Vegan Banana Bread Donuts
These Vegan Banana Bread Donuts are light and fluffy and packed with delicious banana flavour. They’re baked rather than fried, and topped off with a delicious chocolate ganache glaze and crushed walnuts!
I always get excited when I have overly ripe bananas in my kitchen because it means I can make some sort of banana baked good! I’ll often whip up a quick batch of Healthy and Easy Banana Nut Muffins, or Vegan Banana Bread, but this time I wanted to get use of my donut pan and make some delicious Vegan Banana Bread Donuts!
The batter for these donuts is a little different than a banana bread, which results in a lighter and fluffier baked treat. (Whereas actual banana bread tends to be a bit denser.)
These donuts are also topped with a chocolate ganache glaze and crushed walnuts which makes them taste even more amazing!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- These donuts taste like banana bread. and go perfectly with the chocolate ganache glaze. Because who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate and banana!
- These donuts are baked rather than fried for a healthier alternative. They’re also easier to make with the donut pan, saving yourself frying oil and a lot of cleanup!
- You can mix everything together in just a bowl and use a large zip-lock bag for piping, so you don’t need any fancy equipment.
How to make Vegan Banan Bread Donuts
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl and the wet ingredients together in a bowl.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients together just until combined.
- Use a piping bag or ziplock with the corner cut out to pipe the donuts into the donut pan and bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Make the chocolate ganache glaze and dunk each donut into the glaze.
- Top with crushed walnuts.
Tips for making this recipe perfectly
- Make sure to use overly ripe bananas in this recipe which will be naturally sweeter in flavour and give these donuts some great banana taste.
- Let the milk and apple cider vinegar sit for 4-5 minutes to turn it into a “buttermilk.” The baking soda will react with this mixture to create light and fluffy donuts.
- Keep an eye on the donuts in the oven! Since they are small they bake rather quickly. If you overbake them they will become dry quickly.
- Don’t forget to spray the donut pan with cooking spray so the donuts don’t stick!
- I use and recommend this donut pan to make this recipe.
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Vegan Banana Bread Donuts
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 15 donuts 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Delicious Vegan Banana Bread Donuts topped with a chocolate ganache glaze and chopped walnuts!
- 2 cups flour (sub a 1–1 gluten-free flour if needed)
- 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup overripe bananas, mashed
- 3/4 cup almond milk+2 tsp apple cider vinegar (mix and let sit for 5 minutes)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup 70% dark chooclate chips
- 2 tbsp refined coconut oil
- crushed walnuts to top (optinal)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl, and the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.
- Mix the dry and wet ingredients together just until combined. Don’t overmix the batter
- Spray the donut pan with cooking spray then use a piping bag (or a large ziplock bag with the corner cut out) to pipe the batter into the donut moulds, filling 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- To make the glaze melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a double broiler, or in the microwave on intervals, mixing it constantly so the chocolate doesn’t burn.
- Let the glaze cool slightly then dunk each donut into the glaze and sprinkle crushed walnuts on top.
Use overly ripe bananas in this recipe for best results and flavour.
We add some apple cider vinergar to the almond milk to turn it into a “buttermilk” which reacts with the baking soda and creates really light and fluffy donuts. You can leave the vinegar out if needed, but the donuts will be slightly denser.
Keep an eye on the donuts in the oven, they cook rather quickly!
- Serving Size: 1 donut
- Calories: 230
- Sugar: 13g
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 35g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 4g
Keywords: vegan banana bread dessert, vegan donut recipe, banana donuts
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Can you substitute coconut oil for any other type of oil?
Hi Lu, you can use any type of neutral tasting oil like canola oil or avocado oil.
Hey i love the idea of these but don’t have a donut pan. Do you think they’d work in muffin tins?
Hi Kim! Yes you can make these in muffin pans-depending on the size of your pan you’ll need to adjust the cooking time. For a regular sized muffin pan you’ll probably want to increase the cooking time, so just keep that in mind when baking 🙂
They’re so yummy!
These donuts were on point!! We made a maple glaze for ours along with the chocolate. We gobbled them right up and had to make another batch! 😁
So happy you loved them Misty 🙂
This recipe was so delicious and easy to make and my kids couldn’t believe they were vegan!!!! They were a big hit..you definitely gained a new follower!😊😉
Thank you so much LaTasha! 🙂
Definitely yummy! And so fluffy. I could taste the baking soda though. Might try them with just 1tspn and see how they are. I assume my be a bit more dense though?
Hi Amy, if the baking soda is measured correctly you definitely should not be able to taste it. The spoon of baking soda should be completely level.The donuts won’t rise and be light and fluffy with 1 tsp.
I baked these three times already !! They are delicious . This site is so highly recommended ! ❤️
So happy you loved them Ana!
These donuts are easy to put together and so yummy. Tender, moist and full of flavor. Banana and chocolate-a great combination. Loving this blog and all the great recipes!
Hi Diane, thank you for the review! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Wow these look delicious! I love banana bread and I love donuts so this is two in one 🙂
Thanks so much Emliy, Enjoy!
Do you think oat flour will work in this recipe?
Hi Brandi, I haven’t tried these with oat flour, but I’d imagine they would turn out okay. You may need to reduce the amount of flour just slightly since oats are very absorbant, and they likely won’t come out with as much as a light and fluffy “donut texture,” but if you don’t mind a denser texture I think it may work!