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Healthier Baked Banana Bread Donuts with Dark Chocolate Glaze

Healthier Baked Banana Bread Donuts with Dark Chocolate Glaze...aka the perfect way to start the new year! Every bite is soft, perfectly sweet, full of banana flavor, and SO. GOOD.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Author: Traci

Donuts

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 4 overripe bananas
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

Glaze

  • ½ cup dark chocolate
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil

Donuts

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • If using silicone molds, place on sheet pan. Set aside.
  • If using metal molds, spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Finely chop walnuts. Set aside.
  • Peel and mash bananas. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, beat sugar and coconut oil until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with eggs, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Stir in bananas and walnuts.
  • Spoon batter into a piping bag and snip off end.
  • Pipe batter into donut molds, filling each 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 17-18 minutes, or until done.

Glaze

  • In a small bowl, melt chocolate and coconut oil together, microwaving and stirring in 30 second intervals, until smooth.
  • Dip or drizzle onto cooled donuts.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use really any nut you like for this recipe! Almonds or pecans are great substitutes.
  • If you aren't a fan of dark chocolate, you can use milk chocolate or a bittersweet chocolate.
  • Whole wheat flour can be used in place of the white whole wheat.
 
Expert Tips:
  • The coconut oil does NOT need to be melted for these donuts. If your coconut oil is liquid, place it in the fridge or freezer until solidified.
  • Make sure the eggs are room temperature.
  • The more ripe the bananas are, the more flavor these donuts will have.
  • Make sure you do not have any large lumps of bananas before adding them to the batter.
  • To quickly set the chocolate, you can place the donuts in either the fridge or freezer.
  • Do not over mix the batter!
  • This recipe keeps really well.
  • Check the expiration date on your baking soda and baking powder before baking.
  • This recipe is naturally dairy-free and can be made vegan if vegan eggs are used.

Nutrition

Serving: 1donutCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 180mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.