Banana Bread Donuts with Chai Tea Glaze

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Banana Bread Donuts

  • Author: Kelly Cahoon


Banana Bread Donuts with Chai Tea Glaze. Ok guys, If you’re like me, you take donuts very seriously. Pretty much any donut is a donut worth having. I even had a donut tower in lieu of a wedding cake at my reception. Yes, donuts are my jam. (except jam filled donuts… ew)



  • 1 1/4 C All purpose flour
  • 1/2t baking soda
  • 1/2t baking powder
  • 1/2C packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 1/4t salt
  • 2 ripe, mashed bananas
  • 1/4 C sour cream
  • 1 egg (room temp)
  • 1/4 C vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c Melted and cooled butter
  • 2 T vanilla extract

Brown Butter Chai Tea Glaze

  • 1/4 C unsalted utter

  • 1/3 C packed brown sugar

  • 3 T heavy cream

  • 1 chai tea, tea bag

  • 1/2 t vanilla extract

  • 2C confectioners sugar SIFTED

    * Heat the heavy cream in the microwave about 20 seconds, then steep the chai tea in the heavy cream about 30 minutes. SQUEEZE the tea bag to get all that amazing flavor into the cream!!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease your donut pan OR plug in and grease your donut maker. Yes, donut maker. Buy one. You’ll love it.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Put aside
  3. In a large bowl, mix the sugars, egg, oil, sour cream,  and vanilla. Add those bananas.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. No overmixing!
  5. Fill the donut molds up 2/3 of the way and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden. If your using your donut maker fill the molds up 2/3 of the way just wait about 2 minutes until the light goes off. (seriously, buy one its worth the investment)
  6. Let the donuts cool on a cooling rack while you make your chai tea glaze.

Chai Tea Glaze

  1. Heat the butter in a pan on medium low until its melted and a slight amber color ( about 5 min) it will smell aromatic and nutty and amazing and like Christmas.

  2. Add the brown sugar and cook for about 1 minute stirring continuously. Remove from heat and let cool for another minute or two

  3. Add the vanilla, and chai infused cream while whisking vigorously (its going to bubble like crazy so stir, stir, stir!!)

  4. Add the confectioners sugar and whisk until you have a super smooth glaze ( make sure you sift the sugar first! Unless, of course, you enjoy a donut with a lumpy-glaze. In that case, carry on)

  5. If you want the glaze a little thinner, add cream. If the glaze is a little too thin, add sugar. Its sets up pretty quick so work fast!

  6. Dip the top half of the donuts into the glaze and let set up and cool completely before serving.

    * you can keep these in an airtight container for up to about 4 days if you need to! But lets be honest, these bad boys wont last 4 hours let alone 4 days…

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