Get ready for these homemade gluten free banana donuts!! Kids love these donuts, especially when we turn them into Chunky Monkey donuts by adding chocolate, nuts, and coconut on top.
I apologize in advance for this post. It is full of gluten free banana donut pictures that will probably have you drooling all over your keyboard :-).
You may recognize these gluten free banana donuts by another name...Gluten Free Chunky Monkey Donuts."
Sounds like that delicious Ben & Jerry's ice cream, right? Well, these donuts have that same delicious flavor!!
They are full of sweet, ripe bananas and so, so good. This easy banana recipe is quickly put together so that you can enjoy these donuts in no time! While you are here, check out the BEST Gluten Free Donut Recipes on my blog!
How to ripen bananas
My daughter and I couldn't help it. We struggled to choose what photos to include in this recipe. I highly recommend pinning this recipe now, so you have it handy anytime you have a couple of over-ripe bananas to use up.
If your bananas are not ripe yet, don't worry. Bananas are so easy to ripen. Check out this great hack!
Our favorite way to ripen bananas is to bake them at 250 degrees for 10-15 minutes!
If a sweet banana flavor is your thing, too, you MUST try my most popular banana recipe, Gluten Free Banana Bars!!
You will be surprised when you see that these donuts are pretty healthy! Skip the chocolate fudge on top, and you can eat these healthy banana donuts for breakfast!!!
(And if you want more donuts for breakfast, you MUST try this recipe for Gluten Free Healthy Breakfast Donuts! There is so much hidden nutrition in these. Your kids will never know!)
How to bake donuts in a donut pan:
Originally, I thought this would be another one of those donut maker recipes that is so easy if you want donuts in just minutes.
I have had so many readers writing to me to ask how to make my gluten free donuts recipes in a donut pan. I decided to take the longer route with this donut recipe and bake these in a donut pan so you can see how easy this gluten free donut recipe is to make.
You can use a donut maker to make this banana donut recipe too! Just drop the batter into a heated donut maker and allow the donuts to cook for 3-5 minutes until done.
Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk to blend. Be sure to check Is Coconut Sugar Gluten Free if you are using that instead of brown sugar.
Pour the wet ingredients in and mix.
This is the batter, see how it is a little thick? That is okay, these donuts will still be nice and light.
I added the batter to a donut pan. It is a little hard to stay in the grooves :-).
Here they are fresh out of the oven.
Drizzle on the fudge chocolate sauce.
What chocolate sauce to use for this recipe?
I used a simple chocolate fudge sauce I found at Trader Joe's, but you can also melt chocolate chips to make your own homemade chocolate sauce. This is a fun option if you prefer the flavor of milk chocolate!
Sprinkle on the shredded coconut. I use unsweetened shredded coconut, but you can use sweetened if you like sweet things.
You can use any type of nuts you like in this recipe:
- almond (slivered)
Good, I used rice flour instead. Topping Nutella and pecans."Roanna, Pinterest user
Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
- A donut pan to bake these donuts.
- Don't feel like waiting? Use this Baby Cakes Donut Maker and cook these donuts in just 5 minutes.
- This gluten free flour makes these donuts light and fluffy.
- Almond flour gives these donuts a protein boost to balance out the sugar.
Gluten Free Banana Chunky Monkey Donuts
- 2 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas mashed
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- ⅓ cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons additional almond milk
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash salt
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- shredded coconut optional
- walnuts optional
- fudge/melted chocolate optional
- If you are making these in the oven, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. If you are making these in a BabyCakes Donut maker, plug it in to turn it on.
- In a large bowl, add dry ingredients. Whisk to blend.
- In a smaller bowl, add wet ingredients and mix well.
- Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
- Spray the donut pan with coconut oil and add batter to each section.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until done.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Drizzle chocolate on top and sprinkle with coconut and walnuts.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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This is one of my all time favorite recipes! I started making the donuts but now I often just pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for an hour or use my mini loaf pan baking it for 25 minutes. I put unsweetened coconut and diced walnuts on top before baking.
I love the idea of baking this as a banana loaf cake!