Banana chocolate chip baked donuts. Say no more.
Did someone say donuts? 🍩
I don't think I have to ask who here likes donuts. I think we all know the answer to that question. 🙋🏼🙋🙋🏻🙋🏽 I have been wanting to share one of my favorite recipes with you guys for so long, but I couldn't decide where to start. The other day while working on another project, I had an epiphany. DONUTS. These aren't just any donuts though. I like to call them a "healthier donut." Argue with me all you want, but it makes me feel better about eating all of them. 😂 The ingredients are simple, the results are yummy, and the recipe requires greek yogurt and bananas so how bad could they be? Am I right?
Don't tell me this isn't how you spell it also. 🙊🍌
Ok recipe time. 😋 Credit to Janies Kitchen for this lovely recipe.
1 cup bananas (mashed, ripe. Roughly 2 small bananas)
½ cup raw cane sugar
½ cup fat free greek yogurt (I use 0% Fage)
¼ cup unsalted butter (melted)
2 eggs (room temperature)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups spelt white flours (you can also use AP flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips (I used Semi-sweet chocolate)
Topping - Optional
¼ cup raw cane sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 160°C / 325°F / Gas Mark 3.
Using your electric mixer with the whisk attachment, add the mashed banana, sugar and Greek yogurt. Mix until incorporated.
Add melted butter, eggs and vanilla extra and mix.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the batter and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix!
Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips.
Grease your doughnut baking pan and scoop 3/4 full the batter into each doughnut mold. I use a spatula and scoop the mixture into the donut pan. I also try to make sure the hole in the center is not covered.
Optional: Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture on top of each doughnut batter before baking. Or you can dip the doughnuts once baked in the cinnamon sugar mixture. You may need to paint melted butter on top of each doughnut before dipping the doughnuts in the sugar mixture to allow them to stick. Both options work perfectly.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. To make sure they are done I like to take a skewer stick and poke it into the donut. If it comes out clean, it's done.
While the donuts are baking I usually like to clean up my mess so the dishes are done and I can enjoy my treats when they come out of the oven. 😉 It also distracts me so I'm not staring at the oven for 15 minutes straight. LOL
Remove from the pan and allow to cool before eating.
These are amazing warm straight out of the oven! I also like to microwave them the next day to get that yummy gooey goodness from the chocolate chips! These go fast in my house so make sure to set one aside before they are all gone! 😆
I could just stare at this photo all day! 😍 How about you? Does this sound like something you would want to try out? If you do, let me know how you like them!
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