raw doughnut bitesWhen I was sixteen my friends and I got a summer job working on Brighton pier.

I was so excited.IMG_1749[1]

And I was even more excited when I was told I would be working on the doughnut counter..all by myself!IMG_1747[1]

This was going to be the best summer ever, free rides, endless ice cream and doughnut heaven.

Once I was trained up on the doughnut making machine that used to fascinate me as a kid….I couldn’t wait to get started!

But after a week I was over it big time!

IMG_1746[1]The machine was really slow. There was always endless long queues of impatient  parents with over excited kids waiting for their donut fix. But most of all I was totally over the smell and being covered in sugar and oil. It was gross,  I couldn’t wait to get home at the end of my shift and have a shower!IMG_1748[1]

Suddenly the thought of being stuck in a hot greasy cabin all summer making doughnuts had lost its appeal! Luckily a few weeks later my boss decided to move me to the Mr Whippy counter, I was over the moon!

My doughnut career was over and I would smell normal again! 

I’ve tasted Dunkin Donuts and nibbled on  a Crispy Cream but I’ve never really been able to get my doughnut experience out of my head, its embedded deep within me!!

So, as my amazing husband has come on my clean eating food journey and I know likes a cheeky doughnut (I caught him going to visit his mother with a box, and two already missing) I thought it was time to master a healthy doughnut.

So far, I’ve come up with this recipe that is quick, and very simple, and it’s managed to curb any doughnut cravings in our household!

  You will need…..oats

♥ Half a cup of Oat flour (oats blended into flour)

♥ One cup of Raw Oats

brazil nuts♥ Two cups of Brazil Nuts

♥ 1/3 cup of melted Coconut Oil

♥ 1/3 cup of Maple Syrup

For the topping…

♥ Two teaspoons of Coconut Sugar (my new favourite sweetener!)

♥ One and a half teaspoons of Cinnamon

(little tip…..I blend the coconut sugar and cinnamon to form a lovely powder as the sugar can be a bit grainy)

Process the Brazil nuts in your food processor until they are finely ground. 

IMG_1244In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients and stir well.

Form into two- inch balls (or whatever size you prefer) then roll them in the topping to coat.

Pop them in the fridge for half an hour…..then devour them! IMG_1755[1] I recently bought some ring doughnut moulds so I’m in the process of perfecting  a healthy baked version, so watch this space.

And who knows they might even sell them on Brighton Pier one day!!

In the meantime I hope you enjoy these little raw delights♥

Have a lovely week.