Thursday, October 6, 2011

Doughnut Be Cruel: Peanut Butter Banana Old Fashioneds

Elvis Presley is rumored to have loved deep-fried peanut butter banana sandwiches. In a tribute to The King, I offer you something even tastier... Peanut Butter Banana Old Fashioned Doughnuts! I adapted this recipe from one I found online for Samoan Panikekes - crispy, fried banana pancakes - but after all my meddling, I was left with an awesome doughnut with a crisp shell and soft inside that reminded me of the old-fashioned doughnuts my mom made in her bakery, years ago.

These are very rich, and delicious with coffee!

Peanut Butter Banana Old Fashioned Doughnuts


3 1/2 c. unbleached flour
1 1/2 c. cane juice crystals (I use Zulka) or other vegan sugar
1 T. baking powder

2 bananas, pureed
1/3 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 T. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)

You'll also need:

Several cups canola oil for frying
Candy thermometer to check oil temperature
Fryer or deep wok to fry in
Small ice cream scoop or two large spoons


In a large bowl, combine flour, cane juice crystals and baking powder.

Add pureed bananas, peanut butter, milk and vanilla extract, blending well.

Heat oil to 350 degrees.

Using a scoop, drop about a tablespoon and a half of dough into oil and fry about 3 minutes or until doughnuts float to top of oil and have a crisp brown crust.

If using spoons, scoop dough up with one spoon, then use another to push the ball of dough off into the oil.

Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Enjoy!

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  1. Wow, these look delectable! I look forward to making them!

  2. I think the Recipe is off. I measured the amount of milk it calls for, but in process of adding it I realized if I used all of it, it would be more like Batter than Dough. So I only added 1/2 cup of milk instead of the 1 1/2 cups. Also is the capital T (Tablespoon) supposed to be an a lower case t (teaspoon)?
    They were very good with the changes I made, and I had several Dozen. I also sprinkled them with powder sugar.

    1. I am so sorry for my belated reply... I somehow missed your comment!

      The recipe is correct, and your "batter" description is more apt than "dough." :)