if you make No Bake Cinnamon Donut Holes, you’re guaranteed to have a good day. they’re bites of heaven with just enough sweetness to feel oh so decadent but still allow the other flavors to pull through. you’re probably never going to buy donut holes again after you make these gems!
true story, i LOVE DONUTS. since i also love a deliciously convenient fridge or freezer bite on hand, it only made sense to combine the best of both worlds.
yes, fried or baked donut holes are amazing but No Bake Cinnamon Donuts Holes are even better, both in the taste and ingredients department.
it’s incredible what you can make with minimal, wholesome foods. there is a key ingredient that makes the donut holes extra special, like a cinnamon roll.
you probably guessed it- vegan cream cheese! i used kite hill, which is what i recommend for this specific recipe and you can get it at most grocery stores.
you can use any brand you want though! i also recommend tofutti and violife, those are both pretty creamy, which is what you’re going to need here.
that lovely glaze on top, that’s just vanilla frosting melted with a little bit of vegan butter. when it comes to glazes though, there are plenty of options!
if you have coconut butter on hand, that would be amazing to melt with a little bit of maple syrup. it creates a beautiful sheen on the donut holes.
for mine though, i took about 1/3 cup of store bought vegan vanilla frosting (simple mills) and added a tbsp of vegan butter. this time around, i used miyokos vegan cultured butter.
you just melt the two together for like 30 seconds in the microwave, stir, and then dip the donut holes! then, you have to put the donut holes in the freezer to set for about 30 minutes.
what all do you need?!
- oat flour
- almond flour
- almond butter or any nut/seed butter
- almond extract
- vegan cream cheese
- almond milk or any dairy free
- maple syrup
- vanilla frosting
- vegan butter
in terms of subbing any flours, sub at your own risk lol! ya know the drill by now. you could use all almond flour but you would definitely have to make adjustments to all of the other ingredients.
are you going to make No Bake Cinnamon Donut Holes?!
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you can store the donut holes in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container! i do half and half because we eat them pretty quickly haha. they will hold up well in the freezer for a few weeks for sure!
just make sure you let the donut holes thaw a bit before you eat them because straight from the freezer, they will be HARD.
plus, you experience more of the flavors when they’re not frozen. ok friends, off to do some shopping and lunching with my friend that’s visiting. have a wonderful day!
No Bake Cinnamon Donut HolesDifficulty: Easy
recipe yields 9 medium size donut holes but you can make yours larger or smaller! see text for tips and brand recs!
1/2 cup oat flour
1 cup almond flour
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp runny almond butter (Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods brand are runny)
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/3 cup dairy free cream cheese
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened dairy free milk
1/3 cup store bought vanilla frosting
1 tbsp vegan butter
- add all of the donut hole ingredients to a large mixing bowl and combine well until a thick dough forms.
- roll the dough into donut holes and place on a baking tray or large plate.
- place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- melt the frosting ingredients together (30 seconds in the microwave), stir well and dip the donut holes in the glaze. place in the freezer for 30 minutes or so to harden.
- you can do another layer if you want a thicker coating! store in the freezer or fridge in an airtight container and enjoy!