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Homemade Old Fashioned Banana Donuts Recipe

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This simple Old Fashioned Banana Donuts recipe is perfect to grab and go for breakfast or to have as a mid-morning snack. Grab a warm cup of coffee or a glass of milk and enjoy this homemade treat. 

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Old Fashioned Banana Donuts Recipe

Once I realized how easy it was to make my own donuts, the challenge of creating them in every possible flavor started. I found a wonderful old-fashioned banana donuts recipe that I want to share today, because it is one of my favorite donut recipes yet.

This homemade donut recipe features fried dough, unlike our Pumpkin Spice Donuts which are baked. They are however just as delicious, and the fresh bananas make all the difference!

Take a peek at how to make these old-fashioned banana donuts, so you can add them to your breakfast, brunch, or even snack menu as soon as possible!

Close up of homemade donuts with powder on top and a side of bananas

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How to Make Banana Donuts

Ingredients:
– all-purpose flour
– sugar
– baking powder
– baking soda
– salt
– nutmeg
– shortening
– eggs
– vanilla
– bananas
– buttermilk
– powdered sugar
– vegetable oil

I found an excellent donut cutter on Amazon for around $6. You can find it here.

stainless steel donut cutter

Directions:

1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, and shortening until smooth.
Add the vanilla, mashed bananas, and buttermilk to the mixture and continue to beat until well-mixed.

3. Combine with the flour mixture and mix until smooth.

4. Sprinkle some flour on a cutting board and transfer the mixture. Knead lightly.

5. Roll the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a donut cutter. Transfer to a plate for frying.

6. Fry in vegetable oil at medium heat (about 375 degrees) until golden brown, flipping the donuts over halfway through cooking so both sides are browned.

7. Remove the donuts from the oil, place on a paper towel to dry. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while warm.

Overhead view of of homemade doughnuts with powder on top and a side of sliced bananas

Tips for Making Donuts

Here are a few things to keep in mind when making this old fashioned banana donuts recipe. These tips will help you make the best possible donuts!

– You can use super ripe bananas. In fact this recipe is a great way to use those darkened bananas that are about to go to waste.

– You can use a frying oil of your choice. It does not have to be vegetable.

– If you don’t have a donut cutter, you can easily use a drinking glass to cut out the round shape, then a knife to trim out the center circle.

– These donuts cook FAST. Depending on the thickness they will only take about 20-30 seconds per side once they hit the oil.

– Avoid overheating your oil. Doing so will cause the outside of the donuts to be golden but the inside to be raw.

RELATED: For another tasty breakfast idea, check out this simple apple muffins recipe here.

Plate of homemade donuts with powder on top and a side of sliced bananas

We actually made this old fashioned banana donut recipe after dinner one night and they were just as good for dessert as they would be for breakfast!

You can easily store these in an airtight container if you wish to make them ahead of time. Although I must tell you, I think they are best when served warm with powdered sugar.

If love bananas, and love donuts, then why not give this old-fashioned banana donuts recipe a try? It is a frugal and delicious recipe that is ready to grace your breakfast table!

How to Make Banana Doughnuts

Old Fashioned Banana Donuts

Yield: 1 Dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 11 minutes

Once I realized how easy it was to make my own donuts, the challenge of creating them in every possible flavor started. I found a wonderful old fashioned banana donuts recipe that I want to share today, because it is one of my favorite donut recipes yet.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 bananas, medium, mashed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • vegetable oil

Instructions

    Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.

    In a separate bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, and shortening until smooth. Add the vanilla, mashed bananas, and buttermilk to the mixture and continue to beat until well mixed.

    Combine with the flour mixture and mix until smooth.

    Sprinkle some flour on a cutting board and transfer the mixture. Knead lightly.

    Roll the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a donut cutter. Transfer to a plate for frying.

    Fry in vegetable oil at medium heat (about 375 degrees) until golden brown, flipping the donuts over halfway through cooking so both sides are browned.

    Remove the donuts from the oil, place on a paper towel to dry. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while warm.

Notes

You can use super ripe bananas. In fact this recipe is a great way to use those darkened bananas that are about to go to waste.

You can use a frying oil of your choice. It does not have to be vegetable.

If you don't have a donut cutter, you can easily use a drinking glass to cut out the round shape, then a knife to trim out the center circle.

These donuts cook FAST. Depending on the thickness they will only take about 20-30 seconds per side once they hit the oil.

Avoid overheating your oil. Doing so will cause the outside of the donuts to be golden but the inside to be raw.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 363Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 618mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 8g

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