For a real twist on bagels and cream cheese, try these delectable baked doughnuts with smooth and creamy cream cheese frosting.

Carrot Cake Banana Doughnut

Sometimes recipes can come about when you don’t want something to go to waste.

Or maybe you just need to use up an ingredient or certain type of food before it goes bad, like overripe bananas for example.

It was a combination of loving cream cheese frosting especially with carrot cake and needing to use up overripe bananas that led me to make these baked doughnuts.

What a great way to start the day, having a doughnut (or two) for breakfast, and eating vegetables at the same time.

More breakfast recipes you may like “Snickerdoodle Skillet Biscuits“, “Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze” and “Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts with frosting ingredients

Doughnuts – very ripe bananas, shredded carrot, butter, sugar, egg, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon

Cream cheese frosting ingredients

Frosting – cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract

Equipment – A doughnut baking pan and flour sifter

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

For the Doughnuts:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift flour in sifter

Add the flour in a sifter and…

Sift flour in sifter

Sift flour in sifter

Sifter with bowl and measuring cup

…sift away.

Add flour to bowl

In a medium size bowl, add the flour…

Add salt to bowl with flour

…baking powder, baking soda, salt, and…

Add salt to bowl with flour

Add ground cinnamon in bowl with flour

…cinnamon.

Stir ground cinnamon in flour mixture in bowl

Mix the dry ingredients together and…

Stir dry ingredients in bowl with spoon

Stir dry ingredients in bowl with spoon

…set aside.

Add butter to mixing bowl

In a large mixing bowl, add butter,

Add sugar to mixing bowl

and sugar.

Mix sugar and butter in bowl

Beat the butter and sugar together.

Cracked eggs in bowl

Next,

Add eggs to batter in mixing bowl

add eggs,

Mix batter in mixing bowl

and beat until light and fluffy.

Add flour to batter in mixing bowl

Turn the mixer speed to low and using a spoon, add the dry ingredients a little at a time.

Doughnut batter in mixing bowl

Mix together until all of the flour is incorporated with the sugar and butter mixture.

Set aside for a moment.

Mash bananas in bowl with fork

In a small bowl…

Mashed bananas in bowl with fork

…mash the bananas with a fork.

Shredded carrot and doughnut batter in bowl

Add the bananas and shredded carrots to the batter.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread Batter in bowl with spoon

With a large sturdy spoon,

Carrot Cake Banana Bread batter in bowl with spoon

mix the bananas and carrots in the batter.

Doughnut pan greased with butter

Using a clean piece of paper towel or pastry brush, grease the doughnut baking pan (each doughnut cut-out) with softened butter.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread batter in doughnut pan

Using a small dinner-size spoon,

Carrot Cake Banana Bread batter in doughnut pan with spoon

fill each doughnut cut-out evenly with batter.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts in pan

Bake in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees F.) until a wooden toothpick inserted in the doughnuts comes out dry (about 17 minutes).

Remove the doughnuts from the oven and let cool until they’re cool enough to handle.

Then, remove the doughnuts from the pan on to a cooling rack to cool further.

If needed, to remove the doughnuts from the pan, carefully run a table knife (with a rounded edge) in between the doughnut and the pan to loosen the doughnuts enough to lift each one out of the pan.

For the Frosting (make after the doughnuts have cooled):

Cream Cheese frosting ingredients in bowl with whisk

In a medium size bowl…

Cream cheese frosting ingredients in bowl

…add softened butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla.

Mix cream cheese frosting in bowl with mixer

Beat together until light and creamy.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts with frosting on plate

Use an offset spatula (long, narrow and flat spatula for spreading frosting) or table knife to spread the frosting.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts with frosting on plate

Garnish each doughnut with a small piece of carrot cut into the shape of a whole carrot, and a small piece of curly parsley as the green “top” of the whole carrot.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts with frosting on plate

Then,

Carrot Cake Banana Doughnut

enjoy…

Carrot Cake Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts with frosting on plate

…each and every…

Carrot Cake Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts with frosting on plate

…delicious bite.

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More Baked Doughnut Recipes You May Like:

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Coconut Doughnuts by Taste and Tell

Doughnuts with Cinnamon-Sugar by Brown Eyed Baker

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Carrot Cake Banana Doughnuts

Carrot Cake Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts

These moist and delicious baked carrot cake banana bread doughnuts are a great way to start the day.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

For the Doughnuts:

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened salted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas about 4 bananas
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened (for greasing the pan)
  • 15 small pieces of carrot each cut to look like a whole carrot (for garnish)
  • 15 small pieces of curly parsley for garnish

For the Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

For the Doughnuts:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a medium size bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix together and set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar. Beat together. Add the eggs and beat until light and fluffy. 
  • Turn the mixer speed to low and using a spoon, add the dry ingredients little by little. Mix until the flour is incorporated. 
  • To the bowl, add mashed bananas and shredded carrots. Use a large sturdy spoon to mix the bananas and carrots in the batter. 
  • Grease the doughnut baking pan with butter. Add the batter evenly to the pan. 
  • Bake in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees F.) until a wooden toothpick inserted in the doughnuts comes out clean (about 17 minutes). 
  • Remove the doughnuts from the oven and let cool just long enough so that the doughnuts can be removed by hand and transferred to a cooling rack.
  • When the doughnuts have cooled, top with cream cheese frosting.
    Garnish with a small piece of carrot (shaped like a whole carrot) and a small piece of curly parsley as the green “top” of the whole carrot.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting (make after the doughnuts have cooled just before frosting them):

  • In a medium size bowl, add all ingredients and beat until light and fluffy.