Chunky Monkey Banana Donuts
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Serves: 12 donuts
Moist baked banana donuts topped with dark chocolate and chopped walnuts. Chunky Monkey Banana Donuts are easy to make and are inspired by the flavors of that ice cream by the same name.
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped *see note*
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts (I chopped mine a little more so the pieces were slightly smaller than packaged chopped walnuts)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray 2 standard size donut pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Make a small well in the center of the dry mixture. Add the eggs, milk, sour cream, mashed banana, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Stir until the mixture is just combined and then spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cup just below the lip of the pan.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes. A pick inserted into the center will come out clean. Let the donuts cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely.
  6. While the donuts cool, melt the chocolate in a small saucepan over low to medium low heat, stirring constantly. (You can also do this in the microwave, heating at 20 second intervals and stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth).
  7. Dip each donut in the melted chocolate. I like to dip the half that was in the pan (the darker half) because I think it looks prettier.
  8. Sprinkle the chocolate with the chopped walnuts. The chocolate will set up as it cools.
  9. Store in an airtight container.
1. Use good quality chocolate. It will melt more easily and set up better, plus it tastes better!
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at