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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.