No Blend Peanut Butter Cup Doughnuts

Doughnuts are about as good as it gets, to be perfectly honest. I don't care what the doughnut purists say - I like them hot, cold, fried, baked, raw, WHATEVER. This version is particularly appealing to me because:

a) It is peanut butter cup flavoured, and smothered in both peanut butter and chocolate. Yes.

b) It's healthy enough to consume on a regular basis and consider yourself to still have an extremely balanced and nutrient-dense diet.

Also, need I mention the fact that no-blender recipes are absolute lifesavers? I am certainly unprepared to take a chunk out of my non-existent savings account to purchase one at the moment, so one bowl wonders like these it is. I'm certainly not complaining.

This recipe makes enough for two doughnuts, so don't forget to multiply the quantities if you want a larger batch. They can be slightly crumbly, which is why I prefer to store them in the refrigerator and consume a few minutes after taking them out. They'll only last a week at most, not that that will be an issue!


50g of LSA or almond meal
25g of desiccated coconut
10g of cacao nibs
10 g of chocolate protein powder OR nutrient powder OR skip this ingredient (I used both Ceres Organics' Plant Strong Protein Powder in Smooth Chocolate flavour and Nuzest Kids Good Stuff in Honeycomb flavour)
10g of raw cacao powder
30g of brown rice syrup
15ml of dairy-free milk (I used Macro Organic Rice Milk)
30g of crunchy peanut butter

Smooth peanut butter
Dairy-free milk
Cacao nibs
Vanilla bean powder
Squares of dark chocolate


  1. In a medium-sized bowl mix together the LSA or almond meal, desiccated coconut, cacao nibs, protein powder and raw cacao powder until thoroughly combined.
  2. Drizzle in the brown rice syrup, dairy free milk, and crunchy peanut butter. Get your arms going and put some elbow grease in to mix everything together into a uniform, chocolate-y paste.
  3. You can either scoop the mixture into a donut pan or shape by hand - I used the former technique. You will need to press it down very firmly, then loosen it around the edges with a spoon when you take it out. Place the shaped doughnuts in the refrigerator to chill and firm up for 10 minutes.
  4. Top with whatever you desire! I used smooth peanut butter for the frosting, then decorated with cacao nibs, dark chocolate, and vanilla bean powder for additional flavour.