Monday, March 29, 2010

Baked Banana Doughnuts

Baked Banana DoughnutsTaken from the Noble Pig
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 egg whites
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup packed brown sugar
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts

Beat bananas, egg whites, oil and brown sugar in a large bowl.  Add flours, baking powder, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice.  Mix until well blended.  Let stand for five minutes for dough to rise.  Scoop out heaping tablespoonfuls of dough onto a greased baking sheet.

With the tip of a butter knife round out the doughnut holes in the center of the dough.  Then use the butter knife to smooth outside edges of dough into round doughnut shape.  Repeat until all dough is used.

Sprinkle with granulated sugar and walnuts.  Bake 6 to 10 minutes (mine took 8) in a 425 degree oven or until tops are golden.

Remove from pan and place on a wire rack to cool.

I decided to drizzle some icing on them as well.  It was the perfect addition.  I used a 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoons of milk.
Variation:  You could also use 8 ounces solid pack pumpkin instead of bananas to make pumpkin doughnuts.

*Who knew you could make doughnuts with only 1 T oil!  Kind of deceptive, this is more like a banana cake cookie.

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