This sweetened dough is made from oats, nut butter, and almonds. In the middle hides a fresh fruit "jelly" center in this adorable dessert. These guys might look exactly like a bag of doughnut holes, but nobody will be disappointed by the deception, once they take a bite.

Jelly Dough-Not Holes [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or peanut butter
  • 5 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 10 raspberries or blueberries (or some of each)
For the Optional Coating:
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon shredded, unsweetened coconut
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Preparation

  1. Place oats and almonds in the blender until ground into a fine powder. Add nut butter, maple syrup, and water to the blender and pulse together until a soft dough forms.
  2. Test a spoonful of the dough by rolling it between your palms. It will look more like a crumbly dough than it will actually be once rolled. If the dough cracks too much, add a touch more water or maple syrup to the blender and re-blend.
  3. Roll 1 tablespoon full of dough at a time into a ball, using the palms of your hands.
  4. Then flatten each ball and place a berry in the center of each disc. Fold the edges over the berry and re-roll into a ball.
  5. Once you have finished rolling all the dough-nots, roll each one into desired toppings. Serve.
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