There is something about a donut. Or two.
Every day, donuts used to be my after-school snack. That was back when my metabolism was working in my favor. Now I can still have donuts, but maybe not every day.
That’s why I love my donut pan! Because you can bake healthier donuts, and they taste phenomenal. And you can get really creative with your flavors. Plus, you don’t get that weird feeling in your tummy that sits there after fried food has invaded the premises.
These donuts are totally breakfast food. They’re peanut butter and banana bread-flavored with a lovely peanut butter glaze. The glaze even has maple syrup in it! So fruit, protein, maple syrup…breakfast! With or without glaze. Here they are before their dunking:
The best part about the donuts is that they’re healthy. In the donuts themselves, there is no butter at all. There isn’t a ton of sugar either, so you won’t suffer a sudden crash and have a bad morning. And when you first glaze them, they’re shiny. Then the glaze hardens.
In fact, your morning will be cheery and bright! If you don’t have a donut pan, these can be made as muffins. That said, I highly recommend getting the pan. It makes all the difference in how you perceive your breakfast.
Waking up can be rough. Make it a little easier with a happy donut!
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons oil (I used canola)
- 1 egg
- 2 small mashed ripe bananas
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (creamy)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon water
Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a donut pan with cooking spray.
In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients except the flour until well combined. Add the flour gradually, stirring until just mixed.
Using a piping bag or a spoon, fill the donut pan about 3/4 of the way, being sure to be neat. This recipe makes up to 10 donuts, so you may have to bake two batches.
Bake for 10 minutes until the donuts are firm. Allow to cool.
While the donuts are cooling, microwave the glaze ingredients for about 1 minute. Stir until smooth.
Pop each donut out of the pan and dunk the top (it was on the bottom in the pan) into the glaze, using your wrist to shake off excess glaze. Place on a platter to let the glaze set.