I have never made doughnuts before. Never. Baked, fried, nothing. I decided it was high time that that changed.
I bought a doughnut pan eons ago as I kept seeing these beautiful doughnuts everywhere and really wanted to try making some, but I also wanted to keep them healthy enough that I could feel good about giving them to the kids. Or, you know, eating a few myself if the mood struck.
Also, I’m a little scared of using the deep fryer. One of these days I’ll have to get over that and try deep frying some, but I fear that they’ll taste so much better that we won’t want to go back to the healthified version. Baked is still healthier when you eat more of them because they’re healthier, right?
At any rate, these banana bread doughnuts are a little more on the muffin-y side, and don’t taste like their deep-fried counterparts, but they’re definitely healthier. Still, something about being in the doughnut shape made them a treat. Or maybe it’s the chocolate slathered on top. Or the browned butter in the batter. Either way, the kids gobbled them up in no time. And I made sure to snag one for myself before they were all gone!