|Banana Bread Doughnut Twists |
Author: Snappy Gourmet - Lisa Huff
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 22 mins
Total time: 42 mins
A fun combination of banana bread and doughnuts!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2-3 bananas)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅓ cup buttermilk
Cream Cheese Glaze:
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2-3 tablespoons milk (or buttermilk)
- ½ cup toasted chopped pecans or walnuts
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a Wilton 6-cavity Doughnut Twist Pan with nonstick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and salt until well combined.
- In another large mixing bowl, beat together 4 tablespoons butter and granulated sugar until well combined. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in bananas and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Alternate beating in dry ingredients and buttermilk into bowl until ingredients are just combined being careful to not overmix.
- Spoon batter into prepared pan until each cavity is about ⅔ full. Bake for about 18-22 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
- Meanwhile, mix together cream cheese, 1 tablespoon butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon milk until well combined. Add additional milk as desired for thinner consistency. Drizzle glaze on top of doughnuts or dip top of each doughnut into glaze as desired.
- In a small bowl mix together nuts and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of doughnuts.
SNAPPY TIPS: Be sure your bananas are very ripe for best results.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of cinnamon, you could use a combination of other spices such as nutmeg, allspice, or apple pie spice mix. Instead of nuts you could use Wilton colored sugars or sprinkles.
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Recipe by Snappy Gourmet at http://snappygourmet.com/2012/10/04/banana-bread-doughnut-twists-wilton-giveaway/