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Halloween Donuts

von Joana Foodreich

Vegan and gluten-free Halloween donuts – no baking!

Today I introduce you to my first Halloween recipe: scary healthy activated carbon donuts that do not have to be baked. The base is ground oatmeal, coconut flour, apple puree and nut butter. To explain the preparation and show how it’s made, I’ve created my first YouTube video 😉 Not as easy as I thought. I am curious of what you think:

What is activated carbon?

Activated carbon is a natural raw material, which is usually obtained from nutshells or wood and is approved in Europe as a dye. For example, we know activated carbon from our water filtration systems. In medicine, activated charcoal in the form of charcoal tablets is known as a remedy for diarrhea, because they bind unwanted substances in the stomach and rid our body of them. Activated carbon is tasteless and now a big trend in food, such as smoothies. Likewise, activated carbon absorbs odors and thus helps f.i. against bad breath.

Vegan Halloween Donuts

Amount: apprx. 5 pieces


  • 140g oatmeal *
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour (or almond flour)
  • 3 tsp activated carbon powder (or food coloring)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 5 tbsp apple puree
  • 1 tablespoon of cashew (or other mush)


  • 2/3 bar of vegan matcha chocolate (or white)
  • 1 tbsp black sesame


  • Oatmeal * to flour in a blender or coffee grinder.
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Then add the moist ingredients. If necessary, replace activated charcoal powder with black food coloring.
  • Knead the dough well. It takes a while for everyone to mix. If the dough is still too dry, then add one tablespoon of applesauce or vegetable milk. If the dough is too moist, then add a tablespoon of coconut flour. The consistency should be dry, but firm and flexible. Let the finished dough stand for 10 minutes.
  • Now you form small rolls as shown in the video and put them in the mold to form the donuts.
  • Let the mold sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Melt the vegan chocolate in a water bath and get the donuts out of the fridge.
  • Carefully remove the donuts from the mold and dip them in the chocolate.
  • Garnish the donuts with black sesame and let the chocolate harden until you serve them. → They can stay in the fridge for up to 4 days




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Geister Muffins | Foodreich ♥ Vegan Foodblog Friday October 26th, 2018 - 11:59 PM

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