If you like baked bananas and baked doughnuts, then this is definitely the recipe for you. Light and fluffy, egg, dairy, and gluten-free, these homemade breakfast doughnuts are ready to take your breakfast game to a whole new level.
What Do We Need To Make Baked Banana Breakfast Doughnuts?
Just going to warn you I am going to use the word doughnut and donut interchangeably throughout this post. I just cannot decide which one to use after living in the US for the past 5 years.
These are pretty easy to make up and don't take much time at all.
We are going to need some:
- oat flour (get some here or make your own: see notes)
- baking powder
- ground cinnamon
- ripe bananas
- maple syrup
- oat milk (or milk of choice)
If you want to keep it gluten-free then be sure to grab gluten-free oat flour or oats for making your own. I like to keep them nut-free as well so I can throw them into little lunchboxes without having to worry about allergies at school. If this isn't a concern then feel free to use some almond milk if that is your preference.
These are also egg free and free from refined-sugar making them a great option for breakfast or even an afternoon treat.
Would You Call These Breakfast Doughnuts Healthy Donuts?
Ok ok, baked banana in a doughnut may not be the first thing you think of when you think of healthy, cleansing foods.
We all know healthy is a subjective term.
However, I have a serious sweet tooth that really needs to be kept in check, and I find that having something sweet and delicious like these doughnuts on hand will (hopefully) stop me from reaching for the chocolate bars stashed at the back of the pantry when afternoon cravings hit. They also make a better quick breakfast option than a lot of the breakfast foods on the market.
These breakfast doughnuts are full of natural, wholesome ingredients which sits well with me. I am not going to serve them every day, but I am also not going to worry if this is what we grab on the way out the door on a busy morning.
What If I Don't Have a Donut Tin?
Baked banana breakfast doughnuts are a great grab-and-go breakfast option whether you have them plain, or topped with a banana cream frosting for a decadent afternoon tea.
If you don't have a doughnut tin, don't fret. They work just as well when made up as regular sized muffins which need to be baked for the same length of time. Or make up a big batch of mini muffins and reduce baking time to around 15 minutes.
If you think the doughnuts make a much cuter option (me too) then you can grab a doughnut tin like this one pretty inexpensively.
Need Some More Homemade Healthier Donut Recipes?
Lucky for you, I am a wee bit obsessed and have a couple more up my sleeve:
Baked Banana Breakfast Doughnuts
- ¾ cup oat flour see notes for making your own. Choose gluten free oats to keep this gluten free
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- half of a super ripe banana - mashed
- ⅓ cup oat milk or other milk of your choosing
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 300F and lightly grease a doughnut tray (I use fractionated coconut oil)
- Combine the oat flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl
- Add in the maple syrup, mashed banana, almond milk and vanilla. Stir well to combine
- Spoon the batter into the donut tray (there will be enough for 6 donuts)
- Bake for 24 minutes, they should be firm to the touch
- Allow to cool in the tray for 10 minutes, before removing and popping onto a cooling rack
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April Villaverde says
These are PERFECT!! Kids loved them and so easy to make. I added brown sugar and cinnamon on a couple. Couldn’t resist. Perfect for special days, rainy days, everyday! Lol
Yay, so glad to hear that! Perfect rainy day activity to keep them entertained for 5 🙂
Psychic Nest says
Happy belated birthday! I love baked bananas, it is so easy to make them and I usually dress them with cinnamon and honey. I also love donuts but never had that combination before. It looks so yummy!
Thanks so much Zaria 🙂 I love the simplicity of your baked bananas with cinnamon and honey - delicious!!
Sina @ Vegan Heaven says
Wow! Can't believe how easy these are!! I definitely have to try your recipe! <3
Thanks Sina, they are definitely easy 🙂
The Vegan 8 says
These look so delicoius, simple and healthy! I love the color and love that they are oil-free!
Thanks 🙂 Yes I definitely wanted more of a muffin-type donut than a greasy oil based version - they worked out so well!
These look great. Definitely a great way to start the morning off right.
I think so too 🙂
Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes says
What a delicious and healthy way to start the morning! These look so incredibly and your pictures are so pretty! Sharing!
Oh thank you Vanessa 🙂
oh wow, I want these for my breakfast tomorrow!!
I am actually having them for breakfast right now 🙂
Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite says
These sound delicious and so simple! Love the added cinnamon!
Thanks Sophia 🙂 Oh I definitely use way too much cinnamon every day - totally addicted!
Manju | Cooking Curries says
What delicous yet so light looking donuts! yum!
Thanks Manju 🙂
Uma Srinivas says
Banana doughnut looks yummy! I won't eat dough nut at all . But this sounds cool!
Linda @ Veganosity says
Happy Birthday! I love how you just roll with the mood of your youngest. #bestmomsrollwithit
I love baked doughnuts, and these sound fabulous.
Thanks Linda! I have found the secret for us is definitely to just roll with it, otherwise I will drive myself crazy 🙂
dixya @food, pleasure, and health says
happy belated birthday dear! im glad you guys had a lovely time even though it wasnt as planned but you had good food and with your families 🙂 i hear you on detoxing with fruits and veggies after a vacation....this year on my birthday i made donuts too rather than cake in the morning. i could totally see this happening soon in my kitchen.
Oh thank you Dixya! Yes it was definitely still lovely, even if it wasn't as planned 🙂
Kelly @ TastingPage says
Happy bday! Love these baked banana donuts. I think I'm going to need them for my birthday!
Haha thanks Kelly, hope you enjoy them!
I JUST bought a donut pan a few days ago. Yay!! These look and sound amazing! I have a sweet tooth that needs to be kept in check as well...it's a constant struggle. 🙂 And banana cream frosting?? OMG! Drooling already!
Yay, congrats on the donut pan - I love mine and use it all the time! Oh and I totally understand about the constant struggle - it is very real!
Keith @ How's it Lookin? says
These look great. Homemade doughnuts are awesome. Thanks a lot
I agree Keith - quite awesome 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Sweet, simple, and delish! I can never have too many doughnut recipes!
I know, right!! I am building quite the collection at our place 🙂
Aimee / Wallflower Kitchen says
I need to make these! They sound delicious and so wholesome!
These look like the perfect way to satisfy a sweets craving and with whole ingredients too! Can't wait for the banana cream frosting recipe, I looove frosted donuts 🙂 Happy Birthday!
Thanks Brie 🙂 I am quite addicted to frosted doughnuts too!!