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Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts

vegan gluten free banana donuts recipe

If I could trade places with anything, it would be with a donut. Even the plainest one is attractive. Can you imagine wearing a coat of glossy ganache? I can. But enough about my dreams.

Friday is a big day for donuts. It’s National Donut Day! Not that donuts ever need an excuse. Sounds like another silly food day, but the origins of this American holiday are honorable.

For the love of all things holey, here’s a favorite banana recipe.

Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts

8 Donuts

Easy to mix by hand in about 10 minutes, these vegan donuts are great for anyone who likes not-too-sweet treats. For the flour, I used Pamela’s Artisan gluten free blend.


  • 1 1/4 cups gluten free flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (coconut or whatever you like)
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chilled shortening or vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Optional finishing touch:
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar


In a medium bowl, combine gf flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

Cut shortening into dry ingredients. Place bowl in fridge while you prep liquid ingredients.

In a cup, combine mashed banana, coconut milk, vanilla, and vinegar. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and blend thoroughly. Fold in chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease donut pans (even nonstick). Fill eight donut cups nearly to the top. Bake for 12 minutes. Let donuts cool slightly before removing from pan. To finish, brush baked donuts lightly with oil then coat with sugar.


vegan banana chocolate chip donuts

Still hungry? Celebrate with Lemon Cake or Pumpkin Spice Donuts.


  1. Yipeee! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I had lonely bananas waiting to be made into banana bread, but since it’s National Donut Day, banana bread will have to wait! I didn’t have a gluten free flour blend so I used a combination of sorghum, brown rice and arrowroot powder and baked them in a Baby Cakes donut maker and they were perfect!

  2. elizabeth says:

    Can you use oat flour?

  3. Sounds delicious, Elizabeth. Probably yes, but they’d be a bit more dense. That’s a guess since I haven’t used oat flour in this recipe.


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