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Carrot Cake Banana Doughnuts

Carrot Cake Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts

For a real twist on bagels and cream cheese for breakfast, try these delectable baked doughnuts with smooth and creamy cream cheese frosting!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Doughnuts
Prep Time 19 minutes
Cook Time 51 minutes
(Cook time assumes 6 batches baked at 17 minutes per batch) 51 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 15 (Makes 15 Doughnuts)


For the Doughnuts:

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ 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:

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (12 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


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 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.