These Clean Eating Banana Bread Donuts taste just like a moist piece of scrumptious banana bread. They are everything you want in a donut, but without the junk you don’t.

Clean Eating Banana Bread Donuts- A healthy donut? Yes, please!

Guess what my VERY favorite unhealthy food is? That’s right… donuts. I absolutely love those blueberry cake donuts and oh my goodness the cinnamon sugar ones… heavenly. Now, these Banana Bread Donuts aren’t fried… so, of course, they’re not quite the same as donut shop donuts. You will love them anyway, though- I promise!

Clean Eating Banana Bread Donuts- A healthy donut? Yes, please!

I’ve had my donut pan for about 2 years and before making these Banana Bread Donuts, I had only made one other batch of donuts. They didn’t turn out very good, so my donut pan went to the back of the cabinet. I finally saw enough creative donut recipes around the web, that I decided to give it another try. I really wish I wouldn’t have waited so long to bring that pan back out.

Clean Eating Banana Bread Donuts- A healthy donut? Yes, please!

No surprise, that I chose to experiment with banana donuts first. Bananas are just such a great clean ingredient to bake with. They are naturally sweet and give a lovely moistness to baked goods, making it really easy to cut down on the sugar, butter and/or oil. Since I added a yummy chocolate glaze, I wanted to cut the sugar out completely and just use several packets of stevia. Feel free to use about 1/4 cup of your preferred sugar. If you’re not adding the glaze, you may want to increase the sugar to about 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar, depending on how sweet you want your donuts.

Clean Eating Banana Bread Donuts- A healthy donut? Yes, please!

These Clean Eating Banana Bread Donuts are:

incredibly moist

irresistibly scrumptious

hearty

slightly sweet

loaded with banana flavor

altogether amazingly awesome

Make them! K…okay!

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Clean Eating Banana Bread Donuts- A healthy donut? Yes, please!
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Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Banana Bread Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 85
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.4g14%
Saturated Fat 7.7g48%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 26.6mg9%
Sodium 16.6mg1%
Potassium 62.8mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2.7g11%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 3.4g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:7 donuts
Clean Eating Banana Bread Donuts
Prep Time:
12 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
 
These Clean Eating Banana Bread Donuts taste just like a moist piece of scrumptious banana bread. They are everything you want in a donut, but without the junk you don't.
Ingredients
For the donuts:
  • 1 cup flour (I used spelt flour. Whole grain pastry flour or all-purpose flour would work too.)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 packets Stevia or 1/4 cup coconut sugar (other sugars will also work)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (other milk varieties will work)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
For the glaze:
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand.)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with an all-natural cooking spray, even if it's a nonstick pan.
  2. Mix all of the dry donut ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix all of the wet donut ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. Do not overmix.
  3. Spoon batter evenly into donut pan or transfer batter to a baggie with one corner cut off, to allow for squeezing the batter out of the baggie and into the shape of a donut on the donut pan. You will have enough batter for 7 donuts.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. While donuts are baking, prepare ingredients for glaze. Wait to warm the glaze, though, until after donuts have baked and cooled.
  6. For the glaze, whisk ingredients in a shallow bowl and heat in the microwave in 30 second increments. Whisk each time you check the ingredients, until they are completely melted.
  7. When donuts have cooled for approximately 10 minutes, transfer them to wire cooling rack. Dip each donut into the heated glaze. Decorate with sprinkles if you like and enjoy!
Author: Kim
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy banana bread donuts, healthy banana bread donuts

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Clean Eating Banana Bread Donuts- A healthy donut? Yes, please!