I pretty much say this about the every recipe I post here but these are the BEST thing ever ever baked in my kitchen! At least so Mr claimed!
These are so moist, soft and super-pillowy. Banana and chocolate heaven in each bite! These baked doughnuts will truly rock your world I tell ya! People with diet-restrictions, this recipe is a MUST in your repertoire!! Such a result without eggs and whole wheat flour… Amazing!
And these beauties are then topped with ganache.. A white chocolate ganache.. slurp… It is so gorgeous and I am telling you that this ganache is a MUST for these donuts! I mean who eats a naked donut, right?!!! And then the sprinkles which truly are a NECESSITY! 😀
I shall not endorse it anymore but you gotta try it to believe it! 🙂
Baked Chocolate Banana Doughnuts
Yields: 8 doughnuts
- 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 Tbsp Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 2 medium bananas)
- 4 Tbsp yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp medium-fat cream/milk
- 4 oz white chocolate, coarsely chopped
- sprinkles, optional
- Preheat the oven at 180ºC/350ºF. Grease doughnut pan with baking spray. Set aside
- Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together melted butter and brown sugar. Whisk in mashed banana, yogurt and vanilla extract.
- Slowly fold in dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Divide the batter equally and fill the mold no more than 3/4th. Bake for 11-12 minutes. Cool in pan on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. Then carefully turn out doughnuts directly onto rack to cool.
- Preparing ganache: In a microwave safe bowl, heat the cream for 40-60 seconds. Fold in chopped white chocolate and mix till it melts completely. Dip cooled doughnuts one by one into bowl of ganache and place back on a cooling rack. Top with sprinkles and serve. Doughnuts will keep in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
*In ganache reccipe, white chocolate may be substituted with dark chocolate.