Celebrate National Donut Day with This Recipe!

Celebrate National Donut Day with This Recipe!

National Donut Day is a holiday we’ll gladly get behind! This year we’re whipping up these Banana Donuts with Salted Caramel Glaze, a delectable recipe from our friends at Honeysuckle. Give these guys a go, and check out some of our other favorites here.

Celebrate National Donut Day with This Recipe!




½ cup puréed banana (from one banana; very well mashed works fine too)

3 Tbsp melted butter

⅓ cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

1 cup flour

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp cinnamon



  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  2. Lightly butter or spray a doughnut pan and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the pureed banana, butter, brown sugar and egg until smooth.
  4. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  5. Combine the dry ingredients into the wet until just mixed.
  6. Transfer to a large piping bag and pipe the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until tops are lightly golden brown.
  8. Turn out the doughnuts onto a rack and let cool completely.



¼ cup unsalted butter

⅓ cup light brown sugar

3-4 Tbsp milk or half and half

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp salt


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar until melted.
  2. Add half and half, salt, and vanilla extract
  3. Let mixture gently bubble and caramelize for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Whisk in powdered sugar.
  5. Stir until mixture is thick.
  6. Remove from heat and as it cools, it'll thicken up some more - add more milk (1 tbsp at a time as necessary).
  7. Take a donut and dip the top of it in the icing. Immediately sprinkle donuts.
  8. Let cool completely and enjoy!

~ Dzung Lewis of Honeysuckle

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