Gluten Free Baked Banana Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

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Gluten Free Banana Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts and Bites make the perfect weekend breakfast!

Check out these Gluten-Free Baked Banana Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts from Sweet Twist of Blogging. Finally, a baked doughnut the whole family can enjoy!

Happy Memorial Day! Today I’m participating in a Recipe Swap with lots of other awesome bloggers! This way you get to find some more great bloggers to follow, and get a recipe from someone else. Like these doughnuts! YUM! I’ve only made GF doughnut one time, but these look so good. And better for you, since they aren’t fried. I haven’t figured out the baked doughnut yet and doughnuts are sorely missed in my household.  I can’t wait to try them, and I hope you do too! So without waiting another minute, I’m going to turn my blog over to Meg from Sweet Twist of Blogging!

Recipe Swap Day! Hello Flippin Delicious followers,  I am Meg from Sweet Twist of Blogging, I was lucky enough to be paired of with Brianna in this blogger recipe swap.   I am I would say 98% of the time a baking blogger with desserts and treats taking up most of my posts.  I am not exclusively a gluten free blogger though, but I was up for the challenge of coming up with another gluten free recipe for Brianna and this swap.

This time around I challenged myself with donuts. I am currently on maternity leave, but when I was at work my director would bring in doughnuts about once a month.   Not great for the diet, but when I was pregnant I certainly enjoyed this little treat.   These are not fried donuts.  I also try to keep desserts lighter than they need to be.  When you bake as often as I do it is good to find ways to lighten things up.

Gluten Free Baked Banana Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts
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Gluten Free Banana Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts and Bites make the perfect weekend breakfast!
Serves: 6 donuts + bites
  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • ⅔ cup brown rice flour
  • ⅓ cup potato starch
  • 1 tbps guar gum
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 medium-large bananas, overripe, pureed.
For the dipping
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp cinnamon (depending on how you like your cinnamon sugar)
  1. Preheat the oven 400F.  Spray doughnut pan with non stick spray.
  2. Combine flours, potato starch, guar gum, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl or mixer bowl.
  3. Add buttermilk, eggs, butter and bananas. Beat on low until just combined or mix by hand to fold in wet ingredients.
  4. Fill 6 doughnut rings ⅔ full.   Bake about 7-9 minutes, done when top will spring back.
  5. Take the remaining batter and scoop into mini muffin tins.  Reduce oven temp to 375F and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Let both doughnuts and bites, cool but still slightly warm. Combine the dipping sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.  Dip the doughnuts and bites in the butter, tapping off excess,  then dip them in the cinnamon sugar.   Let them set and dry on a wire rack.  Store in a airtight container.


  1. Sarah B says

    These look delicious! They looked briefly like my beloved and much missed blueberry cake donuts. I wonder if it’s possible to mimic those with the fluffy inside and crispy outside with glaze?
    Will try these soon!

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Thanks Sarah! Blueberry cake donuts are my absolute favorite donut EVER! I need to make a baked GF version on blueberry cake donuts. I have made fried ones with great success, but fried donuts are more work than baked donuts.

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