February 22, 2013

Baked Banana-Carrot Doughnuts

On the hunt for an easy and wholesome breakfast option for your family that isn’t poured from a box or thrown into the toaster? These baked banana-carrot doughnuts will add new life to your morning routine! Packed with good-for-you bananas, carrots and whole wheat, these doughnuts are a terrific way to sneak an extra fruit and vegetable serving into your diet. Moms of finicky eaters will be delighted to have a so much good nutrition dressed up in a fun doughnut shape!

Banana-Carrot Baked Doughnuts


Note: This recipe yields enough batter to make between 16-18 standard-sized doughnuts.


Baked Banana-Carrot Doughnuts

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Serves: 18

Packed with good-for-you carrots, bananas and whole wheat, these doughnuts are a delicious and nutritious way to start your day. They are perfect the perfect way to entice finicky eaters, too!
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon wheat germ
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 4 oz baby food carrot puree
  • 1 medium banana
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  1. Heat oven to 350˚. Spray a standard doughnut pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk eggs, oil, baby-food carrots, mashed banana and yogurt in a separate bowl. Gently stir the liquid ingredients into the dry. Stir in the grated carrots.
  3. Fill each well in the doughnut pan ¾ full. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in doughnut comes out clean.

This recipe is an adaptation of my Carrot-Yogurt Muffins. Head over to that recipe for another great breakfast idea!

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid
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2 Responses to Baked Banana-Carrot Doughnuts

  1. Crystal February 22, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    Yummy!! I’m always looking for healthy easy breakfast recipes. Can’t wait to try these, but need to get baby food carrots (no babies here). Thanks for the recipe!

    • Dona February 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

      You can make your own baby food puree carrots. Just cook them and blend them smooth with your blender or food processor or beaters like mashed potatoes. Easy and more healthy too.

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