Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Baked Banana Bourbon Donuts with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

Baked Banana-Bourbon Donuts with 
Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting.
The answers are all here.

I wouldn't call myself a particularly together person. Most of the time I'm bordering on what could only be described as mildly unhinged and grasping for answers, but there are two things I know with absolute certainty: 1) bourbon makes everything better and 2) the same can be said of donuts. Emboldened by these dual concrete truths and inspired by a few past their prime bananas, a donut pan and a bottle of our finest barrel aged, I embarked on some EXTREMELY CONFIDENT
baked banana-bourbon donut making. 
Plus a little cashew cream cheese frosting composition, for good measure,
and further alliterative hilarity. 

Baked Banana-Bourbon Donuts
(makes 10 donuts, using a standard donut pan)

2 large over-ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1 1/2c whole wheat pastry flour
1/3c melted unrefined coconut oil
2/3c brown sugar
1Tbsp ground flax seed
3Tbsp boiling water
2Tbsp bourbon
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2tsp sea salt
1tsp baking soda
2tsp cinnamon

Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2c raw cashews , soaked for 1-3 hours, drained
2Tbsp lemon juice
1/4c maple syrup
2Tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4tsp sea salt

3Tbsp raw hemp seeds, for topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together ground flax seeds and 3Tbsp boiling water, set aside until thickened and gelatinous, about 5 minutes.
In a medium bowl, stir together mashed bananas and melted coconut oil.
Add sugar, cinnamon, flax egg, vanilla and bourbon, stirring to combine.
Add flour and baking soda, stirring until just mixed together. 
Mix should be evenly moist, but still have visible chunks of banana.

Spread batter into a well greased donut pan and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown and cake tester inserted into the center of each donut comes out clean.

Remove baked donuts from pan and place on cooling rack.

Combine all cashew cream cheese frosting ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blend until completely smooth.
Spread frosting onto completely cooled donuts.
Add toppings, if using. 
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days.

Join the all-donut diet club.

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