Banana Coconut & Orange Baked Donuts

I feel like I’m stuck in a bit of a blogging rut lately. I’m baking as much as ever and I having a ton of fun learning to use the fancy new camera Santa brought me for Christmas. (I was a very good girl last year!) But for some reason, when I sit down to write about what I baked I draw a blank.  Bloggy writer’s block…who knew?

Tonight I decided it was time to break out of the rut.  Is there a better way to do that than by sharing donuts? I think not. These are not just any donuts. These donuts are full of tropical flavors. How can you resist a donut full of coconut, banana & orange? Well, you just cant.

The orange coconut vanilla cream cheese glaze is to-die-for. I only wish that I had used more on these donuts.

Banana Coconut & Orange Baked Donuts

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

45 minutes

Yield: 6-8 donuts

Banana Coconut & Orange Baked Donuts

Easy to make baked donuts with excellent tropical flavors.

Ingredients

For the Donuts

1/4 cup banana

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon orange zest

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup flour

For the Glaze

1 teaspoon orange zest

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon shredded coconut

2 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

    To make the donuts
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. Spray the donut pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine mashed banana and butter. Microwave for about 20 second. Once butter starts to melt stir to combine.
  4. Add orange zest, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla. Stir until just combined.
  5. Add the shredded cocnut, baking powder, and flour.Stir until just combined.
  6. Spoon batter into donut pan Bake 15 to 18 minutes.
  7. Let cool in pan for about 5 minutes.
  8. To make the glaze
  9. In a shallow bowl combine orange zest, powdered sugar, cream cheese, vanilla extract cinnamon & shredded coconut.
  10. Slowly whisk in heavy cream until you get the consistency you desire.
  11. Dip donuts into the glaze and set on a wire rack to allow glaze to harden
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15 comments

  1. Jocelyn says:

    Those sound amazing!!! Definitely keep playing with your camera because your pics look great :-) Now if only I had a plate of those donuts to help me work on my posts!!!

  2. Miz Helen says:

    Hi DJ,
    These Donuts would sure be delicious with a cup of coffee! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Jutta Lenihan says:

    They look so delicious and moist – and they are NOT fried – I love them!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – hope to see you there again next week – and don’t forget the voting is today!

  4. joyfromyesterfood says:

    I have been craving citrus lately, and these donuts sound wonderful- I love that they are baked, too! I want to try these soon! :)
    ~Joy from Yesterfood

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