Monday, February 17, 2014

Banana Bread Donuts with Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze

Banana Bread Donuts with Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze
     I have now found a new recipe to use those over ripe bananas. You know those 2-3 bananas that have now turned a little brown and no one wants to eat. Yeah, those! It happens to everyone. I think a lot of people just throw them away, but here's a recipe that will help you to put those old bananas to good use.

     I also like the versatility of this recipe. If you don't have the donut pans you can easily use a muffin pan. The donuts are most and taste so delicious with the glaze on top. Just imagine how a muffin would look and taste.

     The recipe originally called for Nutella in the glaze, but I didn't have any on hand. I did, however, have this chocolate peanut butter spread that I substituted instead. I would think that one could get the same result using a half peanut butter, half Nutella combination to get the chocolate/peanut butter flavor.

     The recipe makes only 6 donuts. I doubled the recipe to make an even dozen. This just made so much more sense to me since I had a couple bananas and the original recipe called for 1 small banana. Give this recipe a try, whether you make donuts or muffins I'm sure you will love it.

Banana Bread Donuts with Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze
2 C flour
3/4 C sugar
2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
3/4 C milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 t vanilla
1/2 C mashed banana ( about 1 small banana)

1 C powdered sugar
2 T chocolate peanut butter
2-3 T milk

Preheat oven to 325. Spray a donut pan or muffin pan with cooking spray.
In an large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside. In another bowl, combine the milk, eggs, vanilla and banana. Stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix well.
Fill the donut pan with the batter about 2/3 full.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

To make glaze
Whisk together the powdered sugar, chocolate peanut butter, and milk. Use a rubber spatula to spread the glaze on top of the donuts.

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