Banana Maple Donuts with Peanut Butter Icing – Other icing ideas included (Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Fodmap Friendly)

One thing on my to do list was to make gluten free donuts.  Since my 11 year old daughter has been on a lactose free diet (while we await her test results from her lactose test which I get this Monday!) She misses out on one of her favourite sweet treats….iced donuts.  I finally came across a donut baking tray (makes 12 donuts) so I was on a mission for a tasty, healthy, lower sugar (as many recipes I found had atleast one cup of refined white sugar!!!!  lower fat options (or healthier fat option)  and preferably no refined sugars (well atleast in the cake part anyway).  The result was INSANELY AMAZING!  I mean seriously best thing I’ve tasted since being on the low fodmap diet anyway!  And that was only having one bite!!   I knew this would be a massive hit with my kids.  Tayla loves peanut butter so what always goes well with banana…..peanut butter ofcourse so I whipped up some peanut butter icing and also some chocolate icing (just to give some of you other option ideas incase you have a child with a peanut allergy.  But if you can tolerate peanuts I highly recommend you make the peanut butter icing.  Sadly peanuts is one thing I cant handle alot of, I think I have been in denial about that lol so I am limited to to just a little mouthful which is just awell I guess otherwise I would have quite easily licked the bowl clean lol.

And here I used to think going gluten free was the worst thing ever…..really you will be surprised what yummy sweets and savoury things you can come up with thats 100% gluten free!!!   Gluten free certainly isnt boring especially when you are prepared to bake!!

…Doesn’t that look delish!!!

For those new on the low fodmap diet, while these use all ingredients that are safe on the low fodmap diet please assess your own intolerance and also remember portion sizes while these are soooo good you will want to have more than one but remember that this may trigger IBS symptoms due to portion control not neccesarily ingredients.  (although its like that with any meal…..everything in moderation and remeber your portion control). They are special treat ideas.

These are perfect for kids parties for gluten/lactose free guests or not, everyone will love these.  Just dont use the peanut butter icing incase you have children allergic.

So here is my yummy recipe my kids are raving about and hounding me to make another batch lol   Here are a few other icing options too.

Banana Maple Donuts with Peanut Butter Icing

makes approx 15

1.5 cups of gluten free plain flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp gluten free baking powder

2 eggs

1/4 cup butter/dairy free spread (nuttelex) or coconut oil, melted

1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup

2 bananas mashed

1 tsp vanilla essence

Peanut Butter Icing

1.5 cups gluten free icing sugar

1/4 cup natural peanut butter

1-2 Tbsp lactose free milk

Chocolate Icing

1.5 cups gluten free icing sugar

2 -3 Tbsp cocoa

2-3 Tbsp lactose free milk

Vanilla Icing

1.5 cups gluten free icing sugar

1tsp vanilla essence

1-3 Tbsp lactose free milk

*sprinkles optional – gluten free spinkles are availabe in some online health food stores.

*peacans option to sprinkle on top of the peanut butter icing (mmmmmm)

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.  Spray a 12 hole donut baking tray with olive oil spray or coconut oil spray (or butter) – if you dont have one of these then a muffin tin will be fine.  In a bowl combine all wet ingredients. In a larger mixing bowl sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, mix with a fork to combine.  Add wet ingredients and mix until combined.  Carefully spoon into donut holes just over half full and bake in the oven for about 12 minutes (fan forced).  Allow to cool 10 minutes before removing onto a wire rack.  When cooled icing with your choice of icing.

To prepare Peanut butter icing in a bowl beat with a mixer peanut butter for a minute then add in icing sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk and beat until combined add more milk if needed until you get your desired consistency.

To prepare other icing simply mix all ingredients together using a 1 tablespoon of milk to begin with then adding more as desired make sure you sift your cocoa powder though to get rid of little lumps.

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