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Nutella Stuffed Baked Banana Bread Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

Assorted Nutella Stuffed Baked Banana Bread Donuts - topped 3 ways! With cream cheese frosting; cinnamon sugar coating, or warm melted Nutella! Recipe comes with bonus Nutella Stuffed Baked Banana Bread Donut Holes. Because normal donuts sometimes isn't enough.

Weight Watchers: 5pp per donut (not incl. toppings as these are optional)
Servings: 15 donuts (or 12 donuts + 3 donut holes)
Calories: 176.1kcal
Author: Karina - Cafe Delites

Ingredients

Donuts:

  • 1/2 cup raw sugar (or your sugar of choice)
  • 1/4 canola oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat butter , (or spread of your choice, Sub with apple sauce for an even healthier option)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 small-medium sized ripe bananas , mashed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup wholemeal/whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup plain white flour (or light spelt or all-purpose flour)
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup Nutella , melted for 30 seconds in the microwave of over stove top until runnier than usual, divided
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon sugar mix

OR

  • 1/3 cup sugar mixed with 2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon (adjust to your tastes)

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/3 cup reduce fat/fat free cream cheese , room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (or sugar of choice)
  • Splash of vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 176C | 350F. Grease 2x 12 hole non-stick donut pans with a thin layer of spread of choice (butter/margarine or coconut oil). Wipe over excess with a paper towel.
  • Whisk together the sugar, oil, butter (or spread) and egg until light and creamy. Add in in the banana, vanilla and cinnamon and whisk again until combined..
  • Add the flour(s), salt, baking soda and powder, mixing together until just combined (do not over-mix the batter).
  • Fill donut pans 1/2 way using a teaspoon (about 1 1/2 teaspoons of batter per donut hole). Using 1/3 cup pre-melted Nutella, pour 1 teaspoon Nutella per donut over the batter in the pans. Carefully cover each donut with remaining batter, using your fingertips if you need too, to make sure there is a secure 'lid' over the tops.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown, and set to the touch (they should spring back when pressed down). Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  • While donuts are baking, prepare toppings:

Toppings:

  • Whisk cream cheese and sugar in a bowl until thick and creamy. Mix in the vanilla (as much as you like) to suit your tastes.
  • Prepare a shallow bowl with the cinnamon sugar. While the donuts are still warm, transfer four (or more/less) donuts to the cinnamon sugar mix and turn to coat evenly.
  • Frost another four (or more/less) with the cream cheese frosting. And spoon the remaining Nutella over the top of the remaining donuts. Enjoy!

Please Note:

  • To make donut holes, fill a mini muffin pan half way with batter. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon Nutella onto the centre, and top with about 1 teaspoon of batter, or enough to cover. To bake, follow the instructions above.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 176.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.2g | Protein: 4.8g | Fat: 7.3g | Fiber: 1g