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Stack of Banana Doughnuts with a Bowl of Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting in the Background
Banana Doughnuts with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins

These vegan banana doughnuts are studded with rich chocolate chips and smothered in rich chocolaty peanut buttery goodness. Get ready for a decadent sweet vegan treat!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 345 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
For the Banana Doughnuts
  • 3 medium overripe bananas
  • cup canola oil (or another neutral flavored baking oil)
  • cup unflavored soy or almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cup coconut sugar (can sub organic brown sugar)
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini vegan chocolate chips
For the Frosting
For Topping
  • ½ cup finely chopped roasted peanuts
  1. Begin by making the doughnuts. Preheat the oven to 350° and lightly oil a 12 cavity doughnut pan or a couple of 6 cavity pans.

  2. Place the bananas into a large mixing bowl and mash well with a fork or potato masher. Stir in the oil, milk, vanilla and sugar, until well mixed.

  3. Add the flour to the bowl, then sprinkle the baking soda and salt on top. Stir just until the batter is thoroughly mixed, being careful not to overmix it. 

  4. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.

  5. Distribute the batter among the doughnut cavities. 

  6. Bake until the doughnuts are fluffy and spring back when touched lightly with a finger.

  7. Transfer the pan(s) to a cooling rack to cool.

  8. While the doughnuts cool, make the frosting. Melt the chocolate chips by microwaving in 30 second increments, then stir in the peanut butter.

  9. When the doughnuts are cool, dip the tops in frosting, then sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Serve immediately or cover with plastic and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Doughnuts with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 doughnut)
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 165
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.3g28%
Saturated Fat 5.2g26%
Sodium 223mg9%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 38.4g13%
Fiber 4.4g18%
Sugar 17.5g19%
Protein 7.5g15%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.