Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts!

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It’s been a while since I posted a sweet recipe.  So I am sharing these banana chocolate chip donuts.   If you don’t know already, I have a sweet tooth.  So in order to get my sweet fix, I need to create healthier alternatives.  This banana chocolate chip donut recipe is one way to curb a sweet tooth.


I may have gone a little over board with the chips.  It’s all good though.  These are healthy enough to eat for a breakfast and they should keep you satiated for quite sometime. This recipe was supposed to be called Apple Donuts, but I realized I was short on applesauce so I had to improvise by adding banana. I make a big batch of these so I have some to freeze, some to snack on and some for my father-in-law who loves to taste test these recipes. :)

Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts

Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts!

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts!



  • Preheat oven to 350. 
  • Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl. 
  • Mix wet into another. 
  • Add dry to wet. 
  • Fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon batter onto greased donut pans and bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

78 thoughts on “Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts!

      1. These sound delicious. Any suggestions on a substitute for the applesauce? I recently found out that I’m allergic to apples! :(

  1. Love your website! Can I substitute avocado oil or coconut oil for the walnut oil? If so, which would you recommend?

  2. You’re speaking my language!! Could I use whole wheat pastry flour? Also, what could I use instead of walnut oil?

  3. We haven’t done much baking since making the whole foods switch. Finally found a local health food store that sells spelt and these were first on the list. So good!! For any readers wondering about substitutions, we used coconut oil instead of walnut, and part honey/part maple syrup instead of the palm sugar. Delicious. Thanks for helping us out with these recipes!

  4. Just made these and they are awesome! Thanks for the recipe. I left out the banana though, my family’s not big on things baked with banana in it. I used organic sucanut in place of the coconut sugar. I don’t have the coconut sugar on hand. How do you think the nutritional value compares? This is what I use.

    1. I think it could work. I have had readers successfully make this gluten free. If you use coconut flour you may need to add a few eggs.

    1. White whole wheat is a whole grain flour despite it’s name. It’s a different type of wheat. You can use spelt as well. I have used both in this recipe and they both work great.

  5. I’ve never used coconut oil before, do I have to melt it first? Or do I use it in the solid form? Thanks in advance, I ordered a donut pan from Amazon & want to make these when it arrives!

    1. You do measure after melting. You can use another oil you have on hand though. Just not olive oil because it is only supposed to be used in cold dishes. I hope you enjoy the donut pan and the recipe! :)

  6. I just made these for my kids to bring with their lunches to school this week and they came out sooooo good! I used 1/3 cup coconut oil instead of 1/4 and split the dough in 1/2 and did raisins in one and choc. chips in the other and used my mini muffin pan since I don’t have a donut pan yet. Everyone enjoyed them including my picky hubby! Thank u for another great recipe and for opening my eyes to a whole new way of cooking and baking!

  7. These look so amazing and I know I have to try them. I have tried several of your recipes now and each has been a great success. Thanks so much

  8. Hi! I like to try your recipe. It looks yummy. But, i like to know what is ” T ” ? Is that a tablespoon? 2 tablespoon milk? Thank you..

  9. Got up early this morning and made these! I don’t have a donut pan so made them as muffins. They turned out great – soooo yummy!!

  10. Thanks so much for this recipe. I’m on an elimination diet and can only have a number of foods, so I was excited to see that those in the recipe were on my list!
    I used rice flour and oat flour and homemade chocolate chips (made with maple syrup) then baked in a mini muffin pan. Turned out great.

  11. Hi, the recipe notes to grease the pans (plural), but I didn’t read how many this recipe makes. Is it two of the 6-donut pans? I can’t wait to make these!

  12. I made these this morning for my family…they turned out soo good! I used gulten free flour and cooked them in my cakepop maker so they were donut holes. Thanks for all of your great recipes!

  13. Holy yum!!! I used spelt flour and 3 very ripe bananas instead of applesauce. I increased the coconut sugar a bit, since I’m still working on transitioning my kids to healthier habits and I want them to eat them:) I’ve been experimenting with dozens of banana bread/muffin recipes and this is by far my favorite!

  14. Lots of “firsts” last week, first use of donut pan, first use of this recipe, first use of Spelt flour. These donuts are delicious and so easy to make. I am making them again tomorrow, will be adding chopped pecans. I love your recipes…will be sharing this one…but not my donuts ;)

  15. The recipe looks delicious! I have one question – in the thread people mentions spelt flour, but the recipe lists white whole wheat flour. Was it edited recently? I have both and wanted to know which to use. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Nancy! It was edited at one time. I personally like to use spelt better. So I would recommend that for sure.

      1. Thank you for your response! Would it be the same amount of Spelt? So glad I found your website and Facebook group, you offer great options.

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