Banana Bread Doughnuts (Gluten & Sugar Free)


Since the moment we walked into our apartment from our honeymoon, my husband has been asking for doughnuts. The idea of getting a homemade version of his favorite treat was a huge thrill for him. I pinned away many hours looking for fun new recipes to try, along with the newlywed dinner recipe collecting and home decorating “research” I was doing.

But, despite my recipe collecting, my sweet husband continued to consume greasy, frosted doughnuts from the corner shop for the last couple of years. I didn’t have a doughnut mold! Finally this Christmas I put it on my gift list… as a gift to him of course!

It’s priceless watching his eyes light up as he notices a batch of freshly baked doughnuts on the kitchen counter.


I love this recipe because they are sweet from the bananas and a bit of honey, not refined sugar. They are gluten free, so they don’t hurt my stomach like regular doughnuts do. Now my whole family can munch away on these sweet, perfectly cakey treats without hesitation. Their texture of course makes them a suitable breakfast option. I highly encourage you to dunk them in your morning cup of coffee.

And did I mention they are the simplest things to throw together? Seriously, ask the kids to hop up on a stool and help mix everything together.


Banana Bread Doughnuts (Gluten & Sugar Free)

Yield: 7-8 doughnuts


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy are both fine)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
  3. Combine all wet ingredients in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, starting with the bananas. Once they are fully liquified, add the remaining wet ingredients.
  4. Scoop about half a cup of the dry ingredients into the wet a bit at a time. Turn the power on low and blend. Repeat until all the dry and wet ingredients are smoothly incorporated.
  5. Use a baking spatula to push down the sides of the bowl and any flour that may have accumulated there.
  6. Chop up nuts and throw them in, gently folding with your spatula.
  7. Carefully pour the batter into a gallon sized plastic bag, squeeze as much air out as you can and seal.
  8. Snip off the tip of the bag, about half an inch, and squeeze batter evenly into your doughnut molds.
  9. Bake at for 15 minutes.


If you don't have a stand mixer, you can add the wet ingredients to a larger bowl and use a hand mixer instead on low speed.

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Natasha Red lives in Texas with her husband and baby girl. She inherited her love of cooking from watching her dad serve her family meals every night growing up. From early on, being in the kitchen has provided a creative outlet and a sense of calm at the end of a hard day. Natasha loves to see women boldly approach food, embracing it as a blessing to themselves and the people that fill their homes. Her blog is a personal recipe collection sprinkled with thoughts on motherhood, life as a family, natural living, and her passion for gathering people in her home, feeding their bellies and their hearts as well.

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