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Caramel Upside Down Banana Bread Donuts

Incredibly soft banana bread donuts are baked upside-down style with a luscious homemade caramel sauce.---just try to eat only one!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 donuts

Ingredients

Donuts

  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Caramel

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons half and half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Donuts

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease the sides of two 6-cup donut pans. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk mashed banana, sugar, butter, milk, egg, and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Fold flour mixture into liquid until batter is just combined. Set aside.

Caramel

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter then whisk in sugar, and agave. Bring sauce to a simmer and stir occasionally until thickened and golden. Reduce heat to medium and add cream and salt and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Remove caramel from heat and immediately spoon about a tablespoon into the bottom of prepared donut pan cavities. Spoon batter over caramel filling them each 3/4 to the top. Smooth tops.
  • Bake donuts at 350F 15-20 minutes or until caramel is bubbly and donut springs back when lightly touched. Run a knife around sides of donuts and immediately invert donuts onto a cooling rack. Serve warm and enjoy!