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!

healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts

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!

healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts

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:
    • Banana
    • Egg
    • Almond Butter

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.

healthy paleo cinnamon banana donuts

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
  • Fork
  • Spatula

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!

healthy 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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Healthy Paleo Cinnamon Banana Donuts


  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Donuts 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

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!


Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Next, in a small bowl, whisk the egg with a fork. Set to the side.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork. It should be completely mushy and have NO chunks.
  4. Add in the whisked egg, almond butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup. Mix until fully combined. Now fold in almond flour, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  5. Evenly divide and spoon the batter into the greased donut mold.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean, and enjoy!

Notes

* 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

Keywords: paleo, banana bread, banana bread donuts, healthy donut, gluten free, gluten free donuts, dairy free, dairy free donuts, refined sugar free, banana donuts, cinnamon banana donuts, breakfast, snack, dessert, healthy breakfast, breakfast donuts, healthy breakfast donuts

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10 Comments
  • Petra Calic
    Posted at 10:49h, 28 November Reply

    Amazing recipe and my new favorite! Didn’t have maple syrup so I substituted it with honey and it was so tasty! Soft, sweet and quickly done. Just love it!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 12:51h, 05 December Reply

      Hi Petra! So happy to hear this and that honey worked too. These donuts are my absolute favorite as well. They are so light and fluffy.

  • Megan L
    Posted at 14:58h, 09 January Reply

    Best donut recipe ever. I’m telling you, they are so soft and moist. Way better than a fried donut! Thanks Tati for the recipe.

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 10:41h, 17 January Reply

      Amazing, Megan! So excited to heat this is your favorite donut recipe. I love how they are so fluffy!

  • Kelsy
    Posted at 01:17h, 10 January Reply

    Can you use baking soda instead of baking powder ? I’m on the scd diet :/

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 10:41h, 17 January Reply

      Hi Kelsy! Yes, you can try. I have not done it myself, but it should work 🙂

  • Sukhubakes
    Posted at 13:32h, 30 January Reply

    These were absolutely amazing. According to my sister it was like banana bread in donut form. These were super easy to make and melt in your mouth good. Will definitely make it again.

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 14:26h, 03 February Reply

      YAY! This makes me so happy! So glad that you liked them!!

  • LAUREN C
    Posted at 05:18h, 31 January Reply

    would it be possible to free form the donuts since I don’t have a donut mold? Or is the batter a little too sticky for that?

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 07:07h, 31 January Reply

      Hi!! So the batter is not too liquid, but to get the shape it is best to use a donut mold. If you try free hand, let me know! I would recommend transforming these into muffins if you have a muffin tin 🙂

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