Strawberry-Banana Donuts

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strawberry-banana donuts

Yup, I said it…

Strawberry-Banana Donuts

strawberry-banana donuts

Honestly, who doesn’t love a good donut?

And what’s better than a donut that’s HEALTHY (ish)?

So, I recently picked up this new magazine called “Cut the sugar” because yes, sometimes I like to try and be healthy. Usually my attempts go something like this… Yogurt for breakfast, salad for lunch, Portillos for dinner. I call it balance… some people would disagree with me on that.

In all honesty I really do TRY to be healthy. I am pretty good at it but when the weekends come around everything goes downhill. So when I saw this recipe I thought “PERFECT!” I can have donuts on the weekend and not have to feel horrible about it. These donuts have 9 grams of sugar compared to a bakery version that has 25 grams.

WOW

Ok, I’ll stop rambling and give you the recipe already

Prep time: 25 mins (ya right, this always takes me double the time… anyone else?)

Bake time: 15 mins at 350

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup strawberries, cut into 1/4 – inch pieces
  • 1/2 of a medium banana
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt (I used greek yogurt and they turned out fine)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • chocolate or cream cheese drizzle (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat a standard size donut pan or muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl stir together the first five ingredients (through salt). In a large bowl mash together 1/2 cup of the strawberries and the banana. Stir in the next five ingredients (through vanilla). Stir yogurt mixture into flour mixture. Gently stir in remaining strawberries.
  3. Spoon batter into large resealable plastic bag. Cut off a corner; squeeze batter into prepared pan, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Smooth tops with a greased spoon (this is a MUST! This batter is SUPER sticky and this step was definitely not as easy as I thought it was going to be)
  4. Bake 15 mins or until donuts are nearly firm when lightly pressed. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 3 mins. Turn donuts out of pan onto wire rack to cool completely. Top with chocolate or cream cheese drizzle.

 

Chocolate drizzle: melt 2 oz dark chocolate. drizzle on donuts and let stand until set.

Cream cheese drizzle: Thin 2 oz cream cheese with milk, 1 to 2 tbsp at a time, to a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over donuts and let stand until set.

strawberry-banana donuts

That’s it, guys! Let me know how it turns out for you or if you made any adjustments. I would definitely make these again… Cole and Mitch demolished them. Yum!

Have a good night.

SWAK,

Em

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