Raw Chocolate Donuts

One of my new favorite desserts are raw donuts.  Made mainly from ground flax seeds, these sweet treats are packed full of so much nutrition that it is hard to believe they are good for you. Flax seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, tons of micronutrients. They help lower cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar levels and best of all they have high levels of dietary fiber that can act like a laxative. Ok, the last one may or may not be the best thing unless, of course, you need it.

Raw Donuts:

2 Bananas
1 Cup  Flax Seeds
1 Tbsp. Raw Agave Nectar
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Baking Cocoa (optional)

Ground flax seeds in a coffee grinder. Mash bananas in a medium sized bowl. Add to bananas the agave nectar, mix. Add cocoa powder, mix, then add ground flax seeds, mix. Batter should be a thick, moist and mold-able. You may add more ground flax seeds, if necessary. Mold into doughnut shapes and enjoy. They are even better refrigerated overnight to allow the flavors to blend. Icing is also an option.

Chocolate Icing:

2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp. Raw Agave Nectar
1 tsp. water

Mix and frost onto donuts. If mixture is too thick, add more water 1/2 tsp. at a time.

These doughnuts have been “baby approved” by the sounds of “num”.

Original recipe courtesy of Brian Au and his Raw in 10 minute meals. Thanks Brian!

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