Raw Gluten-Free Cinnamon Donut Hole

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Treat yourself to some donut holes!

Who doesn’t love donuts? I know I do, that’s for sure!

Ever since I discovered I had a gluten intolerance in 2009 (and most recently an egg and soy allergy), donut life hasn’t been the same. The gluten-free versions of the oh-so-loved fried confectionery aren’t exactly the most decadent. And, that goes for 99.9% of gluten-free dessert food. I’ve come to terms with it, and I’m totally cool with it.

Luckily, with a bit of inspiration from Lee From America and Shut The Yam Up, I created these RAW GLUTEN-FREE CINNAMON DONUT HOLES! These donut holes definitely cure the craving for those fried, gluten-laden sweet treats, and are way better for you.

But, just because they’re packed with so many good-for-you, wholesome ingredients, it doesn’t mean eat’em all! 

These are still a treat. Eat in moderation!


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Raw Cinnamon Donut Holes_glutenfree_vegan

Raw Cinnamon Donut Holes_glutenfree_vegan

What You’ll Need

4 dates, pitted*
3/4 cup raw unsweetened shredded coconut + 1/4 cup for rolling
1/2 cup almond pulp or super fine almond flour (I used this brand)
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
10 drops Sakara beauty drops (or I used this brand)
2 tsp maca powder (I used this brand)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp vanilla bean powder
Pink Himalayan salt, to taste

What You’ll Need To Know

In a food processor add the ingredients and process them together creating a dough-like consistency. 

Roll into 1″ size balls (I used a tablespoon spoon to scoop out) and roll in 1/4 cup shredded coconut.

Place on parchment or wax paper and place in the refrigerator until the dough sets. (Roughly 30-60 minutes)

Dates*soaked dates ahead of time to soften up. They will blend a lot better!

The recipe makes roughly 9 balls.

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Hi, I’m Valerie!

I'm an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), offering guidance to high achievers in aligning their lifestyle with well-being through daily wellness and self-care routines, promoting balance and harmony. Join me at Wellness Bum for tips on living well, and consider subscribing to my newsletter or booking a coaching session.