Cinnamon Sugar Banana Bread Donuts

Fluffy, moist and baked banana bread donuts coated in cinnamon sugar are perfect for using up those overly ripe bananas. Made vegan with a gluten free option, these donuts will quickly become a favorite.

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Sweetened with organic cane sugar and baked, not fried, these donuts are gluten free, dairy free and unbelievably soft. If you love donuts and banana bread as much as me, these banana bread donuts are the perfect hybrid of the two.

I generally make my donuts in a standard size donut pan but I recently purchased this 3-inch Silicone Donut Baking Pan from Amazon and it’s 10x easier to remove the donuts than the traditional metal pan. I still use a non-stick spray when I’m making donuts but oh-my-gosh, it’s just so much easier.

Stacked vegan banana bread donuts

Once you have your donut molds prepared with non-stick spray, stir together all your wet donut ingredients (including the sugar). In another bowl, stir together the dry ingredients and then add the two together to from a batter. Distribute the batter between the donut molds and bake!

So simple, right?

Once your donuts are cooled and ready, coat them in melted butter and then toss in the cinnamon sugar topping. Enjoy!

Stacked vegan banana bread donuts wut cinnamon sugar

Can’t get enough donut recipes? I hear ya! Check out some of my favorite recipes on the blog:

Glazed Maple Donut Chai Donuts

Small Batch Chocolate Donuts

Gluten Free Carrot Cake Donuts with Walnuts and Honey

Stacked vegan banana bread donuts in a pan

If you are still reading this far, you definitely deserve some cinnamon sugar vegan banana bread donuts and if you make this recipe or any other recipe from the blog, be sure to tag @peanutbutterpluschocolate on Instagram and check me out on Facebook and Pinterest!

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Happy Baking!

The best and fluffiest banana bread donuts

Fluffy, moist and baked banana bread donuts topped with a sweet cinnamon sugar are perfect for when the craving hits. Made gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and vegan, these donuts are everything you need this Fall.
Pin Recipe
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon sugar, snickerdoodle, vegan donuts
Servings: 10 donuts
Author: Ciarra Siller


  • 3-inch donut mold silicone pan


  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • cup organic cane sugar
  • ¾ cup almond milk or plant milk at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose or all purpose gluten free baking flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt

cinnamon sugar coating

  • 2 tbsp melted vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare two 3-inch silicone donut pans with non-stick spray and set them aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the mashed banana, sugar, milk, melted coconut oil, vanilla and vinegar until smooth. In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until the batter comes together and no clumps remain.
  • Fill 10 donut molds with the batter using a cookie scooper or placing the batter into a large plastic zip bag and cutting the corner to create a piping bag. Bake the donuts for 24-26 minutes and a toothpick comes out clean. Baking time will vary per oven.
  • Let the donuts cool completely. In a bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Brush each donut with melted butter and toss in cinnamon sugar.


These donuts are best if enjoyed within 48 hours. Store donuts lightly covered at room temperature. 
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2 years ago

These sound delicious! Thank you for the gluten free option.

2 years ago

You state pipping the batter into the donut pan, does this mean the batter will be thick enough to use if I do not have a donut pan?

2 years ago

5 stars
Made these beautiful donuts last night and while we’re unable to eat plant-based alternatives to animal products and I did use avocado oil rather than coconut oil (I’ll use unrefined coconut oil another time) these were still wonderful! Thank you!

2 years ago

5 stars
I scaled this recipe up and made 19 doughnuts last night, they are SO GOOD ! I added some coriander and cardamom to the batter and sugar coating for a little extra seasonal spice, they were a hit! Though I found my baking time around 10-13 min – So keep a watchful eye on your donuts!

1 year ago

I don’t have a donut pan. Can I make these shaped more like a beignet or some other shape without a hole in it?

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