Grain-Free Banana Donuts with a Date Glaze

Ali Segersten (author) Mar 04, 2014
Average Recipe
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
14 donuts

These baked donuts are light and not too sweet; the glaze helps them feel more like a treat. I've made them two ways. The first time using ⅓ cup melted coconut oil and ⅓ cup pure maple syrup. The second time I was running very low on coconut oil and was out of maple syrup so I tried ½ cup organic palm shortening and ¼ cup honey. My oldest daughter said that she liked the second batch better. She gave some to her friends who said that they tasted like real donuts! Since I don't remember what a "real" donut tastes like, this was good news! You can decide which version to try!


Dry Ingredients

3 cups blanched almond flour (gently packed)
1 cups arrowroot powder (or tapioca flour)
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoons sea salt

Wet Ingredients

½ cups organic palm shortening
1½ cups mashed bananas
¼ cups raw honey
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Date Glaze

6 pitted medjool dates
6 tablespoons boiling water
4 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons raw cashew butter
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 pinches sea salt