These easy baked Sour Cream Banana Donuts get a fun flair from the different toppings. Enjoy cookies, chocolate chips, or sprinkles for breakfast!
Woot woot! Do you know what day it is? It’s one of my favorite foodie holidays! Today is National Donut Day! Bring on all the sweet baked and fried balls of dough.
Curious minds want to know…which spelling do you prefer? Doughnut or donut?
I guess it really depends on the type of donut were are talking about. I tend to use the word doughnut for ones that have been fried, and donut for the baked ones.
Whichever one is right or correct does not matter to me. What does matter is that we all enjoy a sweet treat on this national food holiday.
Of course, now I’m wondering how donuts became an acceptable breakfast food? Not that I’m complaining about it.
But if I told you I was going to eat a slice of cake or pie for breakfast, I am sure it might bring on a disapproving nod or two. Of course, then there are those of us who would just cheer loudly!
Cake and donuts have the same exact ingredients, so what makes one a breakfast item and the other dessert? I’m just curious how that came about…
A sweet chocolate glaze with a couple of different kinds of sprinkles made these banana donuts so fun to munch on anytime of day.
How to make Sour Cream Banana Donuts:
Preheat the oven. Spray the donut pan with a nonstick spray. Baker’s Joy is my favorite baking spray because baked goods release right away from the pan after baking.
Mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.
Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the egg, sour cream, and banana and mix again.
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients. Fill the donut pan cavities half way with the batter.
Pro Tip: Fill a large Ziplock bag with the batter and cut one of the corners off. Squeeze the batter into the donut pan.
Bake for about 12 minutes. The tops should spring back when you gently press on them.
The banana donuts need to cool completely before dipping them in melted chocolate. Of course, this isn’t necessary, but it makes these easy homemade donuts taste so good.
Add sprinkles, cookie crumbs, or mini chocolate chips to the tops of the chocolate before it sets up.
Homemade coffee recipes to enjoy with donuts:
Other baked donut recipes:
- Cherry Lemonade Donuts
- Vanilla Chai Baked Donuts
- Orange Julius Donuts
- Baked Coconut Donuts
- Chocolate Zucchini Donuts
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- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups smashed ripe bananas
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- 2 Tablespoons colored sprinkles
- 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
- 1 Tablespoon cookie sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a donut pan with a nonstick baking spray, like Baker's Joy.
- Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
- Cream the butter, salt and sugar until smooth. Add egg, sour cream, and banana and beat again.
- Slowly add the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.
- Spoon the batter into a large Ziplock bag and cut one corner off. Fill the cavities halfway and bake for 12 minutes. The tops should spring back when finished and be nice and golden brown.
- Let the donuts cool in the pan for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Combine the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted and smooth.
- Dip the tops of the donuts and add sprinkles or mini chocolate chips.. Let set. Store in a sealed container on the counter.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 256mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g
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**The post for Sour Cream Banana Donuts was first published January 21, 2011. The photos were updated February 2015, and it was republished on June 7, 2019.
(original photo from January 2011)