If you are looking for a healthy donut recipe, look no further. This recipe for Raw Pumpkin Donuts is one of those raw healthy desserts that you can make any time of year. It is pumpkin-based, but you can substitute any seasonal squash when pumpkin is not available. Pumpkin donuts that are healthy are hard to come by and this recipe is the easiest way to go when learning how to make vegan donuts.
Process pecans, coconut and salt in a food processor until it becomes a fine crumb texture. Add spices, agave, vanilla, and dates and process until well mixed.
Add the squash and pulse until blended but not pureed.
Form the mixture into 8 donuts on a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate for 5-6 hours or until the outside is dried and inside is still slightly moist.
While the donuts are dehydrating prepare Pumpkin Frosting. Place all ingredients into a blender or Vitamix machine and completely liquefy. Add more water as needed. Place to the side in a bowel until donuts are ready.
Once donuts are ready, remove them from the dehydrator. Top with Pumpkin Frosting and serve.
May store for 5-6 day refrigerated in an air tight container.
The texture and flavor of these donuts will have you almost believing you are eating a traditional donut. The wonderful pumpkin flavoring with coconut along with the sweetness of pecans and frosting tops the whole thing off. It has that extra burst of sweetness leaving you in anticipation of the next bite. These Raw Pumpkin Donuts are excellent with hot tea or coffee.