Thursday, May 19, 2011

Raw Donut Holes. Really?

TH wanted chocolate.  What's a girl to do?  I can't leave him hanging.  I'm pretty much an expert Raw Recipe Internet Detective.  I should get paid for my sleuthing skills.  Have you seen A Dash of Compassion?  Insanely gorgeous blog.   I decided to try out the Rawbits recipe.   I substituted and altered;  this is what I did.

Raw Donut Holes, inspired by A Dash of Compassion 
1/2 cup ground chia seeds
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup raw almond butter
1/2 cup almonds
1/3 cup ground flax
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup coconut nectar
2 tbsp irish moss paste

Mix the first bunch of ingredients in a food processor.  Add the remaining four items and process until smooth.  Roll into balls and dehydrate overnight at 105.  

I then dunked the balls in the chocolate glaze recommended by A Dash of Compassion, and rolled them around in coconut, cacao coconut, and buckwheat crispies.

These were delicious straight out of the dehydrator.  The outside was firm and the inside was soft, light and cake-like; very reminiscent of donut holes.  

The glaze and the toppings really made TH happy.   

The perfect treat to take on a road trip to Fairbanks tomorrow (where it is rumored to be above 70 degrees!!).  Have a fabulous weekend!

Question:  Do you have a favorite road trip snack?  


  1. Wow, yummy! I think Phil would love these too. Roll on dehydrator... Have a great trip to Fairbanks!
    Road trip snacks--usually carrots and apples, sometimes coconut if we find a good one...
    70 degrees--yum...

  2. Looks wonderful. Ani Phyo has a raw donut hole recipe as well--I have yet to try them exactly as she writes in her recipe.
    I can't wait to check oout the blog you found for your inspiration.
    Peace and Raw Health,

  3. Are there any substitutions for Irish Moss paste?

  4. @kelli
    Thanks, Kelli. It was a great little road trip.

  5. @Ela
    I am so excited for you to get your dehydrator, Ela. I always bring carrots and apples along for long rides as well.

  6. @Elizabeth
    The only Ani Phyo book I have is the dessert one. I've always hesitated to buy her other books because I really like color photos. I'm probably missing out.

  7. @DionneRobertson
    Welcome, Dionne! The only sub I know for irish moss is possibly psyllium husk. Before I ventured into the incredible world of irish moss I always avoided recipes that called for it. But once I bought it and started experimenting with it I couldn't stop. I put it in everything now. :)