Raw Vegan Donut Holes. Yep you read that right. Donuts!
This probably caught your eye either because you love donuts OR because you are wondering why 5 WAYFIT, an fitness and healthy living program would advertise a donut recipe! But THESE "donuts" are, as the name explains, raw and vegan - and they aren't really donuts at all, at least not the kind of donut you may be familiar with. These tasty donut holes are a scrumptious and nutrition-packed snack that are easy to make and a total crowd pleaser. This is a healthy desert you can feel good about and they are are really yummy too!
This recipe appeared originally on the Karma Chow website. Melissa Costello, owner of Karma Chow is our partner in the 5 WAYFOOD program and we LOVE all that Melissa brings to 5 WAYFIT members through her knowledgable background in nutrition, eating psychology and health coaching.
Donuts are an American favorite, but unfortunately they are loaded with sugar and fat. An evil combination when it comes to your health. These delicious donut holes are raw, vegan and delicious. Made with cashews and walnuts as a base, they are great for your brain, as well as providing sustained energy. I sometimes use different combinations of nuts, for different flavor, so get creative!
Ingredients & instructions
- 1-1/2 cups cashews
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 5 dates, pitted
- 1/4 c. grade B maple syrup or brown rice syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a food processor cup fitted with the s-blade, grind the cashews, walnuts, coconut and sea salt to a crumbly consistency but leaving some chunks of nuts.
Add in remaining ingredients and process until the mixture forms into a sticky dough. Remove lid and scrape out into a bowl. Roll into small truffle size balls and roll in cinnamon or shredded coconut. Store in refrigerator.
And thats it! These tasty healthy treats are easy to make! All you need is a food processor to do the work for you (which, by the way, is a great kitchen appliance to have for making TONS of other easy healthy recipes - highly recommended!)
These raw vegan donut holes make a great snack or desert. They are also easily adaptable; you can create variations by adding in different nuts or dried fruit of your choice, as well as superfoods like cocoa or chia seeds. But for the real "donut" feel, this recipe is where its at :) We recommend trying this recipe first to get the hang of it before branching out.
Enjoy! And special thanks to Melissa at Karma Chow for creating this awesome recipe!