Strawberry Banana Doughnuts – {TerraFest2012}

January 16, 2012 · 59 comments

“May you have warm words on a cold evening, 

A full moon on a dark night,

And the road downhill all the way to your door.” ~Irish Toast

First, I want to say thank you to all my friends and family! Your birthday wishes, and sweet words today on Twitter and Facebook mean the world to me!  I am so blessed to have such a beautiful family of friends!!!!  I want to send a HUGE virtual hug your way:-)

You may be wondering what is TerraFest2012? A fun birthday celebration! My hubby and I believe that a birthday should be celebrated longer than one day.  One time we had my birthday celebration for almost a month (because of family and friends that visited!)

This year TerraFest2012 will be a week long.  I will be getting some new kitchen gadgets, and a beautiful camera this week, WOO HOO!!!

Today I was in the mood for something different then the traditional birthday cake.  Growing up my favorite cake was always banana cake.  When I lived in Arizona, you could never find banana cake mix (this was before I really started baking much.)  So my Mom would actually send me a banana cake box mix to make for my birthday sometimes.  Now I love making homemade banana cake, and made a Banana Pudding Cake a few months ago.

This morning I woke up and decided I wanted banana doughnuts, still a fun splurge treat, but different from traditional cake! I adapted the recipe I used for my Coconut Peanut Butter Doughnuts.

Strawberry Banana Doughnuts
 
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A moist doughnut full of strawberry and banana, topped with a sweet honey glaze!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • ½ cup strawberries, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, spray pan with cooking spray.
  2. If you have frozen strawberries, in small sauce pot on medium heat, warm the berries, then mash them. If you have fresh strawberries, use a small amount of sugar to soften them, and then mash them.
  3. In medium bowl mix together banana, strawberries, egg, canola oil, and water.
  4. In small bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Mix together the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Fill doughnut cups ½ full, bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. For glaze I used - 1½ cups powdered sugar, 3-5 Tbsps half and half, 1 Tbsp natural honey.
  7. Enjoy!
Notes
This makes about 8-10 doughnuts. I had 6 regular doughnuts, and 12 mini doughnuts. You could omit the egg to make the recipe vegan, add in more banana, they will not be as fluffy, but still very moist.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!!!!

Do you see the bracelet on the right on the plate?  My Mom made that gorgeous bracelet for me!!!! I just love it, it is so unique and beautiful:-)

Do you celebrate your birthday for longer then a day?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

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  • http://chefpandita.com Yuri

    Happy Birthday, Terra! Love the glaze on these donuts. I see you truly are a banana lover, are you posting banana cake for TerraFest2012? I too celebrate my birthday for more than a day, I do birthday month celebration :D Boyfriend gives me little gifts all month long and I celebrate with friends as much as I can. Hope you enjoy your birthday week, panda hugs <3

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much Yuri! This BDay fest has been the best, the love shared has been so overwhelming, I love it! I didn’t end up making a banana cake, maybe I will have to later in the year just because:-) I love the idea of getting gifts all month long, that is truly fun! Love and Hugs, Terra

  • Anonymous

    Good idea to celebrate for a whole week, or even longer! I’ve never made baked donut, been curious. This looks really good

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! A birthday fest is WAY too fun! I found my doughnut pan on Amazon, best purchase I have ever made:-) oxox, Terra

  • Nancy Buchanan

    Now that is the way to celebrate a birthday!!!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!! My hubby and I have fun finding fun ways to make our birthday perfect:-) oxox, Terra

  • http://juniakk.blogspot.com/ Juniakk

    happy birthday terra!!! what a wonderful post to celebrate your bday :). i love how these donuts are healthier and don’t hv butter in them. strawberries and banana in a donut is heaven! :D

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you soooooo much! I want to try to make the doughnuts vegan next, and gluten free, a fun challenge for myself:-) Hugs, Terra

  • Kim Bee

    New follower. These look slamming good. Happy Birthday!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://lisamichele.wordpress.com/ Lisa

    Happy Birthday!  Those doughnuts are a gooey and delicious way to celebrate Terrafest2012 (love that idea)!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! This week has been so fun, and full of love:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com/ Yummychunklet

    The glaze alone is drool-worthy.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      LOL! Thank you so much:-) Something about glaze that makes me smile every time:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me you’re bringing one of these to me tomorrow???

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh I will hook you up! :-) Love and Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/thegermanfoodie Sofie Dittmann

    hey, is that WINE w/ the donuts? what could be BETTER – yeah, coffee is nice, but WINE… :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      The wine was a perfect compliment with the doughnuts in my opinion, LOL! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • Baker Street

    I love baked donuts! Strawberry and banana are an excellent combination. I could eat a couple right now. :) 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I did eat a couple at one sitting, so I had one for you too! Thank you so much:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/MasalaHerb Helene

    Terra your doughnuts look amazing, as if from a fairy tale story. I wish I could just pop by your place. I d have them all. XD I liked the Irish Toast. Maybe we should toast to celebrate your birthday. A Virtual kiss and hug and I wish u a happy birthday!

    you r getting a new cam!? how exciting! =

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Awww, Thank you so much!!! I would totally make another batch for you, come on over:-) I AM getting a camera, so excited! I am getting a Nikon, will get it Saturday, SQUEEEEE!!! I will have a lot to learn of course, LOL:-) Sending love and hugs!! oxox, Terra

      • Anonymous

        its fun to learn these things. I was so excited when I got a mine. I am sure u ll enjoy yours. =)

  • http://www.roxanagreengirl.com/ Roxana GreenGirl

    can’t wait to see what camera you gonna get!
    now, where’s my doughnut?

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I am making more doughnuts on Saturday Roxana, come on over! :-) I am getting my camera Saturday too, woo hoo:-) I will be getting the Nikon d3100, YAY!!! Hugs, Terra

  • http://shescookin.com/ Priscilla

    Happy Birthday, Terra! I like how you think :) Your donuts look like a delicious start to a beautiful week!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! Hugs, Terra

  • http://tasty-trials.com/ Karen

    Happy Birthday Week!!! We also celebrate birthday weeks, so I’m totally on board with this celebration!
    These doughnuts look like a perfect alternative to birthday cake to me…so pretty!

  • http://tasty-trials.com/ Karen

    Happy Birthday Week!!! We also celebrate birthday weeks, so I’m totally on board with this celebration!
    These doughnuts look like a perfect alternative to birthday cake to me…so pretty!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes:-) Honestly, I loved having the doughnuts instead of cake, each person had their own treat then:-) Hugs, Terrra

  • Lisa

    Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a fantastic week! Omg, these donuts are so scrumptious with the strawberries in them and the icing makes them even better! I wanted to bake some donuts for my son instead of a cake but he wanted a cake!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Lisa you should make the cake AND doughnuts, LOL! More sweet treats the better I say:-) Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes, this week is AWESOME:-) oxox, Terra

  • http://mediaemerging.com Scott Hepburn

    I just love that you paired doughnuts with a chardonnay. It’s like beer and bacon, ‘cept for fancy people. ;)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      LOL!!!! “Fancy people?” Me? I like it!!!! Why not have a glass of wine…or two….with a delicious doughnut, why be normal I say:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/chowandchatter RebeccaSubbiah RD

    wow these look divine great way to celebrate

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much my friend! oxox, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/LivinLovinSweet Live & Love Sweet

    Happy Belated birthday – – what a fabulous way to start your birthday celebrations!! I also love the fact that you celebrate your birthday over the course of a couple days …. more birthday celebrations = more cake … sounds like the perfect idea to me :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! Celebrating for longer than one day rocks!!! I am having a wonderful TerraFest2012:-) oxox, Terra

  • EA-The Spicy RD

    So glad to hear you’re still celebrating! I spread my last b-day celebration over a week…love it! Wish I had one of those doughnuts right now to share with you. They look amazing- just like you :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much my sweet friend!  I will be making more for sure, they are that yummy:-) Love and Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/betit19 Richa

    omg those doughnuts probably taste awesome! happy belated birthday! i superlike the idea of a weeklong terrafest!!:)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much, the doughnuts were pretty fantastic! oxox, Terra

  • http://litebite.in/ Sanjeeta kk

    Happy..happy B’day (belated)…love that bracelet in the plate. And those cute little doughnuts as well. 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!! Hugs, Terra

  • Anonymous

    Your donuts look amazing Terra….please send some my way ;)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! I am making more this weekend, so I will save one…or two for you:-) Hugs, Terra

  • Bestfoodies

    I usually try to ignore my birthday lol…you donuts look amazing (as your food always does) and the wine…never seen that one before…would love to give that a try!  Your bracelet is so pretty…how special that she made that for you…you seem to be truly family blessed!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Ignore your birthday? Awww, it should be a fun celebration, it is a special day! You need to get a doughnut pan, it will change your life:-) Thank you so much for the sweet words! Hugs, Terra

  • http://lifesafeast.blogspot.com/ Jamie

    Oh happy birthday! And the bracelet is beautiful!! As are the donuts! Mmmm I want donuts! And I love the baked donut recipes…

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I am late, but thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    Happy Birthday! That bracelet is stunning, talented mom :) These are so fun…a perfect birthday treat :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I am late, but thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes! I love all the treasures my Mom makes me, she is very talented:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/LifeThruWords Jenn

    I’ve seen so many wonderful doughnut recipes lately and have really wanted to try making a batch. But, I cannot for the life of me find a doughnut pan anywhere in the city!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I hope the link my friend shared for you helped, you definitely will love your doughnut pan! I am already thinking about another recipe:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://sonisfoodforthought.blogspot.com/ Soni

    Happy Birthday!Your recipe looks so tempting and a perfect use for bananas!Will def be making this one,I’m sure my kids would love it as well!Enjoy your day and have a great year!Hugs :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Sorry for my delay, but thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes! Enjoy:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.asianinamericamag.com/ Betty Ann @Mango_Queen

    Terra dear, I thought I already left a comment, but seems like I just stared, drooled then passed out staring at these delish doughnuts! They’re terrific and I love the Irish toast you got there! Cheers, my friend! Thanks for this recipe, for the blog-love support and foodie-friendship!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes!!! You made me giggle, I drooled at the pics too, now I just need to make some more:-) Thank you again, Love and Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.asianinamericamag.com/ Betty Ann @Mango_Queen

    And yes, I meant to wish you A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terra! Sorry, those strawberry doughnuts have a hynotic effect on me….I get a glazed longing look and have a memory lapse looking at your delish pics! May you have many more wonderful birthdays! Love the bracelet your Mom made….gorgeous ! You are so blessed!

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