Banana Oatmeal Donuts: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Sugar-Free and Delicious!

I only recently jumped on the donut bandwagon. For a long time, I just considered donuts to be way too much work for a not-very-healthy treat, something I didn’t really want to waste time and effort on.

Then I heard about donut pans, and thought that a donut pan would certainly make it a little easier and perhaps worth it.

Then I never bought a donut pan.

Then I found this recipe; and my whole world shifted and donuts became a reality. Tessa’s recipe for wholesome banana donuts seemed so easy and delicious, and perfect for my food-allergic little guy. I decided to give them a try, and am I ever glad I did! I am now a donut-making fiend! 

One thing I love about these donuts is they use oat flour, which is a delicious and inexpensive alternative to wheat flour for those who are allergic or intolerant to wheat. Unlike other gluten-free or wheat-free flours, oat flour can be used by itself in certain recipes.

oat groats ready for grinding

Oat flour is easily made with a WonderMill grain mill by grinding whole oat groats. Don’t try to grind rolled oats or any other oat product in your WonderMill, or it will clog up! I find oat groats at my local health food store in the bulk section.

Tessa’s original recipe is intended for a donut pan, but she gives you instructions for free-forming the donuts. My recipe is based on those instructions with a few other minor changes.

Banana Oatmeal Donuts

2 cups freshly ground oat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 TBSP ground flax seed + 3 TBSP of hot water, stirred together

3 TBSP coconut milk

2 very ripe bananas, mashed

3 TBSP melted coconut oil or palm shortening

1/4 cup stevia baking blend (or 1/4 cup any granular sugar)

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

Whisk together the oat flour, baking powder and salt until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour batter into a decorator’s bag, or into a zippered plastic bag with a small hole cut in one corner.

Pipe the batter into donut shapes on a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet (I used my cast iron pizza pan) and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes or until donuts are lightly golden on the bottom.

You can sprinkle the donuts with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar; you could glaze them with a simple powdered sugar glaze; or you can eat them plain like we did! They’re delicious either way.

About Authentic Simplicity

Anne Simpson is just a simple girl who longs for an uncomplicated life. Wife to one amazing man, Mother to two rambunctious boys, One of eleven children, Daughter of the King: happily defined and shaped by these. By God's grace and for His glory, she lives, loves, serves and writes. Find her at Authentic Simplicity, where she strives to balance keepin' it real with keepin' it simple. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Grain Mill Wagon Challenge:
I had so much fun experimenting with different grains in my Wondermill! My only previous experience with freshly grinding my own grains was with a high-powered blender, which was effective, but did not produce nearly as good a quality flour as the grain mill did. Whole wheat products especially were so much lighter and tastier than those with store-bought wheat flour. I'm so thankful I was able to be a part of this challenge, and I look forward to using my Wondermill for many years!

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6 Responses to Banana Oatmeal Donuts: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Sugar-Free and Delicious!

  1. These sound fantastic! Pinning them so I can try them this month. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  2. Cindy says:

    Can you use Store bought Oat Flour with the same results? We’re pretty isolated here in Guam, but I can buy Bob’s Red Mill flours including oat, spelt, rye, etc.

    They sound scrumptions and look as easy as muffins! Thanks for sharing, I just saw the blueberry donuts as well, so will try them both this weekend!!

    Thank you!

  3. Katie B. says:

    Now we don’t need to be wheat free, could you use whole wheat flour in these or perhaps wheat pastry flour? I want to use so many other flours in our diet, especially spelt flour, but I haven’t been able to save up for the grinder yet. The other flours bought already ground are just not a good fit for my budget.

    • Hi Katie, you could certainly try whole wheat flour! It might be more dense, and you might need to use a little less, I’m not sure. Also, you can grind quick oats in a blender, food processor or coffee grinder to make oat flour. It’s not as good of a flour as grinding the groats in a grain mill, but it works in a pinch.

  4. Sara Shay says:

    These looks SO yummy! And the men in my house are crazy about bananas.

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