Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts and Loaf with Beet and Chocolate Coconut Glaze
I finally have a Banana Bread that I can call my own. Been playing for weeks trying to create a simple, healthy and delicious version that not only retains it's traditional moist flavor but has a lower ratio of sweet. I don't like it when baked goods are overly done with sugar and I believe the more you train your palette to receive less of this pleasure seeking ingredient the more you'll enjoy eating healthier options. Now yes, this creative story does have the addition of Beet Juice and Chocolate Glaze which is yes more sugar but here's the thing, if you're going to add more once in while or for a special occasion then it's best to start with a recipe that already offers less. Continue below to check out his weeks two way Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts and Loaf food story adventure:)
Here's what you need to get started...
Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts and Loaf
1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Almond Yogurt
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 tbsp Flax Meal
5 tbsp Cashew Milk
5 tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Five Spice
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Beet Juice
1 tbsp Cashew Milk
1 cup Powdered Sugar
Vegan Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Toasted Coconut plus more for Sprinkling
1/4 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips for more for Sprinkling
1/4 cup chopped Walnuts plus more for Sprinkling
Chia Seeds for Doughnut Sprinkling
I'll show you two ways to use the same recipe. First lets start with the doughnuts. Grab a sheet pan and toss on to it 1/4 cup of shredded Coconut for toasting. 350 for about 10-15 minutes should work. It just needs to get slightly golden, so shuffle it around at the half way mark and just keep an eye on it's color. Remove from oven and set aside. Next place the All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Five Spice in a bowl and give it a good whisk to incorporate. Set aside. Now place the rest of the ingredients...Bananas, Light Brown Sugar, Almond Yogurt, Lemon Juice, Flax Meal, Cashew Milk, Coconut Oil and Vanilla into a high speed blender and give a good blitz. Pour this mixture into the bowl with dry ingredients and mix till incorporated. Now add to a pastry bag and pipe into a Sunflower Oil sprayed doughnut pan. It's ok to be generous with the filling, the mixture will puff up nicely. Place pan in the pre-heated 350 degree oven and bake for approximately 20-30 minutes. When they start getting a golden color remove. These are great made the day before decorating but if you decide to create all in the same just allow ample time for the doughnuts to thoroughly cool.
On to decorating, add Beet Juice, Cashew Milk and Powdered Sugar to a mixing bowl and give it good blitz till incorporated. Set aside. Next add 2 tsp of Coconut Oil and 1/4 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips to either a sauce pan or bowl for microwaving. Heat till just melted and whisk together. If need to add more of either to get a liquid consistency do so at your discretion. Theres no wrong way here but you definitely want it fluid. Set aside. Now grab your doughnuts and get to work. Dip, Smudge, Stripe, Sprinkle...whatever pattern you can dream up and be sure to top with those extra Vegan Chocolate Chips, Chopped Walnuts, Chia Seeds and Toasted Coconut goodies as you go. See below for all the fun.
OK, now the traditional way of making Banana Bread. Follow the same instructions above but in addition to the part when adding the liquid mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients also add 1/4 cup Toasted Coconut, 1/4 Vegan Chocolate Chips and 1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts. Give all the ingredients a good mix. Add this to a buttered and floured loaf pan and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Again, the top will rise and crack and start to get a golden hue. Do a skewer test to see if the center comes clean. Remove from oven and let cool mostly before remove from pan. Letting sit at room temperature over night I find makes it even more yummy. Now, slice you up a piece, slather on some Butter, perhaps even some more toppings and go sit quietly while you enjoy devouring every single morsel.