Peanut Butter + Banana + (Choc Chips) = Dreamy Doughnuts

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This doughnut phase is unstoppable.

Just as I was about to start mingling with long lost friends such as brownies, cookies and cakes… I got suck right back in. This time around with bananas and peanut butter glaze. Then when I added chocolate chip to the batter…

Oh em gee, this is doughnut heaven.

I promise this will be my last doughnut talk for a while. Perhaps we’ll have time for a quick relapse next week…

I kid!

If you’re up for some adventure today, I recommend you try this. It really is quite dreamy…

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Perhaps this obsession of mine with these round goodness is due to being deprived of a doughnut birthday cake on my 21st birthday. Like I said before, I never was a doughnut fan but I really wanted a doughnut cake. I cannot in my life tell you why. I am random. That is about it. So I’m probably making up for the lost time.

Did I mention that’s 5 years worth of lost time?

I’ve just had my 4th doughnut today. That should about do it. For now.

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Banana Doughnuts with Peanut Butter Frosting

Makes 12

Recipe adapted from Shutterbean

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 bananas)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • chocolate chip (optional, but not really!)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 175°C.

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In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, granulated sugar, mashed bananas, vanilla and oil together. The wet ingredient is then folded into the dry until combined. Add chocolate chips now if using any.

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Spoon the batter into prepared pans – fill up to about ¾ full. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and a toothpick (or thin blade) inserted comes out dry.

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Leave on a rack to cool completely.

While the doughnuts are cooling, place butter in a small pan over medium-high heat until melted and browned – took me about 3 to 4 minutes. Place the peanut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Add the browned butter to the peanut butter and slowly sift in the icing sugar – mix until smooth.

Dip the doughnut into the peanut butter frosting.

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I believe it is now time to devour some dreamy doughnuts! I finished my doughnut before my Nespresso finished brewing my coffee.

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Oh well, just means I get to have another one with my coffee! Win!

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