21 Nov Healthy Paleo Cinnamon Banana Donuts
Best ever healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts that are fluffy, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup! Enjoy as a snack, breakfast, or even healthy dessert. Made with simple and nutritious ingredients, like almond flour, bananas, and almond butter, this easy recipe only takes 30 minutes and is sure to please!
BEST EVER healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts
DONUTS, DONUTS, DONUTS! I am clearly just too excited about this recipe because I absolutely love donuts. Although I do have to say, baked donuts are definitely superior to fried ones. They are not only fluffier but they kind of give me cake vibes. In all seriousness though, these healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts are fluffy, naturally sweet, nutritious, and the perfect snack.
I am most certainly banana-breaded-out, so these paleo donuts are the perfect alternative! Honestly, they might even be better. This recipe gives me serious Fall feels! I just want to curl up on the couch with some spiced apple cider, a cozy blanket, and a few of these fluffy paleo cinnamon banana donuts.
One of the best things about these paleo donuts is that they are baked, which makes them a lot healthier than regular donuts. With no added oil or refined sugar, I love enjoying these healthy baked paleo donuts any time of the day!
If I haven’t sold you already, I am not sure what I am doing wrong! These fluffy paleo banana donuts are a must bake. Whether you are looking for a little afternoon snack, breakfast addition, or healthy dessert, these fluffy cinnamon banana donuts are for you!
Ingredients in healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts
I am all about simplicity and ease, so don’t worry, you won’t need to go to the supermarket and buy a lot of expensive baking ingredients. You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already!
You’ll only need a few, simple ingredients to get this easy recipe going! Eight ingredients to be exact. Here is a list of exactly what you’ll need to make the fluffiest healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts:
- Wet Ingredients:
- Almond Butter
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Dry Ingredients
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
Any brand of these ingredients will work, I just recommended my favorites!
Have unripened bananas? No worries!
Brown bananas are best for baking because they offer natural sweetness, unlike very yellow or green bananas. You can still make this recipe with unripe bananas! I’ll teach you how:
To quickly ripen a banana, simply stick it in the oven at 350 F for 2 – 3 minutes! Then, remove the peel and place the banana on a lined baking sheet, and put it back into the oven for another 2 – 3 minutes until it is soft, gooey, and looks like a mashed banana.
Tools needed to make paleo cinnamon banana donuts
This easy recipe for healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts not only has very simple, clean ingredients, but it also only calls for a few kitchen tools. You’ll need six different items, in addition to your measuring cups.
- Donut Mold
- Parchment paper, baking spray, or oil
- One Large Mixing Bowl
- One Small Bowl
How to make healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts
These healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts are super easy to make. You seriously do not need to be a professional baker or cook by any means. It’s so easy that you could most likely do it with your eyes closed. I promise. Here, I’ll walk you through the steps.
First, preheat your oven to 350F.
Then, grease a donut mold with avocado spray or baking spray. If you have an older mold, I recommend cutting out a little circle from parchment paper so the top of the donut does not stick.
Next, in a small bowl, whisk the egg with a fork.
Now, in a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork. It should be completely mushy and have NO chunks.
Once the banana is mashed, add in the whisked egg, almond butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup. Mix until fully combined.
Next, you fold in the dry ingredients with a spatula. Add the almond flour, cinnamon, and baking powder to the large bowl until fully combined.
Evenly divide and spoon the batter into the greased donut mold. I made 6 donuts!
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean and enjoy you perfect fluffy paleo cinnamon banana donuts!
How to store healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts
One of the best things about this delicious healthy paleo banana donut recipes is that you can bake them on the weekend and they will last you all week! Perfect for meal prep and busy people.
For best results, store in a covered airtight container in at room temperate for 4 – 6 days or in the fridge from 5 – 7 days.
I like eating my donuts both warm and at room temperature! Depending on what you like, you can either heat up in the microwave for 20 seconds or enjoy straight from storage.
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Best ever healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts that are fluffy, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup! Enjoy as a snack, breakfast, or even healthy dessert. Made with simple and nutritious ingredients, this easy recipe only takes 30 minutes and is sure to please!
- 1 egg
- 1 banana, brown and mashed
- 1 Tbsp almond butter *
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup almond flour **
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease donut mold with avocado spray or baking spray. If you have an older mold, I recommend cutting out a little circle from parchment paper so the top of the donut does not stick.
- Next, in a small bowl, whisk the egg with a fork. Set to the side.
- In a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork. It should be completely mushy and have NO chunks.
- Add in the whisked egg, almond butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup. Mix until fully combined. Now fold in almond flour, cinnamon, and baking powder.
- Evenly divide and spoon the batter into the greased donut mold.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean, and enjoy!
* You can substitute any nut butter
** You can substitute with gluten-free flour or regular all-purpose flour.
- Category: Breakfast & Snacks
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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