I’ve gotten so much positive feedback on the copycat Starbucks Pink Drink recipe I put up on the blog last month and I just wanted to thank you guys so much! Since most of us aren’t going out, it’s fun to try to make our favorites at home. What copycat recipe do you want me to share next?
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Although our city is slowly opening up, we will be staying in and enjoying family time today. ⁣
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Although our city is slowly...

Back in January, we visited @legolandflorida for the first time. One of the highlights of that trip, was discovering Granny's Apple Fries. We've been pretty obsessed with them since the first bite and wanted to try to recreate them at home.⁣
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I researched, I googled, I tried two different recipes that I found online that claimed to be Legoland Granny apple fries copycat recipes. And they were both huge failures. ⁣
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After a whole lot of brainstorming and trial and error, we fell back on something that seems to save the day for us on a regular basis... funnel cake batter. ⁣
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We dipped our apple sticks in the batter, fried and tossed in a cinnamon sugar mix. OMG... HEAVEN.  Cinnamon sugar apple fries are EVERY 👏🏻 THING 👏🏻 and I’m sharing the recipe today on the blog (click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories). ⁣
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One of my fondest memories growing up was going fishing with my Papa and my Uncle (swipe left to see me and Papa just before one of those fishing adventures). #ad There was something about that special time outdoors, waiting to see if we could catch something, that still brings a smile to my face. ⁣
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My kids have a very different childhood. While they love to play outside, most of their hobbies are done inside and include a screen. I often wish I could show them how much fun it was to have a technology-free childhood. ⁣
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Now that we’ve been spending more time at home, we are making it our mission to introduce things from our own childhood, starting with fishing. I’m happy to report that we’ve added fishing to our weekly calendar, and we feel good about bonding over “reel time” with our kids, reminiscing about our childhood and passing along our nostalgia and knowledge of fishing to our kids with the help of these Just Add Nature kits. ⁣
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In just a few days, this beauty will turn 11. Where did the years go? ⁣
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Since today is National Chocolate Chip Day, I asked my 10 year old what her all-time favorite chocolate chip dessert is. I wasn't at all surprised when she told me it was cannolis, because they are also my fave. But although I love to bake and I'm always up for a challenge, the idea of making my own cannoli shells scares me, mainly because I have the hardest time rolling out dough evenly. Anyone else have that problem? Any tips?⁣ Anyhoo, since she knows I'm not going to be making actual cannolis anytime soon, Iyla had the brilliant idea to make cannoli cupcakes instead. Genius! I am much more confident in my cupcake making abilities. So cannoli cupcakes it was! ⁣
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Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts with Fresh Banana Icing Perfect for Spring or Easter

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Being forced to stay home for the next who knows how long, is not going to stop us from celebrating the seasons and the various holidays that keep my kids looking forward to traditions like homemade baked goods and fun little crafts. And although there seems to be a huge shortage of all-purpose flour, luckily we had enough in our pantry to create these delicious baked double chocolate chip donuts with fresh banana icing for Spring or Easter!

If you read our baked red velvet donut post, you know that I had been using a mini fluted cake pan that I thought was a donut pan. While they still turned out amazing, they were much larger than an actual donut and so we had to use more batter, which led to less “donuts”.

I recently found this set of non-stick donut pans on Amazon and they are really amazing. I didn’t even need to grease them! The donuts basically slid right out once they were cool and the price was very affordable!

Why baked? Well, if we can make something that is delicious but not fried, why not?! They are basically little individual cakes with a hole in the center, but they are always a hit in my house! And this newest flavor, baked double chocolate chip donut with fresh banana icing, is going to make regular appearances here for sure!

donut pan fresh out of the oven

donut pan fresh out of the oven

chocolate donuts on a cooling rack

chocolate donuts frosted

I had been working on a really moist, chocolatey donut recipe for a bit. I have tried so many different versions and they just aren’t chocolatey enough for our taste. By adding espresso powder and mini chocolate chips to the basic chocolate donut recipe I was working with, it changed the game. It’s very important to use mini chocolate chips because they give it just the right amount of gooey chocolate throughout the donut. Regular sized chips may just be too much chocolate for most people.

I took a family poll to figure out which flavor of icing would be both delicious and appropriate for Spring and Easter and banana seemed to be the winner. The combination was a hit, so much so that we made these baked double chocolate chip donuts with fresh banana icing twice last week. Yum! The best part about the icing is that it makes enough for two batches! Make sure to refrigerate it and set it out on the counter the morning you plan on using it again. Room temperature icing spreads so much easier!

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Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts with Fresh Banana Icing

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double chocolate chip donut with banana icing

Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts with Fresh Banana Icing


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 donuts 1x

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These may be the most chocolatey and moist donuts you've ever tasted. Topped with fresh banana icing, your taste buds will thank you!


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Ingredients

Donuts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar (packed)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk (room temp)
  • 1 egg (room temp)
  • ½ cup coffee (room temp)
  • ½ tsp espresso powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter (melted)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (semi sweet)

Banana Icing

  • 1 large very ripe banana (mashed)
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • ¼ cup butter (room temp)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Grease donut pan and set aside.
  2. Prepare coffee, add espresso powder and stir. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Whisk until combined and there are no lumps. Add chocolate chips and stir.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract and coffee. It should resemble iced coffee.
  6. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and stir just until they are combined. Don't over stir!
  7. Stir in melted butter, again, just until they are combined. Don't over stir!
  8. Spoon or pipe batter into greased donut pan. Each should be no more than ¾ full.
    Donut pans filled with batter
  9. Bake for 9-10 minutes. If you insert a toothpick, it should come out clean.
    donut pan fresh out of the oven
  10. Let donuts cool, in the pan for 10-15 minutes and then remove from the pan, allowing them to cool on a bake rack for an additional 10 minutes, or until fully cooled.
    chocolate donuts on a cooling rack
  11. In a small bowl, mash banana and mix in lemon juice and yellow food coloring (that's optional).
  12. Cream butter with 1 cup of powdered sugar and vanilla with electric mixer.
  13. Add banana mixture and remaining powdered sugar and mix until combined. Don't over mix.
  14. By now, the donuts should be completely cool. Spread icing on each donut and top with sprinkles if you prefer.

  • Category: Dessert, Snack

I decided to top our baked double chocolate chip donuts with fresh banana icing with fun, spring themed, pastel sprinkles. The kids love how colorful and fun they are, but they are completely optional. The donuts will taste just as good without them.

We really hope you enjoy this recipe! Make sure to check out all of our family friendly recipes. If you make them and share a picture on social media, don’t forget to tag us! We can’t wait to hear what you think!

These baked double chocolate chip donuts may be the most chocolatey and moist donuts you've ever tasted. Topped with fresh banana icing, your taste buds will thank you!

 

 

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  • Joseph
    May 27, 2020

    This recipe is really great. I love the baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts it’s so yummy.

  • Jenni
    March 27, 2020

    Oh wow these look perfect to make with my son. Good for building life skills in the kitchen

  • Christa
    March 27, 2020

    Wow! These look absolutely amazing. And the banana makes it healthy. 😀 I can’t wait to make these with my kids. They’ll love them!

  • LC
    March 26, 2020

    This recipe is so good! I made it today for my family and they absolutely loved it!

  • Angela
    March 26, 2020

    These are beautiful! We have been doing a lot of baking, so these will be fun to make with the kids!!
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  • Stephen
    March 26, 2020

    Chocolate doughnuts, these look amazing, I’ll try to find the ingredients this weekend

  • Joy
    March 26, 2020

    you’ve tempted me. i want my own donut pan. these look fabulous and a banana frosting sounds great. pinning this!

  • Reese Woods
    March 26, 2020

    I love the idea of using a banana to create the icing here!

  • Catherine
    March 26, 2020

    These look great! I have a donut pan and I think now is a great time to use it since we’re all stuck at home. Love the idea of the banana frosting too!

  • KJ
    March 26, 2020

    Banana and chocolate are a good match and the donuts are so colorful! Thanks for sharing the recipe and I am looking forward to try these at home!
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  • Julia
    March 26, 2020

    This looks delicious. The banana topping is such a good idea. The kids will love it. Happy Easter!

  • Marysa
    March 26, 2020

    These are so cute! I love those sprinkles and the colors. These would be fun to make with the kids for Easter.
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  • Shayla Marie
    March 26, 2020

    These do look fun and springy! They look delicious too.
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  • Lyanna Soria
    March 26, 2020

    That double chocolate chip donut sounds quite an interesting recipe. I’d love to make this someday, it looks delicious as well.

  • Harmony, Momma To Go
    March 26, 2020

    I never realized you could bake donuts! The pan looks good – Does the job! I need to get some more ingrediants to do more baking.

  • Catalina
    March 26, 2020

    Oh my goodness! I would like to wake up with these everyday! I love both flavors chocolate and banana!

  • Kita Bryant
    March 26, 2020

    This looks like such a fun way to enjoy one of my favorite treats. There is just the right amount of chocolate too.

  • Susan
    March 26, 2020

    I absolutely must make these for my kids. I love how the spring colors look so cheerful.
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  • Shahrom
    March 26, 2020

    This double chocolate chip donuts with fresh banana icing are great for any time, not just spring or easter! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Khoi
    March 26, 2020

    Thanks a lot! I love donut and this recipe is so cool to try!

  • Monica
    March 25, 2020

    I have never tried making my own donuts before. These are so pretty for spring!

  • Kathy
    March 25, 2020

    These sure look amazing. I can’t wait to make some of them with my kids. I think they are really going to love them.

  • Amy
    March 25, 2020

    I love fresh baked donuts! This recipe sounds fantastic for kids to help make.

  • GiGi Eats
    March 25, 2020

    THESE ARE AMAZING! AMAZING I TELL YOU! I am seriously DROOLING over here and if I could, I would eat probably 5 of them. WITHOUT blinking, hahaha!

  • Chad
    March 25, 2020

    ahhhh…These look amazing and I have no doubt they taste super good. I can’t wait to bake me some soon, thanks a lot.

  • Jess
    March 25, 2020

    Oh my goodness yum! These look ad sounds more than amazing! I want an entire plate full of these in front of my face while I sit and self-distance at home! Mmmmm!

  • Daniel Sierra
    March 25, 2020

    Thank you, now I am hungry. My daughters will definitely love these. Perfect timing for all this time at home!
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  • Brianne
    March 25, 2020

    Five BIG stars! My kids are going to love these so much. We’ve been looking for something new to bake together since all this social distancing started.
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  • Celebrate Woman Today
    March 25, 2020

    Heather,
    I love these colorful wonders! I do have a baking donut pan and will do these bunnies from your recipes.

  • Melissa Cushing
    March 25, 2020

    Oh my goodness…. this post is screaming my name. I just picked up a pan for baking homemade donuts and I am pinning this recipe to make this week. I have been doing a lot of baking and coking while home right now and this is perfection!
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    • Heather
      March 25, 2020

      Let me know how it turns out!!

  • Jessica Collazo
    March 25, 2020

    God knows that I love donuts but I adore chocolate donuts. These one’s looks so delicious and that banana icing looks more delicious as well.
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  • Cristina Petrini
    March 25, 2020

    Not only the recipe itself, but the colors shout “eat me”. They are also very spring like Easter egg style donuts!

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