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Banana Pancake Donuts with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

These easy banana donuts are absolutely delicious and are made with one secret ingredient- pancake mix! They're so light and airy and are such a fun option for a healthier breakfast treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Dairy free, Healthy
Keyword: banana, chocolate peanut butter, cream cheese frosting, dairy free, donuts, easy, healthier, pancake, pancake mix
Servings: 14 donuts
Author: Caitlin


  • cups pancake mix (I used Bob's Red Mill homestyle pancake mix)
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Chocolate peanut butter & regular peanut butter


To make the donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 3 inch donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the pancake mix, mashed banana, almond milk, baking powder, cinnamon and maple syrup. Pour your batter into a piping bag and pip the batter into your donut tin, filling the molds ¾'s the way up. (You can also use a regular plastic bag instead of a piping bag too. Just cut the tip off of one of the corners to begin piping.)
  • Place the donut tin in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Once done, allow the donuts to cool in the tin for 3-5 minutes before taking them out. Let the donuts cool completely before frosting them.

To make the frosting:

  • Pour 1 cup of chocolate peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl. Heat the peanut butter in the microwave at 30 second intervals until it's melted and slightly runny.
  • Take one donut at a time and dip them half way into the melted peanut butter. Place the dipped donuts on a tray and serve immediately. (Or you can wait for the peanut butter to "harden" too. It should take about 1 hour!)