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Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

Black & White Banana Bread Donuts – Moist banana bread cake donuts covered with a dark chocolate and vanilla glaze

Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

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Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

Here’s something not many people know about me: I love love love black & white cookies. I don’t know why I love them so much, I just do. In fact, I love them so much that I dyed my hair half black half white, right down the middle.*

Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

When I was going to culinary school, I lived in an apartment right on top of a little health food store, which was super convenient, and also super awesome because they had a huge deli section. I didn’t care too much about the meat or cheese case, but they had a big pastry case with tons of desserts, and most importantly they had black & white cookies, so needless to say I ate a lot of them.

Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

For anybody confused, a black & white cookie is exactly what it sounds like: a shortbread cookie frosted with half vanilla and half chocolate frosting, split right down the middle. They’re super simple, but always delicious, and they have a super confusing history in that no one really knows where they came from. Fun fact.

I made these donuts for National Donut Day, which is a holiday that we should treasure greatly. The recipe is adapted from my Salted Caramel Pumpkin Donuts, and the glaze is my tried-and-true, foolproof glaze that I use for pretty much everything.

Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

Here’s What I Used:

Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Banana Bread Donut
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup nondairy milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
Vanilla Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. nondairy milk
Chocolate Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. nondairy milk
Instructions
To make the donuts:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon), add the brown sugar and mix well to make sure there are no lumps.
  3. Fold in the wet ingredients (milk, vanilla, coconut oil, and mashed bananas) and mix until just combined, making sure to not overmix.
  4. Pour batter into the wells of a greased donut pan. Bake 14-15 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Let cool completely before decorating.
To decorate:
  1. Mix the glazes in two separate bowls, whisking well to make sure there's no lumps.
  2. Place donuts on a wire rack over a baking sheet, then pour glaze on each half of the donut. I suggest using a small spoon or knife to make sure the glaze is evenly spread. Once the glaze is poured, gently tap the baking sheet to get the excess glaze to drip off.

*Yes I did actually dye my hair like that, but not because I’m obsessed with black & white cookies. I just thought it looked cool.

Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

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