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!
You can find the doughnut pan here: doughnut pan
Raw Doughnuts with Orange Ginger Glaze
- 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.
- 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.