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June 5, 2015

Easy Banana Donuts

Easy Banana Donuts

I have never made Donuts other than in my little Donut maker and thought it would be a great idea to learn how to make them myself as I think the Donut maker is a bit of cheating. Well, can not help if technology helps us through some difficulties, right?

Anyhow, I wanted to make the old-fashioned, somewhat oily donuts with only a simple topping and these easy Banana Donuts fit the bill perfectly.

For a beginner in making Donuts, this is the ideal recipe, now I am not planning on keeping the beginner status for too long, since my first batch was such a success. Some more deep-fried Donuts in the near future and then I will move on to the healthier, baked Donuts.

Easy Banana Donuts

Today's post would have been something else, but I learned this morning that it is #NationalDonutDay in the United States where most of my readers are from, so at the last minute, I decided to post this recipe for easy Banana Donuts instead.

And I could not possibly be the only one whom have never made the old-fashioned {not yeast based, which I believe a proper Donut is made of} Donuts... well, I certainly hope I am not the only one living under a rock, or rather hiding behind a rock as I had always been afraid of making these from scratch, deep-fried and the whole caboodle.

Right, why Banana ? I love Banana desserts and I know Banana adds a lot of moistness to just about any baked or fried desserts. Seeing as I first decided on the simplest topping ever, this all worked out fine - moist, soft and flavorful Banana Donuts, with a slightly crispy outer, which are quick and easy to make - absolutely ideal for us first time Donut makers !

Easy Banana Donuts

20 Donuts


1 Extra-Large Egg
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Butter, melted
3 3/4 cups Flour
1 TB Baking Powder
1 t Salt
1/4 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Ground Cinnamon
1/4 t Ground Nutmeg
1/4 t Ground Cloves
1 cup Bananas, mashed
2 TB Lemon Juice

Oil for deep-fry

Cinnamon Sugar, for topping


1.) Beat together the Egg, Sugar and Butter in a small bowl.
2.) In a larger bowl, sift together the Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves.
3.) Stir in the Lemon Juice to the mashed Bananas - add the Bananas, alternatively with the Egg mixture, to the dry ingredients - mix until just combined - the dough should be easy to handle {if not, add little by little extra Flour until you are happy}.
4.) Sprinkle extra Flour onto the surface where you plan to roll out the dough - Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 7.5mm - 10mm - use a cookie cutter to cut out rounds and then a smaller cookie cutter to cut out the Donut hole.
5.) Heat the Oil to medium and fry 3 - 4 Donuts at a time until golden and cooked {it takes only 3- 4 minutes per batch} - turn over as soon as the Donut turns golden on the bottom - place on paper towel to drain and then press one side into Cinnamon Sugar.

Serve warm or cold - but I am sure I need not tell you how to enjoy a Donut !

Easy Banana Donuts


  1. These donuts look like the perfect way to celebrate National Donut Day or any day for that matter! :)

  2. These look like they would be perfect with my latte in the morning!! Love the blend of spices!!


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