Banana Pancake Donuts with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
These easy banana donuts are absolutely delicious and are made with one secret ingredient- pancake mix! They're so light and airy and are such a fun option for a healthier breakfast treat!
Servings: 14 donuts
- 1½ cups pancake mix (I used Bob's Red Mill homestyle pancake mix)
- 1 banana, mashed
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- Chocolate peanut butter & regular peanut butter
To make the donuts:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 3 inch donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the pancake mix, mashed banana, almond milk, baking powder, cinnamon and maple syrup. Pour your batter into a piping bag and pip the batter into your donut tin, filling the molds ¾'s the way up. (You can also use a regular plastic bag instead of a piping bag too. Just cut the tip off of one of the corners to begin piping.)
Place the donut tin in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Once done, allow the donuts to cool in the tin for 3-5 minutes before taking them out. Let the donuts cool completely before frosting them.
To make the frosting:
Pour 1 cup of chocolate peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl. Heat the peanut butter in the microwave at 30 second intervals until it's melted and slightly runny.
Take one donut at a time and dip them half way into the melted peanut butter. Place the dipped donuts on a tray and serve immediately. (Or you can wait for the peanut butter to "harden" too. It should take about 1 hour!)