{raw} donut holes with chocolate glaze

by lori on May 31, 2011

Good morning luvs!

The weather here in NC is going to be a hot one! How is the weather in your area? I hope everyone is staying cool.

Today Michelle and I have another blogger inspired recipe to share. Thanks to everyone’s feed back on our last recipe blogger spotlight the raw carob crepes.

The recipe today is a first for Michelle and I. We have never really made ‘raw – unbaked’ donuts before. Typically we bake them but we were intrigued to give a raw version of donuts a try! You all know we love to experiment in the kitchen.

The blogger behind our inspiration today is A Dash Of Compassion. We saw her post when she shared her rawbits awhile back and we added them to our ‘to-make’ list. Do you have a list of recipes that you come across and know you just have to try it?


Michelle and I were pleased with our first attempt at making our unbaked donut holes! They were different but in a good way. I know once you look at the ingredient list it might seem a little complex but really these were extremely easy to make. They were a perfect sweet snack we enjoyed throughout last week.  We used all the different ingredients for a reason to help with the final outcome of the recipe. Now as I mentioned this was our first time making these so we really do not have a recipe to compare it to but we were satisfied with the results. The closest recipe we have is our raw cookie dough bites.

Now for some substitution ideas:

  • may replace all the ‘flours’ and lucuma for a nut meal flour
  • may replace chia seed flour for flax meal
  • may use any spices or flavorings you like
  • may use agave or honey for the maple syrup

To replace the irish moss paste is tough because it provides the light texture for these raw donut holes. But we think replacing irish moss paste with a little more flour and some nut milk or nut pulp might help with final texture. The end batter was a little sticky yet very easy to work with to form into balls.

Michelle and I enjoyed our bite-size donut holes and hope to play around with the recipe some more.

Thanks again to Nicole for the inspiration!

Off to start our busy day in the kitchen and lots of cleaning.

Till next time,


{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 31, 2011 at 6:37 am

Too, too cute!! Hope y’all had a great holiday weekend!

Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 31, 2011 at 6:43 am

Yum! Not sure if I can find Irish moss past here, but I’ll keep an eye out :) Looks delicious ladies!

tweal May 31, 2011 at 6:51 am

Ooh wow those look delicious! I do love donuts. And chocolate glaze is pretty great too.

I have a HUGE list of to-make items, and it is ever-growing. Lots of the recipes on this blog are among the listed!

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free May 31, 2011 at 7:00 am

AWWWW My gosh these look gorgeous! I love how you dip them in coconut chocolate sauce!

Ricki May 31, 2011 at 8:37 am

I saw Nicole’s recipe, too and wondered about it–this looks phenomenal. I really must get me some irish moss, I see!

JoLynn-dreaminitvegan May 31, 2011 at 8:53 am

I’ll have to check in to ordering some irish moss past because these look to good to not make.

It’s only supposed to be in the upper 70’s today on the central coast of CA. Stay cool!

Katie May 31, 2011 at 9:03 am

I need to try irish moss paste! These look SO freaking good!!

SquatLikeALady May 31, 2011 at 9:41 am

Those look so YUM!! I hope I can find irish moss pate :X I’ve never seen it out here!

Kristina @ spabettie May 31, 2011 at 10:41 am

YES – I have a very long list of recipes to try… and now these are on it! 😀 they sound perfect…

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 31, 2011 at 10:50 am

These are too cute for words! I love finding inspiration about the blog world! Everyone is so creative! It is so stinkin’ hot! Try to stay cool ladies!

JessicaL May 31, 2011 at 11:26 am

Wow these look delicious! did you both eat them all? I couldn’t blame you if you did, it’s hard to stop when something is so good!

Gillian Young May 31, 2011 at 11:58 am

I want one of these NOW! YUM!!

Pure2 May 31, 2011 at 11:58 am

yes Ricki you do haha it is fun ingredient to play with!

Pure2 May 31, 2011 at 11:58 am

JoLynn irish moss is fun to play with we hope to do a video here soon of how to make it and use it!

Pure2 May 31, 2011 at 11:59 am

Thanks Katie!

Pure2 May 31, 2011 at 11:59 am

haha Jessica yes it is

K May 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Lori these sound lovely. I’m about to start a desk job so am keen to keep gathering new snack ideas. I’m currently on cakes, but think that my brain will need a bigger fuel hit!

I’m also cow-dairy free at the moment. Infuriating! Shopping gluten free feels so easy by comparison! Even my favourite fruit loaf has whey in it :(

Ela May 31, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I wish it was warm here! We had sunshine yesterday, though. Those sound so yummy, and pretty easy too. I love seeing all these recipes with irish moss.

Nicole May 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I love that you played with this idea. These are so much better than real deep-fried donuts, eh? Your photos are beautiful!

Lauren May 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Wow, I’m drooling! Had some raw donut holes this weekend, but they weren’t chocolate covered!! Yum!

Pure2 May 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Thank you Nicole, yes so much better than the deep-fried 😉

Pure2 May 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm

next time Lauren

Lisa May 31, 2011 at 6:30 pm

These look so yummy!

It’s pretty hot in NY too…95 degrees might be a record for here. I love it though…no complaints (better than snow or cold rain!).

Heathy May 31, 2011 at 8:55 pm

These look SO yummy girls (I esp love anything covered in chocolate)! It’s going on my “to do” list.

Katie June 1, 2011 at 5:06 am

Lori! These look so good! I used to LOVE the donut holes the best when I was younger! I always wanted sprinkled ones!

Irish moss paste?! I always learn a new ingredient when I see recipes on here!

Have a beautiful day! How is wedding stuff going?! I know its still early planning, just excited for you!!!

Pure2 June 1, 2011 at 5:19 am

Hey girl, wedding stuff, haha oh ya have not really done much yet. But almost have a date and location 😉

Carol June 1, 2011 at 5:33 am

Any recommendations on a good substitute for coconut flakes? Thanks!

Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) June 1, 2011 at 6:44 am

oh my gosh – WOAH!! seriously these look amazing! ive never heard of irish moss paste!

Pure2 June 1, 2011 at 6:52 am

Carol I would suggest a nut flour.

Carol June 1, 2011 at 6:59 am

I guess I’ll just have to experiment to see what ratios work for different flours. Amazing recipes, thank you!

Frannie June 1, 2011 at 9:15 am

Those little gems look so yummy. Yes, I have a large file of “to try” recipes. I am working my way through them.
This will be added for sure.

bitt of raw June 1, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I’ve had my eye on those too. Glad you enjoyed them.

Alisa Fleming June 1, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Those look amazing! But wow, Irish moss paste? Where do you ladies find all of these interesting ingredients?

violeta May 22, 2012 at 9:42 am

hi, in my country (chile, southarmerica) there’s not irish moss paste, can I replace it with something else ?

Lori and Michelle May 22, 2012 at 10:22 am

Just replace it with more nuts like cashews or almonds.

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