Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Banana Doughnuts with Banana Frosting
February 6, 2012
For most people, chocolate chip cookies make their way onto the most-wanted desserts list. In my house, it’s doughnuts. And, in particular, these banana doughnuts with banana frosting—one of the first gluten-free, dairy-free recipes I ever developed.
It’s funny how those things happen.
But, the best part of baking these is that my kids are more involved than ever in mixing the batter and frosting the cooled doughnuts. That’s something I can’t ever seem to get enough of—spending time with my kids. Recently I asked Isaiah what we do for fun and he answered: “Well, you know, eating is the primary thing we do in our house.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!
To make the doughnuts: Preheat the oven to 350° and grease two nonstick 6-doughnut pans with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, mashed bananas, vanilla and oil. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Spoon the batter about ¾ full into the prepared pan. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out dry, about 12 minutes; let cool completely on a rack.
To make the banana frosting: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine together the shortening and confectioners’ sugar until fluffy. Beat in the banana, cinnamon, vanilla and the lemon juice. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Evenly spread the frosting over each cooled doughnut.