Banana Bread Donuts with Browned Butter Glaze

Let’s just start by saying that you should only make this recipe if you plan to let yourself eat every last do-nut I love banana bread and this just takes it to another level. Imagine a slice of banana bread in the shape of a do-nut…only wait….cover it in an amazing glaze! It was hard not to eat the glaze directly from the bowl by the spoonful. Enough talking, let’s get to baking!


         Do-Nuts (makes 2-3 dozen depending on thickness and size)
  • ½ C butter
  • ½ C vegetable oil (applesauce can be substituted)
3/4 C sugar
2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites
  • 2⅔ C flour
2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 overripe bananas- add one at a time

Browned Butter Glaze:

  • ¼ C butter, browned on stove
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 Tbsp lowfat milk


  1. Beat butter, oil, and sugar in your mixer.
  2. Add in the eggs and egg whites and mix.
  3. Mix the flour and baking soda together in a separate bowl and then add it slowly into the egg mixture.
  4. Mix in the bananas one at a time until well blended.
  5. Pour into a well greased do-nut pan. Fill do-nut well about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool.

*Once you have baked all of the do-nuts, you can make the glaze. The glaze sets so quickly that you can’t make it until you are completely ready to use it.

  1. Brown the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat stirring constantly. When the butter turns brown in color and smells oh so good, remove it from the heat.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar and milk and whisk until smooth.
  3. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Pour over donuts. I tried dipping some but the icing is so hot that it is difficult.
  5. I found that this amount of icing covered half of the don-nuts and would probably double the amounts next time. However, I love icing and always want more!

*I found this recipe here and only changed a couple of things!

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