Today I have a very easy and super healthy recipe that’s gonna blow your mind! If you crave sweet desserts this is for you! There are tons of recipes for vegan sweets, but many times like I’ve mentioned before, they are not actually very healthy, and these goodies, trust me, are pure goodness and delicious!
I’ve received several questions about substituting oat flour, if that’s the case for you too, feel free to try with rice or quinoa flour, which are similar and won’t affect the taste, I’m not sure about almond flour because I haven’t tried it yet, but if you feel like experimenting give it a try and let me know!
Gastrawnomica’s Chocolate “Donut Holes”
Yields 4-5 “donuts”
4 full Tbsp oat flour
2 Tbsp carob powder
1 Tbsp tahini or almond butter, soft
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 large banana, ripe
1/ 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
5-6 Tbsp almond milk or other nut milk
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup pumpkin or butternut squash puree
1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
Preheat oven at 350ºF. I used a silicone non stick cake pop mold without the need of oil, if you don’t have one, use a muffin tray lightly greased and prepare with 4-5 muffin tins, they might not look like “donut holes” but it’s another alternative.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix the liquids and then incorporate to dry until well combined. Put over your cake pop mold or muffin tin and bake for 15-20 min, until a toothpick or knife comes out clean.
Consistency should be like a cupcake. Remove from oven and let it sit while you prepare the sauce.
Blend all the sauce ingredients in a food processor until creamy. Feel free to add sweetener if you want to.
Once your “donut holes” aren’t very hot anymore, serve warm and top with the sauce. It will make the creamy consistency of banana mixture become like a sauce and the combination of “chocolate” with pumpkin is beautiful!
Well this is another easy, less than 30 min dessert you can try anytime! Mostly fruits and oats, and a great alternative for a sugar free dessert, suitable for anyone! If you’re still not used to eating sugar free try using stevia, date syrup or other natural sweetener for the sauce. Remember, by themselves they might not be too sweet, but once everything comes together is so delicious. Every ingredient plays its own roll!
Hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think!
Have an awesome day. TTYS!