Baked Banana Donuts with Maple Glaze

You guessed it- more ripe bananas! Clearly I need to eat more bananas.. Or not, since banana baked goods are so delicious!

banana donuts

Baked Banana Donuts with Maple Glaze (recipe originally from The Baker Mama)

1 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 c oil *Original recipe calls for canola oil, I used vegetable oil
1/4 c milk *Original recipe calls for buttermilk or whole milk, I used fat free
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 over-ripe bananas, mashed

For the glaze:
1 tbsp butter, melted
1/3 c maple syrup
1/2 c powdered sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 425°. Spray donut pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, oil, buttermilk and vanilla.
4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined.
5. Fold in the mashed bananas.
6. Pipe batter into greased donut pan, filling each ring about 2/3 full.
7. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until donuts are set and spring back up when touched. Let cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
8. While donuts are cooling, prepare the glaze. In a medium microwavable bowl, melt the butter, then whisk in the remaining ingredients until thick and smooth. Add additional powdered sugar to thicken, or milk to thin it out.

These donuts were really yummy, but tasted more like banana pancakes than donuts (the maple glaze is partially to blame, I’m sure). Not that banana pancakes aren’t good, but I was hoping for something a little different, ya know? The single layer of thin glaze gave them a good flavor, but also just made them really sticky, which I didn’t love. I definitely recommend thickening the glaze, or just doing a maple frosting instead.

 

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