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Raw Donut Holes – With Ground Golden Flax Seed

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Raw Donut Holes - With Ground Golden Flax Seed
Raw Donut Holes - With Ground Golden Flax Seed
This raw donut hole recipe with ground golden flax seed is inspired by my Valentine, my sweet husband. He often gets a sweet tooth attack in the evening and I thought I would create something that he would like and I could also sneak in some nutrition as well! Ground golden flax seed is high in Omega 3 essential fats, fiber, antioxidants, and adds a nice texture to the raw donut holes.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 16 donut holes (serving size is 2 donut holes each)

Nutrition Information:
  • 228 calories
  • 14 grams of fat
  • 14 grams of sugar
  • 1 milligrams of sodium
  • 1 Cup Dry Raw Almonds
  • 1 Cup Chopped Mejidool Dates Pitted and Packed Tightly
  • 1/2 Cup Peeled and Shredded Butternut Squash
  • 6 Tablespoons Ground Golden Flax Seed
  • 2 Teaspoons Coconut Oil
  • 3 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon Powder
  • Seeds from One Vanilla Bean (or 1 Teaspoon Non-Alcoholic Vanilla Extract)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Pinches White Stevia Powder or to Taste
Add 1 cup of dry almonds to your food processor with the s blade and process until the almonds are broken down into a course flour. Then add 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, seeds from one vanilla bean, 2 pinches stevia powder or to taste, and the 2 teaspoons coconut oil and process with the almonds in the food processor. Then add the cup of chopped mejidool dates and 1/2 cup of shredded butternut squash and continue to process until everything sticks together. Lastly add 2 tablespoons ground golden flax seed to thicken the batter a bit. Roll into small balls and then roll them in 4 tablespoons golden flax seed powder mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. You can garnish with lemon zest and or choose to glaze them. I glazed them with a quick mixture of 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil, 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (not raw), and the seeds from 1 vanilla bean mixed together and then poured a bit on top of each raw donut hole, but if you have more time you can make a simple date cashew or date macadamia nut cream in a powerful blender that would also make a great glaze as well. Let them set up in the refrigerator or freezer (for a firmer texture) for a few hours before serving.


raw donut holes with ground golden flax

Raw Donut Holes Recipe Hints

  • To create the golden ground flax meal for the raw donut holes you will need a very powerful blender such as the Vitamix or a coffee grinder. Add about 1/2 cup of golden flax seed to your blender and blend on high until the golden flax is turned into a very fine powder. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for future recipes.
  • If you can’t find golden flax meal you can use brown flax instead.
  • I used Trader Joes Organic White Stevia Powder for some extra sweetness,Β  but it is up to you whether you use it or not. If you don’t live near a Trader Joes you can order Now Foods Organic White Stevia Powder online.
  • I made the recipe into about 16 donut holes. The nutrition information is for a serving of two holes not including the optional glaze on top.
  • If you do choose to make a glaze for the donuts please be aware that maybe syrup is not raw, but it does have some mineral content, such as zinc and manganese.

Hope you enjoyed this raw donut hole recipe with ground golden flax seed and I wish you a happy and healthy Valentine’s Day!


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1 Pilar { 02.07.13 at 8:12 pm }

Hi, Cecilia,

I’m definitely gonna try this donut holes as I already tried your carrot chia seed cookies and they turned out really well, thank you! (and sorry for not having said it until now πŸ˜‰

I have a question: what would you used instead of the butternut squash? I thought of apple or carrot, but I don’t usually get good results out of my experimentation so I thought I’d like to hear your thoughts on that.


2 Cecilia { 02.08.13 at 12:35 am }

Hi Pilar,

Thank you so much for stopping by. You could probably even omit the butternut squash all together or use the same amount of peeled sweet potato. Another variation would be to roll the holes in shredded coconut or chopped nuts instead of the ground flax. Happy experimenting!

3 Pilar { 02.08.13 at 7:12 am }

Great ideas, thank you πŸ™‚

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