Banana Bread Donuts


These chocolate-glazed banana bread donuts are like the softest banana bread baked up into the cutest mini donuts and smothered in chocolate. And we all know banana bread + chocolate = happiness. Whip this simple banana bread batter up in one bowl, bake it in a mini donut pan, then dip them in a rich chocolate glaze.

So so easy and so so good. Plus they’re the perfect excuse to use up those ripe banana laying on your kitchen counter!

Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread Donuts Recipe

These chocolate-glazed banana bread donuts are like the softest banana bread baked up into the cutest mini donuts and smothered in chocolate.

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 340g mashed banana (about 3 ripe bananas)
  • 70g butter (melted)
  • 80g brown sugar
  • 75g granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 180g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 56g heavy cream
  • 56g (2oz) chocolate

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 56g heavy cream
  • 56g (2oz) chocolate

How to roast bananas:

If you don’t have ripe bananas on hand, you can quickly ripen yellow bananas in the oven! Just bake the whole bananas (with skins) on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for about 20 minutes, turning them over halfway through, until they are evenly black. Allow to cool before peeling and mashing.

How to make this chocolate glaze with just 2 ingredients:

This chocolate glaze is a simple ganache made with heavy cream and chocolate. Typically, ganache is made by bringing the heavy cream to a simmer and then pouring over the chocolate. But since this is such a small amount, I find that it’s easier to just heat the heavy cream in the microwave for about 30 seconds, then adding the chocolate and stirring until smooth. Be wary of over-heating the cream or chocolate or the ganache might split. When ganache splits, the fat solids separate and it appears grainy. If this happens, sometimes it can be fixed by adding a splash of cold heavy cream or small amount of butter.


For the banana bread donuts:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and grease a mini metal donut pan with melted butter, oil, or baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the mashed banana, melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  3. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until fully combined.
  5. Transfer the batter to a piping bag, then snip the end off and pipe the batter into each donut cavity about half way full. Careful not to over-fill! Alternatively, you can spoon the batter into the cavities, but it will be a little messy.
  6. Bake the donuts for about 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Transfer donuts to wire rack to cool completely before dipping in the chocolate glaze.

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