Grain-Free Banana Donuts with a Date Glaze

Ali Segersten (author) Mar 04, 2014
Difficulty
Average Recipe
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
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!

Ingredients

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
pinches sea salt