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Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Glazed Donut Holes (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-free vegan donut holes in 30 minutes or less

These Donut holes are super easy to make, and just use ingredients from almonds, coconuts, and chocolate. The result is a fudgy and irresistible treat in less than 30 minutes.

How do you make vegan donut holes?

These vegan donut holes have a pretty simple ingredients list. You just need almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, chocolate, and a sweetener. You mix all these together and it creates our mixture that we form into the donut holes. 

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We will effectively be making almond butter in the first step, so feel free to start with raw almonds instead. You can see our recipe to make almond butter from raw almonds in your blender.

You can make donut holes in a blender?

This is a common question that will come up in our posts. The answer: yes! A blender is a great tool that can take the place of multiple kitchen appliances. In this recipe, a high speed blender will allow you to effectively blend the flours and oil into a smooth mixture.

How to make Vegan Donut Holes.


The first ingredient and base of these donut holes is nut butter. We have tested this with almond butter, both starting from raw almonds and from almond flour. Both will work, but starting from almond flour drastically reduces the prep and cook times. You will want to add some neutral oil. For this recipe we used coconut oil. You will also need coconut flour and coconut shreds. These will add some texture to the resulting mixture. For the chocolate, we used melted dark chocolate chips. You can also add some Dutch process cocoa powder for a richer chocolatey flavor.

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For a sweetener you will want to use maple syrup. The water content of the syrup will actually thicken the mixture, and this was a surprise that ended in this recipe when we were working on chocolate nut butter recipes!

Beyond this you can experiment with additions and flavors. Instead of chocolate, you can try cinnamon sugar, lemon poppy seed, and more.

Steps to make the Donut Hole mixture:

The first step is add your almond flour to a blender. In this case we are using the Vitamix e310. You will start on a low speed setting, and slowly add coconut oil to produce a smooth texture.

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You will be looking for a pretty liquid consistency. Feel free to let this blend for a couple of minutes to make sure you get a really smooth mixture, as this will affect the texture of the donut holes.. Now you’ll add coconut flour, and then your coconut shreds. Let this blend on a medium speed until the mixture is smooth.

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Now it’s time to add the maple syrup. You’ll see a pretty quick change in consistency, as the water in the syrups binds with the flour mixture and thickens up. You want to be careful not to add to much, because this can cause some oil to fall out of the mixture. If this happens you’ll see oil collecting around the edges of the dough, and you can slowly add more coconut flour until you reach the desired dough-like texture again.

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Next, you will want to melt your chocolate, and slow add to the blender. After the mixture has thickened from the syrup, you may need to use a tamper to keep the dough moving through the blades. If you think you’re blender is having trouble moving the dough around, you can transfer it to a mixer to finish incorporating the chocolate.

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After the chocolate and cocoa powder is incorporated you can transfer the mixture into a bowl and get ready to ball it up. At this step you can add any fillers for texture. We love adding rice crispies, but you can also try flax seeds or some other fun healthy options.

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Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Donut Holes


Step 1

Add almond flour to blender and blend on a low setting.

Step 2

Slowly add coconut flour and blend for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Increase to medium speed and blend for 2 minutes, or until mixture is smooth.

Step 4

Slowly add coconut flour and blend for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Add coconut flakes and blend for 2 minutes.


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • apprx. 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  • High Speed Blender
  • Mixer (Optional)

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