Gluten Free Banana Bread Donuts

7 mini banana bread donuts on a wood cutting board with more mini donuts on a wire rack behind it. A white coffee mug filled with coffee is next to the cutting board as well as a brown tea pot

Do you ever stand around your kitchen staring in the fridge or the pantry craving something, but not being able to put your finger on what it is? This happens to me a lot. Sometimes it’s a simple fix like a mix of salty and sweet snacks other times it’s a more complex craving that I just can’t shake. A few weeks go I was having one of those moments where I wanted something like banana bread, but I wanted a donut too. I had neither of them on hand so I tried to shake the craving, but it just kept coming back. So, I decided to take it to the oven, create a little dessert fusion, and curb that craving once and for all. 


Can I just say that banana bread donuts are freaking AMAZING?! I have made these little gems now 3 times and I am sure I will make them 3 more before the month is over. Honestly, my family might disown me if I don’t!


I tried 2 different custom flour blends when I was testing these donuts the first time and the combination of teff and sorghum flours in the mix was the winner by a mile. The donuts were softer, had a richer flavor, and stayed fresh at room temperature longer than my other flour blend. I see a lot more baked goods using this flour combination in my future. 

looking for more ways to satisfy your banana cravings? Check out these Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats too!! 


Gluten Free Banana Bread Donuts

  • Author: Beard And Bonnet
  • Yield: approx. 36 mini donuts


For the donuts

  • Coconut oil for greasing the pan
  • 1 cup superfine sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup teff flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup mashed banana
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup ten Free & Vegan)”>brown sugar
  • 1 egg

For the toppings

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves, toasted and finely chopped


Make the donuts:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease the wells of a mini donut pan with coconut oil and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sorghum, teff, baking powder, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl whisk together the coconut milk, mashed banana, and vanilla.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the egg and beat on medium speed until combined, about 1 minute.
  4. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the coconut milk mixture and beginning and ending with the flour. Beat each addition until just blended.
  5. Scoop a scant tablespoon of batter into each prepared well. Bake for about 8 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through, until a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes before removing the donuts to the wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Repeat this process with the remaining batter.

Decorate the donuts

  1. Make the icing by whisking together the powdered sugar and coconut milk until completely combined with no lumps remaining. When the donuts are completely cool dip one side of the donut into the icing until covered then dip into the chopped toasted walnuts.


If you are using a standard sized donut pan bake according to your pan’s directions.

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  1. Caitlin September 8, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Could these work with a flax egg or a commercial egg replacer?

    My commercial egg replacer is made with mostly potato starch and tapioca flour.

    1. Meg September 8, 2014 at 7:02 am

      Caitlin, I have never replaced the egg with an egg placer, but I don’t know why it wouldn’t work. Please let me know if you give it a try!

  2. Kate @¡Hola! Jalapeño August 19, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Oh yeah, I get the banana bread/donut craving alllllllll the time! Thank you for finally giving me an answer! (PS My skinny jeans don’t thank you) 🙂

    1. Meg August 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Ha! Kate, I knew I wasn’t alone in my banana bread/donut cravings!!! Trust that my skinny jeans decided to go on vacation after eating 3 batches of these.

  3. josie exner August 18, 2014 at 8:54 am

    hey meg — where can I get full fat coconut milk? Publix? thank you. Your site makes me so happy-
    Josie Exner

    1. Meg August 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Hey Josie! You are the sweetest:) You can totally find full fat coconut milk at Publix. It is sold in cans usually on the aisle with the Asian foods.


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