Savory Parmesan Plantain Donuts

Today, I am all about breaking with tradition. I’m all about being a rebel. And I have no cause.

You want to wear a turquoise wedding dress? Do it. Don’t want to eat ham on Easter? Make fish (or pizza! anything but ham, please!). Feeling like drinking a Belgian beer on St. Patrick’s Day? I won’t tell.

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Who says donuts have to be fried? And who says they have to be sweet?

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doughnut or donut (pron.: /ˈdoʊnət/ or /ˈdoʊnʌt/) (see spelling differences) is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food.

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Well, except the very definition. Donuts are pretty much defined with the words fried and sweet. Nothing to see there.

Want to feel like a huge rebel? Like a BAMF outta control? BAKE a donut, scoff at frosting and grate cheese on it. You’re not conforming to society today, you BAMF! Solemnly swear you are up to no good, make a savory donut and get on with your bad self.

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Then allow me to suggest that you stick your finger in the donut hole and take a savory bite. Victory over tyranny.

Savory Parmesan Plantain Donuts

Adapted from Shutterbean’s Banana Donuts
Yield: 6 donuts
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

3/4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1/4 c honey
1/4 c grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
1 very ripe plantain, mashed
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c vegetable oil

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt & cinnamon. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together honey, parmesan cheese, plantain, egg, vanilla and oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir using a spatula  (and as few strokes as possible!) until combined.

Pour the batter into a greased donut pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the donuts from the oven and, working quickly, sprinkle with more grated cheese. Return to the oven for 2-5 minutes, or until donuts are golden brown. Turn out the donuts and cool on a rack (or eat warm!)

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2 thoughts on “Savory Parmesan Plantain Donuts

  1. I l-o-v-e breaking rules too! I mean who wrote them anyway, and why should we trust them? I have new to your blog, but have enjoyed it very much these past few weeks.

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