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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Hi. I would like to try these, but I don’t have a donut maker. Could you use a muffin pan or bread pan? Thanks!
I would go for the muffin pan, and bake them a little longer, too. Maybe 20-25 minutes, or until they spring back in the middle when you gently touch them.
Hope it works for you!
Sandra (Sam) Shields
Yummmm!!! I am so happy to have found this delicious looking recipe and a like minded recipe developer! Can’t wait to try these.
I hope you enjoy them, Sandra! 🙂
Oh wow, these are amazing Raia! I’m going to have to play around with this and make a vegan version! And, I need a donut maker in my life. Donuts for breakfast…yum!
Thanks so much, Kyra! I hope you enjoy your vegan version. 🙂
How would you suggest storing these? I think I’m going to make some very soon!!!! They look amazing.
Hmm… I’ve honestly never had to store them! They disappear as soon as they’re made! If I had to store them, though, I’d probably stick them in a Tupperware container for a day or so, and then in the fridge for longer than that. 🙂 Hope you enjoy them, Nikki!
You’re welcome. 🙂
Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas
I just love how indulgent these look whilst still be healthy. I would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Have a great day!
Thanks for the invitation, Laura! 🙂
I am bookmarking this for future use! I recently have gone grain-free, so I know I will be trying them soon. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2015/03/try-new-recipe-tuesday-march-24.html
Thanks for stopping by, Lisa! I hope you enjoy the donuts! 🙂
I wonder if pumpkin would work in place of the bananas?
I don’t see why it wouldn’t work, Belle. 🙂 I haven’t tried it, though, so I can’t say for sure. Hope you enjoy them!
Yum Yum Yum! Some of my favorite ingredients! Pinning!
Thanks for pinning, Logan! I hope you enjoy the donuts. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by and linking up to Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. You donuts looks extremely delicious. Pinned!
Those look like perfection! Dunkin Donuts would be jealous!
Haha! Thanks, GiGi. 😉
Thanks so much for sharing these amazing Banana Nut Butter Donuts with Full Plate Thursday, they look delicious. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
Banana is one of my favorite flavors. These sound delicious! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!
Thank you so much, Jerri! 🙂
Wanted to mention that I have made these as written and the came out perfect (used a baked donut pan in a 350 oven). Then I tried a vegan version (using chia seed egg replacement, also used a baked donut pan in a 350 oven) and the were pretty good, although a little tinny but heavier than the original version with eggs. I tried the vegan version again last night using frozen banana purée, and baking in muffin pan, but they turned out awful. I’m blaming the frozen bananas… seemed like the were just too wet. I ended up tripling the bake tome to get the solid and now they’re almost brownie like no texture with no rise at all.
All that to say, we love this recipe, but would always recommend using fresh bananas!
Ugh, so many typos. sorry. Forgot to mention the bananas were frozen, then thawed.
Thank you for sharing those tips with us, Raye! I’m glad to hear they came out ok for you with an egg replacer. And of course, VERY glad to hear that you’ve been enjoying the recipe (without frozen/thawed bananas)! 🙂
I just found this on Pinterest and made them this morning. They are amazing! I will be making them often. Yum!
So glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
I didn’t feel guilty with these sweet treats. I will definitely be making them again! Thank you!
So glad you enjoyed them, Shell!
Does the icing harden? Would be storing them to bring to work next day. Thanks!
No, it does not really harden. I would suggest making the icing and bringing it in a separate container to dip/spread on at work. 🙂 Hope you enjoy them!