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A donut Elvis would have loved – a baked banana donut is covered in a peanut butter icing, then topped with bacon.

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When it comes to food, are you more of a tradionalist, or do you like to try the newest fads and trends?

Overall, I’d say I’m mostly a traditionalist.  I like old-school foods, familiar foods.  Although I do have to say that I’m a very unpicky eater, so I will really try most things at least once.  But when it comes down to making my meal plan and deciding what to feed my family, I keep it pretty simple.

Banana Baked Donuts with Peanut Butter & Bacon | Taste and Tell

But sometimes, I have to jump on the trend bandwagons.  Because sometimes, there are flavor combinations that I just can’t pass up.

Like bacon. With pretty much anything.

Really, can you think of anything that bacon isn’t served on/in/with these days?  And I am a bacon lover!

If you go into pretty much any cupcake bakery these days, you’ll see at least one cupcake that is topped with bacon.  And I see photos all of the time with other bacon topped dessserts.  Hey, even fast food restaurants have jumped on the bacon dessert bandwagon.  So while these donuts may seem like they are a little bit out there, in reality, everyone is doing it!  Hey – even Elvis loved the combination.  So really, this sweet/salty combination has been around for years.
Banana Baked Donuts with Peanut Butter & Bacon | Taste and Tell

I’ve actually had the idea of these donuts floating around in my head for months.  Since late last year, to be exact.  I don’t know what has taken me so long to take the plunge and make them – because now I’m wishing that I would have made them a lot sooner!  I’m always a sucker for the sweet and salty combination, and these donuts hit both of those notes so perfectly.  And if bacon on your donut isn’t your thing, the great part about this recipe is that even without the bacon, the banana donut with the peanut butter glaze is pretty much perfection.  Forget saving those ripe bananas for banana bread – make donuts instead!!

Banana Baked Donuts with Peanut Butter & Bacon | Taste and Tell

Banana Baked Donuts with Peanut Butter and Bacon {Elvis Donuts}
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A donut Elvis would have loved - a baked banana donut is covered in a peanut butter icing, then topped with bacon.
Serves: 2 dozen donuts
Banana Donuts
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups mashed banana
Peanut Butter Icing
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4-5 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ pound bacon, cooked and chopped or crumbled
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and vegetable oil. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, then stir in the bananas. Stir just until moistened.
  3. Fill the donut pan with the mixture about ⅔ full. (I find that it is easiest to do this by putting the batter into a large ziptog bag and cutting off the corner, using it like a piping bag.)
  4. Bake the donuts until a toothpick inserted comes out clean - 10-12 mintues. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. To make the icing: In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, peanut butter and 3 tablespoons of the milk. Continue adding milk until you reach the desired consistency.
  6. When the donuts are cool, frost with the peanut butter icing. Sprinkle on the bacon before the icing sets up.

Try out these other recipes that combine bacon with sweets:

Pancakes and Bacon Cake Slices with Maple Buttercream from Picky Palate
Pumpkin Caramel Bars with Bacon from Noble Pig
Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Candied Bacon from Elle’s New England Kitchen
Dulce de Bacon Milkshake from Adventures in Cooking
Chocolate Covered Bacon from The Girl Who Ate Everything

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43 Responses to Banana Baked Donuts with Peanut Butter and Bacon {Elvis Donuts}

  1. Rosa says:

    Oh, terrific! Those donuts must taste so great.



  2. Baked Donuts are so shockingly easy, I’m not sure why it took me so long to buy a donut pan! And this combination is a classic, but I’ve NEVER seen it in donut form! Peanut butter icing.. I am sold!

  3. ohh yessss! I need to break out my donut pan for sure!

  4. So creative and these look awesome – just made donuts before our trip. Hadnt done it in awhile, forgot how easy they are!

  5. I want to make these just because of the name!!! :) These look so tasty!

  6. What an awesome recipe! I have a donut pan but don’t use it nearly enough. The flavor combo of these donuts is perfect!!

  7. I can’t express how much I love these! Fabulous idea!!!

  8. I’ll skip the bacon, but I’m loving the banana and peanut butter in these donuts!

  9. Cassie says:

    Elvis donuts, holy cow. These are better that the best. Love the creativity here Deborah!

  10. We love treating ourselves to an Elvis sandwich on special occasions, but I love your donut version! I haven’t busted out my donut pan in a while but you have inspired me to break it out and whip up some baked donuts soon!

  11. Ugh, these sound so dang good! I absolutely love banana and peanut butter and I bet the salty bacon adds just the right touch. I know a friend of mine who will LOVE these, too. Pinned :)

  12. Sasha says:

    Oh my. This is so crazy it just might work! Peanut butter, bacon and donuts – definitely on my list of favorites.

  13. teresa says:

    how can you not love this! they look amazing. there is a donut place in oregon that sells a donut with bacon, i’ve always wanted to try it!

  14. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    These are so creative! Love the salty, sweet combo!

  15. Joanne says:

    If it was a favorite of The King’s then it must be good!

  16. Oh mah gawwwd these donuts are amazing! And best of all, I have some major ripening bananas in my fruit bowl right about now so I can whip this up ASAP! So excited :)

  17. Kristen says:

    Oh wow girl – I’m not sure if I can do this…bacon donuts… but I know someone who would go crazy if I put this in front of her some morning! Wow!

  18. Stephanie says:

    I wouldn’t have thought of bananas and bacon together. My mind is blown!

  19. Kristy says:

    This is perfection! I’m totally hungry now. :)

  20. Deb!
    I am so hungry now.
    Man those look good.

  21. carrian says:

    Of course you would pull out some crazy awesome donut! Love it!!

  22. Tabitha says:


    These look divine, do you think you could use almond milk instead of regular milk? Or no?


  23. grace says:

    the anniversary of the ‘death’ of elvis (he lives!) is coming up–these are perfect for the occasion.

  24. Asiya says:

    I made these donuts this evening but used a vanilla glaze instead. They turned out fantastic! Everyone loved them and I’m restraining myself from eating the last two :) Thx for sharing!

  25. Michele says:

    OMG!!!!! I couldn’t believe how great these taste!! i am in heaven!!!! i have to fight with my hubby to get even one of the donuts!! as soon as he sees i have made them.. we are racing to see who gets them we have alot of fun doing it but my god we can’t get enough and then he tells his friends and the next thing i know i have a houseful of people all coming over for breakfast on the weekends!!! it seems i never get out of the kitchen!!! thank you so much!! usually i make candied bacon for my kids as a treat.. by frying up some bacon pour off some of the grease and then add pancake syrup towards the end …. the kids love it they call it sticky bacon.. great treat for bacon lovers!!!

  26. Christine says:

    These sound delicious. What can be used instead of a donut pan? I don’t have one.

  27. Liany says:

    Can I store the finished dough for baking the other day ?

    • Deborah says:

      I’m not sure how they’d be if you saved the dough. If you do, I would refrigerate it, and then you’d probably have to add on a little bit of baking time.

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