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Banana Bread Donuts


I make banana bread muffins almost every week and I'm pretty sure I could do it with my eyes closed. I use the same recipe every time and they're always so delicious. There's no added sugar, they're gluten free and can easily be made vegan too.


I've always wanted to try making donuts but didn't want to fry them and they honestly kind of seem complicated. I was scrolling on Pinterest (when am I not) and came across baked donuts. Why didn't I think of that sooner?! You can pretty much make anything donut shaped and it makes it more fun to eat. I hadn't made muffins this weekend, so I thought I'd try out the same recipe but in my donut pan. I usually add chocolate chips to the batter but I wanted to "glaze" the tops of the donuts so I decided not to add any in. Instead, I melted some chocolate and coconut oil, dipped them in and topped with heart sprinkles (because I was feeling Valentine's-y)


Ingredients:

- 3 mashed bananas

- 1 egg

- 1 tsp vanilla

- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil

- 3/4 cup oat flour

- 1 tsp baking powder

- 1 tsp baking soda

- 1 tsp cinnamon

- 1 tsp sea salt


Glaze:

- 1 cup dark chocolate

- 1 tbsp coconut oil


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your donut pan.

2. Mash bananas in a bowl until there are no clumps

**tip* Put your bananas in a small blender and blend until smooth

3. Add in egg, vanilla and coconut oil. Whisk until all combined.

4. Add in all dry ingredients. Mix with a fork until everything is incorporated.

5. Once everything is mixed together, transfer the batter into a ziplock bag. Cut off one corner and pipe it into the donut pan. This is way easier than trying to spoon it in, but you could also do that.

6. Bake for 10 minutes. While they're baking, you can melt the chocolate and coconut oil on low in a small sauce pan, stirring very often.

7. Let donuts cool for a few minutes, remove them from the pan and let cool completely before dipping into chocolate. *this made 9 donuts*


I like letting the chocolate harden a little before eating, but you could of course dig in right away!


Enjoy!!


-xo Samantha

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