No-Bake Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
I know what you’re thinking: It’s a trick. Those can’t taste like donut holes.
Wrong! These little treats really do taste like donut holes. A dozen eager taste-testers at Beachbody headquarters agreed, and raved that these are surprisingly close to the real thing. I will be testing these out NEXT WEEK to confirm myself!
Even though these little delights are a wholesome alternative to actual fried and sugar-coated donut holes, they are still a treat with a fair amount of sugar and calories. That means: Don’t eat them all at once! If you want to reduce the sugar, you can swap one tablespoon of honey for almond butter or unsweetened apple sauce.
Total Time: 8 hrs. 20 min. Prep Time: 20 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: Makes 14 servings, 1 ball each
Ingredients: ⅓ cup whole raw almonds Water ½ cup + 1½ tsp. unsweetened shredded coconut, divided use 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. ground nutmeg 1½ tsp. coconut (or palm) sugar 2 scoops Vanilla Shakeology ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt) 6 medjool dates, pitted, coarsely chopped 2 Tbsp. + 1½ tsp. raw honey
Preparation: 1. Soak almonds in water overnight to remove skins; drain. Set aside. 2. Place 1½ tsp. coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in food processor; process for 20 seconds. Set aside. 3. Place remaining ½ cup coconut in food processor; process for 1 minute to release oils. 4. Add almonds, Shakeology, extract, and salt; pulse until well blended. 5. Add dates; process until well blended. 6. Add honey; process until well blended. 7. Roll into fourteen balls, about 1-inch in diameter each. Roll balls in cinnamon mixture.
Tips: • If you don’t have time to soak almonds overnight, you can cover them in water and microwave them for 1 minute. Cool before using. • Store leftover bites in an air-tight container.