Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread Donuts. The moistest Chocolate glazed banana bread donuts you will ever taste.
- ¼ cup unsweetened non dairy milk
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 large bananas, mashed ( about ⅔ cup)
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 3 tbspmaple syrup
- 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
- For the glaze:
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (you can add more if you like it darker)
- ¼ cup confectioner's sugar (you can add more or less, depending on how sweet toy like it)
- 1 tsp natural vanilla extract (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a donut pan with non stick spray
- Whisk together non dairy milk and ground flax in a small bowl. Set aside
- In s medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt
- In a large bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and flax mixture. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined (do not overmix)
- Spoon batter into the donut pan and bake for 15 minutes
- In the meantime, prepare the glaze. Melt coconut oil in a medium bowl. Add cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla and mix well using a whisk. Once the donuts have cooled completely, dip them into the glaze (you can place them in the freezer for a minute or two if you want the glaze to harden quickly!)
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been hit with a “you probably never eat, right?” or ” you never get hungry, do you? or “I bet you never eat dessert” comment, I would most definitely be a millionaire by now. And I know I’m supposed to feel “flattered” hearing things like that, but honestly, I’m not. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
Food has been my world for the past 5 years. I spend my days preparing food, tasting food and writing about food. So yes, I have to eat, and I do get hungry and I have to taste everything we make, even desserts. And yes, the muscles in my arms are noticeable and my waist is small, but they’re only the result of hard work and self discipline. Because let me tell you something, unless you are royalty, or your last name starts with the letter K, chances are, you have you work hard in this life for what you want. It means getting up at 5am to exercise when you know it’s the only time you can do it; it means fighting the thoughts in your head that are telling you to turn around mid run; it means learning to have a taste of that amazing dessert you love and then put the fork down; it means understanding the meaning of BALANCE. Understanding that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, you either starve yourself or eat the entire cake. You sit on the couch all day or you run a marathon. No. You have to find the gray area. And getting there takes hard work. Whether you’re willing to do it or not, is completely up to you.
So I guess the moral of the story is, never judge a book by its cover… Which, believe it or not, is the perfect segue to introduce this recipe.
These decadent looking donuts aren’t nearly as “bad” as they look. They’re sweetened with bananas and 3 tablespoons of real maple syrup; they are also made with whole wheat flour and baked instead of fried. The chocolate glaze is made with coconut oil, oh, and they’re also vegan.
And yes, they are still a treat, but a much improved version of the original that you won’t feel guilty enjoying every now and then. Because it’s all about balance, right? 🙂