Raw Peanut Butter & Jelly Donuts


So, this was a first for me. Making raw donuts, that is. Surprisingly, it’s not as difficult as I’d imagined it would be. As long as you have a donut tin, you’re good to go!

Peanut Butter & Jelly… a staple combo, and for very good reason! I don’t know what it is about these flavors together, but the mixture is just SO incredibly satisfying. Not to mention, it’s a major throwback to childhood. We all remember the satisfaction of biting into a PB & J sandwich… the salty, thick and creamy peanut butter on one slice of bread… the gooey, sweet and fruity jelly on another slice of bread… both slapped together to have a party with our taste buds. I know, I can taste it too.

The problem with commercial PB & J food products, though, is the artificial junk that goes into it. Seriously, read a label. It’s beyond horrible. Luckily, there is always a way to re-create our favorite treats into much simpler and healthier versions. I dare you to take on the challenge because I promise you, it’s totally worth it. 

Anyway, this recipe below is a bit of a twist (considering it’s a donut) on the regular PB & J sandwich, but I think you’ll enjoy it!

Here's what you need:

Donuts:
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cashews (unsalted, unroasted)
  • 3 Tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 Tbsp maple butter
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
Raspberry "Jelly" Cream:
  • 1/2 cup cashews (unsalted, unroasted)
  • 1/4 cup raspberry juice, fresh
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Splash of nut milk (I used almond milk)
Peanut Butter Cream:
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Splash of nut milk

Here's how to make it:

Donuts:
  1. To a food processor, add almond flour and cashews. Pulse until almost flour-like.
  2. Add the rest of the donut ingredients, and pulse until it's all mixed properly.
  3. Transfer mixture into donut tin, and store in the freezer while preparing the creams.
Creams:
  1. For each cream (separately), add ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add each cream mixture into two separate bowls.
  3. Add a little bit of the jelly mixture into the peanut butter mixture (or reverse) and BARELY mix so that you can see the colors separately.
  4. Dip the donuts into this partially mixed cream, and transfer back to the fridge to set.
  5. Decorate with ground peanuts and dried (or frozen) raspberry flakes! 

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