Monday, November 14, 2011

Banana Coconut Mini Donuts


On Friday night for dinner I had 1/2 a leftover chile relleno and 4 of these.

Yes, I said 4.

Don’t look at me like that.


Now do you see why?

These are itty-bitty and perfect for popping in your mouth one after another.

I made them using this, a birthday gift (thanks Ben & Amanda!)


Banana Coconut Donuts very slight adapted from Bakingdom

for 3 dozen mini-donuts


  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 2 T buttermilk
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c cake flour
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • 6 T coconut spread, at room temperature
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut

Mash bananas and add in buttermilk and vanilla. Stir and set aside. In another bowl combine flour, baking soda and baking powder, set aside. In another bowl, beat together coconut spread and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, mix until combined. Add some of the flour mixture to the coconut spread/sugar mixture until combined, add some of the banana mixture. Alternate adding flour and banana mixtures until it’s all combined. Gently stir in coconut at end.

Place mixture in a ziploc bag (cup the end off) and pipe into preheated donut maker*. Cook until golden in color, about 7 minutes.

*Alternately preheat oven to 350, pipe donut mixture into well-greased donut pan. Cook for about 10 minutes or until golden in color.



  • 1/2 c confectioners sugar
  • 2 t milk
  • food coloring
  • sprinkles

Combine sugar and milk and whisk until thoroughly mixed. Add food coloring. Dip donuts in glaze as soon as they are cool enough to handle (but still warm). Add sprinkles.




  1. yum, i so want to make these! they're super cute, i heart sprinkles.


  2. These looks incredibly delicious. I probably wouldn't be able to stop at 4!

  3. Well, my justification would be it has banana in it so they're somewhat healthy right? They look absolutely delightful and like something you would find at a bakery-you go girl.

  4. I wouldn't have been shocked even if you had four large donuts! They look too good to stop at one.

  5. Woooo! Do you mean I could use my mini donut pan for these? I won it on a blog competition and haven't used it yet, as all the recipes I've found are for full-size donuts and I'm not sure how to adapt the cooking time. And I'm lazy.

  6. Absolutely! I'm eager to see what kind of donuts you'll come up with!

  7. Totally. Banana negates anything less-than-nutritional.

  8. I know, I know. I should have skipped "real" dinner and just had these.

  9. Seriously. They went from "cute" to "adorable" with the addition of the sprinkles. I'm thinking of adding sprinkles to everything I make from here on out.