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What do you get when you cross banana bread with a doughnut? Why a Banana Bread Doughnut Twist, of course!! These baked doughnuts have all the great taste of banana bread but in the shape of a fun twist doughnut! I topped the doughnuts with a cream cheese glaze and cinnamon nuts. These easy Banana Bread Doughnut Twists are great for dessert, snack, or even a special breakfast. Hungry yet? Want to win one of these cute Doughnut Twists Pans along with a great prize package from Wilton? Read on for information on how to enter and the recipe for these Banana Bread Doughnut Twists!
These Banana Bread Doughnut Twists are super easy to make and they’re BAKED not fried! So you don’t have to worry about making a mess in your kitchen with all that oil and frying! To start, lightly spray Wilton‘s Doughnut Twist Pan with nonstick spray. Love this pan! Can’t wait to try some other recipes in it like other doughnuts, quick breads, cakes, etc.!
Start making your batter. Mix your dry ingredients together.
Mix your wet ingredients together except the buttermilk.
Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the buttermilk into the rest of the batter.
Fill the cavities about 2/3 full with the batter.
Bake the doughnuts for about 18-22 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let them cool a few minutes then flip the doughnuts over onto a cooling rack. Mine all came out with no problem and no sticking. Aren’t they adorable?? What a fun pan!
While the doughnuts are cooling, make your cream cheese glaze and cinnamon nuts. Drizzle the glaze on top (or next time I think I’ll just dunk the whole top of the doughnut in the glaze) and sprinkle the nuts on top. Instead of nuts you could also use Wilton‘s sprinkles or colored sugars for a colorful treat!
These doughnuts are BIG so one could easily be 2 servings. Or maybe just 1 serving if you’re really hungry. :)
These Banana Bread Doughnut Twists are golden brown on the outside and soft and cakey on the inside. Yum!
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Hope you enjoy!
Banana Bread Doughnut Twists
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2-3 bananas)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
Cream Cheese Glaze:
- 3 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2-3 tablespoons milk (or buttermilk)
- 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1/4 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, 1/2 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 2/3 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 1/4 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.
Other recipes I thought you might enjoy:
- Bourbon & Chocolate Banana Bread – Pixelated Crumb
- Banana Bread Whoopie Pies – Cooking Classy
- Pumpkin Doughnuts with Buttermilk Spiced Glaze – Portuguese Girl Cooks