Baked Banana Nut Donuts

Brighten up your day with ooey-gooey baked banana nut donuts with cream cheese glaze! They’re soft, fluffy and the perfect match for your toasty cup of joe. This recipe prevents waste by making use of extra ripe bananas and keeps things on the light side by subbing in applesauce for oil.

Ingredients for servings


  • 2 medium ripe bananas mashed

  • 1 large eggs

  • 0.33333333333 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 0.33333333333 cup whole-wheat flour

  • 0.5 cup all-purpose flour

  • 0.75 teaspoon baking powder

  • 0.75 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 0.25 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 0.25 teaspoon salt

  • cream cheese glaze

  • 3 tablespoon low-fat cream cheese softened

  • 2 tablespoon powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon nonfat milk

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped walnuts toasted if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Coat a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

  • Combine bananas, egg, applesauce and vanilla in a large bowl. Combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl; stir into banana mixture.

  • Spoon 1/3 cup batter into each cup of doughnut pan. Bake 12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

  • Prepare cream cheese glaze in a shallow bowl

    • Mix together cream cheese and sugar; stir in milk.

  • Dip tops of cooled doughnuts in glaze, and set on a wire rack. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon walnuts.

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