Wholesome Banana Donuts – Gluten Free & Vegan

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Wholesome Banana Donuts - Gluten Free & Vegan
I used powdered palm sugar to make this glaze, my kids thought it was caramel!

I was totally inspired by one of our submissions to Allergy Free Wednesdays.  I knew my kids would love the recipe, I just had to make it work for everyone.  We were all thrilled with the results….moist banana donuts with no starches, no gums, and totally nourishing for your body.  That puts this recipe well into my happy court, thank you Gluten Free Gidget for your lovely idea, her original recipe can be seen here. 

You might also like my other two donut recipes, Pumpkin Donuts, and Cake Donuts.

Makes about 24 mini donuts @ 48 calories, 2.3 g fat, 7 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 2.3 g sugar, 1.1 g protein (this info is based on using half stevia and no frosting)

Wholesome Banana Donuts - Gluten Free & Vegan

NEED A DONUT PAN? – I purchased a donut pan for $12 on amazon

NO DONUT PAN< NO PROBLEM!   Refer to this post on how to free form donuts when you do not have a donut pan.  If you do this method, you will need to add additional flour to thicken, start with about 1/4 to 1/2 cup).

FROSTING?  Eat as is, or glaze with this frosting.

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Wholesome Banana Donuts - Gluten Free & Vegan
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Serves: 24
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon chia meal or flax meal
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 3 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 2 over-ripe bananas (lots of brown spots), mashed
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil (or other oil of choice)
  • ¼ cup palm sugar (or other granulated sugar of choice) I replace half with ¼+ teaspoon liquid stevia
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional)
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 cup oat flour (whir your own rolled oats in a spice grinder)
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, place the meal and warm water, stirring.
  3. Let gel for a minute.
  4. Stir in the rest of the 'wet' ingredients.
  5. Sprinkle the dry ingredients on top, and whisk in.
  6. Grease a donut pan.
  7. Fill the tins ¾ the way, and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes (for mini donuts) until just set. If you are using a large donut pan w/ 6 donuts shapes, you will need to bake an additional 3-4 minutes.
  8. Eat as is, or check out my link above for a frosting


Wholesome Banana Donuts - Gluten Free & Vegan

This recipe was shared on Foodie Friday

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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22 comments on “Wholesome Banana Donuts – Gluten Free & Vegan
  1. Shay says:

    Those look delicious!

  2. Amber says:


    Brilliant my friend. Just beautiful. These also caught my eye. I love your super healthy version – and that glaze (gasp)! Okay, so I need to invest in a cool donut pan.

    I was experimenting with some pineapple muffins (cupcakes?) tonight and thought…I need to run this recipe by Tessa and see if I am missing anything. :-)


  3. anytime my friend, I'd love to help you create something!

  4. Richa says:

    yumm .. i can eat banana anything anyday for breafast and these look positively delicious!

  5. GF Gidget says:

    Those look awesome!!!! PS- I added you to my google reader, and can't wait to read all your scrumptious recipes!

  6. Brittany says:

    This look great! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh.. sunday morning on your website is making me really hungry. These look so good.. I might have to get a doughnut pan now (after I try your rolling technique of course). Off to breakfast.. my stomach is really grumbling now!

  8. Yummy and healthy…what a great match! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday!

  9. LeahJo says:

    Vegan and Gluten Free Donuts? Sold.

    These sound do yummy and could probably have one every morning without feeling guilty. thanks for sharing. totally pinning. :)

  10. New follower from SIT. Can't wait to give these a try.

  11. There are so many lovely wholesome ingredients in these donuts, and they sound absolutely delicious. It's wonderful how allergy-friendly they are too. Thank you for sharing another yummy recipe :)

  12. These doughnuts look fabulous! Thanks for sharing them and I'll be featuring them at the link party Wednesday :)

  13. Eva says:

    These were the fastest recipe yet! Into the pans in less than 5 minutes! And of course, I just HAD to add chocolate chips. O….M…..G……!!!

  14. Quiltygal says:

    Looks yummy …as Oats aren’t Gluten free here in Aus can you suggest an alternative :)

  15. dawn says:

    I tried this recipe this morning. I don’t have a donut pan so intended to form them. In the end they turned into muffins as the dough was way to wet to form. It was about the consistency of cake batter. Maybe it was due to my bananas having been frozen and the little it of frost on them turned to liquid, which might have made the dough soft. But i thought I’d share my experience in case someone else is going to try this without the donut pan. I do love how quick and easy this is and the muffins turned out fine.

    • Thank you dawn for letting us know! Next time add some more flour if it is too wet….I will make a batch and test to see how much more flour is needed to free form them (I prefer that methos anyways,more meaty donuts!) and will check back in when I do! Give me a day…….

  16. solitaire says:

    hi tessa, i made these free form and found them yumo! of course my fussy 4 year old GF, EF and DF daughter didnt like them – she seems to be soooo fussy. anyway i was wondering if you think these might work in a doughnut maker? in the old days i used to use a runnier batter – maybe similar to the batter this recipe made before i added the extra flour. i can just try it myself but wondered if you had any experience with this. well im off to eat my 3rd or 4th of these little monsters. gotta be good for me right!

    • I hear you on the picky kiddo Solitaire! My little guy has me beating my head against the wall at times! I have not used a donut maker, but I think our instinct is right, the thinner version should work!

  17. tasha says:

    I just made these and they are delicioussss but for next time how long would i bake it in a donut maker?

  18. Hi Tasha! I have ever used a donut maker before. I would suggest following the donut maker’s suggestion, or your past experience! If you don’t know, I always test one to start as an experiment! Good luck!

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