August 13, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Donuts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana is Kevin’s favorite combo of all time. Like, I seriously can’t stress this enough. He loves it. Every time I make dessert he always wants something with chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. I even have an entire Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Pinterest board just for him.

I like chocolate and peanut butter as much as the next person (I mean, who doesn’t right?!) and I love banana bread, but I’m just not really a bananas-in-my-dessert kinda gal. I’m a plain-Jane vanilla girl. Just give me plain chocolate chip cookie dough, a vanilla cupcake, or a vanilla milkshake and I am in heaven. And since I’m usually the one doing the baking, I usually get my way when it comes to desserts. ;)

But August is Kevin’s birthday month (we celebrate the whole month over here!) so he gets to pick whatever dessert he wants — at least for the month of August. :) Last year we started a tradition of making three birthday treats instead of a traditional cake. Here’s what he picked last year:

Are you sensing a theme here?? :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

This weekend Kevin poured over some of my favorite dessert cookbooks (you might have seen it on Instagram :)) and picked out his three birthday treats. His first pick are these adorable, tiny, too-cute-for-words Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Donuts. Even I can get behind this chocolate, peanut butter, and banana themed treat! :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

Ultra soft banana bread mini donuts are topped with a decadent peanut butter glaze and mini chocolate chips for the ultimate chocolate, peanut butter, and banana combination. Perfect for any chocolate, peanut butter, and banana lover in your life! Plus they’re so tiny you could seriously eat like ten of them without even batting an eye.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

This recipe comes to you from the Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes to Sweeten Your “Hole” Day cookbook by Jessica Segarra from the fabulous The Novice Chef blog. This book is packed (100 recipes!) with tons of fun, tiny, delicious doughnuts. Kevin had a very hard time narrowing it down to just one! But when he saw this one, called “The Elvis” on page 83 of Jessica’s book, he knew it had to be this one.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

The recipe calls for 1/2 cup mashed banana, and as it turned out, one average-sized banana was almost exactly 1/2 cup when mashed. Perfect.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

I whipped up the batter and transferred to a Ziploc bag for easy piping into the donut pan.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

I used this Wilton Mini Donut Pan I got on Amazon. Using this pan the recipe made exactly 36 mini donuts.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

While the donuts are baking, whip up this simple peanut butter glaze with 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and 1 tablespoon millk. My glaze needed one more tablespoon of milk to make it thin enough for dunking like this, but then it needed one more extra tablespoon of powdered sugar so it wasn’t too runny.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

Next press into a bowl of mini chocolate chips to cover the entire surface of your mini donuts in tiny chocolate morsels. I dipped all of the donuts in peanut butter glaze first, then went back and dunked them all in the chocolate chips. This was to allow the peanut butter glaze to set up a bit so that it was still sticky enough to hold the chocolate chips, but not too runny.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

How cute are these tiny mini donuts?? :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

I must’ve eaten at least 10 of them right after dunking in the chocolate chips. They didn’t even make it to the plate where I was keeping the finished donuts. They’re just so cute and tiny! It’s basically like just having one bite, and we all know just one bite doesn’t have any calories, right?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

I can’t get over how soft and decadent this bread is. And if you don’t have a donut pan, you could just as easily make these in a mini muffin pan and they would turn out just as fabulous. I bet your cooking time would even be the same (7-9 mins).

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

Banana bread heaven topped with chocolate and peanut butter. How can you go wrong?? :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Doughnuts

Check out Jessica’s Mini Donut book for more delightfully sweet mini donuts. Enjoy!! :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Donuts

For Donuts

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 medium banana)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Topping

2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons whole milk
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat donut pans with cooking spray.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and egg. Then add banana, oil, and vanilla extract, mixing until thoroughly combined. Stir in the flour mixture, stirring until there are no lumps. Transfer batter to a piping bag, or to a Ziploc bag with the tip cut off.

4. Carefully fill each donut indentation 3/4 full. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until donuts are slightly browned and spring back when touched. Remove from oven, transfer to a cooling rack, and let cool completely.

5. Place wax paper under a wire rack to collect any drippings for an easy cleanup. Then, in a small bowl, wish together peanut butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Slowly add 1 tablespoon milk, whisking constantly until you get a smooth frosting. Add remaining tablespoon of milk and / or sugar if needed to get the right consistency.

6. Dip the top of each donut into the frosting and transfer to a wire rack. Then dip the top of each donut into the chocolate chips and press to coat. Donuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days but are best when eaten fresh.

Makes approximately 36 mini donuts.

Adapted and reprinted with permission from the Mini Donut cookbook by Jessica Segarra.



Make for: Breakfast, Dessert
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26 Comments



 
 

1
Joan August 13, 2013 at 3:28 am

Hi Amanda
Do you think it would be okay to make this in a mini muffin tin. I don’t have a donut pan

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots August 13, 2013 at 5:34 am

These are so cute! I’m going to have to make them in my larger donut pan. :D

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh August 13, 2013 at 6:12 am

Jessica definitely knows her stuff on the mini donut front! Those look AWESOME! Looking forward to seeing Kevin’s picks! Now I’m going to eat oatmeal with banana and PB Crave’s Cookie Nookie in honor of this recipe! See how you influence me? :-)

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Milena August 13, 2013 at 6:35 am

What is this?? I´m crazy! Xoxo

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 13, 2013 at 6:37 am

D’aww!! So cute!! Love these little guys!

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shelly (cookies and cups) August 13, 2013 at 7:38 am

Those little donuts are ADORABLE! I can’t wait to see what other desserts he chooses this year!

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Cookbook Queen August 13, 2013 at 7:51 am

Totally in love with these!! Kevin has good taste!!

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Christina August 13, 2013 at 7:53 am

What an incredible treat! I’ve been on a banana and peanut butter kick lately, for breakfast and as a snack. Yum!

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Cookin Canuck August 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

These are absolutely adorable! I can see why Kevin would be smitten with them.

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking August 13, 2013 at 8:16 am

That’s so funny you have a Pinterest board that you can just refer Kevin to every year around his birthday. :)

These look amazing! And so cute. I hope Kevin has a great birthday month. Can’t wait to see what else you post!

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Bev @ Bev Cooks August 13, 2013 at 8:29 am

Happy Birthday, Kevin!

And if these aren’t in my face within 5 seconds SOMEONE WILL PAAAAAY.

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Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch August 13, 2013 at 11:51 am

I’m glad Kevin has a thing for chocolate, peanut butter and bananas because these look divine and I can’t wait to see what else you’ve got up your sleeve for the birthday month!!!
(PS – we like to celebrate birthdays by the month too!)

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Coco in the Kitchen August 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Those are the cutest li’l things.
Great flavor trio, too.

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Lynna August 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm

This is such a cute idea for his birthdays! I`m loving these donuts. They ARE completely adorable.

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm

So cute! And loving the flavors.

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PattiNC August 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Just ordered the donut pan, under $8.00 from Amazon! Wonderful tiny tea party treats for my grandgirls.

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Delaney August 14, 2013 at 12:07 am

OMG i need to make these ASAP! I even have banana’s right now.

Thanks for sharing. These are sure to become a favorite.

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MelanieL August 14, 2013 at 7:57 am

I made these yesterday in my mini muffin pan. I was able to get 21 out of the batter probably because the center isn’t cut out like the donut pan. They were a huge hit with my family and neighbors!! They’d be perfect for a party too:)

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Mimi @ Culinary Couture August 14, 2013 at 11:04 am

I can’t believe I’ve never tried this combination before! I need to get on this STAT!

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Tieghan August 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm

These are so cute and chocolate, peanut butter and banana is my favorite combo too! It is always amazing!

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Danielle @ TheBestDessertRecipes.com August 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

These look like they’d be so addicting! I can’t wait to try them!

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Jocelyn@BruCrew Life August 15, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Love chocolate with PB and banana!! ;) Your pictures are gorgeous girl!

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Carla @ Carlas Confections August 16, 2013 at 10:03 am

Those. Look. Heavenly!! Happy birthday month to Kevin!

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Emily @ Life on Food August 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm

This look like something I would love to wake up to….Happy birthday!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks August 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I have her book. And I have a mini donut pan. And I love banana bread. And PB. And choc chips. Why oh why haven’t I made these?! Pinned! Beautiful images as always, Amanda!

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 10, 2013 at 12:44 am

These are so itty bitty and cute! I could have a million of these!

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