Go Nuts with These Donuts: Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Donuts

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Happy National Donut Day! To celebrate, we’ve got a rad recipe that puts a fresh spin on traditional donuts — these sweet li’l treats are gluten-free, low in sugar, and full of deliciousness.

Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Donuts


These dense, cake-like doughnuts only have three tablespoons of maple syrup for 10-12 doughnuts. The frosting provides a sweet kick (and ensures you won’t get a sugar crash after eating)!


For Doughnut:
3 cups almond meal
3 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
¼ tsp baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
3 eggs
1 ripe banana
3 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ cup chocolate chips (optional)

For Chocolate Glaze:
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/3 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In large bowl, combine almond meal, raw cacao powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix ingredients.

3. In a food processor, process the ripe banana into a liquid.

4. Add liquid banana, eggs, maple syrup, and pure vanilla extract to the dry mixture, and combine until fully mixed. Add in chocolate chips, if desired.

5. Fill batter half-way in a silicone doughnut tray.

6. Bake 15-18 minutes, until batter is cooked the entire way through.

7. Pop out of the silicone mold, let cool, and cut out the middles.

8. Combine coconut oil and chocolate chips in a small saucepan and heat on low until creamy.

9. Dip the top of the doughnuts in the chocolate glaze and let cool.

10. Serve will a tall glass of almond or coconut milk, and enjoy!


Recipe c/o Food Mood Girl

About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

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