Not only does he LOVE helping to measure out all of the ingredients, but he is a great little mixer and decorator - and it is so much fun to bake with him, especially when it is something that he loves so much!
These donuts are SO GOOD! No frying involved - the banana and buttermilk batter is baked up fresh in your oven. And the batter is so much like banana bread - but with a cake-donut quality that you will love too!
We've used milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate, but our favorite is dark chocolate glaze on these beauties! Can you see how the glaze just shines? It's as delicious as it looks!
Because I had a bumper crop of ripe bananas, we went ahead and doubled this recipe, which makes about 18 donuts. I use the Wilton Donut Pan linked here - you can make six donuts at a time, although they also have a mini-donut pan available.
And on a hot summer morning, these are absolutely WONDERFUL chilled in the refrigerator and served nice and cold. On hot and muggy days, I'd recommend doing that so that the glaze will set up for you, and it makes these easier to eat and enjoy.
We've enjoyed these for two days now, and they are a wonderful treat in the morning for all the sleepyheads that slept in and missed the fun of baking!