Bananas Foster Doughnuts (Vegan and Dairy Free)

When a well known and absolutely heavenly dessert decides to become a doughnut, you know it can only get that more delicious! Wake up and enjoy one of these Bananas Foster Doughnuts. They’re vegan, dairy free and are sure to leave your taste buds screaming for more! 

I think I hit doughnut nirvana with these Bananas Foster Doughnuts. I love, love, love bananas with my pancakes, but it wasn’t until I was introduced to the Let’s Go Banana mix from Castle Kitchen Foods did I become inspired to make these amazing Bananas Foster Doughnuts.

Bananas Foster always conjures up images of professional chefs shaking a skillet, searing hot flames dancing around. Seems complicated right? With just a few ingredients like chopped banana, rum extract, some spices and a small skillet, you can whip this up these caramelized beauties in under 5 minutes with no fear of burning down your kitchen either!

If you’ve never tried caramelized bananas before, you must! It truly has become one of my new favorite ways to eat them. Caramelizing adds such a rich, decadent flavor to them, similar to how bananas fosters would taste. Don’t skip out on the rum extract flavor either. The rum flavoring give it the uniquely bananas foster flavor and makes them a little more intriguing and complex.

If you’re looking for something quick to bake for a special breakfast or a fun afternoon snack, look no further!

The recipe could not be any easier to prepare. Start by adding  a mixing bowl, adding the pancake mix, your favorite dairy free milk and yogurt, a flax egg and the caramelized bananas. Now for my favorite part – the glaze. It’s just a little powdered sugar, a tiny bit of cinnamon and cashew milk. The donuts are best eaten the same day they are made because of the glaze. They do stay moist and delicious for a few more days in room temperature, but they won’t look as pretty since the muffins will start to absorb the glaze.

And, if you don’t have a donut pan, I beg you to go buy one! You’ll be thanking me, that’s for sure! It’s one of my absolute favorite baking pans. With it, you can have fresh baked doughnuts coming hot out of your oven in less than 15 minutes, which is much healthier and probably even faster than driving to the doughnut shop. Happy baking and enjoy the recipe!

These Bananas Foster Doughnuts are soft, cake-like, banana filled and just downright delicious! Bananas Foster Doughnuts, recipe, Castle Kitchens Food

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Bananas Foster Doughnuts (Vegan and Dairy Free)
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Serves: 6 doughnuts
Ingredients
  • 1 large banana, chopped into small pieces
  • 1½ TBS Fourth & Heart Vanilla Ghee or butter
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 1 flax egg (To make a flax egg, mix one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water. Mix together, and let sit in your fridge for 15 minutes to set up and thicken.)
  • ⅓ cup almond or cashew milk
  • ⅓ cup Forager Cashewgurt, plain flavor(or plain greek yogurt if not dairy free)
  • 1½ cups Castle Kitchen Foods Let's Go Banana Pancake & Waffle
  • Glaze:
  • ¼ cup Swerve Confectioners Sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 TBS almond or cashew milk
Instructions
  1. Place a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place ghee in skillet and let it melt.
  3. Chop banana into small pieces and add to skillet.
  4. Add in coconut sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and rum extract and stir well.
  5. Let cook for 2 minutes on medium heat, then reduce heat to low.
  6. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally (bananas should be soft and caramelized). Remove from heat and set aside.
  7. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Combine egg, milk and yogurt into a large bowl and stir.
  9. Add in pancake mix and stir until blended.
  10. Gently stir caramelized banana mixture into the batter until well incorporated.
  11. Spray a doughnut pan with nonstick spray.
  12. Use a spoon and dollop batter equally into 6 of the molds.
  13. Bake for 10-11 minutes.
  14. Make your glaze while the doughnuts bake.
  15. Add the powdered sugar and cinnamon to a small bowl and slowly add the milk.
  16. You want a thicker consistency so the icing adheres to the donut.
  17. Set aside.
  18. Remove doughnuts from the oven and allow them to fully cool.
  19. Dip cooled doughnuts into glaze and enjoy.

What are some of your favorite  ways to incorporate bananas into recipes? Have you ever tried Bananas Foster before? Please share – I would love to hear from you!

6 Responses to Bananas Foster Doughnuts (Vegan and Dairy Free)

  1. I love that this is both dairy free and vegan friendly. I have saved this recipe and hope to make sometime this summer. I’m not a huge banana fan but certainly think I can use the base recipe to whip something up. My dad once made bananas foster for us when we were kids and it was so special because he never cooks! With the rum extract, my mind immediately went to making egg nog doughnuts!

  2. I love that this is both dairy free and vegan friendly. I have saved this recipe and hope to make sometime this summer. I’m not a huge banana fan but certainly think I can use the base recipe to whip something up. My dad once made bananas foster for us when we were kids and it was so special because he never cooks! With the rum extract, my mind immediately went to making egg nog doughnuts!

    • Thank you! I’m trying to share recipes that satisfy all of the readers for my blog – glad you enjoyed that this was both dairy free and vegan. I love the nostalgic reference of your dad doing some cooking! What a great memory! And egg nog doughnuts, is it too early for holidays baking.:)

  3. I have no idea why my comment posted twice, ha! But while I’m commenting…what do you think about the forager yogurt? Do you feel it bakes well? A good sub for greek yogurt or no?

    • Hey Jo! Although I thought the Forager baked well and was perfect for keeping the recipe dairy free, I still prefer greek yogurt for it’s thickness in recipes.

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