Baked Banana & Coconut Whole Wheat DoughnutsBy Maya Moscovich on November 20th, 2013 Posted in Cakes and Cookies
Some days I just want to either scream or just be left alone. In a room. With a bed, a TV and some snacks. Veggies even maybe. I bet everyone has a day like this once in a while but really, this fact does not make me want to scream less.
A standard day for me would be to get up in the morning, get dressed, wake the kids up, help them get dressed because otherwise it ain’t going to happen, help them brush faster (ditto) and send them downstairs to have their breakfast. When they go to eat I remember that I didn’t do my hair. Or brush my teeth. So I do. And by the time I come down the kids are probably not done eating but I have zero time left to eat, so I grab my travel mug with coffee already in it (thanks to my amazing hubby) and together we start rushing the kids (because from some reason mornings are apparently the best time to play with the dog, talk like they never talked before, discuss what they do at school, remember they forgot something upstairs, grab a snack and just basically do everything they shouldn’t during this time frame). We help them put their coats on, put their lunch boxes in their backpacks and finally, leave the house.
We drop the kids off, we go to work, I do my thing at the office, trying to multitask like a maniac and then the day’s done. By this time I notice I haven’t had lunch again but I tell myself that I’ll soon be home and eat.
I pick up hubby, we drive home, pick up the kids, I wrack my brains to find an easy dish for dinner, I finally find something, I make it, heat it, serve it, it’s eaten and oops, it’s already 7pm.
So we send the kids to the shower and while hubby looks over them and makes sure they actually shower I prepare their lunch boxes for the next day. I check the agendas, sign notices, make sure they have everything for music class or any other class (swear to god I don’t even know how I still remember what they have every day) and I’m done.
Kids are showered, brushed and tucked in bed, a goodnight kiss, a hug, a request for a bedtime story (which sometimes actually happens and other times just leaves me with my feelings of guilt) and I’m going back downstairs. The day ends with me and hubby watching an episode of one of our series while drinking herbal tea and off we go to shower and bed.
So yeah, pretty routine, boring, stressed yet full of action, and even though around 8-8:30pm I finally have time for myself, I’m so tired by that time that I can’t help but feeling old.
So today, everything went the same but while the kids were doing their homework, I decided to do something I love – bake! and since Hanukkah is right around the corner (next week) I decided to go with doughnuts, but since I don’t like frying I decided to bake them. So there, the kids are upstairs pretending to sleep, and while I’m writing these lines I can’t help but feeling like I actually accomplished something today. I was able to squeeze these doughnuts right between homework and bedtime – score!
and now, to express my feeling of accomplishment, I’ll share the recipe for these baked banana coconut whole wheat doughnuts, how about that? pretty sweet.
- 1 Banana - Pureed
- 80gr Butter - Cubed
- ¼ Cup Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Plain Yogurt
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Egg
- ½ Cup Icing Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Milk (you can use only 1 to get a thicker glaze)
- 1 tsp Natural Food Color (Yellow) - Optional
- Coconut - For Sprinkling
- In a mixer bowl mix the butter, pureed banana and sugar until mixture is white and fluffy (mix on high speed)
- Add in the egg and mix on medium speed
- Add in the vanilla, yogurt, flour, baking soda and baking powder and mix on medium speed until you get an even batter.
- Oil spray (or use butter) a bagel pan (6 bagels)
- Transfer the batter into a piping bag and pipe, dividing evenly into to the doughnut pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and remove from oven.
- Cool completely before adding glaze.
- Beat the icing sugar with the milk. Start with 1 Tbsp, if you want it thinner add another tablespoon milk.
- Add in 1 tsp color and stir until combined.
- When doughnuts are fully cooled, place them on a wire rack with parchment paper under the rack. use a tablespoon to pour/ drip the glaze on the individual doughnuts.
- Sprinkle the coconut immediately after glazing.
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