Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts topped with Nutella

It has been forever and a day since I last dusted off my doughnut pan, my last foray into baked doughnut’s was last year with these lovely salted caramel topped chocolate doughnuts during doughnut week! But recently some of my favourite blogs have been featuring baked doughnuts and it certainly got me inspired.

Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts topped with Nutella

Surprise surprise Banana

I have made no secret on this blog how much I love banana I have baked it in muffins, cake, sweet rolls, cupcakes but to name a few and mixed it with almost every flavour out there. Rum, chocolate, caramel, fudge and so on :D

Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts topped with Nutella

So why not baked doughnuts? So with a few simple ingredients I whipped up this small batch of baked doughnuts. The taste and texture of these doughnuts is very reminiscent of banana bread.

Chocolate chips

Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts topped with Nutella

While refining this recipe, I decided to add dark chocolate chips and they worked wonderfully, they gave the doughnuts a lovely little sweet crunch and added that something extra they were previously lacking. I used dark chocolate but you could use milk chocolate if you prefer your chocolate a little less bitter.


Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts topped with Nutella

While playing around with different glazes, and trust me I tried a few, I couldn’t find the right one. While finishing up one batch I spied my jar of Nutella and decided to just spread a dollop on top just to cheer myself up and you know what it worked perfectly. It’s quick and simple and let’s face it who doesn’t love a dollop of Nutella? And if you don’t like the lovely nutty chocolate spread then these doughnuts are really nice unglazed.

Small batch

This recipe is just the right amount to make 6 baked doughnut’s, as this is the size of most doughnut pans. But the recipe can be easily doubled or tripled if required.

Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts topped with NutellaThese are a healthy alternative to fried doughnuts, there is very little fat in these and a small amount of sugar. To keep them moist and tender I have added Greek yogurt to the batter and of course the banana keeps them sweet :D These doughnuts are best on the day of baking but will keep in an airtight tin for up to 3 days.

Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts topped with Nutella

Banana Bread Baked Doughnuts topped with Nutella

By Emma Published: June 13, 2014

  • Yield: 6 doughnut's (6 Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10-12 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins

A moist and tender baked banana bread doughnut studded with chocolate chips and topped with a thick smear of Nutella.



  1. Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4 and lightly grease you doughnut pan.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl add your flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and dark chocolate chips and mix until everything is well combined.
  3. In a microwavable bowl or jug melt your butter for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Mix in the yogurt, egg milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until everything is well combined.
  4. Stir the banana into the liquid ingredients then pour the wet into the dry ingredients and gently mix to combine everything.
  5. Pipe or spoon your mixture evenly into the 6 different doughnut holes and pop the pan into your oven for 10 to 12 minutes. You are wanting your doughnuts to be firm to the touch and a lovely light golden colour.
  6. Once baked take them out of the oven and leave them in the pan for a few more minutes then take them out and allow then to fully cool down on a wire rack.
  7. Once fully cool spoon a teaspoon on Nutella onto each doughnut and spread to cover the top. More or less can be added according to taste.
  8. Kept in an airtight tin these doughnuts will be good for 3 days.

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6 Responses

  1. Nutella makes everything better! And since these doughnuts have Greek yogurt in them, I can feel better about the extra Nutella I will heap on top. :)
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    • I have to agree Nutella is amazing hence why I didn’t change it for the topping :D

  2. Maureen from Orgasmic Chef

    Well, this certainly means I need a doughnut pan! Nutella on the top sounds perfect.
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    • Hi Maureen you so need to get one they are great :) and Nutella makes everything better :D

  3. I am such a sucker for doughnuts – baked or fried (haha I know so bad) and these banana bread ones with nutella sound amazing!!! I love that you added chocolate chips and the greek yogurt is such a nice touch. They look incredible and I would have a hard time not finishing off all 6 of them :)

    • Hi Kelly thank you :) I did have a hard time not finishing them off in one sitting! I love to add Greek yogurt so I don’t feel as guilty eating them ;)

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