These raw apple cider doughnuts are dense, crusty on the outside, and soft in the middle – a perfectly lovely and healthful version of the traditionally fried treats. They're also surprisingly easy to make. They're made primarily from oats, nuts, and almond flour that are perfectly spiced with a blend of warm cinnamon and nutmeg. And don't forget the finishing touch: a generous coating of cinnamon sugar! If you don't have a dehydrator, don't worry, because these can also be made at the lowest temperature setting in your oven.

Raw Apple Cider Doughnuts [Vegan]

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For the Doughnuts:

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup Brazil nuts
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1-2 apples, juiced (2/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup agave
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (I ground mine into a powder with a spice grinder)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Juice about 1-2 apples and set the liquid aside
  2. Process the oats in a food processor until it turns into flour.
  3. Add in the Brazil nuts and process again until fine.
  4. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and process once more.
  5. Put the mixture into a mixing bowl and stir in the apple cider.
  6. Spread the mixture into a donut pan and dehydrate at 165°F for one hour (the food will not reach 165°F because of water evaporation, therefore, it is still raw).
  7. Turn down the thermostat to 105°F and dehydrate for another 3-4 hours.
  8. Take the doughnuts out of the pan by prying them with a knife or turning them over and tapping on the back until they pop out.


You can either refrigerate them and before serving, dehydrate at 165°F for about 30 minutes more (or until warm), or you can serve them right away. If you don't have a dehydrator, use your oven at the lowest temperature possible and keep the door cracked open to allow ventilation. Times vary so keep your eye out.

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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 2412 | Total Carbs: 362 g | Total Fat: 92 g | Total Protein: 67 g | Total Sodium: 56 g | Total Sugar: 199 g (Per Serving) Calories: 402 | Carbs: 60 g | Fat: 15 g | Protein: 11 g | Sodium: 9 g | Sugar: 33 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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