Bananas, chocolate and peanut butter! What could possibly go wrong? Taste wise, I’d say it’s a piece of heaven. Food allergy wise, it’s a disaster especially to my egg, gluten, dairy, nut and peanut free gang.
After much coercing and whining from my beloved kids, I finally took the plunge to come up with an Elvis inspired treat. Armed with my new favorite kitchen gadget –Babycakes DN-6 Mini Doughnut Maker, Yellow, 6 Donut, I decided to experiment and eventually perfect a recipe. These mini donut treats are loaded with bananas and chocolate chips and topped with both pea butter (that’s the only one we can have coz we’re nut free remember?) and melted semi-sweet chocolate. Not to mention, these are baked not fried so lesser calories. Are you excited?
Before you scroll down, I have a little warning. Though these mini donuts are on the healthier side, they are highly addictive. Yup, that’s a disclosure.
So what are waiting for? Make some now and let me know if you love it or not.
1 cup Teff flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup potato starch
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
2 Tbs. flax meal
6 Tbs. lukewarm water
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup mashed bananas
1 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (allergy friendly brand)
1/4 cup pea butter (depending on your diet, you can also use other peanut butter substitute such as almond sun butter)
1. Sift teff flour, rice flour, potato starch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl combine the flax meal and water to make flax goo. Set aside for at least 5 minutes before using.
3. With an electric mixer, cream the coconut oil and sugar.
4. Add the flax goo and mix it until light and fluffy.
5. Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the flour mixture.
6. Add the bananas and mix well.
7. Stir in 1/2 cup of the mini chocolate chips.
8. In a preheated donut maker, spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter on each mold.
9. Close the lid and let it bake for 5 to 6 minutes.
10. Once the donuts are done, transfer to a cooling rack.
The recipe will make approximately 36 mini donuts.
While waiting for the donuts to cool, prepare the chocolate glaze. Place the remaining chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat it until melted. I usually set the microwave on high and let it run in 10 second intervals until the chocolate chips looks really soft but still retain its shape. (30-60 seconds). Mix to make sure the chips are melted. Be extra careful not to overheat the chocolate.
To assemble, spread about 1/2 tsp. of pea butter on top of the donut and then dip it in melted chocolate. Return to the cooling rack until the chocolate sets or as long as you can wait. In my house, the kids rarely wait for the chocolate to set.
These look delicious! I am going to have to look into getting a mini donut maker now! My older son loves donuts and we rarely have them. A mini donut maker would change all that. 🙂
The mini donut maker is a great addition to my kitchen. It works perfectly and you can easily make healthier treats. My kids bring those donuts for school snack too since I load them with veggies and fruits. 🙂