Need a delicious treat that shouts summer fun, but is still healthy? These grain-free, and refined sugar-free Strawberry Banana Donuts with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting are just the thing.
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It never seems to fail that when Saturday morning rolls around (or rather, when I roll out of bed on Saturday morning) my children are all asking for something special for breakfast – like donuts. You know, the whole weekend treat thing. And so I regularly face the job of giving my kids a little treat while I fill their bellies with a wholesome breakfast.
Before going gluten and refined sugar-free this would have been quite the quandary. But one thing about learning to bake through food intolerances is that it opens your horizons to beautiful foods you never would have made before. And you can make healthier versions of foods you might have been tempted to try pre-gluten-free.
Donuts are fall in that category for me.
I made donuts every now and again pre-gf/sf, but they definitely weren’t healthy (even though they were more so than Krispy Kreme). But now when I think about making my kiddos their requested Saturday morning treat, my brain starts compiling all the wonderful and delicious recipes I could make them. Sorta like Remy the rat tasting the flavor combos in Ratatouille… Like this cheese and strawberry combo he’s sampling here. Which brings me back to the donuts.
Local strawberries have been producing up a storm down here in the south and I’m totally making strawberry everything. And what goes wonderfully with strawberries? Cream cheese. At least in my opinion. So I thought Strawberry Banana Donuts paired with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting would be a delicious way to celebrate summer and the weekend!
After taste-testing one for me, my husband agreed. These were supposed to be a weekend treat for my kiddos. My husband and I ate most of them. 😉 Parents need weekend treats, too, am I right?
Strawberry Banana Donuts with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 1/2 cup bananas mashed (about 3 medium)
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup coconut flour packed
- 1/2 cup strawberries diced
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened
- 2-3 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat donut maker.
- In mixing bowl, mash bananas. Add in eggs, honey and vanilla.
- Mix well and stir in remaining ingredients. Let stand for a few minutes.
- Bake two heaping tablespoonfuls of batter for 12 minutes in donut maker.
- In separate bowl whip cream cheese, honey and vanilla. Frost cooled donuts.
- Makes about 2 dozen medium-sized donuts.
A few of my other favorite strawberry treats are these Strawberry Coconut Popsicles, and these Easy Strawberry Fruit Snacks.
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These look delicious! I don’t have a donut maker…could I bake them in the oven instead with a molded pan? Those are a bit cheaper to buy than a machine.
Thank you, Leanne! I’ve not tried them in a donut pan instead, so I can’t say how they would turn out for sure. I imagine they would be fine, though.
Bintu | Recipes from a Pantry
These look amazing! I’m in love with that cream cheese frosting and could eat it on just about anything!
I feel the same way about the frosting. 😉 Thanks, Bintu!
sue | theviewfromgreatisland
We’re on the same page today with gluten free breakfast treats, the flavors in these doughnuts sound amazing, and a little cream cheese frosting never hurts 😉
Thank you, Sue! Yep, cream cheese can be very helpful. 😉
Bet Remy the rat would approve of the strawberry banana doughnuts! They look healthy and tasty!
Haha! Thank, Kavey. 😉
Wow, lovely donuts! I’ll happily devour this healthy treats without guilt. And that cream cheese frosting though!!!
Thanks, Shinee! I love making treats that can be consumed guilt-free. 😉
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
There’s nothing not to love there!
Thanks, Rebecca. 😉
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
This is such a fun recipe! Love that frosting too!!!
Thank you, Emily! 🙂
So perfect for all of the fresh strawberries coming into season!
Exactly, Megan. 😉
Sounds so good! I love the simple ingredients! I’m going to try in my donut pan this weekend! 🙂
Thank you, Tina! I hope you enjoy them!
This strawberry donuts look so dreamy! And I LOVE the ingredients you used, as I can eat these and not feel a tinge of guilt! xx
Thank you, Andrea! It’s one of my goals in life to eat dessert without feeling guilty. Haha! 🙂
Wow this look tasty and have such healthy ingredients. Donuts are always such a great treat especially if they are healthy ones. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
Glad to share, Marla! Thank you so much for stopping by. 🙂
These look great for a light spring treat!
These sound AMAZING!!! Pinned, Yummed, & Stumbled. Thank you for sharing at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up 🙂
Thank you, Angela. 😉 I’m glad to share!
Donuts for breakfast! And my kids will never guess how healthy they are. Ha 🙂 Thanks, Raia.
Haha! Yep. 😉
All I can say is SUPER YUMMY!! Thank you for sharing your healthy, delicious Strawberry Banana Donuts with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting with us at the Healthy Happy Green & Natural Party. I’m Pinning and sharing this!
Thank you so much, Deborah! 🙂
April J Harris
Thank you so much for sharing these delicious, healthier donuts with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. I love that they are refined sugar free! I’ve featured your post at this week’s hop. Hope to ‘see’ you there 🙂
Thank you so much, April! I hope you get a chance to enjoy them. 🙂
April R - Uncookie Cutter
Wow, these do look delicious AND healthy! That is a great combo, and i can’t believe they are grain free! Thanks for sharing at You Link It, We Make It, we hope to see you back tomorrow. Pinning!
Thanks, April! 🙂 Glad to share.
Brittany @ The Pistachio Project
Oh yum! I have got to get a donut pan so I can make these! Thanks for sharing at Simply Natural Saturdays.
Glad to share, Brittany! 😉
Melissa @ My Darla Clementine
Oh wow, I am very interested to try these with the banana and coconut flour combo. Usually when I try to bake with just coconut flour it turns out pretty powdery and… well, just not great! I like to mix it with other flours or arrowroot. So I am curious how the banana would help out. Thanks for sharing with us on Simply Natural Saturdays!
I understand, coconut flour can be tricky. I hope that these turn out well for you if you get a chance to try them! Thanks so much for stopping by, Melissa! 🙂