Baked PB Banana Bread Donuts

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Baked PB Banana Bread Donuts

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.

Baked PB Banana Bread Donuts

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:

Baked PB Banana Bread Donuts

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.

Baked PB Banana Bread Donuts

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.

Baked PB Banana Bread Donuts

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.



I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Isadora @ she likes food

    I am a huge fan of donuts too! Sometimes I don’t even let myself walk by the donut counter at the grocery store because I know I will want to eat them all! I bought a donut pan a few years ago and have only used it a few times. I think it is about time I get some more use out of it because these looks so good 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Yep, donuts are super addictive! Donut pans let you still have them, but feel a little better about it. It’s so cool that you have one already!

  2. Danielle

    I just tried baked donuts recently and really loved them! I’m not a big fan of the fried ones, they’re always too heavy. Love that these are baked and the peanut butter & banana flavor sounds perfect! Pinning these!
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    1. Mir

      They are to heavy, but I always eat them and then feel bad after! These are guilt free. Thanks for the pin!

  3. Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    Donuts are my happy place!
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    1. Mir

      You are in very good company, Erin!

  4. Mary Frances

    Is it bad that my favorite part is the hard icing? I just love biting into that! 🙂
    This is the first donut recipe I’ve commented on that I ACTUALLY HAVE A DONUT PAN TO MAKE THEM WITH. This is so happening because bananas and peanut butter, duh. And they are actually pretty healthy! Props to you Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Congratulations on your donut pan! That is so exciting, Mary Frances!! I can’t wait to see what you do with yours.

  5. Alice

    Perfect, I love these solid (home style) flavors!

    1. Mir

      Me, too! Homemade is the best!

  6. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    I’m a total sucker for donuts and most especially for banana bread. What a perfect combination Mir! That glaze is to.die.for!!
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    1. Mir

      I love glaze. Especially PB donut glaze. Happy sighs! Thanks, Trish!

  7. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    I literally just finished eating a banana with spoonfuls of peanut butter. I would LOVE one of these donuts!

    1. Mir

      Fruit and PB is the best combo. I love my apples smeared with PB. It’s soooo good. Thanks, Julianne!

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