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Easy Banana Donuts

Easy Banana Donuts – How to make your own Banana Donuts ~ perfect recipe for Donut making beginners and the recipe never fails !

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 !

Thinking 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 National Donut Day in the United States.

And also where most of my readers are from, so at the last minute, I decided to post this recipe for easy Banana Donuts instead.

I could not possibly be the only one whom have never made the old-fashioned Donuts (not yeast based, which I believe a proper Donut is made of).

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.

Easy Banana Donuts

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 !

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Easy Banana Donuts
Easy Banana Donuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Easy Banana Donuts - How to make your own Banana Donuts ~ perfect recipe for Donut making beginners and the recipe never fails !
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy donuts
Servings: 20 Donuts
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 1 extra-large Egg
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter melted
  • 3 3/4 cups Flour
  • 1 TB Baking Powder
  • 1 t Salt
  • 1/4 t Bicarbonate of 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
Instructions
  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 ( 2 1/2 – 4 inch ) – 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 !

LINDA

How to make your own easy Banana Donuts ~ perfect recipe for Donut making beginners and it never fails
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Jennifer Hall

Sunday 4th of November 2018

Family loved them! I enjoyed, though I was expecting more of a cake texture and it's closer to a biscuit. I only had large eggs so I used one and three bananas. I used this glaze: 1/3 cup butter 2 cups powdered sugar 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 4-5 tbsp hot water Good recipe, will make again. Thanks for posting :)

Linda Nortje

Monday 5th of November 2018

I am always looking for glaze recipes, Jennifer ! Thanks for sharing yours and reading :-)

Evelyn Osborn

Wednesday 10th of June 2015

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

Jamie Sherman

Tuesday 9th of June 2015

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

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