10 Minute Baked Banana Bread Doughnut Holes

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My son has been asking for “nanna bread” for weeks. I absolutely love Bananna Bread, but I’m never really patient enough to wait the 45 minutes to an hour to make it. Yea, I’m pretty lazy like that. So while going through some old posts, I saw my 10 minute baked doughnut hole recipe, and it hit me– Make some 10 minute baked banana bread doughnut holes!

10 minute baked bananna bread doughnut holes - no more waiting an hour for homemade bananna bread!

These little doughnut holes are so delicious- but technically, they aren’t really doughnut holes. We’re not frying them- we’re “baking” them in a cake pop machine (if you dont have a cake pop machine you can also use a cake pop pan, but that will add about 10 minutes to the time).

These are a delicious way to eat banana bread- that even your pickiest eaters will love. They come out delicious and golden brown without over drying. And you can add a nice layer of delicious sugar to them (which we always do) because it makes them taste like the yummy doughnut hole treats we like to grab at our minor league hockey games and at the county fair.

You can also add a little cinnamon to the topping- but I like these with just a bit of sugar. These are sure to be a big hit with your whole family, for breakfast, lunch or an anytime snack!


10 Minute Baked Bananna Bread Doughnut Holes
  • -1½ cups flour
  • -1 teaspoon baking soda
  • -1/2 cup butter, softened
  • -2 eggs
  • -1 cup sugar, + ½ cup for dusting
  • -2 large very ripe bananas
  • -1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • -1/2 cup milk
  • -1/4 cup cinnamon, for dusting
  1. Fill a large bowl or paper bag with cinnamon and sugar to top and set aside.
  2. Cream together sugar and butter in a stand mixer.
  3. Add in eggs, mix thoroughly.
  4. Add in vanilla, milk and extracts.
  5. Slowly fold in flour and baking soda- be careful not to overmix.
  6. Pour batter into a squeeze bottle or a ziploc bag with the tip cut off.
  7. Squeeze batter to fill bottom of a well heated and greased cake pop machine.
  8. Cook according to manufacturers directions (about 5 minutes).
  9. While piping hot out of the machine, dump into sugar and cinnamon bag/bowl and toss to evenly coat.
  10. Eat immediately and enjoy!
10 minute baked bananna bread doughnut holes- these are so delicious!




30 thoughts on “10 Minute Baked Banana Bread Doughnut Holes”

  1. Hello beautiful! Just stopping by to let you know that your doughnut holes were Jessica’s favorite at our last party and we will be featuring it at Monday’s party! Happy dance time! Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  2. What a fun variation. My husband LOVES banana bread, so I might have to give these a try. I LOVE the photography and staging of these photos! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with the Home Matters Linky Party! We hope to see you again next week!

  3. Hi Courtney, Thanks so much for sharing these delicious Baked Banana Bread Doughnut holes with Foodie Friends Friday Party this weekend. I’ll be pinning and sharing this weekend. We look forward to seeing you again soon with another great post.

    A Foodie Friends Friday co-host,
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks.

  4. Hi there! Visiting from Wine’d Down Wednesday. Banana bread? 10 minutes? Count me in! Yum I really love banana bread. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  5. fabulous idea! I adore banana bread, and I’m pretty much obsessed with this idea, now! I don’t have a cake pop or donut hole maker, but my little scoop works pretty well 😉 So glad you linked these up with Mouthwatering Mondays! Have a delicious week!

  6. Baked them for my daughter´’s 2nd classmates and they were a hit!!! The teacher loved them as well and well, it is my new treat from now on!!! Very easy to make, they bake so beautifully you wont believe it!!! My cake pop maker was left forgotten and now it is coming back to life!!!!

    1. I just made these in a cupcake pan and they turned out great! I baked them at 375 for 15 minutes then I took them right out of the pan and rolled them in cinnamon and sugar. It made 16 delightful muffins!

      1. Thanks for the oven temp! I have a donut pan and wanted to try it out with this recipe, can’t wait they sound yummy!

  7. Would these also work in cupcake pan? You could dump the top of the cupcake in melted butter then dipped in cinnamon sugar. Any thoughts if that would work as well? Sounds delicious though I don’t have a cake pop machine or pan for it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. This is adapted from my bread recipe, so it will be just fine in a cupcake pan! I love making breads in smaller pans- they cook faster, are easier to make sure you don’t overeat, and a better for my kids little hands 😉

    1. I’m not sure since I dont have one- but it’s worth a try! If you do try it let me know how it turns out… you might just compare the wet ingredients. This is a slightly runny batter since it is based off a banana bread recipe- so if it seems like its really different than one you usually use, I’d try to reduce or add the milk to be closer.

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