The Puddin’ Doughnut {Gourdough’s Copycat}

The Puddin' Doughnut--basically a doughnut stuffed with all the fixings from banana pudding! Crazy delicious! From I’ve got something fun and a little different for you today! Remember this post all about Gourdoughs? You know, that crazy doughnut place in Austin? Well a few bloggers and I decided to get together and recreate some of the doughnuts from their menu! Welcome to this blog hop :)

I picked The Puddin’ doughnut to make: basically, a banana pudding shoved into and on top of a doughnut.

Yes, this is as crazy good as you think it is. AND!! My husband who is a chocolate fanatic tried one and just about died! He loved it {which never ever happens unless it’s chocolate based} and even said “it’s probably one of the best doughnuts I’ve ever had”—->WINNER WINNER DOUGHNUT DINNER!

Except eat this for dinner. And then have these.

IMG_0159 So, basically, I just made a basic doughnut dough from The Pioneer Woman, filled it with vanilla pudding {just made instant pudding from the box :)} topped it with lots of cream cheese frosting, bananas and then Nilla wafers! It was one heavy doughnut, but oh boy was it tasty! If you’re looking for a little treat, give these a whirl. They are divine!! Here’s the printable:

The Puddin' Doughnut from Gourdough's

A doughnut based on banana pudding! So decadent and delicious. My husband's new favorite!!

Yield: 18 doughnuts

Prep Time: 12 hours

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 12 hours 15 minutes


1 recipe of Ree's doughnuts, minus the glaze
1 recipe of my cream cheese frosting from  this recipe
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cups cold milk
3 bananas cut into thick slices
nilla wafers for garnish


Make Ree's doughnuts according to her recipe without cutting holes in the centers and minus the glaze.

Once those are made or while they are rising, make the cream cheese frosting and store in the fridge until ready to assemble the doughnuts.

Whisk vanilla pudding into the cold milk until smooth. Wait 5 minutes until it thickens and store in fridge until ready to assemble.

Right before assembly, slice bananas.

For assembly: spoon pudding into a pastry bag with a filling tip. Poke a hole into the sides of each doughnut and pipe about 2 tablespoons of pudding into the centers.

Spread a generous amount of cream cheese frosting overtop doughnuts. Top with sliced bananas, crushed Nilla wafers, more cream cheese frosting and more Nilla wafers. Repeat with each doughnut until they are all filled and topped. Serve immediately.

Make sure to check out the rest of these crazy doughnuts too from my blogging friends! These all look crazy good! Are you hungry yet?

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1. PB & J by Capturing Joy

2. Granny’s Pie by Crazy for Crust

3. Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky

4. The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets

5. The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef

6. Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life

7. Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout

8. Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training

9. Mama’s Cake by The Domestic Rebel

10. The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil

11. Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs.

12. The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen

13. The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

14. Black Out Cupcakes {inspired by Gourdoughs} by Cookies & Cups

15. ODB by Sweet Treats and More

16. The Puddin’ by Lauren’s Latest

17. Naughty & Nice by Life’s Ambrosia

18. Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda

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41 Responses to “The Puddin’ Doughnut {Gourdough’s Copycat}”

  1. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 26, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Oh my!! LOVE!


  2. #
    Rachel Cooks — June 26, 2013 at 4:07 am

    FUN blog hop! Loving all of these!


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    shelly (cookies and cups) — June 26, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Yes please. I’ll take 12.


  4. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 26, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Delish!!! Your photos are gorgeous too!


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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — June 26, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Guess who’s a loser and didn’t go to Gordough’s when we were in Austin? THIS GIRL!! Clearly I missed out. Thankfully I can recreate them at home now. Whew, crisis averted!


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    Ashton — June 26, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Oh my goodness! Lauren! These look amazing! I’m seriously dying over your photos!


  7. #
    JulieD — June 26, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Lauren, these are so cute!! Pudding filled anything is amazing in my book!


  8. #
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — June 26, 2013 at 5:44 am

    These look absolutely amazing! And I bet taste great! Wonderful recipe indeed!


  9. #
    Christina Gathright — June 26, 2013 at 5:55 am

    LOVE everything about these donuts! They seriously look amazing!


  10. #
    Cookbook Queen — June 26, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Seriously, one of the best flavors of all time!!


  11. #
    Trish - Mom On Timeout — June 26, 2013 at 7:02 am

    In LOVE! These doughnuts are so much fun Lauren!


  12. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 26, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Whoa. Like major whoa! Totes making these.


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    Amanda — June 26, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Kevin has insisted that I make these for him immediately. Banana pudding is his favorite dessert ever and he’s always dreaming up ways to combine it with other desserts, lol! These doughnuts look absolutely perfect. :) So great seeing you and baby Blake in Austin!! :) xoxo


  14. #
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — June 26, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Oh my gosh, swoon! These look perfect!


  15. #
    Jessica - The Novice Chef — June 26, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Oh My Gawddd. I love it. I want to dive in face first!!


  16. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — June 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Ok, so this one was on my list of must tries…after seeing your pictures, it is getting moved up to the top of the list! They are incredible looking!!!!


  17. #
    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — June 26, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Oh wow! That looks like one awesome donut!


  18. #
    Tieghan — June 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Ugh. I need this, I need them all!! Seriously, Lauren this doughnut looks amazing and I can not wait to try and recreate it. YUMM!! Hey, I am coming to Oregon (actually Mt. Hood from July through August) for the Summer. Can I invite myself over for one???
    LOL! Seriously, though they are beautiful!


  19. #
    carrian — June 26, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    That’s the one I was thinking of getting! Cannot wait to try it at home!


  20. #
    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — June 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm



  21. #
    Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More — June 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Cream cheese frosting on a donut? That’s all I needed to make me wanna try it!!


  22. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — June 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm



  23. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — June 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I must, must MUST have these doughnuts. SOON.


  24. #
    Kiran @ — June 26, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Omg!! These look insanely good!! Yum :)


  25. #
    Karen — June 27, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Sensory overload and the pounds are piling on me just looking at these.


  26. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 27, 2013 at 5:20 am

    mmmm so delicious!!! Love the pictures!


  27. #
    Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) — June 27, 2013 at 6:47 am

    I’m a food blogger in San Antonio, and I’m in love with Gourdough’s. We make the drive up every couple of months for a Torchy’s-Gordough double feature! Very dangerous to be able to make these at home…but hub would love them as this was his favorite flavor!! Nice to find your blog…


  28. #
    ashley - baker by nature — June 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I’m bananas over these doughnuts!!! I need 3 just to calm down.


  29. #
    Erin @ Making Memories — July 2, 2013 at 6:35 am

    You guys are killing me! Delicious!!!


  30. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Best. donuts. ever.

    The end.



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