Spiced Banana Donut Holes #doughnutweek

Delicious Spiced Banana Donut Holes, made with mashed fresh bananas and whole wheat flour, are a great mid-afternoon treat!

Spiced Banana Donut Holes | @HealthyDelish Spiced Banana Donut Holes | @HealthyDelish

For the past three months, a few blogging friends and I have been planning something huge: a whole week filled with awesome doughnut/donut recipes and some amazing giveaways. I’m so excited that Doughnut Week is finally here! I’m absolutely blown away by all of the creative ideas that everyone came up with.

Now before you run away screaming, don’t worry. Between the doughnut ice cream sandwiches and doughnuts with nacho chili cheese (OMG), someone has to be the voice of reason. Enter, spiced banana donut holes. These sweet and spiced fritters are made with mashed banana, whole wheat flour, and just enough oil to fry them to perfection. Their small size means they’re only about 70 calories each (although I bet you cant eat just one!)

Spiced Banana Donut Holes | @HealthyDelish

Now, what good is a doughnut without a good cup of coffee? Not much, if you ask me. (Then again if you ask me, nothing is very good without a cup of coffee.) We have you covered though, because we’re giving away a Keurig brewing system and some Green Mountain K-cups. Pretty sweet, right?! You can enter using the widget at the bottom of this post.


Be sure to check out everyone else’s great creations today. I’ll see you again later this week with another new doughnut recipe!

Salted Maple Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches from Bakeaholic Mama
Strawberry Cheesecake Donuts from Baked by Rachel
Triple Coconut Donut from Table for Two
Chocolate Pumpkin Donut Holes with Amaretto Glaze from Running to the Kitchen
Irish Cream Filled Doughnuts from Pass the Sushi
Chai Spiced Donut Muffins from Jelly Toast
Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts from Nutmeg Nanny
Spiced Baked Doughnuts with Nacho Chili Cheese from Climbing Grier Mountain
Chocolate Stout Maple Bar from Country Cleaver
Kahlua and Cream Doughnuts from Farmgirl Gourmet

Spiced Banana Donut Holes | @HealthyDelish

5.0 from 1 reviews
Spiced Banana Donut Holes
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 30
  • 2 cups Gold Medal® white whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 2 cups mashed banana (about 5 bananas)
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • vegetable oil for frying
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt.Stir in the banana, milk, and extracts to form a thick, smooth dough.
  2. In a second bowl, combine the remaining sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom.
  3. Pour about 1-1/2 inches of oil into the bottom of a large pot; heat to 360ºF. Working in batches so you don't overcrowd the pan, drop teaspoons full of dough into the hot oil; fry for 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oil and immediately drop into the spice mixture; toss to coat.
  4. Repeat with remaining dough.
The nutritional data for these is an estimate. I measured my oil before and after drying the donuts and found that all but ¼ cup remained, so that's the amount I used for the nutritional calculations. I had quite a bit of the sugar and spice mixture left over, but calculated the nutritional information using all of it.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 72 Fat: 2.0 Carbohydrates: 13.1 Fiber: 1.1 Protein: 1.2


  1. These look great! I should make doughnut holes more often so I can limit myself and not eat an entire huge doughnut!

  2. Id forgotten how much I love a banana doughnut.

  3. I was so close to making a banana donuts too! Love these cute little donut holes so much!

  4. Totally love these! Delicious. Wish I could eat them…instead, I will just pin them and dream.

  5. I’m coming over (and staying for donut week)!!!

  6. Oh goodness! Love this!

  7. Love these banana donut holes! I have never made my own donuts but I want to try!

  8. Oh, these are wonderful! I make a spicy banana fritters but the kids want nothing to do with them – these they would LOVE! Thanks!

  9. mmmmm these would definitely go great with my morning cup!!

  10. Look at you with these health{ier} little treats! Love them :) White whole wheat is my favorite flour, it works so similar to all purpose you’d never know it was the healthier option!

  11. I got a deep fryer for Christmas. Guess what I’m making this weekend??? Oh my, I can’t wait.

  12. I love the addition of banana and I agree with Carrie – donut holes need to be in my repertoire more often!

  13. Confession: I’ve never had a banana doughnut! Clearly I am missing out. Love these!

  14. These Spiced Banana Donut Holes are on the menu for this week!! They look fantastic and I need to find a way to use 40 pounds of bananas before they go bad LOL.

  15. OMG, WHY haven’t I been making donuts? Doing this as soon as I’m allowed to eat wheat again!

  16. My husband would LOVE these. I love how they are healthier too! Best of both worlds!

  17. Donut Week is a thing – how did I never know about this? I would so do this next time!!

  18. I’d eat about 15,000 of these.

  19. I’m pretty sure I would eat more calories of donut holes than I would if I just had a whole donut! THey are just super fun to eat. But these have bananas in them…so they are kind of health-full? :P

  20. These doughnuts are BANANAS, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!! Okay, sorry. SOMEONE had to say it! I love these!

  21. I love that there’s an INKLING of healthy goodness in these. An inkling is all I need for carbohydrate justification! LOL

  22. I love the idea of these doughnuts!

  23. Since these are healthy I can eat as many as I want…right? :) I love that you used whole wheat flour and mashed bananas in this recipe. I’m always looking for another recipe to use my bananas. I swear I can never finish them before they get too brown for my liking.

  24. They sound great.

  25. I need these donuts. No, really. Need. :)

  26. Thank you for a more traditional donut! Don’t get me wrong – I love creativity; however, I love banana donuts too.

  27. oh would just love about 40 of these :)

  28. Donna in SC says:

    My family will love these with a good cup of coffee for breakfast!

  29. Love these! We love homemade donuts here and I can’t wait to give these a try!

  30. I love homemade donuts, too. And, of course, now I must make some this weekend. Those pictures have got me craving!

  31. I’m lovin’ all the spices you used in this! Sounds amazing.

  32. Lauren, these donut holes look amazing! :) In high school & college, whenever my best friends & I would go on a road trip, we’d have to start the morning with donut holes & orange juice. :) They make the perfect driving companion! Your photos are gorgeous & your recipe sounds dead easy! Donut holes have been on my list of foods to make, so I’ll have to give these a go :)


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