Friday, June 15, 2012

Raw Dough-Nots

Fruit is my typical raw dessert, but James was visiting this week, and I wanted something to distract him from my cherries and watermelons. So, I made raw dough-nots.

I've made them a couple of times, but it took me a while to figure out how to get a smooth and well mixed dough. The key, at least for my food processing powers, was to pre-grind the dehydrated banana into a sort of sugar—otherwise, I just got chunks of dehydrated banana in the dough.

These are awfully delicious, and the flavour is surprisingly donut like, especially when they're rolled in cinnamon—my favourite.

Raw Dough-Nots
(makes about twenty-four 20 gram balls; adapted from Rawdorable)

  • 130 grams fresh nut pulp (about the amount leftover from one batch of Almond Milk or Hazelnut Milk
  • 68 grams raw pecans
  • 1 vanilla bean, chopped or 2.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp course sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 105 grams banana sugar (see below)
  • 200 grams Medjool dates, chopped

1. Process nut pulp and pecans in a food processor until pecans are finely chopped.
2. Add vanilla, spices and salt and process until incorporated.
3. While processor is running, slowly add banana sugar and chopped dates. Process until a dough forms and everything is thoroughly mixed.
4. Scale dough into 20 gram pieces, if uniform size is desired. Roll into balls and dust with desired coating—I used shredded coconut, raw cacao and cinnamon, the latter being my favourite.
5. Store in refrigerator.

Banana Sugar

  • bananas (3-4 are needed for the dough-nots)

1. Make banana chips by thinly slicing and dehydrating bananas for about 8 hours, or until thoroughly dried.
2. Freeze banana chips.
3. Grind the frozen banana chips into a powder using a coffee grinder. Do this quickly, as the bananas become sticky as they thaw. If you do it in stages (as I had to), store unground banana chips in the freezer.
4. Store banana sugar in freezer until ready to use.


  1. Woah these are so cool! I love the idea of banana sugar. Overall they sound even more appealing than regular donuts, haha.

  2. This is so ingenius! I would never have thought to grind up dehydrated bananas and use them as a sweetener, but it is such a good idea! I will definitely have to try that sometime.

  3. I'm not familiar with using nut pulp. How do you acquire this mysterious magical substance?

    1. it's the leftovers from making nut milk. Wet, ground up nuts, essentially!

  4. Hi! The banana sugar sounds awesome, however I'm wondering if I could use coconut sugar or something else in its place?


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