Have you made healthy donuts yet?! If not, you have to run out and get yourself a donut pan asap. They're just so much fun and perfect for sharing with friends.
I recently mentioned making some gluten free banana donuts around the same time as the vanilla cake donuts I last posted. I had a bunch of suuuper ripe bananas and decided they would be great as a main ingredients in mini donuts.
A quick search led me to a good looking recipe on the Udi's Gluten Free Foods site that had good reviews. Mash, sift, stir, bake and voila! J and I were in healthy banana donut heaven.
They're kind of like eating a delicious ring of healthy banana bread with frosting. Mmmm! Their recipe used a maple glaze which would be nice but I chose to top them with a lucuma glaze and sprinkled some with mini dark chocolate chips while the others got a dried coconut garnish. Chocolate frosting would be wonderful of them too I would imagine.
Gluten Free Banana Donuts
By Udi's Gluten Free Foods
- 2 over-ripe Bananas, mashed
- 1 large Egg, beaten
- 3 Tbsp Unsweetened, Plain Almond Milk (4 Tbsp if at a high altitude)
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup Organic, Unbleached Sugar
- 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Brown Rice Flour - I used regular rice flour since it's what I had.
- 1/2 cup Cornstarch - I used potato starch instead
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (375 degrees for high altitude)
- Prepare donut pan using non-stick cooking spray
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the banana, egg, almond milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and oil.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir until smooth.
- Fill each donut round with 2 heaping Tbsp of batter. Dampen your fingers to smooth donuts evenly in the pan.
- Bake 7-9 minutes, then cool 5 minutes in the pan before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Cool completely before dipping in glaze .
Heathy's Lucuma Glaze
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
Scant 3 tablespoons lucuma (more like 2 3/4)
4 teaspoons agave powder*
Sift dry ingredients into a small bowl.
Add oil and whisk ingredients together until smooth.
If too liquidy, allow the mixture to sit a few minutes and will begin to thicken.
Dip the donuts before it hardens too much. If it does, simply place the bowl in another bowl of hot water for a minute while whisking and it will thin again.
I dipped them a few times, letting it firm before dipping again to get a thick coat.
*Note - this is not sweet like agave... this is used more as a thickener. It only has a small hint of sweetness.