5 Ingredient Vegan Maple Donut Holes

TREATS


These clean-eats, #wholefoodreset approved donut holes are bursting with donut flavor and ooey gooey maple frosting goodness, without the processed carbs and sugar, grains or gluten. They’re made with only five ingredients that you most likely have stocked in your kitchen, so they will be your new healthy obsession.

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5 Ingredient Vegan Maple Donut Holes


THE GOOD


Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup is a natural alternative to processed sugar, it contains antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. Maple syrup also contains vitamins and minerals; zinc and manganese most notably.




Coconut

Most of the fatty acids in coconut oil are made up of medium chain fatty triglycerides. It is easier for our bodies to break down medium chain fatty acids and use them as energy source, than it is long chain fatty acids. Coconut contains antimicrobial properties and benefits digestive health. Coconut is full of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin E, Vitamin C and electrolytes. Coconut flour is a low glycemic alternative to processed flours, and contains an insane amount of fiber.




Dates

Dates are dried fruits that are very nutritious. They provide an excellent source of fiber, potassium, magnesium, Iron and B6. Because dates are so high in fiber, they help to stabilize blood sugar levels. Dates are high in antioxidants that can reduce inflammation, promote heart health, and may help lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.


THE RECIPE

Makes about 12 balls


Ingredients:


6-7 medjool dates
1/2 cup coconut flour 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1 tbsp melted coconut oil 
1 tbsp pure maple syrup

Instructions:

Step 1.


Put pitted dates in food processor with vanilla extract and process until it turns into a paste.


Step 2.


Slowly add coconut flour little at a time (you can use 1/2 cup coconut flakes in place of 1/4 cup flour for a fluffier donut hole). Process until a dough forms.


Step 3.


Roll 1/2 tbsp sized balls and place in freezer for 20 minutes.


Step 4.

Whisk melted coconut oil and maple syrup in small bowl.


Step 5.

Take balls out of freezer and roll in coconut oil + maple syrup mixture. Place balls on baking rack so excess oil can drip. Put back in the freezer for 10 minutes-coconut oil coating will be solid, roll balls again and re-freeze for 10 more minutes.


Step 6.

Repeat process until balls have a thick and gooey maple frosting coating. Tasty with a sprinkle of sea salt too. Try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting. Enjoy!