Sunday, August 18, 2013

Baked Chocolate Chip Banana Doughnuts

Recently, one of Neil's best friends, Jonathan, spent a week at our house. After a couple of days of eating cereal for breakfast I decided to take matters into my own hands to make a fast, easy and healthy breakfast for the kiddos to eat so that they wouldn't be waking me up at 7 am and requesting me to make french toast for them. The result were these fantastic baked chocolate chip doughnuts. 

Baked Chocolate Chip Banana Doughnuts


  • 1 cup Mashed Ripe Banana (Roughly 2 small bananas)
  • 1/2 cup Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt (I use 0% Fage)
  • 1/4 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips (I used 1/2 dark chocolate chips and 1/2 milk chocolate chips)

Topping (Optional)

  • 1/4 cup Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon 


1.Preheat the oven to 325F
2.Using your electric mixer with the whisk attachment, add the mashed banana, sugar and greek yogurt. Mix until incorporated.
3.Add melted butter, eggs and vanilla extra and mix.
4.Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the batter and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix!
5.Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips.
6.Scoop the batter into a zip lock bag and seal shut. Using scissors, snip the bottom corner of one side of the ziplock bag to create your homemade piping bag.
7.Grease your doughnut baking pan and pipe 3/4 full the batter into each doughnut mold.
8.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.
9.Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and allow to cool before eating.
*The reason my doughnuts look funny is because I do not have a doughnut pan. I used a muffin top pan instead, they turned out just as good :)

On another completley unrelated note, my hair has recently gotten very brown and very curly. It might just be because it is sunny and summery out, but I really love the way that it looks.