Banana Bread Doughnuts

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recipe by Vanilla Cure

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Fluffy banana bread doughnuts dunked in creamy browned butter icing and topped with crunchy walnuts, made right in the oven!

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    310g (about 2½ cups)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    2 tsp (10g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    about ½ teaspoon (2g)
  • Salt icon
    about ¼ teaspoon (1g)
  • Nutmeg icon
    about ½ teaspoon (1g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    about ¼ teaspoon (1g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    6 tbsp (85g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    225g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Buttermilk icon
    ½ cup (120ml)
  • Greek yogurt icon
    Greek yogurt
    2 tbsp (30g)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • Banana icon
    2 cups (456g)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    185g (about 1½ cups)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    ¾ teaspoon (4ml)
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream
    3 tbsp (44ml)
  • Walnuts icon
    as needed


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
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  • kCook icon Cooling rack
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  • kCook icon Small glass bowl
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  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Mini doughnut pan
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 175°C
  2. Grease a clean mini doughnut pan
  3. Add all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and ground cinnamon to a clean medium bowl
  4. Whisk briefly then set aside
  5. Add unsalted butter to a clean small glass bowl
  6. Melt in microwave - low heat
  7. Mix in vanilla extract to the small glass bowl
  8. Get a clean stand mixer bowl
  9. Transfer butter to stand mixer bowl
  10. Add granulated sugar, buttermilk, greek yogurt and egg to the batter
  11. Beat until smooth - paddle attachment
  12. Add banana to the batter
  13. Mix until well combined
  14. Transfer dry ingredients to batter
  15. Mix until combined
  16. Transfer batter to mini doughnut pan
  17. Bake until lightly browned - 10 min
  18. Transfer onto cooling rack
  19. Add unsalted butter to a clean saucepan
  20. Heat gently until lightly browned - medium heat
  21. Add powdered sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  22. Add vanilla extract and heavy cream to the frosting
  23. Transfer content of saucepan to frosting
  24. Whisk until smooth
  25. Dip content of mini doughnut pan into frosting
  26. Sprinkle with walnuts
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