It has been months we had doughnuts. As requested, I have baked this treat made with yeast and mashed banana. These baked ones are healthier option, will help you to reduce fat and calories at the same time.
Numerous times, I have added mashed bananas for making cakes and breads. this time my bread turned out softer and tastier. Besides sugar topping, you can make these guilt free treats for the kids with variable toppings.
BAKED BANANA DOUGHNUTS
Yield : 10 doughnuts
2 1/4 C all purpose flour
2 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 C plus 2 tablespoon warm milk
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
2 tablespoon sugar
2 medium banana mashed
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 C melted butter for coating
1/2 C fine sugar for coating
Combine flour, instant yeast, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.
In a small bowl, mix together milk, butter and mashed banana.
Pour milk mixture into dry ingredients, mix to form into soft dough.
Knead by hand for 8-10 minutes on floured board until smooth.
Transfer into oiled and covered bowl, let rise until doubled for 1-1.5 hours.
Punch the dough down, roll out into 1/2 in thick, cut out dough using doughnut cutter. If you don't have a doughnut cutter, use a 2 -3 in round cookie cutter. Cut out the smaller hole using small cutter.
Place the dough onto baking sheet, let sit for 45 minutes, Towards the end of rising time, preheat oven @ 190C.
Bake until golden brown for 8-10 minute. Immediately brush with melted butter and drizzle with sugar.
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