Raw Donut Holes!

Cinnamon Donut Holes #raw #paleo #glutenfree @bettyrawker

Three Words: Yum. Yum. Yum.

These raw grain free paleo donut holes are better than the real thing! I promise.

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup almonds (if you have time:soaked overnight, skins removed)
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped, or 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 4 medjool dates, pits removed
  • 2 TBS coconut nectar, maple syrup, or honey


Add dried coconut to food processor, and process alone for 30 sec to 1 min to release oils. Add in almonds, vanilla, cinnamon, sea salt, process until all mixed & fine. Add in dates process, and then add in honey.
Form into balls with your hands. Roll in coconut sugar & cinnamon coating.

You can eat the as is, freeze, or dehydrate at 115*F overnight.


This recipe is adapted from a recipe by Brandi Rollins found in a free menu plan from Raw Foods on a Budget.

And thank you to “And Love it Too” for featuring this recipe in this gluten free recipe round-up here and shared at Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop and Meatless Mondays and Allergy Free Wednesdays

Yummy Raw Paleo Donut Hole!



  1. I love these! Going to try making them this week. 🙂

  2. YUM! These sound fabulous! I love the additon of the coconut palm sugar coating 🙂 can’t wait to make a batch 😀 thx for sharing!

  3. Rise

    Made these right away! Excellent!

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  5. Angie

    When do you put the almonds in?

  6. These look so yummy!!! I just got this book on raw food and it is exciting!

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  8. Rafael Freaner

    Just made these, they’re SO GOOD!!!!!!

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  10. awesome recipe! definitely perfect for my afternoon treat when my sugar cravings hit.. love how guilt free the recipe is.. means i can have more than one at a time!

  11. RunnerGirl

    With the coconut – are you processing until it’s coconut ‘butter’ consistency? If yes, what would be the equivalent amount of coconut butter to sub? These look great! Thanks.

    • Hi!

      Good question, but no, not processing it into a coconut butter, just processing the dried coconut flakes for 30 seconds to 1 minute, to turn them into a finer crumble. I really think the donuts remain more cake-like using this lightly processed coconut as compared to using a dense coconut butter. But I am sure you can play around it with, and it will likely taste delicious how ever you choose to prepare them!!

  12. Hi Betty,
    What a tasty and satisfying dessert! It’s great for my husband’s sweet tooth but I love it just as much because of all of the healthy ingredients! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious
    Raw Donut Hole recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and tweeting this delightful treat!

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  22. For National Donut Day today my kids wanted to go out and buy donuts. I vetoed that request and told them I would find a Paleo donut recipe we could make instead. We made these. Yum!! The kids told me they were better than regular donuts. Score! Thanks for sharing!!!

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