Friday, February 1, 2013

Baked Banana Bread Donuts

About a week or so ago, I decided I needed banana bread in my life.  So I searched my favorite healthy living blogs and found a great recipe.  That bread lasted 2 days amongst myself,  friends and family (ok, just me and 2 other people--whatever).  48 hours later, there I was...banana bread-less.

Now, they are all portioned out.  Into 14 beautiful donuts.  It's equivalent to unicorns and rainbows, folks.  These healthy donuts are heavenly and will most certainly rock your socks.

Note, you could also make these into muffins if you don't have a donuts pan (using the same instructions below).

Baked Banana Bread Donuts
makes 14

2 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
scant 1/2 cup egg substitute
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup agave nectar (honey would also work)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
toppings of your choice (I used cinnamon chips and pecans)

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
Mix all these ingredients until combined.  Using a muffin scoop (or standard ice cream scoop), distribute the batter in a non-stick standard sized donuts pan.  Run your finger around the middle part of the wells, so there will be a hole in the center.  
Top with cinnamon chips and chopped pecans (or whatever topping you choose) and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

You can also make this in a 9x5 loaf pan and bake it at 325 degrees for an hour.

Have a nice weekend.  Hopefully I'll have a crockpot recipe for your Monday ;)


Unknown said...

Could you substitute the sugar for splenda?

Unknown said...

And do you have serving calories?

Renee-The Hungry Monster said...

I'm sure you could use Splenda or any kind of substitute sweetener, though I don't really like the aftertaste it gives baked goods. I did not do the calorie count, but you could always try a recipe builder like the WW one or the free one through Spark People to figure out the calories. Thanks for your questions :)