Raw Orange Ginger Glazed Doughnuts

by Susan on February 6, 2013

Raw Doughnuts @Rawmazing.com

A while back, I bought a doughnut pan. It seemed like a good idea at the time. You could bake doughnuts (gluten free and healthy, of course) instead of frying them. Frying is a word that no longer exists in my vocabulary.

I put the pan in the cupboard and promptly forgot about it. That happens around here. 

The other day, I was thinking about my raw doughnut hole recipe (one of my favorites) and how I would like to make it a little lighter. The current version has 2 cups of nuts and even though we know that the fat in plants is much healthier than other fats, it still is very calorie dense. I realized I could use my doughnut pan to make raw doughnuts!

I eliminated one cup of the Brazil nuts, added in some coconut flour and came up with a recipe I am very happy with. The addition of the orange ginger glaze makes these a perfectly delightful treat. And no dehydrator is needed! 

Raw Doughnuts @Rawmazing.com

Raw Doughnuts @Rawmazing.com

You can find the doughnut pan here: doughnut pan

Raw Doughnuts with Orange Ginger Glaze

serves 10**

  • 2 1/2 cups raw oat flour (made by grinding raw flaked oats)
  • 1 cup brazil nuts, ground fine
  • 1/4 cup raw, organic coconut flour 
  • 1/3 cup raw, organic agave nectar or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. 

2. Making one doughnut at a time, press firmly into doughnut pan. Tip pan over and tap gently to release doughnut. *

3. Top with Orange Ginger Glaze

Note: oat flours can differ greatly. If your dough is too dry, add a little moisture. Just note you want to be able to press these and mold them.


Orange Glaze

  • zest from one orange
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons raw coconut butter
    (not coconut oil), softened
  • 2 tablespoons raw, organic agave nectar or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

1. Whisk all ingredients together. Pour over doughnuts. Let set (this will take a couple of hours). 

*Alternatively, roll into 1 1/2-inch balls and dip in orange glaze. 

**This recipe makes 5 doughnuts but due to the size, one doughnut should be considered to be 2 servings.


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Stephannie March 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm

These look amazing! I was thinking I may soak the oats then dehyrate them before I make the oat flour. Do you think that would even work?

Melanie April 22, 2014 at 10:09 am

Hi Susan,
I was just wondering if you think there is any substitutes for oat flour? By the way, I love your beautiful blog with all of your raw recipes; they are all so tasty looking.

Lindsey July 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

Wow I didn’t even know that raw doughnuts were possible! And even looking so similar….yum!

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