Let’s get right down to brass tacks:
Sure, you could host another spaghetti night for friends (I hear you make a mean vodka sauce). But I've got four words for you: baked banana bread doughnuts.
Let's start with the idea. Simply put: I didn't have the right loaf pan. Cue: doughnuts. I filled the idea with whole wheat flour and healthy oats, mashed bananas seasoned with brown sugar and warm butter melted in milk chocolate. (Confession: I love all things chocolate). Afterwards? Top with a generous amount of peanut butter. (Confession: I love all things peanut butter).
Now, where’s that morning cup of coffee for dunking? (Confession: I love all things coffee).
Let's get baked.
Baked Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Donuts with Peanut Butter
(yields 10 to 12, donuts)
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 very large bananas, mashed
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
4 tablespoons butter, melted over stovetop
1.75 oz (49 g) milk chocolate, chopped into chunks
Peanut butter, for topping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray a donut pan with cooking spray. Set aside. Mix together flour, rolled oats, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
Meanwhile, heat butter on low over the stovetop. In another bowl, begin to mash bananas with a fork until you get a smooth consistency. Add in the egg and brown sugar and whisk together. Lastly, sprinkle in chocolate chunks and pour in melted butter. Stir until totally combined.
Pour into flour mixture and mix well.
Spread batter into the prepared donut pan using a spoon or spatula and smooth out. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. When baked, remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Repeat the baking steps until all the batter has been used up. Once the donuts are cool, spread peanut butter on top and enjoy!