It is that time of the year when perhaps we have more guests around the house. Some of them maybe stay overnight, therefore we have more meals to prepare. This recipe of easy banana doughnuts is an awesome way to use ripe bananas that are sitting around. It is also a great recipe to put together for a brunch. Are you a grandma and kids are coming over for a visit? Make these!
It is a fast snack to make while they are around. I remember visiting my grandma, when I was a child, who would disappear in the kitchen and show up back in the living room carrying always a platter of either doughnuts or crepes that she would make in no time. I do not remember anything better than these treats at her house and how happy she was to make them for us.
One thing I want to stress. This blog is about foods that I grew up with, easy, simple recipes that I love to share with you. I am very into the way my previous generations used to eat. Lots of foods in United States are so conveniently cheap, that many of us do not care what is in them anymore. Call me obsessed, but I saw the regular labels for doughnuts and I got scared. Probably 90% of the ingredients are chemicals that are hard to pronounce. Nothing from these doughnuts is healthy, which made the doughnut in general to become a food that everyone thinks is evil to eat.
I am all for eating healthier but I think we need to have everything in moderation in general. These doughnuts are fried, yes, but if you think about the ones you buy at the grocery store, I prefer a good homemade fried doughnut anytime. I know, I am no fun at all!
Packed with nutritious bananas, these easy, fluffy doughnuts are just what you need in the morning, or as a snack during the day without the guilt. Enjoy and let’s make some real doughnuts! Oh, yes!
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- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 large eggs
- ⅔ cups whole milk
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 ripe bananas
- Enough oil for deep frying I used sunflower oil
- Powder sugar to dust the doughnuts
- In a mixing bowl, combine together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt.
- Separately, combine the eggs, milk, olive oil and vanilla. Beat lightly.
- Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ones and mix together.
- Mash the bananas with a fork and add them to the batter.
- Heat up oil to a temperature between 360-375F.
- Using a tablespoon, pour batter in the oil and let the doughnut cook for about 2 minutes on each side until brown, on medium heat.
- Remove them from the pan and drain them on paper towels.
- Tip: Do not crowd the doughnuts in the pan. 3-4 doughnuts should be enough for one batch.
- Serve them hot or cold dusted in powder sugar.