November 29, 2009

Guest Post: Averie of Love Veggies & Yoga

Holiday Edition: Raw Vegan Chocolate-Peppermint Donut Holes

Hi Soap and Chocolate Readers! I'm Averie of Love Veggies and Yoga and am Guest Posting here in Diana's absence.

(Halloween 2009, Please excuse my daughter's Green Teeth)

I want to thank Diana for graciously allowing me to Guest Post on her wonderful blog! Diana's food inspires me because it's eclectic, creative, and her blog is intelligently and articulately written.

Some of you may read my blog already. If you do, you know that I am a high raw, all vegan kind of girl and that I love creating raw desserts. So when I asked Diana what I should post about she jokingly said, well why don't you just recreate Peppermint Patties (this past week I recreated vegan versions of Peanut Butter Cups and Turtles).

Well, her Peppermint Pattie comment got me thinking and since peppermint is such a great holiday flavor, I thought I'd pair it with, what else, chocolate. And so I give you the following recipe:

Averie's Holiday Edition: Raw Vegan Chocolate-Peppermint Donut Holes
1 c flax seeds. Grind them well.

Then Add:

2 Tbsp Maple Syrup (not technically raw) or Agave

2 Heaping Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1/2 Tsp Peppermint Extract (caveat: Start Slowly with peppermint extract. It is much more potent and stronger than vanilla, almond, hazelnut or other extracts. Once you add it, you cannot un-do it. So, start slowly going 1/2 Tsp at a time depending on how Pepperminty you like things)

Optional: 1-2 Tbsp coconut oil, 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Yields: Approximately 15 Donut Holes

Here's the ground flax seeds with the maple syrup, coconut oil, and peppermint extract.

Then the cocoa powder on top. It just smells so good when you add that in.

Blend everything until well incorporated. Food processor, Vita, Magic Bullet, whatever works.

I took the dough out and formed 15 Raw Vegan Chocolate-Peppermint Donut Holes

These would also make great hostess gifts for when you don't really want to spend money on a bottle of wine, flowers, or trinkets that the hostess won't remember anyway. Amidst all of the holiday buzz, someone will remember homemade Raw Vegan Chocolate-Peppermint Donut Holes.

And this recipe takes precisely 10 Minutes to make from Start to Finish. Better, faster, far cheaper, and much healthier than any store-bought dessert.

I hope you enjoy the Raw Vegan Chocolate-Peppermint Donut Holes and give them a whirl!

p.s. If this recipe catches your eye, I do have related recipes....

There's Donut Holes

Chocolate Donut Holes

Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

And if you have any questions regarding raw baking or "un-baking", please ask me!

Thank you again, Diana for the opportunity to spread some raw chocolate recipe love on your bloggie :)

Soap & Chocolate note: These donut holes are Diana-tested, belly-approved. Get thee to the blender.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Thank you again, Diana, for having me Guest Post on your blog!!!

I hope you are enjoying your time away and maybe you even packed a chocolate peppermint donut hole for the plane ride :)


Gina said...

YUM!! these look fantastic. Seriously, so delicious! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Devan Geselle. N said...

one word

VeggieGirl said...

Awesome guest post!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Great guest post, Averie!! Your treats never fail to make me drool :)

Bekah said...

Yess, awesome guest post! And great recipe Averie!

Veganosaurus said...

Awesome post! I love chocolatey treats that are quick to make. This one's (mostly) raw to boot! Cool! :)
Thank you Diana and Averie.