Yes I am back on the doughnut baking hype!
I’m up against a busy few weeks of work, thus on my day off today, what do I think of baking…. but of course, doughnuts!
Today I wanted simple, plain, good ol’ doughnuts with a nice shiny chocolatey glaze. Obviously I had to include bananas, because, why not?! The addition of buttermilk gives them that all too lovely twang, yet the sweetness of the bananas and brown sugar creates the yummiest of combinations.
These are soooooo scrummy we pretty much ate the whole lot in one sitting… we weren’t actually sitting…. we were all standing around the doughnut pan…. there’s nothing quite like a warm doughnut with a chocolate glaze fresh out the oven.
Banana Doughnuts with a Chocolate Glaze (makes around 8)
125g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
65g light brown sugar
60g unsalted butter, melted
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp/30ml buttermilk
For the glaze:
100g dark or milk chocolate
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 tbsp golden syrup
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and spray your doughnut pan with non-stick spray
- Whisk the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl
- Whisk the egg and sugar together until smooth. Whisk in the melted butter, mashed bananas, vanilla extract and buttermilk, until fully combined
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined, be careful not to overmix, otherwise the doughnuts will be too dense
- Spoon the mixture into your doughnut pan, or use a piping bag (whichever you prefer)
- Bake for around 8 minutes or so, until they have browned a little. Remove from the pan and allow to cool slightly before glazing
- To make the chocolate glaze: melt the chocolate, oil and golden syrup in a pan over a low heat. Dip the doughnuts into the chocolate glaze and sprinkle over pretty much anything you want (I left mine plain because I was in a plain mood 😉 )
- I find that they are best eaten on the same day, but if you don’t quite manage that, you can pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to soften and warm up!
*inspired by sallysbakingaddiction*