One more baked Donut recipe!
I feel like these baked donuts are like an alternative to muffins, uh, or an alternative to cookies. Maybe it is like both and that’s why I love them!
Plus they have brown butter in them. The greatest ingredient ever.
This batch was actually whipped up after dinner a few weeks ago! We were all craving something sweet, and it was in the middle of my Donut baking binge before valentines day when I made like 50 dozen of those Chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze. (sorry- that’s why there are no pictures- it was SO dark in the kitchen! But easy- so don’t worry!)
I wanted banana bread, but the kids wanted donuts. Pete just watched from the side lines. (I knew he was going to eat whatever came out of that oven!)
We compromised with banana donuts! Pete and I ate ours hot and rolled in powdered sugar (O-M-G!!!!)
But I have two little chocolate monsters on my hand, so I threw together this fast and easy chocolate glaze for their donuts.
Also- I cannot stress this enough: these are so, so, so easy to make!! And so much healthier than frying (not that I am opposed to a little deep frying now and again) especially when you can sneak veggies or fruit into them!
Since I cannot guarantee I won’t just keep on making baked donuts, and I know some of you are having trouble finding the pans, I am going to give away 5 of them. These are Wilton Pans, and this exactly what I use.
All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite kind of donut is!
Please double check that your email address is correct, and I will choose the winners at random Sunday night at 11:59pm and let you know Monday morning (2/27)!
*No one gave me these donut pans. This is not a sponsored post. I just feel like giving these away to you 🙂
Brown Butter Banana Donuts with Chocolate Glaze, makes 16
2 cups AP flour
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tso nutmeg
¾ cup buttermilk
½ cup mashed ripe banana
2 tsp vanilla
4 Tbs butter
½ cup cream
2 Tbs corn syrup
4oz chopped dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a donut pan with cooking spray.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan and let it cook over low heat until browned, (not burnt like I did the first time.) then set it aside to cool a little.
Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
In a smaller bowl, mix together the buttermilk, smashed banana, eggs and vanilla.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Add the brown butter to the batter, mixing well to incorporate.
Add the batter to the donut pan, (I had to bake mine in 3 batches.)
Bake the donuts 8-10 minutes, or until just baked through but still soft and springy to the touch.
Place the donuts on a cooling rack while baking the rest of the donuts.
Meanwhile, make the chocolate glaze:
Combine the ½ cup of cream, 2 Tbs corn syrup and the 4oz of dark chocolate to a small sauce pan.
Wait until the cream is simmering, and then add the corn syrup and remove from the heat.
Whisk until the chocolate has melted and you have a smooth and shiny chocolate glaze.
Dip each donut face down into the chocolate and use a swirling motion to prevent drips.
Sprinkle the donuts with colored sugars promptly if desired.
Enjoy immediately!Print Recipe
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all i want in life right now is about 12 of these donuts 🙂
Portland’s VooDoo Donut maple bacon bars! OMG….. Delicious!!!!!
Krispy Kreme original glazed when the HOT sign is on! Or heated in the microwave!
My favorite Donut is cinnamon sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (that I make) so good.
I’m a chocolate glaze kinda guy. But Brown Butter will replace that, I’m sure 🙂
vanilla cake donut with pink frosting and sprinkles!
Apple Spice rolled in cinnamon sugar. Yum…(the kind you get warm at a cider mill, if you can find them)
uuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmm, these look delicious! and perhaps becoming a fav, but right now my fav is hot plain donuts rolled in cinnamon and sugar!!(with a wonderful hot cup of tea!)
Crumb cake donuts 🙂 would love to make them from scratch! These banana bread donuts look delicious. Adding them to my baking list. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
These might be my new favorite as will be trying them soon! But my current are the molasses donuts at a little local shop here in Maine…so good! Would love a pan to make my own! Love the blog… Just found you through Pintrest and will be back!
Blueberry donuts, hands down!
My favorite kind of doughnut is buttermilk!
I love plain glazed!
My favorite donut has to be chocolate! It’s chocolate, but it’s ok to eat for breakfast because it’s a donut!
any kind with sprinkles..they make them even happier!
My favorite type of donut is buttermilk. Never tried a homemade baked donut yet, so that may change things.
I love chocolate with orange glaze, yum!!
Donuts are so fun! I think maple-glazed are my favorite but I won’t turn any donut away!
I love just cake donuts with chocolate frosting and sprinkles. So simple so good!
My favorite doughnuts are definitely from any corner store back in my Puerto Rico. They are little round balls that come in a small paper bag. You choose either cinnamon or powered sugar and the best part is shaking the bag like mad until you get a warm, delicious coated doughnu
I love chocolate donuts that are glazed with chocolate frosting. Sugar overload!!!
I love fall flavors, so pumpkin donuts are my favorite, but these look delicious!
oh my gosh, those look so dang good! I love an old fashioned donut!
Chocolate glazed bavarian cream. Or, if king cake counts as a donut, I’ll take that being a Louisiana girl! =)
I love plain cake donuts or apple fritters. I would love to try and make donuts fromscratch at home and your note about them being easy to make may just be the push I need to try!
These look and sound fabulous!
Love most ALL donuts, but since I crave chocolate it is usually a standard chocolate covered glazed donuts, or those angle cream ones, of course also chocolate glazed! My son would love it if I made him donuts!!!
Krispy Kreme glazed! MMMMMMmmmm!
I love donuts all kinds but one of my favorites glazed cake 🙂 Really enjoy your blog thanks for the give away
Bavarian creme filled donuts with chocolate icing. Oh heaven.
oh my word Heather, these look amazing! My favorite donut is one with sprinkles on it! Would love to try making them at home with this pan. Cheers!
Chocolate Cake doughnuts!
They look so lovely!
Hope to find this Pan here in Germany to test your Recipes.
Thanks for everything
Bavarian cream is my favorite! These look delicious, and like yours, my 3 kids would love the chocolate glaze and sprinkles!
Pink “feather boa” found at Top Pot. (pink frosting and coconut.) However, your chocolate donuts look soooo yummy!
LOVE LOVE LOVE BLUEBERRY DONUTS!! ANYTHING BERRY FOR THAT MATTER 🙂
I love vanilla cream filled donut but I think I may soon love your brown butter banana donuts!
Strawberry Fonut – absolute fav
I love most all donuts, but I think my fave would be the glazed old-fashioned butternilk.
A new favorite of my families are the baked Chocolate Donuts drizzled with Blood Orange Glaze. I have never been a huge fan of fried donuts – these are FANTASTIC! I have need making the donut shape with a milk glass and a juice glass. It was a total McGyver/Girl Scput move – always prepared.
Feather Boa – hands down
maple close second 😉
Baked Pumpkin Spice with Cream Cheese Frosting
Apple Cider Donuts
Homemade pumpkin donuts with cider glaze. SOOOOOOOO DELICIOUS, you have to wipe the tears of joy from your eyes while you eat them. :’-)
YUM!!! Normally I like pumpkin donuts (pumpkin anything has my heart!) but these banana bread ones look divine. might even become my new favorite! 🙂
Hi Heather, these look delicious, I love the plain donuts with white or chocolate glaze and also filled with bavarian cream!!!
I just love maple bars! I’ve been known to indulge in the ones with the creme filling, but only if I know they are from a good bakery. And if I really had my choice I’d have a maple bar with a drizzle of chocolate too 🙂
doughnuts are a guilty pleasure! i am partial to a glazed dougnut, but adding chocolate is always a plus
is it lame for me to admit that i love plain ol’ buttermilk?? i’m old fashioned like that.
I love anything with chocolate glazed on top like your kids do! I also like the plain sugared donuts and I wash it all down with a “spot of tea”.
My favorite meals are the ones that I make combining foods that the kids are asking for. Hodge podge of goodness!
Love all kinds, but chocolate sprinkle or plain sugar glaze is yummy too! Thanks Heather!
Any donut is a favorite of mine! Seriously, plain glazed for me.
I love the plainest of the plain donuts. Its the simple things in life…:)
I always picked the maple long johns as a kid.
Butterscotch Doughnuts. for sure.
I love plain vanilla cake.
These can never be enough donut recipes, particularly when brown butter is involved.
A fresh glazed is perfection
These look great, my favorite is glazed blueberry!
It’s hard to beat a fresh, raised glazed donut! Mmmmm!
What a great combo of flavors, Heather!
My favorites (I have 2) are simple glazed doughnuts and my very own European Doughnuts rolled in powdered sugar. YUM!
I’ve never made home made donuts before, I’m a sugar donut kinda girl at the donut shop, but you’ve converted me!
I like fried cinnamon rolls with lots of dark chocolate frosting
A glazed old fashioned can’t be beat.
The best donut is from QT – gigantic chocolate longjohns…..yummmmmy
I love a plain old powdered sugar cake doughnut!
I’m so excited to try to make these. I have two favorites chocolate glazed with coconut sprinkled on top and just plain sourdough.
Chocolate of course, but I look forward to trying these.
These look amazing! So much better than any donut I have had from a shop.
Old fashioned donuts are my absolute fave. Not too big on most others..however, I really need to try this recipe! Sounds delish!!
Chocolate glazed filled with fresh whipped cream.. A local donut shop makes them and they melt in your mouth! But this recipe sounds wonderfull, and love the donut pan! Thank you! 🙂
The “Cocoloco” mini d-nut from Mighty-O wins the crown (Anything in a mini version always taste better, right?!). Then, “Sprinkles” is 1st runner-up…very close race.
Ah love donuts but rarely have them! I think blueberry or a simple cinnamon/sugar are my fav’s!
I love a classic cake donut.
I love apple cider donuts! It is so sad to me that I can only get them in the fall.
However, these look amazing, they may become my new favorite kind.
A French Cruller
I actually don’t eat donuts because they are deep fried. Didn’t know u could bake them! LOVE this idea. I would eat these! My new favorite any baked donut. My 73 yr old dad loves donuts but because they are (were) deep fried my mom and I don’t let him eat them. But baked donuts!!! We would ALL LOVE them and not feel so guilty eating them! 🙂
Your presentation is beautiful. The brown butter in these must add such a great flavor. They look so pretty and yummy!
Applesauce donuts or blueberry
Strawberry donut from the Donut Man on old Route 66 in Glendora, CA.
Jessica would love to eat donuts again. Favorite would be cinnamon sugar…. Broken stomach does not work with usual fried donuts.
Chocolate Bavarian cream filled and a light French Crueller are my favorites
boston cream donut!
Chocolate cake or maple frost, I don’t witch one I love th most
Heather – these look DELICIOUS!!! You know I love to try all your recipes so this one has been added to the pile of “to be made SOON”
My favorite donut of all time is boston creme! Love them. 🙂
I love ALL donuts. Seriously. But to choose just one, I love a chocolate cake donut with chocolate frosting. With sprinkles, of course.
i love glazed donuts, especially from krispy kreme 🙂
Blueberry glazed are my faves!
Bavarian. Hands down. Mmmmm.
Glazed yeast doughnuts are my favorite! Thank you, Heather! ♥
I am a simple girl, I LOVE plain ol’ glazed donuts. But, I must admit, I have never met a donut I didn’t like. 🙂
It’s my birthday tomorrow! I lovee all donuts, especially any kind with maple frosting!
Kripe Kreme Original Glazed Donuts….they are soooooooo addicting!
I grew up on the old fashion cake donuts. My grandmother would take one, melt a little butter and toast both sides until crispy and watm…I have not had one of these donuts in over 25 years…
I have a soft spot for blueberry cake donuts.
Raised sugar! Mmm
Blueberry old-fashioned! We used to get them after swim practice in high school.
Do you think I could sub soy milk for buttermilk? My son has a dairy allergy.
I have never baked with soy milk- but it is certainly worth a try!
Maple donuts, but these look amazing! I’ve never tried baking donuts before and just may have to give it a whirl. Thank you for this delicious looking recipe!
My favorite is a chocolate eclair (long john) and with a little bacon on top.
Heather I wouldluv to have one of your doughnut pans!! My favorite by far is the yeast free pumpkin doughnuts!! Im so glad I found your yeast free recipes!! Thanks so much!! Clara Ann Sharpe!!