Strawberry Banana Donuts, Gluten Free

Strawberry Banana Donuts, Gluten-Free. Strawberry Glazed and perfect with that weekend coffee. Easy.

Before gluten-free, in the way-back days, occasional weekend mornings might have  included a box of hot, fresh Krispy Kreme or Dunkin donuts. Not only were they deliciously bad for us, but the sugar with coffee was like rocket fuel for cleaning the house. It was a great combination while it lasted.

There were few choices after gluten-free. But that was both a blessing and a curse because cleaning the house was never again quite the same. Those were the days when my friends made fun of me for using a lint brush to finish up after vacuuming. I’m here to testify that Krispy Kreme along with a gallon of high-test coffee are the world’s best propellant for despicable chores.

Years flew by and then someone invented this handy-dandy donut pan. I’m sure the consensus would be that the very tastiest donuts are probably still fried, but if your place is anything like ours – tiny, not well ventilated and subject to touchy smoke alarms, then frying is not the best option. Even baking can be hazardous in our place. All the fans have to be running when the oven is above 375°F.

But we persevere because baking donuts and other nutritious stuff is pretty important in the Canteen kitchen. We have come to really like baked donuts – and especially baked donuts that get smothered in something good and naughty like drippy glazes or powdered sugar.   It also doesn’t hurt to add some good-for-you ingredients (like fruit) to balance out the topping or glaze. The batter is actually pink from the berries, though it fades when baked. The glaze, however, stays pink from the berries. So do your fingers after handling them.

It’s coming up on early strawberry season in California so we are taking full advantage of those anemic looking red-ish berries and baking with them, starting with these strawberry banana donuts with strawberry glaze. Puree the berries and don’t bother to strain them because all those little pieces add a lot of flavor. Also, I added mini chocolate chips which you could leave out, but why would you? They make it more interesting and dark chocolate is a health food, after all. Right?

So what’s for breakfast this weekend? These and a gallon of great coffee because the house sure needs cleaning. I even have  some fresh lint rollers lined up.

Strawberry Banana Donuts, Gluten-Free. Strawberry Glazed and perfect with that weekend coffee. Easy.

Strawberry Banana Donuts, Gluten Free
A dozen strawberry banana, chocolate chip donuts can be yours in a matter of minutes. These are quick to make and require no special ingredients other than some early strawberries and an aging banana. Since you are going to puree the berries, feel free to use frozen if in your part of the world early strawberries have yet to appear. And it's nice to know that the little donut is also dairy-free.
  • 260 grams Canteen Flour Blend (2 cups)
  • 150 grams granulated sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 112 grams canola oil (1/2 cup)
  • 125 grams pureed strawberry (1/3 cup)
  • 100 grams pureed banana (1 medium gnarly banana)
  • 95 grams mini semisweet chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
  • 220 grams powdered sugar, sifted (2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry puree
  • 1-3 teaspoons hot tap water
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 6-count standard donut pans with not stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. In a small bowl whisk together eggs, oil, strawberry and banana puree until well combined. Fold into flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Scoop into donut pan, about ½ full. Rap pan on counter to get rid of air bubbles. Bake 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out without crumbs. Immediately transfer hot donuts to a rack to cool – be gentle because they are very fragile when hot. Cool completely before adding glaze.
  1. In a bowl combine sugar with puree and hot water until the glaze just barely runs off a spoon. You want the glaze to mostly coat the spoon and drip off at a very slow rate. Place donuts on the rack over a baking sheet to catch drips. Dip the top side of each donut in the glaze and flip over and place on the rack. If the glaze is too thin you might want to dip a second time. Let glaze set about 20 minutes before serving.

Strawberry Banana Donuts, Gluten-Free. Strawberry Glazed and perfect with that weekend coffee. Easy.


  1. These looks really yummy! I’m glad to see chocolate included, and the small amount should be tolerated by baby A. 🙂

    • GlutenFreeCanteen says:

      Hi Rachel – they’re almost good for you, loaded with banana and strawberries! It is a tiny amount of chocolate and you can add more or even less if you like. Enjoy.

  2. GlutenFreeCanteen says:

    Hey everyone. This is where to leave your comment to enter to win that 6-count donut pan. Contest ends 4/30. Winner chosen randomly. Subscribe to the blog (upper right column) and then leave a comment here that you did that and anything else you’d like to say. Donuts for all!

  3. Hello I just subscribed. I think that these donuts look really good and they seem pretty healthy

  4. these look so delicious! i’ve made fried gluten free donut holes before (my dough is always too soft for a proper donut shape) and definitely felt like i was flirting with danger by doing so. i would love to try out the donut pan! and of course, i’m already subscribed! 🙂

  5. Just subscribed!

  6. I subscribed! I hate to admit, but I didn’t know that donut pans existed! This explains so much. With a donut pan, I see donuts in my future! Would be wonderful! Love your recipes. 🙂

  7. I am already subscribed to your blog that’s how I found out about this neat giveaway-The donuts look incredible and I love the fact that they have fruit in them and are baked so iI can feel good about feeding them to my family!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Hi I subscribed to recieve your yummy recipes and to possibly win a donut pan. I have been making gluten free donut recipes as little cakes for lack of a pan. I have just not been able to justify buying one. Your donuts look amazing and healthy too. I can’t wait to make them in my little cake pans (unless I win )

  9. Melanie Yo says:

    I subscribed to your recipes and hope to win a doughnut pan, though I have been following you for awhile as you have great ideas to pin and try for my two boys. And we have a doughnut date coming up, all we need is a pan.

  10. I subscribed! And, oh my… Those donuts look delightful! Thanks for all you do here on the canteen 🙂

  11. Hi! I have already subscribed. I would love to win a doughnut pan. I am not able to find one where I live and we miss having doughnuts.

  12. Those doughnuts look scruptious. I would love to make them with my kids and I’m sure they would be great with a good cup of coffee.

  13. Ack! Didn’t get to leave my reply earlier, now April is over! 🙁 Thanks for this amazing recipe and I too did not know about donut pans!

  14. Hi,
    I am already subscribed.
    I was wondering if you could use a loaf pan instead of a doughnut one? Thanks for the recipe.
    Love the blog 🙂

  15. GlutenFreeCanteen says:

    Melanie Yo! You are a winner. Congratulations. I will contact you for your mailing details and the pan will be coming to you shortly! Thank you everyone for your participation and we will do this again soon.

  16. Lisa, do you know if this dough or batter will work in the electric version of the donut pan? I just got one on a deal and thought it would be fun to try some using that. Thanks

    • GlutenFreeCanteen says:

      Linda – I’ve never used an electric donut pan so I can’t tell you if it would work or not. You could experiment is the best I could offer.

  17. amy lynn says:

    subscribed. we thank you for providing a path to some of the things gluten eaters take for granted! today was ring dings!

  18. Those look great was wondering how to make them without strawberries. My husband cant eat gluten and is also allergic to strawberries. We used to eat donuts we love them but now he cant eat them. Just wondering how to make them without it. thanks

    • GlutenFreeCanteen says:

      I have not tried them with any substitutes, so this is just a best guess – but I imagine it would work. Try replacing everything strawberry (puree and best to do it by weight) with raspberry or blackberry but make sure the berries are just as sweet as would be ripe strawberries or you might have to adjust the sugar (always a good idea to taste the berries anyway). You could even use blueberries, but there is a blueberry donut recipe on the blog already. Hope that helps.

  19. My 5 year old daughter is also allergic to eggs, any ideas on substitutes? I have egg substitute, but not sure if it would work the same.

    • GlutenFreeCanteen says:

      Hi Jennifer – Unfortunately my experience is limited when it comes to not using eggs in baking. But I bet there might be some good recipes if you search on the Living Without website – I know they do egg-free versions with a variety of baking recipes. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

  20. Polly Walker says:

    I have been Gluten Free for about 7 years now, and am always in search of a new “good” recipe. Because I do have a “sweet tooth” I am drawn to desserts. And these donuts look like something I would absolutely LOVE! My daughter sent me this recipe…and I can’t wait to try it . One problem I do not have a “donut pan”….so I sure hope I win the one you are giving away!!!

  21. I have severe Celiac disease and can’t have dairy, soy, whey or wheat. Can I substitute egg whites? Unsweet applesauce for oil? Almond or rice milk?

    • GlutenFreeCanteen says:

      You’ll have to experiment – I haven’t made them with any of the ingredients you’ve mentioned.


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