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Baked Banana Donuts

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 donuts 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Baked Banana Donuts made warm with cinnamon, nutmeg, and  ripe bananas and dipped in rich chocolate ganache! These banana donuts are baked, not fried making them easy to make any day of the week!



  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, light or dark
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled, or vegetable oil
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (23 medium bananas)


  • 1/2 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt 



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease donut pans well with butter (preferable- for flavor) or nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar til smooth and combined. Whisk in the  vanilla, milk, mashed bananas and melted butter.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. 
  5. Use a piping bag or zip lock bag or spoon to fill the dough into the donut molds between 2/3 and 3/4 full.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes until toothpick comes out dry or edges are lightly browned. Let cool in the pans for 5 minutes then remove from pan and let donuts cool completely on wire rack.


  1. Place the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan on low heat, bring the heavy cream to a boil then pour over the chocolate chips. Do not stir.
  2. Allow to sit for 2 minutes then stir till smooth. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Allow to cool slightly before using.


  1. Dip the cooled donuts in the glaze or drizzle the glaze over top. Set the donuts glaze side up on a cooling rack set over a sheet of parchment or wax paper to catch any drips. Allow glaze to set or enjoy right away!

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