Banana Doughnuts with Almond Butter Glaze

Nobody needs to tell us doughnuts are not exactly categorised under food. Real doughnuts are not real food.

But here’s a doughnut made of Real Food for you to enjoy. They call it guilt-free pleasure.

Get your kids started on these doughnuts, instead of the ones you see at the usual bakeries.


• 1 cup flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
• 1 egg, at room temperature
• 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 1 banana)
• 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Almond butter glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp almond milk
2 tbsp almond butter
pinch of salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Lightly grease or spray a non-stick 6 count doughnut pan.
  3. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, egg, banana, buttermilk and vanilla.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined.
  6. Fill the pan three-quarters full in each well.
  7. Bake for 11-12 minutes, until golden and an inserted toothpick comes out dry.
  8. Let cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
  9. Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl.
  10. Slowly drizzle in the almond milk while mixing rapidly with a whisk.
  11. Add the almond butter and combine until thin.
  12. You may need to add a bit more almond milk to get the right consistency.
  13. Add a pinch of salt.

Once the doughnuts are cool, dip one side into the glaze. Best eaten immediately.


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