Banana Donuts with Peanut Butter Icing

for the donuts:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 cup flake coconut

4 very ripe bananas, mashed very well

3 eggs

1/4 cup canola oil

2 teaspoons vanilla


for the peanut butter icing:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/4 pound powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


1. Heat your oven to 425. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat liners.


2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and coconut; mix well and set aside.


3. In a medium bowl, combine the mashed banana, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.


4. Use a muffin scoop, or 1/4-cup measuring cup, to scoop the batter onto the prepared baking sheets; I put 6 on each sheet. Use a skinny spatula to make a 3/4-inch hole in the middle. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean. Cool completely.


5. Combine the butter and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl (I used a glass 2-cup measuring cup), and heat on medium heat for one minute. Stir and repeat in 30 second intervals until the butter and peanut butter is completely melted. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and whisk until very smooth. 


6. Drizzle the icing on the donuts and allow to set.


Makes 22 donuts.



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