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(Mostly) Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free Donuts

It’s donut time!  (Mostly) Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free Donuts, that is.

Truth be told, I’ve never been the biggest donut/pastry fan. Less doughy, more dense desserts (does that make sense?) like cookies, cake and pie have always done it more for me. Today’s donuts are totally up my alley though, since they are sweet and chocolatey but full of so much goodness they can double as dessert or your midday energy snack.

They really hit the spot on their own or are the perfect topper to a big bowl of coconut yogurt…

Try these little babies the next time you want something sweet and energizing that won’t weigh you down. Ps- try this recipe when you want a more decadent dessert.

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Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free Donuts
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Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: vegan
Serves: 10-12 dougnuts
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup dates, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • dash of salt
  • ¼ cup coconut butter, melted
  • sprinkles
  1. Pulse oats in blender until flour is formed. Add all remaining donut ingredients and blend until mostly -smooth texture is formed (you'll have to scrape the sides down a few times).
  2. Lay a piece of wax paper out and use a rolling pin to roll dough out so that it's about ½" thick. Use a 3" cookie cutter (or jar lid) to cut out doughnuts. Use something circular that's about ½" wide to cut holes of out donuts (I used a pastry bag tip).
  3. Transfer donuts to plate or tray and place in refrigerator to set (about 1 hour).
  4. Once donuts have hardened, drizzle coconut butter and add sprinkles on top. Store in refrigerator and enjoy!


Raw Vegan Gluten-Free Donuts



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11 Responses to (Mostly) Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free Donuts

  1. Would there be any way that the oil could be replaced in this recipe? I’m thinking not because I’m guessing the oil helps hold it together, but we don’t use oils in our food so just trying to consider any alternatives. These look amazing though!!!

    • That’s a tough one since the coconut oil holds everything together! Perhaps you could try using nut butter instead? Or if you use coconut butter that should work too. Let me know how it works out!

  2. Mouth watering! These look perfect! I actually attempted to make vegan donuts the other week and was terri-FRIED by the experience lol. So much oil, fat, and sugar along with almost burning myself. This recipe looks clean, easy, and satisfying! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. My daughter and I used coconut butter in place of coconut oil with success! Thanks, Ilene! We love them! Adjectives: deliciously chewy! satisfyingly chocolately! enjoyabley fudgey!

  4. Eating by color has gotten a whole new meaning after I came across your blog. I wanna thank you but mostly do my children. I love getting the kids to help in the kitchen and we all have a great time with your recipes.

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