Friday, September 28, 2012

Brilliant Brunch: Banana Chocolate Chip Doughnuts

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I know, I’m obsessed with doughnuts lately!!!  But, I love how easy they are to take around with you.  They’re fun to eat, they aren’t too high in calories, and they are always a whimsical treat to end the meal (or to eat for breakfast – hey don’t look at me like that)!

They are also (I’ve found) good portion control.  Which I need around anything with bananas and chocolate chips!  Especially a new twist on my favorite muffin.  I swear I could eat 6 of these things without even batting an eye.
Oh wait, aren’t I being healthy?  That’s right...back to my healthified doughnuts.  Baking, not frying, makes them taste a little more cakelike but they are still delicious.  Overall, all of my doughnuts have been a success (red velvet, mango upside down).  I don’t see this trend stopping anytime soon.  In fact, this weekend, I’m working on an caramel-apple doughnut.  Coming to a blog near you, shortly!
Banana Chocolate Chip Doughnuts 
Serves:  12 (12 doughnuts)
2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup flour
1 banana (about 3/4 cups crushed banana)
1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Beat together the butter, sugar, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla.  Then, slowly beat in the baking powder, baking soda, and flour.  Crush the bananas into small pieces.  Stir in the bananas and once well-mixed, stir in the chocolate chips.  Grease two doughnut pans.  Evenly divide the batter amongst the doughnut pans, filling them about one-half to two-thirds of the way through.  Place in the oven for about 10-15 minutes. 

 Until the next time my oven is on...


  1. These look wonderful! I am going to have to get a doughnut pan. I never made donuts because I don't really deep fry much, but baked donuts are right up my alley!

  2. i tried this recipe. I'm guessing you subbed sour cream for yogurt since there isn't sour cream on the recipe ;) which was great because I was going to do that since I had no yogurt on hand only sour cream. I also added a bit of cinnamon powder (just because I love me some cinnamon) de-lish!

    1. Thank you - I fixed the recipe!! Turns out, you should probably pay attention when you type :) cinnamon sounds great. Glad you enjoyed them!


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