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James from The Princess and the Frog // Disney Dad Donuts

Although a hardworking soldier in the U.S. Army, when at home Tiana’s daddy is gentle, loving and inspirational. James' dream of owning a restaurant was shared by Tiana. He taught her to dream big, and to never give up on it.

These donuts showcase traditional New Orleans flavors. A delicious banana donut gives a subtle nod to a New Orleans original dessert, Bananas Foster. Topped with warm caramel and covered in praline pecans, one bite will have you dreaming you’re sitting at a table at Tiana’s Place.

// Kitchen Tools

  • Mixing Bowls

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons

  • Silicone Spatula

  • Piping Bag (+ Large Round Tip) or Gallon-sized Plastic Bag (+ scissors if using a Plastic Bag)

  • Donut Mold (I used and love this one)

  • Electric Hand Mixer (or hand mix with your muscles)

  • Cooling Rack

// Ingredients

Donuts (Makes 10-12)

  • Non-Stick Spray or Oil for greasing donut mold

  • 1 3/4 cup of Flour (I used Gluten-Free 1-to-1)

  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon of Baking Soda

  • 3/4 teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup of Sugar

  • 1 cup of Bananas (Mashed)

  • 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract

  • 2 Large Eggs

  • 1/4 cup of Unsweetened Applesauce

  • 1/4 cup of 2% or higher fat Milk


  • 3/4 cup of your favorite Caramel Topping (I used this one)

  • 1 1/2 cups of Praline Pecans (Crushed)

// Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Prepare the donut mold by spraying with non-stick spray.

  • Prepare the praline pecan topping by crushing them in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.

  • In a medium bowl, mash the bananas. Then, add the sugar, vanilla, eggs, applesauce and milk. Stir until combined.

  • Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.

  • Fill your piping bag and pipe an even amount of dough, filling the donut mold cavity. (If using a plastic bag, simply cut one corner of the bag to create a small opening for the dough to disperse from.)

  • Bake for 12 minutes, or until light brown.

  • Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • While the donuts are cooling, place your caramel jar in a bowl of hot water so that it can be drizzled and spread without crumbling the donuts.

  • Once the donuts are cooled, drizzle or spread your caramel topping over each donut.

  • Immediately sprinkle with the crushed praline pecans.

  • Allow the toppings to set and enjoy within 2-3 days. Store in an airtight container.


With whimsy & wonder,



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