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Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread Donuts

I was requested assigned to make dessert for game night at my cousin’s place on Sunday. I normally opt for a layered dessert of some sort on family gatherings, but game night seemed to call for a more…hand-held sweet treat perhaps? Plus, those bananas I bought on last week’s grocery run were desperately calling my name to be used. Ripe bananas on their death bed almost always go into banana bread, but plain ol banana bread didn’t seem exciting enough. Decided to use that as a perfect excuse to go and buy myself a donut pan. And topping these bad boys with a chocolate coconut frosting was most definitely a win. I also decided to make these vegan for the influx of vegan followers I got after my Curried Quinoa Salad was featured on Finding Vegan :).

Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread Donuts
[Makes 12 Donuts]

Ingredients:
Donuts
1 1/4 cup all- purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ripe bananas, pureed
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting
1/3 cup chocolate spread (I used this)
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:
1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
2. Lightly grease a donut pan and set aside
3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt
4. In a separate bowl, whisk banana puree, sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla until smooth
5. Add banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined
6. Spoon batter into a piping bag and pipe into donut pan (gets a little messy doing it without this technique)
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until donuts are golden brown
8. Let cool in pan for about 5 minutes, before turning onto a rack to cool completely
9. For the frosting, warm milk slightly then mix in chocolate spread and icing sugar until smooth. Let cool
10. Dip donuts into frosting and sprinkle generously with coconut flakes

Enjoy!

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4 comments on “Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread Donuts

  1. Ros
    March 18, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    I’m one of the lucky few who got to eat one of these delectable donuts! I’m only finding out now through the blog that THEY WERE NOT FRIED!! Weebs lost me at chocolate banana coconut. Literally the best homemade donut I have ever eaten. And I eat a lot. Thanks so much Weebs for making me some! (Although I did have to threaten our friendship!)

    • Saira
      March 18, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      Perhaps next time, Ros, you could smuggle one for your cousin instead of just telling me about how finger-liking good they were ;)
      They look sinfully delicious!

  2. Hira
    March 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    As the host of the party… I’m glad there wasn’t a layered dessert, but non fryed donuts blowed us all away… Requested the last piece be left for my kids to eat, only to be eaten at breakfast by their mother… Amazing taste… As our other cousin put it; it’s banana bread meets bounty …

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