Chocolate Ganache Covered Banana Donuts

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Don’t you just love mini donuts?  I just adore the size of these donuts!  I love the fact I can eat eight three donuts and not feel bad about it at all!  By the way my friends, I’m shorting the proper way to spell “doughnuts”, because the size I have for you today are mini DONUTS

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These are BAKED mini donuts filled with bananas and topped with warm chocolate ganache!

Chocolate Ganache Covered Banana Donuts come out of the oven so fluffy, moist and pillow-y…and stay that way for a couple days after.  (That’s if you still have some left!)  Bananas and sour cream are the key ingredients which make these mini’s so super soft.  Dipping the tops of these little delights into a bowl of chocolate mixed with heated cream is just the half of pure happiness… Eating them is the other half!

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Making all of this is truly a breeze.  If you haven’t baked donuts before, all you need is a donut pan.  (Found online or even at craft stores in the cake/baking area.)  And as far as the fancy smancy title for the melted chocolate:  ganache.  Do not be intimidated.  It is much easier than you think!

In a large mixing bowl, mix to combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

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Put the ripe bananas in a food processor (or blender) with egg, vanilla and sour cream.

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Mix until completely smooth.  Then add to the dry ingredients.

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Stir until all combined.

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Do not over mix the batter.  Once all mixed together, put some (not all) batter into a piping bag (or baggie with the corner bottom snipped).  I find this to be any easy way of putting the batter into the crevices of this pan.   Spray your pan with non stick spray and fill.

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This batter will puff up, so only fill it 3/4 full.  Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 7-8 minutes.  Allow the donuts to sit in the pan for 1 minute after baking.  Tip the pan upside down and tap.  The donuts will easily pop out.  Continue cooling on a flat surface.  (Tip:  Because these are so soft, putting them on a rack will leave dents in the donuts.)

Now making this velvety ganache topping is done simply with heating heavy whipping cream.  Pour over semi sweet chocolate chips.  With of course, a little vanilla.  Stir until smooth.  Set aside to cool for a about 5 minutes.

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Dip each mini banana donut half way into the smooth ganache and set off to the side on a flat surface.  The chocolate ganache on the donuts will stay silky and become a little “stiffer” when cooled completely.

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I think I devoured snacked on about half of these in this shot.  It was a messy chocolaty job and someone had to eat them!  So, enjoy my friends!

Chocolate Ganache Covered Banana Donuts
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Makes about 3 dozen. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, covered.
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cup of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 bananas, very ripe
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate Ganache:
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk to combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor or blender, add sour cream, egg, vanilla and peeled bananas. Mix until completely combined and smooth.
  4. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir with a spoon.
  5. Spray donut pan evenly with non stick spray.
  6. Put donut batter into a piping bag with a large tip (or a baggie with the bottom corner snipped). Fill each donut area ¾ full.
  7. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Allow one minute after baking to rest in pan. Tip pan upside down and tap. Continue to cool donuts on a flat surface. (not a rack)
  8. Chocolate Ganache:
  9. Put chocolate chips into a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  10. In a microwave safe bowl, heat heavy whipping cream for 30-45 seconds. Pour over the chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
  11. Dip each mini banana donut half way into ganache and set off to the side on a flat surface.
  12. Notes:The chocolate ganache on the donuts will stay silky and become a little “stiffer” when cooled completely. But the ganache will still remain “velvety”.
  13. Enjoy!

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These Chocolate Ganache Covered Banana Donuts are shared to link up and party with {Nifty Thrifty Things} & {Will Cook For Smiles} & {Life On Lakeshore Drive} & {I Heart Naptime} & {Six Sisters Stuff} & {Three Mango Seeds} & {It’s So Very Cheri} & {Mom On Timeout} & {Your Homebased Mom} & {I Gotta Create}

These Chocolate Ganache Covered Donuts were featured with Chatting Over Chocolate for National Doughnut Day on June 7, 2013…Happy Doughnut Day to you all!

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    • says

      That’s why I love mini donuts, I could eat 3 and it’s the equivalent to one cupcake!…one with lots of frosting! Cindy, hope you enjoy your weekend!
      xo

    • says

      Tahny, you’ll love when you get yourself a donut pan…they are so fast and fun to make. Not to mention tons of easy recipes around (Pinterest)!

  1. says

    I am not kidding…yesterday I had my mini donut pan in my hand, but put it back, and opted for mini muffins for a recipe next week. I just couldnt deal with all the ‘I dont have a donut pan’ comments but seriously, yours are perfect. And I have wanted to make banana bread donuts for awhile. But made banana mini muffins and banana bread and banana everything…but still have yet to try banana donuts. Yours are just so cute and I want!
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    • says

      I think that’s the hardest thing for me to do…is WAIT for the bananas to get black. Becz I love banana baked everything…and NOT bananas themselves. (Weird, I know.)
      Thanks Annie! (=

    • says

      I love baking things with bananas…they just give everything that perfect texture! So you’ll love how these are super soft donuts!
      You rock Anne, thank you!! Enjoy this weekend…hope you’re having great weather!

    • says

      lol…I feel like I don’t pull out the donut pan for a while. Then when I do, I’m a donut baking adventure for almost a week! Thanks Lisa!!

  2. says

    I have got to get one of those mini donut pans! I keep seeing fabulous recipes for mini donuts. These look so yummy! Found you on A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party and following you now via Bloglovin’!

    • says

      AnnMarie, I think the donut making in these pans are endless! They are even fun to make with cute sprinkles! Thanks for coming over to say such kind words!

    • says

      Julie, this is bad…but I ended up grabbing a darn spoon to eat the left over chocolate ganache straight out of the bowl! (Hey, the kids weren’t here to eat it…)
      Thanks for the PIN LOVE, Julie! Hope you guys are having a fun Sunday!

  3. says

    These look delicious! You say it makes 3 dozen and can be kept in the fridge? Erm….that sounds pretty dangerous for me, especially as I’d see them every time I opened the fridge and would pop one in my mouth *waistline starts to expand just by thinking about it*
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    • says

      You are making me laugh, Julia! These are very “poppable” until you’ve realized you’ve eaten more than ya thought! (Just ONE more donut…is what I always tell myself. Until I’ve realized I’ve eaten them all by myself…cz the boys didn’t beat me to them!)

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