We have been practicing a new coconut flour baked donut.
And we have come to realize working with coconut flour can be complicated.
We wanted to see if we could make a coconut flour based donut with only using bananas as the sweetness like we were able to do in our banana chocolate chip blondies. Since those came out AMAZING we knew we had to give it a try as baked donuts.
Now these are not your average fried donuts or even regular baked donuts. Nope.
These donuts are on a totally different level.
What do we mean exactly?
Well, since we use 3 eggs these coconut flour protein based donuts are very light in texture.
They don’t have much of a chew or spongy texture to them. We feel our pumpkin pecan donuts have a better spongy chew to them that we adore.
These banana coconut pecan protein baked donuts are not really dense either. They are almost cake-like, but have a different crumb compared to our chocolate raspberry donuts (which is one of our favorites).
Like we said they are on a different level, similar to our mini chocolate hazelnut lucuma donuts.
This recipe was inspired by our original grain-free coconut flour based cardamom mini donuts.
But this time we wanted a high protein donut.
Therefore we added in some brown rice protein powder. We used our favorite brand – perfect fit protein. You can use whatever protein powder you like. We know brown rice protein is not consider grain-free but we like it as it is a simple protein and easy for us to digest.
How shall we describe the texture of these protein baked donuts?
Delicious in their own way
Even though they are not your average baked or fried donut they are still addicting. And quite tasty!
We are kind of watching our grain intake here recently for certain health issues (that we will discuss at a later date). So in the mean time just go with us and knowing that these coconut donuts are food p0rn worthy! And these donuts are ranking as a new favorite of ours since not only are full of protein and fiber but they are only sweetened with bananas! There is just something about eating a yummy baked good that has few ingredients that makes us happy inside and out. If you cannot have coconut flour or do not like it, we recommend investing in some sweet potato flour. A new flour that we are loving due to being grain-free.
With the addition of our protein glaze on top adds even more protein punch. Perfect for those that adore protein powder like we do or for those wanting higher protein baked good options. We got you covered!
If you are not a huge fan of protein powder or coconut flour just take a look at our other donut recipes to find one that fits your liking!
Also, if you are not a fan of brown rice protein powder please feel free to use any protein powder of your liking. We have not tried to make this donut recipe without eggs. Using 3 flax gels might work, but we are unsure. But you never know.
- 5 tablespoons coconut flour (1¼oz)
- 3 tablespoons protein powder (3/4oz)
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cardamom
- ½ cup mashed bananas (4 oz)
- 3 eggs
- Protein Glaze
- 3 tbsp protein powder (3/4 oz)
- 1 tbsp coconut flour (1/4 oz)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- add water to desired consistency is achieved
- Can add stevia if want sweeter
- 1 cup crushed pecans for topping
- Place all ingredients into a bowl and beat together till batter is smooth.
- Scoop or pipe donuts into a 6 large donut pan, or can use muffin pan.
- Bake 350 for about 15 minutes.
- Donuts should pop out of pan. Let cool on cooling rack as you make your Protein Glaze.
- Dip or spread glaze onto donuts and then sprinkle pecan crumbs.
These donuts are packed with about 9 grams of protein per donut! Sure to keep you full and satisfied this holiday season. We added the pecans as we love the flavor of bananas and pecans together! The nuts help give a nice crunchy texture to the donuts.
Favorite topping for donuts? Do you like baked or fried donuts? Do you spell donuts or doughnuts? Pecan lover or no?