well.

I am wanting to get a boat pan and make homemade Twinkies, I have been seeing recipes for these on different blogs lately, they look yummy!


Banana Donuts

1/2 C sugar
1/4 C oleo
1 egg
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 C flour
1/2 t soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt

glaze:

1/2 C powder sugar
2 T melted butter
1/2 t vanilla
1 T hot water

sprinkles or chopped walnuts (optional)

Cream together the sugar and oleo.  Add eggs and mashed bananas, mix.  Add flour, soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until well blended.  Bake in a donut maker per package instructions or use a Wilton donut pan.  If making a loaf of bread double the above bread recipe and place in a  loaf pan baking for 45 minutes at 325 degrees.

for glaze: mix all glaze ingredients.  Dip donuts into glaze and place them on a cooling rack so the excess glaze can drip off, sprinkle the wet donuts with nuts or sprinkles of your choice.

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