Banana Bread Donuts

My viral gluten free and vegan banana bread donuts are popular for a reason!

These donuts had a “reel” moment on the gram over the last couple of months! They went viral a couple of times and with good reason, they’re delicious! I have been contemplating why banana bread was so popular over the pandemic and I think the answer is that it is comforting. It uses up old tired bananas and it is pretty much accessible to everyone. You can add all sorts of inclusions like chocolate, nuts, seeds, fruit, the list goes on. If you don’t have a donut pan yet, let this recipe be the sign that it’s finally time to buy one.

Donuts are fun to eat, even. more fun to decorate but can be tricky to get the right texture especially if you are gluten-free like we are. I have made donuts in the past that made great door stops but weren’t good for much else. For these I used a combination of gluten-free flour blend and coconut flour. I have had some major hits and major misses with coconut flour and the trick, I have found, is to use it sparingly. Coconut flour tends to expand when added and absorbs all the liquid. I TRIED making pancakes once with coconut flour and it turned into a hot mess very quickly.

The recipe is simple and easy to execute. You don’t need a piping bag (I had a love-hate relationship with those too😂) but I did find it easier to pipe the batter rather than spoon it into the pan. One more helpful trick is to buy yourself some good cooking spray. I loathe greasing anything but especially a donut pan. Some sprays will be better than others so find a good one, you can thank me later.

Banana Bread Donuts

Teri-Ann Carty
Think of banana bread but in a bite size treat and then smear it with peanut butter and chocolate icing. SO GOOD
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Desserts & Sweets, Sharable & Snacks
Servings 10

Equipment

  • oven
  • piping bag
  • donut mould

Ingredients
  

DONUT INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large bananas (mashed)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (melted and cooled)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ½ cup oat milk
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

GLAZE INGREDIENTS

  • 80 gr chopped chocolate melted
  • ¼ cup runny peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Grease a donut pan and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix everything well and put it into a piping bag. Fill the donut mould up to the edge of the pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Allow for the donuts to cool in the pan for 2-3 minutes and then turn them out onto a cooling rack. Be forceful! Allow them to cool completely before glazing.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave or stovetop and then add peanut butter.  Stir to combine. Dip donuts and top with flaky sea salt and cacao nibs if desired.
Keyword baked, banana bread, dairy free, dessert, donut, gluten free, plant based, vegan

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