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Cinnamon Sugar Banana Baked Donuts

Moist, fluffy, and cakey – this recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Banana Baked Donuts is one you can easily make on a weekend morning. It uses ripe bananas for a sweet banana cake donut that is coated in cinnamon and sugar!

If you love making baked donuts using a donut pan, be sure to check out some of my other favorite baked donut recipes like my Baked Donuts with Chocolate Fudge Glaze, Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts, or my Maple Pecan Baked Donuts.

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You will love this recipe for easy banana donuts! I love these Cinnamon Sugar Banana Baked Donuts because they are a great recipe to make on a lazy weekend morning. These donuts come together in under an hour for fresh baked donuts that everyone will love.

I love banana recipes as it uses up extra ripe (or too ripe!) bananas and turns them into delicious treats. Using really ripe bananas is key, as when bananas ripen, the starches turn into sugars. This creates the best banana flavor for baked goods!

I make a simple banana cake recipe that you can do in your stand mixer, hand mixer or even in a bowl with a whisk (like I do in the reel). Pipe the batter into your donut pan and bake. Your house will smell amazing – and then you dip the finished donuts in butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Deliciously Wholesome Flavor: These Cinnamon Sugar Banana Baked Donuts combine the natural sweetness of ripe bananas with the warm, comforting spices of cinnamon, creating a flavorful treat that feels indulgent yet wholesome.

Healthier Donuts: Baked instead of fried, these donuts are a healthier option that are free of seed oils while still offering a soft and moist texture, making them a guilt-free indulgence.

Nutrient-Rich: Made with organic bananas, these donuts provide essential nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber, supporting overall health and adding nutritional value to your snack or breakfast.

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Ingredients

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Organic Banana (very ripe)

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Homemade Organic Dark Brown Sugar

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Organic Korintje Cinnamon

Frontier Co-Op Organic Nutmeg

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Raw Farm Vanilla Kefir

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Tools Needed

Bowl & Whisk (or you can use your stand mixer or hand mixer)

USA Pan Donut Pan

Piping Bags

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 2

To make the batter: In a medium bowl, add the banana and mash up with a fork. Add the egg and stir to combine. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl (or in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment) add the flour, cane sugar, dark brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt. Whisk together (or if using a mixer, mix for a couple rotations to combine the dry ingredients).

Add the banana and egg mixture, the kiefer, melted butter, and vanilla extract and mix together until a smooth batter forms.

Step 3

Grease the donut pans with canola oil cooking spray.

Add the batter into a piping bag and pipe batter into the donut pans. If you don’t have a piping bag you can use a large zip bag (cut the tip off) or you can even spoon it in there.

Step 4

Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pans. (Make sure to follow the instructions for high altitude at the bottom of the recipe in the Notes section).

Step 5

To make the topping: In a medium bowl, add the cane sugar and cinnamon.

Dip each donut into the melted butter and then dip it into the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat it completely.

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FAQ's

Can I use a mixer for this recipe?

Yes, absolutely! You can use your stand mixer or a hand mixer for this. But, it's really just so easy that even me (the laziest baker) is okay with just using a bowl!

What if I don't have dark brown sugar?

If you don't have dark brown sugar, you can easily make your own Homemade Dark Brown Sugar with my easy recipe! But, you can also use light brown sugar as well, but they won't be as rich in flavor. The only difference between light brown sugar and dark brown sugar is the amount of molasses. So, while you can use these interchangeably in recipes and the recipe will work, the flavor will be different because you aren't getting as much molasses flavor when you use light brown sugar.

What can I use in place of kefir?

If you don't have kefir, then you can use heavy whipping cream in its place. Heavy whipping cream is also thick, similar to kefir, not as thick, but it will work in this recipe.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, if you want to make these ahead of time you can do that! You can either make just the batter the night before, place in an airtight container in the fridge and then just pipe into the donut pans and bake the following morning for fresh donuts! Or you can make the whole recipe and bake them off the day before. Just be sure to store them in an airtight container, like a cake dome, if you are baking the day before so they don't dry out.

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Cinnamon Sugar Banana Baked Donuts

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Light and fluffy easy banana donuts are covered in cinnamon sugar. This recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Banana Baked Donuts is an easy weekend bake!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Makes 12 donuts
Calories 438 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Batter

Topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • To make the batter: In a medium bowl, add the banana and mash up with a fork. Add the egg and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl (or in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment) add the flour, cane sugar, dark brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt. Whisk together (or if using a mixer, mix for a couple rotations to combine the dry ingredients).
  • Add the banana and egg mixture, the kiefer, melted butter, and vanilla extract and mix together until a smooth batter forms.
  • Grease the donut pans with canola oil cooking spray.
  • Add the batter into a piping bag and pipe batter into the donut pans. If you don’t have a piping bag you can use a large zip bag (cut the tip off) or you can even spoon it in there.
  • Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pans.
  • To make the topping: In a medium bowl, add the cane sugar and cinnamon.
  • Dip each donut into the melted butter and then dip it into the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat it completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Notes

High Altitude — Bake at 400°F for 8 to 12 minutes or until, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 4gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 274mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 864IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 1mg
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