These grain-free, sugar-free Banana Nut Butter Donuts are a simple, tasty start to any day. Sweetened only with fruit, they’re perfect for breakfast, or add a little honey-sweetened icing and serve them for dessert! (Or you could still eat them for breakfast.)
Somewhere in my imagination I have this idea that life should be lived slowly, mornings should be taken easily, and breakfast should not be rushed. Rather, we should eat at a relaxed pace after being awake for about an hour and having consumed a glass of water or hot tea.
But who am I kidding? My toddler never agrees with these ideas of mine.
Life is fast and loud, with lots of bouncing and drama. Mornings are abrupt ends to nights that didn’t last long enough, being announced by my already-bouncing-off-the-wall-at-5:30-AM 2-year old. And breakfast should be ready as soon as said 2-year-old is awake. On the table and ready to be consumed with great haste, because the day’s already wasting away.
After all, there are chickens to be chased, random papers stolen from older siblings to be colored all over, clean clothes to be pulled out of drawers and lovingly strewn around the floor, and books to be read over and over and over…
It’s fun being a mom. 😉
Banana Nut Butter Donuts: An Easy Crazy-Morning Treat
Thankfully, there are these donuts. Though you might think donuts would be a lot of work so early in the morning, don’t worry, these are super easy. Easy, healthy, satisfying donuts.
Perfect for frazzled moms of overactive toddlers.
Banana Nut Butter Donuts
- 2 bananas about 1 cup, mashed
- 1 cup almond butter or peanut butter or sun butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/4 cup nut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons honey
For the donuts:
- Preheat a donut maker (I use this one).
- Using a hand beater or a fork, combine everything in a bowl.
- Spoon about 3 tablespoonfuls of batter into heated donut maker.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove and cool before icing.
- Soften coconut oil over low heat.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Dip cooled donuts into icing and serve.
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