Banana & Walnut Baked Doughnuts with Fudge Glaze Icing

Yield: 12 doughnuts

Banana & Walnut Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla Fudge Glaze Icing

Banana & Walnut Doughnuts with Fudge Glaze Icing by

Try these rich and indulgent baked Banana & Walnut Doughnuts with Vanilla Fudge Glaze icing for breakfast, dessert, or any time of the day.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes



  • 60g (2oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 60g (2oz) wholewheat flour
  • 100g (3½oz) light brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 120ml (4fl oz) buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 60g (2oz) walnuts, chopped

Vanilla Fudge Glaze Icing

  • 60ml (2fl oz) whole milk
  • 150g (5½oz) icing (confectioners') sugar, sifted
  • 170g (6oz) vanilla fudge, chopped in small squares
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • 15g (½oz) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp single cream (half and half)



  1. Preheat the oven to 160°CC/320°F/Gas Mark 2½. Spray two six-cup donut pans with oil, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together both the flours, light brown sugar, cinnamon, bicarb of soda (baking soda) and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla, then pour into the flour mixture. Stir until barely combined, then add the the mashed bananas and stir again to combine.
  4. Pipe or spoon the batter into the donut pans, filling to three-quarters full, then bake for around 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool in the donut pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Vanilla Fudge Glaze Icing

  1. To make the icing, heat the milk in a small saucepan until just below a simmer and add the icing (confectioners') sugar gradually until dissolved.
  2. Slowly add the chopped fudge and heat, stirring continuously, until melted.
  3. Add the salt and continue to stir until smooth, adding more milk if necessary to make the right consistency of icing.
  4. Leave the saucepan over a very low heat to keep the icing runny, stirring occasionally.
  5. Dip half of each doughnut into the icing and return to the wire rack to drain. Press or sprinkle a few chopped walnuts around the top of each doughnut after dipping. If the icing thickens, thin it with a little milk.
  6. With the leftover icing in the saucepan, add the dark chocolate and single cream and mix together. Add the mixture to a piping bag and drizzle back and forth over the doughnuts.
  7. Allow to set before serving.

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8 Comments on “Banana & Walnut Baked Doughnuts with Fudge Glaze Icing”

  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) February 25, 2015 @10:12 pm Reply

    awww I'm glad your pooch is feeling better!

    these doughnuts look so so pretty and super duper tastylicious!

  2. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain February 25, 2015 @10:20 pm Reply

    YAY! I am so happy your pup is okay, Lisa! That's wonderful news. And these doughnuts are out of this world! Banana walnut is a lovely combo, and that glaze! Gorgeous!

    1. The Partiologist February 26, 2015 @1:24 am Reply

      So happy your little puppy is better - I bet these doughnuts would heal anything! :)

  3. Jessica @ Sweet Menu February 26, 2015 @11:45 pm Reply

    Im glad your pup is ok Lisa! And how gorgeous are these donuts - your photos are incredible!

  4. Emma | Fork & Good February 27, 2015 @12:30 pm Reply

    Glad you're back but mainly glad your pooch is better! They are family, and definitely a viable reason for taking time out!

  5. Tina | March 23, 2015 @1:11 pm Reply

    Oh, banana and walnut, such a winning combo!

  6. Liv April 26, 2016 @9:28 pm Reply

    what a great recipe and fab food photography, i am literally drooling at the sight of these yum!

  7. Olivia January 17, 2020 @3:52 am Reply

    These donuts looks so tasty and delicious. They are adorable and can't wait to try this. Hope can I grab a piece right now. Thank you for sharing this.