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New Year, New Breakfast Ideas!
My new year’s resolution was to give myself back a little time. Time for exercise has been at the top of the list, so I bought a treadmill and it feels great to run again! But the problem is that I always wake up starving. But that’s ok, because another of my resolutions was to make sure I’m pulling out my best easy breakfast recipes to start each day out right. And this week, I came up with what is easily my favorite recipe I’ve ever posted here on my site. Yes, it may be as simple as donut holes, but who knew that just adding real ingredients like peanut powder and fresh banana would make them sooooo good?
I mean, who wouldn’t want to wake up to these, right? And I should mention, they’re baked, not fried!
Peanut Butter Banana Donut Holes
- 1¾ cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 heaping tablespoons Jif Peanut Powder (original)
- 1 banana, mashed
- ½ cup Silk Almondmilk (or other milk of your choice)
- ⅓ cup oil (we used almond oil, but you can use coconut, canola, vegetable, etc.)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For coating:
- 2 tbsp cinnamon mixed with ⅔ cup sugar
- 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
- (Donut holes can be made in a donut hole maker or mini muffin pan. If using a mini muffin tin, preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly oil a mini muffin pan or spray with nonstick spray.)
- In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar and peanut powder. In another bowl, mix together banana, almondmilk, oil, egg and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients into dry, and mix on low speed or with a rubber spatula until all ingredients are moistened and combined. If using donut maker, turn it on to preheat.
- Scoop batter into a large freezer bag and snip off the corner. Use the bag to pipe batter into donut hole maker or mini muffin tin (muffin cups should be about ½-3/4 full.)
- Bake according to donut hole maker instructions, or in oven for about 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow donut holes to cool slightly, then brush on melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm or cool.
I’m not sure which ingredient it is that gives these quick donut holes their perfectly cake-like texture. It might be the peanut powder, or the banana, or maybe it’s the almond oil I used – but whatever it is, it worked. I am so obsessed with these right now I nearly took the last one out of my son’s hand.
I said nearly. I’m not a monster… 😉
What is Peanut Powder, Anyway?
I got my first sample of peanut powder at a natural products show a few years ago, but to be honest, I didn’t know what to do with it and even if I did, I didn’t know where to get more. My grocery store certainly didn’t carry it. But that’s all changed now that Jif Peanut Powder can be found right on the shelf at Walmart!
Jif™ Peanut Powder is made with just one ingredient – fresh roasted peanuts. That means it’s a whole food, and we love that it has no added sugar or salt like a lot of peanut products. The powder form is great for smoothies, but it can be used to add extra nutrients to so many other things. As a peanut butter lover, this really gets my wheels turning with recipe ideas!
(There’s also a Jif Chocolate Peanut Powder option, which contains just a touch of semisweet chocolate and a smidge of sugar.)
Easy Donut Holes in Minutes
The main reason that I’m diggin’ on these donut holes (besides the WOW factor of how ridiculously good they are) is the fact that they are baked, not fried, and they contain real fruit and a whole ingredient like Jif Peanut Powder, which has all the protein of regular peanut butter with 85% less fat.
Kitchen Tip: Scoop your batter into a zippered freezer bag and snip off the corner. You’ll have much less mess!
These are easy to pop into a donut hole maker, which was an impulse buy on my end but turned out to be a great investment. We actually use it! If you don’t have one, a mini muffin tin will work just perfectly. You’ll just have slightly less round donut holes. No big.
You could technically skip the cinnamon sugar part, but that would just be crazy.
Ok, I understand why some might not want to add sugar. That’s your call. For my next batch, I may try a simple glaze, but glazes do tend to get funny after a day or so. If you’re keeping them any longer than that, I’d recommend the coating I used here. It keeps them nice and fresh on the inside.
And don’t fret the butter. You’re not using very much on each donut hole, and I’m a believer that a little grass-fed goodness just makes the whole thing even better. Real ingredients = a rule to live and flourish by!
I wish you could smell them. They really are enough to make you jump out of bed, and two of these with your afternoon tea? That’s what breaktime was made for!
Grab a bag of Jif Peanut Powder the next time you stop in at Walmart, and start getting creative! But obviously, set some aside to make homemade donut holes. And be sure to eat a few while they’re warm!