Skip the morning drive-through and give breakfast a sweet addition. Gluten Free Banana Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting are the ultimate mashup of flavors.
Have you made homemade donuts before? Not only is it easy and delicious, but it also puts you in full control of the flavors and ingredients. From over-the-top creations like Gluten Free Apple Fritter Bacon Donuts to these classic pairing of banana and peanut butter, the donut pan is your canvas for creativity.
Making homemade Gluten Free donuts is easy, fun, and rewarding. The best part it takes basic pantry ingredients with just a few extras depending on the flavors. Gluten Free Banana Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting combines a ripe banana with warm spices for a new twist on banana bread.
- Gluten Free Flour - Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour is my go-to flour for both sweet and savory recipes. It makes it easy to measure without having to add any additional ingredients, especially for recipes that aren't written as Gluten Free.
- Banana - Gives natural sweetness to these donuts while also keeping them tender and moist.
- Baking Powder/Soda
- Cinnamon - Gives aromatic warmth to every bite.
- Vanilla Extract - The higher the quality the vanilla, the more pronounced the flavor, and the more depth it provides.
- Brown Sugar - Gives a rich caramel flavor to the donuts and also has more moisture than just regular granulated sugar.
- Dairy Free Milk
- Peanut Butter - Forms the nutty and lightly sweet frosting.
- Dairy Free Cream Cheese - Gives the peanut butter frosting a tangy flavor and creamy texture.
- Powdered Sugar - Easily dissolves into the frosting.
How to Make Gluten Free Banana Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting
All you need is a donut pan and about thirty minutes to bake up delicious and decadent homemade donuts. With just a little mixing, these baked donuts will have your friends and family flocking to the kitchen. This breakfast confection is destined to become a new favorite.
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Cinnamon spiced banana donuts are drenched in a lightly sweet peanut butter cream cheese frosting for a twist on beloved banana bread.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
- Wet Ingredients
Add the egg, banana, and sugars to a bowl and mix for a couple of minutes until the sugars are mostly dissolved and it's a little frothy. Mix in the vanilla and milk.
- Dry Ingredients
Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and mix until it's just combined.
Divide the batter between the prepared donut pan.
Allow the donuts to bake for ten minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.
Add the ingredients for the frosting to a bowl and mix until it's smooth and creamy. Frost the donuts and sprinkle on chopped peanuts.
This recipe is completely Dairy Free and Gluten Free. However, you can make the same recipe with regular all purpose flour and regular dairy milk and cream cheese.
Making homemade donuts at home is both easy and rewarding. It puts you in full control of the ingredients as well as allowing you to bake your donuts as opposed to frying them. The only special equipment that you'll need is a good donut pan.
These Gluten Free Banana Donuts are a perfect make ahead dish, ideal for meal prep. They will keep for up to five days if you keep them stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
How to Measure Bananas
We’ve all made banana bread or seen recipes that call for half a cup or a cup of bananes. But how much do you actually need when it comes to measuring bananas themselves? When it comes to measuring bananas, a recipe can state whether it’s chopped, or mashed, as in most banana bread recipes. However, they both measure slightly differently! Keep in mind that when addin bananas to a recipe more banana doesn’t equal more flavor. Instead it could leave you with a dense or mushy finished product. Instead, you want to use the ripest bananas possible for the most intense banana flavor.
Here is an easy guide to use the next time you need to measure out fresh banana for a recipe.
- ½ banana: ⅓ cup chopped | ¼ cup mashed
- 1 banana: ⅔ cup chopped | ½ cup mashed
- 1-½ bananas: 1 cup chopped | ¾ cup mashed
- 2 bananas: 1-⅓ cups chopped | 1 cup mashed
- 3 bananas: 2 cups chopped | 1-½ cups mashed
- 4 bananas: 2-⅔ cups chopped | 2 cups mashed
Top Tip for Gluten Free Banana Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting
Make sure that your Dairy Free frosting is at room temperature before mixing up your frosting. This will give you that smooth and creamy texture that is also lump free. In addition, if your peanut butter seems a little too hard to work with you can microwave it for a few seconds just to loosen it up a little into a creamier texture.
Gluten Free Banana Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting
- 2 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Donut pan
- 1 cup Gluten Free 1.1 flour
- 1 ripe banana medium
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ cup brown sugar
- ⅛ cup sugar
- 1 ½ tbsp Dairy Free milk
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
- 4 oz Dairy Free cream cheese, room temperature
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ¼ cup peanuts, chopped, for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
- Add the sugars, egg, and banana to a mixing bowl and mix on high for a couple of minutes until the sugar is mostly dissolved and it's a little frothy.
- Mix in the milk and vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Divide the batter between the prepared donut pan.
- Bake the donuts for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool completely.
- For the frosting, add the cream cheese, peanut butter, and powdered sugar to a bowl and mix until smooth and creamy.
- Frost the donuts and sprinkle on the chopped peanuts. Enjoy!
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