A little, innocent raw-vegan Doughnut, made of almonds, cashews and rolled oats and then mixed up with some fresh ’n creamy Mozafati dates. My first attempt at making a raw version of a Doughnut.
By adding some Whiskey to this recipe, because sometimes you just have to add a little Whiskey to something, it is, of course, not raw anymore… But who cares? To be honest to you, the taste of this raw -Doughnut- version doesn’t remind me of fatty-baked Doughnuts at all. But! Those little loops are deliciously sweet, absolutely satisfying and they have this typically raw taste, which means: You are eating something sweet but it just feels like having a healthy, wholesome meal. Some Good-Mood keepers. I like.
I also added some raisins and some spekulatius spice, because i thought it would perfectly match the Whiskey. It did! In the end, by tasting the Doughnut, it turned out to be some kind of….it tastes a bit like a „Chrismasstollen-Doughnut“, even though it does not really taste like a doughnut or a christmasstollen… Yes, it’s confusing, i know. But as i said, it’s all about that taste, baby and having some fun in the kitchen. And, hopefully as you can see, creating this recipe and writing it down, has brought a lot of fun to me and my little kitchen corner.
So, Cheers! Hope you enjoy and, Thank you so much for inspiring me, Mr. Doughnut. Now, I really go for the Dough!
The unpolitical Recipe:
– Innocent & Unbaked Christmasstollen-Doughnuts –
* Whiskey Version*
– Makes 6 little Doughnuts –
I used my (ca. 250ml) coffee cup to measure all ingredients
- 1 Cup nuts (e.g. almonds and cashews mixed)
- 1 Cup rolled oates
- 1 Cup dates, pitted ( Medjool for best result. I had Mozafatis, which worked out fine, too. If you use more solid dates you might have to soak them before, maybe in apple- or orangejuice )
- vanilla powder
- a pinch of salt
These are the basic ingredients for a raw-vegan Doughnut as you can find them, a lot of times, on the world wide web. No matter what you want to do with those Doughnuts, how you want them to taste in the end, you just have to keep in mind that you have to take to the same amount of those three ingredients to create the base. Quite simple, isn’t it?
I also added:
- 4 tbsp Whiskey
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 1 tbsp lemon- and Orange zest
- speculatius spice, Cinnamon, mace
- Place all dry ingredients into a food processor and mix until well chopped and combined. (Unfortunetly my lovely little Mia is not that powerful. Especially my almonds were only coarsly chopped, as you can see. Damn it! Next time i’m going to use almond flour, so the dough might become a much smoother and maybe more origin.)
- Then add pitted dates and the Whiskey and mix again until you got one big, softly sticky dough.
- Gently fold in rasins, best, by using your hands or a fork.
- Finally, add some oat-flour to your hands an form 6 lovely little doughnuts.
Place Doughnuts in the fridge for about 1 hour to harden. After that i set the Doughnuts aside in the kitchen and let them rest for about three days… But you can also eat them immediatly!
Originally i wanted to top the loops with a cool frosting, but seriously, due to the weather i feel frosted enough! So i just covered the dough with an uncomplicated, body warming topping, which just consists of two ingredients, pure peanutbutter or tahin and a bit sugar beet syrup…
Oh, Yes Baby! Pour some sugar on Mama.
And please, don’t roll your eyes. Just get your ass up and roll some Doughs… I haven’t been listening to BBC Radio for a very, very long time… Anyway: We definetly apologise for any linguistic inconvenience,
Just saying, Thanks for reading this Blogpost.
Lots of Love and laughter to each of you.