You DONUT want to miss out on these delightful little nuggets! Anyone else never tire of a good food pun? 🙂 Aside from delivering a good food pun, I also love making typically sugar-laden, not-so-good for you treats nutritious and guilt-free! These little donut holes are just that!
In my opinion, donut holes are to cupcakes as donuts are to cake: the tinier version is way cuter! These turned out so delicious and are a cinch to make. They remind me of a Dunkin’ Donuts munchkin because they have that little bit of crunch factor on the outside, only to be nice and soft in the middle. YUM. They also happen to be gluten/grain/dairy/refined-sugar FREE. I am loving snacking on one or two with my bulletproof coffee in the morning.
I used my ninja food processor to mix together the base (walnuts and just three medjool dates!) and then coated these in my decadent chocolate glaze and rolled them in hemp seeds (I love the brand Manitoba!) and coconut flakes. I also spiked the chocolate glaze with Further Food collagen peptides for some extra powa! My coupon code (BRINGOUTYOURBLISS!) saves you 10%. Note: As collagen is sourced from bovine, it is not vegan, so you will want to omit that from the recipe if you want to enjoy these as a vegan treat.
Whether you currently are, or were at one point, a munchkin fan, you’re gonna love these!
Delicious No Bake Donut Holes (Gluten-free and Vegan!)
- 2 cups raw walnuts
- 3 pitted medjool dates
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- liquid vanilla stevia to taste (or other sweetener) optional
- 2 scoops collagen peptides** optional, but if included these are not vegan
- 1/8 cup coconut flakes
- 1/8 cup hemp seeds
In a food processor, blend together walnuts and dates until a dough is formed that holds a shape.
2. Using your hands or a cookie scoop, shape dough into 12 donut holes and set aside on a parchment-paper lined cookie sheet (use something that will fit in your freezer!)
3. Set out coconut flakes and hemp seeds in two bowls and set aside.
4. Melt coconut oil and stir in raw cacao, sweeter and peptides until combined.
5. Drop each donut into the melted chocolate mixture until coated.
6. Take each coated donut and dip into either coconut flakes or hemp seeds and lay on parchment-paper lined sheet.
7. Place donuts in freezer until chocolate dries and donut is firm. Transfer into a sealed container and store in freezer. If made as is, these shouldn't need to thawed before enjoying! They have a slight crunch on the outside, but are ready to eat!
Nuts are one of my favorite foods to snack on given their abundant health benefits. Walnuts are an excellent choice as unlike nuts high in omega-6s, like peanuts, walnuts are loaded with omega-3s. Specifically, they have a high concentration of DHA, which is incredibly beneficial for our brain health, so eat up!
I see a straight up chocolate donut hole next, and then maybe a blueberry flavor (one of my husand’s favorite)! Do you love donut holes? If you make these and love ’em, let me know below!
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