December is right around the corner. And now it‘s probably even the perfect time for the last ones amongst us to start sipping on some mulled wine, heating up the oven for some Advent baking, lighting a cozy fire in the chimney and starting to think about what things to gift your beloved ones. At least this is what I guess except you are a total grinch! But if this is not the case, then you‘ll definitely are going to enjoy the yummy before Christmas treat I have in store for you today.
Inspired by @rustic_vegan and @frei_style I created some raw vegan donut holes. These donut holes enter the party dressed up in a gingerbead speculoo coat and beneath you can find a sweet jam filling. You are definitely going to love them and these donut holes are absolutely daddy approved *lol*. What I mean is, that my dad mostly doesn‘t really get super excited about vegan food, but he surely loved these. In other words thumbs up. Besides the fact that you can mix up a batch while you are simmering some mulled wine or preparing other snacks for your afternoon tea/coffee with the girls. Oh and they also make a pretty decent gift by the way! Wrap them in a nice foil or put one by one into chocolate paper and you‘re good to go!
Sounds like something you would like to try out for your next meet up, party or just to eat them all by yourself because you can? No worries, you can find the recipe just down below. Also feel free to change up ingredients or use another jam and let me know what works best for you.
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Raw Gingerbread Speculoo Donut Holes
- 70 g vegan speculoos cookies
- 50 g ground almonds organic
- 10 dates organic, without seed
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup or water organic
- 2 tsp gingerbread spice organic
- 1 tsp vanilla extract organic
- raspberry or strawberry jam
- raspberry fruit powder
Put all the ingredients except maple syrup, the jam and fruit powder into a food processor. Maybe crumble the speculoos a little bit before adding them to the food processor. Mix in the food processor until you get a crumbly batter.
If you feel the mixture isn`t sticking together enought add maple syrup, but try first if your batter isn`t already sweet enough. I added the two tbsp of maple syrup and the donut holes turned out quite sweet.
Form balls with your hands, press a hole into every ball and pour in a small amount of jam. Close the balls immediately, add a little bit more of batter if necessary.
Sprinkle on some raspberry powder.