Elvis Donuts

Good morning and happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing with you a dangerously good recipe. I just bought a new donut pan from Home Goods (for $10) so I had to put it to use! These Elvis donuts are so stinkin' good! It's a soft and slightly sweet banana donut, a peanut butter glaze and is topped with crispy maple bacon. What a perfect combo! This recipe makes about 15 donuts so if you're planning on making a bunch, double the recipe. Or triple because these go fast!!

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For the banana donuts:

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

4 small very ripe bananas, mashed

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup canola oil

 

For the peanut butter glaze:

1 Cup powdered sugar

2 Tbsp milk

1/4 Cup peanut butter 

 

For the maple bacon:

6-7 pieces of bacon

About 3 Tbsp maple syrup to drizzle over the bacon

 

DIRECTIONS:

For the banana donuts:

1. Preheat your oven to 375F. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.

2. In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, slowly combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar until combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, vanilla, bananas and oil until combined. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, scraping down the sides as needed. Pour into your donut pan, filling each one slightly over 2/3 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Mine took a bit closer to 18 minutes. Let cool on a cooling rack.

For the peanut butter glaze:

1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the peanut butter for 10 seconds. Whisk in the milk and powdered sugar until smooth. When the donuts are cool, either spread the glaze on or dip the donuts in (whichever is more fun for you!)

For the bacon:

1. Turn the oven down to 350F. Cover a baking dish with foil and place the bacon strips evenly on the pan. They will leave some fat so make sure you aren't using a cookie sheet! Drizzle a small amount of maple syrup onto the bacon and bake for 10-15 minutes. Once it is cooked, quickly place the bacon on a paper towel to soak up the excess fat. Let cool and cut up into small pieces. Then, slap those babies onto the donuts and EAT!

 

I found this great banana donut recipe from HERE. Try it out and let me know what you think!