Healthy Banana Doughnuts

These Healthy Banana Doughnuts are so moist, flavorful, and yummy. Think chocolate banana bread, but in doughnut form! The perfect snack or breakfast. They also happen to be gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!

Gluten free Banana bread doughnuts with a chocolate glaze.

Gluten-Free Banana Donuts

Who doesn’t love banana bread? Who doesn’t love doughnuts? Well, this recipe is a cross between the two, and it’s so fun! This Healthy Doughnut Recipe is the ultimate comfort food breakfast but lightened up using a gluten, dairy and grain-free recipe.

It’s also so easy to make: simply whisk together in one bowl, and then bake it up the oven. The chocolate glaze is optional, or you can dust it with powdered sugar or even cinnamon sugar!

Gluten Free Banana Doughnuts in a baking tray.

Ingredients Needed to Make the Doughnuts

  • Ripe Bananas
  • Almond Flour
  • Coconut Flour
  • Eggs
  • Coconut Oil
  • Maple Syrup
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder

Substitutions

Flours: We haven’t tried an alternative for this blend of gluten-free flours. If you wanted to try a substitute out, you will have to experiment.

Coconut Oil: Feel free to swap in another neutral flavor oil or even melted butter.

Maple Syrup: You can swap this out for equal parts honey.

Eggs: We haven’t tried this using an egg substitute, but suspect that flax eggs might work!

Healthy banana doughnuts

How to Make Healthy Banana Doughnuts

You are going to need to start with the doughnut pan here! This recipe is made specifically to fit into a 6 hole doughnut pan. If you are looking to make them into muffins, please check out this Banana Muffin recipe (or alternatively this Banana Bread recipe).

Make sure to grease the doughnut tins very well! Then get started on your batter. For that, it’s a simple 1-bowl situation where you whisk the wet and then add in the dry.

After the batter is mixed together, I suggest you pipe in the batter either using a pastry bag, or a ziploc bag with a piece of the corner snipped off to make a small hole. This ensures your doughnuts bake up evenly.

The doughnuts will bake quickly, in around 15 minutes or so. You’ll know the doughnuts are baked through when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Once the doughnuts are baked, remove them from the pan. I find the best way to do this is to stand the pan up horizontally and gently bang it on the edge, and then tilt the pan forward as the doughnuts fall out.

Glaze and Garnish Options

If you wanted to dip the doughnuts in chocolate, let them cool fully. Melt the chocolate together and careful dip the top half of the doughnut into the chocolate!

Set the doughnut back on the rack and let the chocolate set.

Alternatively, you could eat the doughnuts plan, or dust them with powdered sugar or even brush on some melted butter and dip in cinnamon sugar.

Healthy Banana Doughnut

How to Store Them

These doughnuts are best eaten the day that they are made. However, they will keep well at room temperature, loosely covered, for 1 day. Or they can keep for up to 3 days covered in the refrigerator.

A plate of healthy banana doughnuts near a window with colorful trees.

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Healthy Banana Doughnuts

Gluten free Banana bread doughnuts with a chocolate glaze.

These Healthy Banana Doughnuts are so moist, flavorful, and yummy. Think chocolate banana bread, but in doughnut form! The perfect snack or breakfast. They also happen to be gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!

  • Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 00:10
  • Cook Time: 00:15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Doughnuts 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

For Doughnuts:

  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed (about ⅔ cups)
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil or grass-fed butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11/4 cup (125 grams) almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons (14 grams) coconut flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For Chocolate Glaze:

  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a 6 hole doughnut pan.
  2. Whisk together mashed bananas, coconut oil, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla in a large bowl. Add in the almond flour, coconut flour, salt and baking powder and mix together until fully combined.
  3. Place batter inside of a pastry bag, or a ziploc bag with small hole cut out of the corner of it, and pipe the batter about ¾ of the way up the doughnut pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the donuts from the pan and let them cool completely on a baking rack. 
  5. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together over a double boiler or using your preferred method.
  6. Carefully dip doughnuts into the melted chocolate, and set back on the cooling rack to set.
  7. Doughnuts will keep for 3 days, covered in the refrigerator or up to 1 day at room temperature, covered.

Notes

For fully dairy-free, make sure to use coconut oil and chocolate chips that do not contain any dairy (such as Enjoy Life)

This recipe was originally published in 2013, and republished in 2020 with an updated recipe and updated photos.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories: 204
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 159mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg

Keywords: Healthy Banana Doughnuts

24 comments
October 28, 2020

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  1. These look so yummy!! I need to invest in coconut flour… I don’t know why I don’t have any!

    My grandmother cooks everything for Thanksgiving… I may try to “lighten” a few of her dishes up or offer to cook, but I really just love that I’ve eaten the same food for Christmas/Easter/Thanksgiving for the past 24 years!

  2. Hey Lexi! Just wondering which donut/donut hole pans you use? Or it is a donut maker? Looking to buy some but wanted some advice! Can;t wait to make these!

    1. Donut pans! The two (holes and donuts) are both this link (an affiliate link, by the way): “http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CYELOQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004CYELOQ&linkCode=as2&tag=lexiscleankit-20 xoxox!

  3. Lexi- I’m new to your site but I’ve been so inspired by your blog! Just made this recipe & they are as good as they look & they look fantastic! I made them into muffins bc I didn’t have the donut pan- it’s works. Thank you!

  4. Hi! These look SO good!! I just got a donut pan and have ripe bananas, and this looks like the perfect recipe 🙂 How many donuts should this make? Thanks!

  5. I don’t know why the only other review is a bad one, but these are fantastic! Super easy and delicious, made them in my silicon mini donut pan and they popped out easily. I did dip them in chocolate because that’s just who I am. Sent the recipe to my gluten free SIL, she’s excited to make them too!

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