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Banana Foster Muffin Donuts

Hey everyone! Today’s post is too cute for words, although this is a written post so it’s actually not too cute for words, but you understand what I mean. Today we’re making an ice cream specialty in to a muffin and we’re turning that muffin into a faux-donut! Who doesn’t love that concept?! And better yet it all takes under 1 hour. I feel like a Paid TV Advertiser right now, but seriously they’re amazing.

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Behind the Scenes (BTS): I’ve been wanting to make a post like this for a while but didn’t know what flavors I wanted to try; I love anything banana foster and bananas are basically a staple in my apartment and sadly they turn in ripeness quicker than some of us would like to admit, which leads to me baking with them more than just any other fruit. This recipe was pretty easy to execute, you simply put all the flavors that would be in a Banana Foster into the muffin and dredge it in seasoned sugar! Simply amazing!

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Adjustments: there are no real adjustments; this recipe makes about 11 so if you want more than that amount then double it, if you want less this recipe can be easily halved since two eggs are necessary. I hate those recipes that are large and only need one egg, makes halving it a headache!

This recipe taste great alone, but adding chocolate chips never hurt a recipe, one roommate didn’t want chocolate chip and the other did so I scooped half of the batter into the muffin pan, added chocolate chips to the rest of the batter and scooped those into the other muffin pan holes, although don’t be like me and forget which is which.

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Helpful Hints & Suggestions: I know for some the act of dredging it in sugar may seem a little hard, but it’s not, it’s simply methodical; you should have your melted butter and seasoned sugar ready with a pastry brush when you’re about to start dredging.

Also remember that not a lot of butter is needed, just enough to put a thin layer on the muffin for the sugar to stick to.

WARNING: this will get your fingers messy, I know I washed my hands after about 3 muffins each time, but the process was still quick.

Last but not least you want a rack to put muffins on that way the sugar and butter can harden up a bit and you don’t have a soggy mess on the bottom of your muffin donut.

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Ta-Ta-For-Now: well that’s the end of this post. I promise, as I always do, that you can do this. Don’t let the instruction, ingredient list or frufru-ness of the pictures trick you. When I’m baking not for this blog I don’t prop them up or make them look as professional because I’m baking for fun, so don’t let anything intimidate you from baking, especially this recipe because it’s so easy but will make you look like a major pro in the kitchen!

Banana Foster Muffin Donuts

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups (180 grams) all-purpose flour

2 tsp. (8 grams) baking powder

1/2 tsp. (4 grams) salt

1/4 c. (60 grams) butter 2 tbsp. (30 grams) white sugar 2 tbsp. (30 grams) dark brown sugar

2 eggs (100 grams)

1/3 c. (80 grams) milk

1 tbsp. (14 grams) dark rum

1 tsp. (8 grams) cinnamon

1/2 tsp. (4 grams) nutmeg

1/4 tsp. (2 grams) ginger

1 ripe banana

(1/3 c. (60 grams) chocolate chips {optional})

Coating:

1 c. (200 grams) sugar

4 tbsp. (45 grams) cinnamon

1 tbsp. (15 grams) nutmeg

1 tsp. (8 grams) ginger

1/4 c. (60 grams) (1/2 a stick) unsalted butter (in a separate bowl)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F/180C and pre-measure out all of your ingredients. Combine and sift your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, spices and salt) and in another bowl combine your wet ingredients (milk, banana, eggs, rum and butter). *if you’re going to use chocolate ships, put them into your dry ingredients before your wet ingredients and make sure to coat each and every single one with flour to prevent them from sinking to the bottom during baking*
  2. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and stir until fully amalgamated, scoop into muffin tins (this makes 9 – 11), and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, check after 20.
  3. Once the muffins have cooled a bit, melt your butter and prepare your seasoning sugar (combine your sugar with your spices and mix thoroughly). Take each muffin from the pan and prepare to roll them or brush them with butter and roll in your sugar, once each muffin is rolled in sugar completely place them on a rack. You now have Banana Foster Muffin Donuts! Enjoy!

Downloadable Recipe: Banana Foster Muffin Donuts

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