Kyle (my fiance) is a huge fan of donuts. He loves donuts more than cake. (I know, how are we engaged again!?) But, even though he could EASILY consume an entire dozen in one sitting, we usually don’t keep them around the house. Because, when it comes to willpower, let’s be honest... I can’t resist a good donut either.
So, instead of having to pump the brakes on one of Kyle’s favourite treats, I decided to find a way to create a donut that we could BOTH enjoy.
Although my No-Sugar-Added Banana Bread or Protein Banana Bread recipes are usually the go-to when I need to use some overripe bananas, I wanted to mix things up a little bit by creating these delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread baked donuts.
All you need is a few bananas, some common refrigerator and pantry staples, and a donut mould to create these chewy, chocolatey (and totally healthy!) treats. They’re truly the perfect way to use all of your ripe bananas before they go bad. And, although Kyle still prefers the traditional deep-fried dough ring, he certainly didn’t mind helping me finish them all!
Recipe + details available below!
⅓ cup Maple Syrup
¾ cup All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1 large Egg **
2 tbsp Milk Chocolate Chips
⅓ cup Greek Yogurt Plain 0% M.f.
2 scoops Plant-Based Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Garden of Life's SPORT Protein Powder)
** You can substitute this for ¼ cup egg whites to increase protein content, or a flax egg to make it vegan
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease your donut moulds with coconut oil (or similar), and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, mash down bananas. Then, combine all of your remaining wet ingredients (maple syrup, egg & greek yogurt) and whisk until combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together your dry ingredients - flour, protein powder, baking soda, and cinnamon - until thoroughly combined. Then, slowly add into wet mixture and mix until just combined. (You don’t want to over-mix!)
Toss in your chocolate chips, and fold into batter. Then, carefully pour into moulds using a spoon.
Bake in oven for about 12 - 15 minutes or until tops are lightly golden.
Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before removing and letting rest on a wire rack.
calories per serving, 116