What do you do when there are overripe bananas in your kitchen? Make banana donuts of course! This is one of my son’s favorite things to make. He absolutely loves anything to do with bananas, he loves donuts, and he loves dipping things in chocolate. So pretty much, this is his dream recipe.
And it’s a pretty dreamy recipe, even if you’re not 2 and banana-obsessed. The donut base is sweet and moist. It’s good enough to stand on its own without the glaze – when Alex isn’t looking I sometimes just eat them with a dusting of powdered sugar.
But the glaze really does take this to another level. It’s a semi-sweet taste, and the flavor compliments the sweet banana of the base perfectly. It tastes pretty good off of a spoon, too (not that I’ve been sitting around eating chocolate glaze by the spoonful. No siree!).
Banana Donuts with Chocolate Glaze
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup bananas about 2-3
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 cups flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ cup cocoa
- 1-3 Tbsp water
- Beat together butter, sugar, eggs, bananas, milk, and lemon juice.
- Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix.
- Place batter in Ziploc bag. Cut off a corner and pipe into greased donut pan.
- Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
- Mix together all ingredients except water.
- Add water by tablespoons until glaze reaches desired consistency.
- Dip donuts into glaze and allow glaze to set.
You may need to add more water to the glaze to get it the right consistency. When I lived in the desert, I needed as many as 6 Tbsp! Adapted from Something Swanky