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Samoas Banana Bread Donuts

These moist banana bread donuts are baked to perfection, dipped in chocolate, and smothered with coconut and caramel. The banana bread reincarnation of Samoas.

These moist banana bread donuts are baked to perfection, dipped in chocolate, and smothered with coconut and caramel. The banana bread reincarnation of Samoas.

I adore banana bread.

Seriously. If I were to write another cookbook and it was a one-food-themed topic, it would most certainly be banana bread.

Maybe it’s because of my mom’s banana bread recipe. It’s comforting and nostalgic and one of the cornerstone recipes in my baking repertoire. Or maybe it’s because I always over-buy bananas, and we have at least 4 overripe bananas every week for banana bread baking.

Or maybe it’s just because nothing in the world beats homemade banana bread. Period.

These moist banana bread donuts are baked to perfection, dipped in chocolate, and smothered with coconut and caramel. The banana bread reincarnation of Samoas.

No matter the reason, my love for banana bread knows no bounds, and I love to eat it in any shape or form.

Particularly as donuts. Donuts are never, ever wrong. Am I right? Or am I right?!

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As you can see, these aren’t just any banana bread donuts. These are anything but ordinary.

Unless your definition of ordinary includes being dipped in chocolate, smothered in coconut and caramel, and drizzled with more chocolate on top? Because in that case, yes. These would be very ordinary 😉.

Enjoy!

Samoa Banana Bread Donuts

These moist banana bread donuts are baked to perfection, dipped in chocolate, and smothered with coconut and caramel. The banana bread reincarnation of Samoas.

Ingredients:

2 mashed bananas

3 tbsp sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp vegetable oil

3/4 cup All Purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp salt

2 cups milk chocolate melting wafers (like Ghirardeli or Hershey)

1 cup Smucker's Salted Caramel Sauce

1 cup shredded coconut

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Whisk together the bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla, and vegetable oil. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix until batter forms.

Transfer the batter to a ziptop bag. Snip the corner and pipe the batter into a generously greased donut pan. Fill each cavity to be about 3/4 full.

Bake for 10 minutes and let cool completely before removing from the pan.

Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the package. Dip each donut in the  chocolate and place on a large piece of parchment paper or silicone baking mat to cool and harden.

In another bowl, mix together the coconut and caramel sauce. Spoon or pipe the coconut mixture over the donuts. Drizzle the remaining chocolate over the coconut. Best served within the first few hours of making.

 

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PS: here are some of my favorite banana bread recipes!

Mom’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

The BEST Banana Bread

Scotcheroo Banana Bread (my personal favorite)

Brownie Mix Banana Bread

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

8 comments on “Samoas Banana Bread Donuts”

  1. My two favorites in one: banana bread AND samoas. Omg. Pinned!

  2. ummmm banana bread has never looked better-samoa-fy all the things!

  3. Now that’s my kind of banana bread! I’d love a slice of this for breakfast :)

  4. Whoa! This bread would not last in my house!

  5. Oh my word! This bread is beyond amazing!!!

  6. I am Samoa obsessed, so this recipe just made it to my must make list. It looks so fabulous and the pictures are gorgeous!

    Pinning, Stumbling and Yumming!

  7. This banana bread is toooootally calling my name! I’m loving every last drippy crumb of that caramel-soaked coconutty goodness. Pinning! 

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