The Best Baked Donuts

Oh my dough!

Seriously, it’s doughnut time (donut time? Not sure which way to spell it) and you need not feel guilty! These babies are made with bananas and beet powder! That’s how I got the beautiful pink colored frosting without using unnatural chemicals. You can buy it straight off Amazon, and it tastes really yummy. Beets can be very earthy, but the beet powder is ever so slightly sweet and has a more mellow beet flavor. When mixed with sweet banana and a little Greek yogurt, it’s delish, so even beet-haters will gobble them up.

Healthy doughnuts can be tricky because we all know how sweet and cake-y the real things are. But after much trial and error (I used all kind of different flours to keep these gluten-free for you), I settled on oat flour, because it tastes the most like whole wheat flour would. Coconut flour gets really dense in this recipe, and almond flour has a bit too much graininess.

I hope you like this lightened up, gluten-free and baked version! Make them for your friends, or keep them to yourself and use them all week as a snack!



Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 doughnut

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 9 min


  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch of stevia


  • 3 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons powdered zero-calorie sweetener (or a pinch of stevia)
  • 1 teaspoon beet powder


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Coat a regular 6-serving doughnut pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a bowl, using beaters, add the oat flour, banana, eggs, honey and oil and mix until well incorporated. Add the vanilla, baking soda, salt and stevia and mix briefly to incorporate.
  4. Spoon into doughnut pan and bake for about 9 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Don’t over bake or they’ll dry out. Let cool.
  5. Using a whisk and bowl or a mini blender, add the frosting ingredients and stir/process until completely smooth.
  6. Frost doughnuts with frosting, and serve. Top with coconut, sprinkles, goji berries, dried fruit or mini chocolate chips, if desired.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 147 | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Net Carbs: 18.5g | Fiber: 2g



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  1. Kim says:

    This sounds sooo yummy!! Could I substitute with almond flour?

  2. Marty says:

    I wish they were vegan – but never mind, I will have to veganise them myself, haha! Thank you for the recipe! <3

  3. elisaruth says:

    I will definitely be trying these with my niece and nephew! 🙂

  4. They look so cute and yummy 🙂

  5. eo4wellness says:

    Thanks. I will have to give these a try soon.

  6. Krystle says:

    Woww !!! Yum Yum Yum .. Love the cream topping … Weekend is here and I’m gonna try these delicious Banana-Beets 🙂 Awesome recipe Cassie – Thanks for sharing this ! I absolutely love it .

    Krystle – Part time Fitness Instructor @

  7. Cassie says:

    Me loves some healthy DONUTS! LOVE the way you made the frosting!

  8. Melissa Hoffman says:

    OMG I love beets! I am so excited to try this 🙂

  9. Luisa says:

    I have a lot of frozen bananas. If I thaw one and use it, would it mess with the texture?

  10. Anna says:

    They look great and you look lovely! That is such a pretty braid and curl combo on you 🙂

  11. Popster D says:

    Hi everyone, these look so good and absolutely mouthwatering. I would definitely love to try these sometime soon. You did it again again Cassey!! ??
    I have one more thing I wanted to say. I’m doing the monthly calendars and managed to complete today’s (yay!) but I notice every time that whenever I do an abs workout my back always has a hollow. I try to lift my shoulders higher but I just can’t keep my back flat down. I have a big backside but I don’t know if that’s the reason. Please, it’s been almost 2 years I’ve been doing your videos and I can’t get the posture right. Thank you so much and take care popsters!

  12. Gorgeous! And the red color reminds me of the red velvet cake recipe you had a while ago.

  13. Jim Roose says:

    OMG Cassie, at first I thought, “DONUTS?? REALLY??” but then I read the article and am so amazed! They look amazing! I must admit I failed the few couple times trying to make your banana pancakes because they kept breaking on me, but I’m going to clear my whole weekend to experiment with these! Can’t wait!! Thanks for this great recipe! 😀

    Jim Roose

    Personal Trainer @

  14. Harry says:

    I wouldn’t have thought to use beet powder to get the frosting color. Great idea!

    H. Bowden
    Best Sous Vide Brands

  15. Arianna says:

    I will try these soon. They look great! Thanks for the recipe : )