Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes with Almond Butter Glaze

Easy, raw vegan donuts are perfect for fall. Easy to make, only 7 ingredients and no artificial flavors or preservatives. Enjoy one or three of these with a mug of coffee or hot cider today! 


One food I used to eat a lot of growing up, but don’t so much anymore was a donut. Any time my family got in the car, an obligatory stop at Dunkin’ Donuts was the first thing on the list. I always thought my dad was just spoiling us, but really, he needed to feed his coffee addiction.

Like father, like daughter right?


I was a big fan of the strawberry frosted donut with rainbow sprinkles, but really, any donut with a glaze would satisfy me. Bonus if sprinkles were available.

Today, I only am able to find vegan donuts at a few select places, so that makes having one even more special. After looking at so many recipes online, I finally decided to craft my own…with a special twist.


You all know I’m a but nut butter fan and was recently made an athlete ambassador for Barney Butter. What a better way to eat almond butter than on a donut? Seriously why aren’t there almond butter donuts?


This recipe uses almond butter to glaze the outside of these donut holes and gives them that almost dessert quality, almost too decadent for breakfast.


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Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes with Almond Butter Glaze

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You'll Need...

  • Donut Holes:
  • 3/4 cup cashews soaked for 30 minutes in warm water, then drained
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (I used Barney Butter Bare Smooth)
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 2 T coconut oil


  1. Add all the ingredients for the donut holes into a food processor or blender.
  2. Process the ingredients until a moist dough is formed.
  3. Roll into bite sized balls and put in the fridge for 3 hours or the freezer for 25 minutes.
  4. While the donuts are hardening, melt the coconut oil in a small sauce pan over low heat.
  5. Add in the almond butter and maple syrup stirring continuously until a glaze syrup is achieved.
  6. After the donuts have solidified, roll them in the glaze or pour the glaze over them, it works both ways.
  7. Put the back in the freezer or fridge to harden.

What is your favorite donut?

19 thoughts on “Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes with Almond Butter Glaze”

  1. Yummmm! I used to love donuts when I was younger and they were one of the only “junky food” items I would eat in my early teens as well. I just could not resist those chocolate glazed cake or blueberry glazed cake donuts from dunkin donuts! I think if I had one of those now I would be very sick lol. I haven’t had a donut in forever as vegan donuts usually are not also gluten free :/ Luckily these are though 🙂

  2. Oh man these sound incredible Ellie. That glaze… drool. Every time my dad took me to a skating competition, we’d stop and get Maple Dipped Donuts from Tim Hortons (so Canadian, right?). Ever since, its been my favorite donut – even if just for the nostalgia (otherwise – definitely chocolate glazed or sour cream). Now I want a donut.

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