I’ve always loved baking sweets and treats for the ones I love. (Seriously, ask my hubby. I used to mail him boxes of cookies when we were dating and living 6 hours apart.)
Today not much has changed. I still love sharing baked goods with my sweet little family. But instead of the regular variety, I tweak my recipes to make them a little more nutritious (without sacrificing on flavor)!
These Clean Breakfast Banana Bread Donuts definitely fit that bill and are the perfect start to our Saturday mornings (or really any day of the week)! They are even toddler-approved!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup powdered Stevia
- 1 egg
- 1½ very ripe bananas, mashed
- ½cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (for glaze)
- 1½ teaspoons coconut oil (for glaze)
- 1 teaspoon honey (for glaze)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan with an all-natural cooking spray, even if it's a nonstick pan. (*See note below recipe for alternative to donut pan.)
- Mix all of the dry donut ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix all of the wet donut ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. Do not overmix.
- Spoon batter evenly into donut pan or transfer batter to a pastry bag or plastic bag with one corner cut off, to allow for squeezing the batter into the shape of a donut on the donut pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- While donuts are baking, prepare ingredients for glaze. Wait to warm the glaze, though, until after donuts have baked and cooled.
- For the glaze, whisk ingredients in a shallow bowl and heat in the microwave in 30 second increments. Whisk each time you check the ingredients, until completely melted.
- When donuts have cooled for approximately 10 minutes, transfer them to wire cooling rack. Dip each donut into the heated glaze. Decorate with sprinkles or crushed nuts if you like and enjoy!
* If you don’t have a donut pan, don’t worry! I didn’t. Use a regular muffin pan and roll small pieces of foil into balls. Place the balls in the center of each cup in the muffin tin and pipe dough around ball. Once baked, carefully press the foil ball out of the bottom of each donut by applying firm pressure from the top down.
These donuts were literally SO easy – no more complicated than making banana bread muffins! I can’t wait to try other varieties of clean breakfast donuts! What about you? Have you tried any clean breakfast recipes yet?
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