Gluten Free Banana Bread Donut Splits {Low Fat + Super Simple}

Gluten free banana bread donuts are topped with ice cream, chocolate ganache, strawberry sauce and coconut whipped cream for a fun take on a classic dessert!

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Happy National Strawberry Sundae Day!

I didn’t really make you a STRAWBERRY sundae, but I made a sundae…and it has strawberries on it.

So, let’s go with it kay? Great.

Ever since I made those Almond Joy Donuts last week, I have been in lurrrveee with my donut pan.

I even pondered making chicken donuts for dinner one day.

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But, I can’t confirm or deny if that ponder-age is fact or fiction. I’ll leave that up to your decision making minds.

Remember how we ate Banana Bread about a zillion years ago because Mr. FFF LOVES the stuff? Well, he also really likes donuts.

You see where this is going.

So, I made Banana Bread Donuts

You saw that coming a mile away didn’t you? You smarty pants peeps.

But, then, I was looking at the hole in the middle of the donut.  It looked like so –> :(

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A sad donut is not a happy thing in my books.

Um, obvi?

So, I filled it with ice cream because, I don’t care who you are, ice-cream makes you smile.

Unless, you’re lactose intolerant. Sorry Shashi!

Back to donuts.

Basically, these are like banana splits x 1 million with a sprinkle of extra-cute and great for kids!

I mean, I don’t have any kids so I wouldn’t really know…but it does look like a child took these photos.

Let’s talk about that for a second.

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I almost didn’t share these with you because this shoot was a NIGHTMARE.

Shooting ice cream in front of a window when it’s 100 degrees outside? BAD IDEA ALWAYS.

So, the ice cream melted in about .000000059 second and looked like a total mess and I cried.

For realz.

But, then I ate the messed up donut sundaes and was happy again.

And then I decided that you needed to eat them too, even if it looks like my imaginary child that I don’t have (obviously, because it’s imaginary) took the pictures.

Wow, that sentence was a mouthful of words and lack of punctuation.

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Now, change that into a mouth of Banana Split Donut Splits.


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Gluten Free Banana Bread Donut Sundaes {Low Fat + Super Simple}
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Serves: 6
  • For the coconut whip:
  • ½ a 13 oz Can Full fat coconut milk (that has been refrigerated overnight)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Sifted powdered sugar, divided
  • For the Donut:
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Coconut flour, sifted (37g)
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • ¾ tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp +1 tsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil, melted
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ tsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Large bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • For the ganache:
  • ¼ Cup Full fat coconut milk (or heavy cream)
  • ½ Tbsp – 1 Tbsp Honey, to taste **
  • 3.5 Oz Semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • For the strawberry sauce:
  • 2 cups Fresh strawberries, roughly chopped (250 g)
  • 2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • Vanilla Frozen yogurt (or ice cream) of choice.
  • Peanuts, for garnish (optional)
  1. To make the coconut whip:
  2. Take the chilled coconut milk out of the fridge and turn upside down. Pour out the coconut water from the top.
  3. Transfer half of thick cream to a large bowl and beat with the sifted powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Place in the refrigerator to firm up while you make the donuts.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a donut pan with cooking spray.*
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the sifted coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, beat together the honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, eggs apple cider vinegar and mashed banana until well combined. The mixture will be a little bit chunky due to the bananas.
  7. Fill each compartment of the donut pan about ¾ of the way full (you can also spoon the mixture into a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off, and pipe it in to make it less messy!) Let the donuts stand for 10 minutes so the coconut flour can begin absorbing the moisture.
  8. Bake until golden brown, and toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly in the pan before transferring to a rack to finish cooling.
  9. To make the ganache:
  10. While the donuts are baking heat the coconut milk and honey** on high heat in a medium sauce pan, until they just about boil.
  11. Take the coconut milk off the heat and add in the chopped chocolate. Let the chocolate stand for 30 seconds and then whisk until it’s well melted and the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  12. To make the strawberry sauce:
  13. Also while the donuts bake, combine the strawberries and sugar in a large pan on medium heat. Cook until the strawberries begin to soften, about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  14. Once the strawberries are soft, slightly mash with a fork. Don't mash too much, as you want some texture.
  15. Boil an additional 5-7 minutes, until the sauce reduces and slightly thickens.
  16. To assemble:
  17. Pour the chocolate ganache into a large, shallow plate and dunk the top of each donut into it.
  18. Put the donut on a plate, fill the center with frozen yogurt and top with strawberry sauce and peanuts (if using.)
  19. DEVOUR
*spray pan really well as donuts stick easily
** Start by using ½ Tbsp of honey and then taste the ganache once the chocolate is whisked in. If you like a sweeter chocolate, you can whisk in some more honey while the ganache is fresh and warm.

Want more sweet treats?

Raspberry Coconut Fudge

Raspberry Coconut Fudge

Samoa Scones

Samoa Scones

Homemade Coconut Caramel Sauce

Homemade Coconut Caramel Sauce

Other banana bread donut creations from around the web:

Baked Banana Bread Donuts with Browned Butter Glaze – What’s Cooking With Ruthie

Paleo Banana Bread Donuts – Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Banana Bread Cinnamon Chip Donuts – Barbara Bakes

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  1. says

    Oh no! Sorry to hear that shoot was a disaster. Shooting time sensitive things is so hard! It’s so much pressure! I’m glad you finally did post them though because what a great idea!

  2. says

    Wow. If this shoot was a failure you are one lucky girl… even your failures look amazing. That’s a compliment. This makes me really want to try coconut flour!

  3. says

    I’ve been there done that with shoots, and it’s usually with a recipe that is just too delicious not to share! These look fabulous! I’m so glad you shared them!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      AW thanks Sarah, I am glad that you don’t hate the photos and that you love the sundae idea! Thanks for the sweet words and pin! 😀

  4. says

    A banana bread donut sounds so delicious right now – yum!! Taking pictures of cold things that melt quickly has proved impossible in this summer heat! Last week, I put a plated piece of pound cake with ice cream on top in the freezer for a few minutes to slow the process – it helped!! :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Well thanks Norma, that makes me feel better! Glad you approve of ice cream on anything! 😀

  5. says

    Woah, I can totally see savory donuts being the new thing – and you would have started that! I don’t eat chicken, but maybe a veggie or falafel donut? The possibilities are endless. In the meanwhile, we can nosh on these dessert ones!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha, well now I HAVE to make one! I have actually never tried falafel, but I have been dying too!
      Glad you don’t mind these for now! Thanks!

  6. Brenda says

    Remember the time you promised me cinnamon buns? I dont either. I just came here to say happy monday!!!!!

  7. says

    Taylor – while these look absolutely delicious, my mind took a detour with the chicken donuts….Suddenly I was thinking of the whole waffle/fried chicken combo and wondered if a donut could replace the waffle and your donut sundae approach would lend well to adding chicken & sauce &….. Oh dear – I’m sure this is not what you had in mind for comments!!

    The photos look great – really. As a brand new food blogger, I am seriously struggling with the camera so can relate to the tears and frustrations. So, as with all , I just hand it over to God and continue on.

    peace and blessings, karen

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha no it’s not what I had in mind – but I LOVE the idea! Maybe that is something that needs to be done, it could be yum!!
      Aw Karen, trust me – it gets so much easier! It was a struggle for me at first, and now it’s only ice cream that I have issues with! But thank you so much! 😀

  8. says

    All your lactose supporting treats make me drool! I have been unplugged these past few days as I was spending some time with my kiddo who would love – I mean LOVE these! She is bugging me to buy a donut pan now – but I cannot find it at any of the stores I frequent – guess am going shopping on Amazon today!
    Lady – you are too hard on yourself – I bet your photos were AMAZEBALLS – just like YOU!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      That is so nice that you got to spend some kiddo time, sometimes it necessary!
      You must buy a donut pan, online is the way to go!
      And thank you so much girlfriend, your comments always make my day!!xoxo

  9. says

    The pictures are gorgeous Taylor! And so are these donut sundaes! What a genius idea! I am such a sucker for ice cream and would want this entire batch to myself! <3 these – pinned :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Aw thank you so much Kelly, you are so sweet!!! I think the full batch is totally acceptable 😀

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