Chocolate-Banana Donuts

Banana bread and a classic fried donut recipe joined forces in these scrumptious homemade donuts. After the Chocolate-Banana Donuts are cooled, dunk in rich chocolate glaze.

Chocolate-Banana Doughnuts
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Rise Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
42 mins


  • 5 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup granulated sugar

  • 2 package active dry yeast

  • ¾ cup milk

  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)

  • 3 medium bananas, mashed (1 cup)

  • 2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks

  • Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying

  • 1 recipe Glaze (below)


  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 teaspoon light-color corn syrup


  1. In bowl combine 1-1/2 cups of the flour, the sugar, yeast, and 1 tsp. salt; set aside. In saucepan combine milk and butter. Heat until warm (125 degrees F). Add to flour mixture. Add bananas, eggs, and yolks. With mixer, beat on medium 2 minutes. Stir in 3-1/2 cups flour, adding additional flour 1/4 cup at a time. (Dough will be sticky.) Transfer to a buttered bowl; turn to coat surface. Cover; let rise 1 hour or until doubled.

  2. On floured surface roll dough to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-inch doughnut cutter. Reroll dough and repeat. Place cutouts on baking sheet. Cover; let rise 30 minutes or until doubled.

  3. Fry a few at a time in hot oil (365 degrees F) for 2 minutes or until golden; turning once. Remove with slotted spoon; drain. Dip in glaze. Makes 30 doughnuts plus holes.


  1. In microwave-safe bowl combine semi- sweet chocolate pieces, whipping cream, and butter. Microwave 1 minute; stir. Microwave 30 seconds more. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth and light-color corn syrup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
9g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 104mg 2%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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