AmyMable's Recipe Reviews
Posted 9/19/2013 7:52:01 PM
Baked Banana Nut Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze
Made these today and they were really good the way I had to adapt the recipe, since I don't have a mini-donut pan as called for. Noted the comment about not enough banana flavor so added a second, very ripe one. Also doubled the sugar and cinnamon. Kneaded the dough into additional Bisquick until a very soft dough (similar to biscuit dough) and patted it into a circle and cut donut with biscuit cutter, and a spice jar for the hole in the middle. Easy to place on a parchment cookie sheet--lowered the temp to 400 and baked for 15 minutes. We are high altitude and these came out wonderfully. Glazed them while warm and sprinkled finely chopped pecans on top. Very tasty and everyone enjoyed them and wanted the recipe so I referred them to bettycrocker.com.
Posted 2/14/2013 5:11:37 PM
Easy Cake-Mix Banana Bread
There are so many things that can be done with Betty Crocker cake mixes...including this recipe of course. I've been fiddling with BC cake mix desserts for years and have found that almost any type of quick bread comes out 'just right' given a little common sense. If my bananas are small I use more and it may take a bit longer to cook if I use half applesauce and half bananas. Cooking times will vary greatly depending on oven temperature and whether or not the TOP of the pan is in the middle of the oven, and what type of pan is used. These recipes are good, standardized recipes. If another brand of cake mix is used be aware that the results may not be the same. And for the person whose chocolate chips sunk, try shaking the chips in a dusting of flour and adding them last by folding not mixing. They will stay disbursed throughout the batter. Some things not mentioned in this recipe that can be added to the basic recipe are cooked oatmeal with apples or raisins, applesauce, cranberries or blueberries, well drained pineapple...the list is almost endless. Cake mix cookies are also as versatile.