After an extraordinary weekend of political charge, yesterday afternoon The Wandering hosted its fifth gathering – a partnered yoga practice and intimate brunch at DC’s Flow Yoga Center. Opening our mats and table with the intention of fostering community and an opportunity for physical and emotional renewal, the studio was filled with optimism, magic, and really good food. From thick sliced toast with beet hummus and za’atar spread to our table piled high with compotes, no bake donut holes, superfood sprinkles, and drizzly nut butters for ‘decorate-your-own’ porridge bowls, bellies were filled and we were all allowed that much needed opportunity to breath.
Amongst our drool worthy spread were cinnamon sugar donut holes- that perfect combination of mindful indulgence. Delicious on their own or crumbled atop soaked porridge or coconut yogurt, these no bake bites, wonderfully sweet, salty, and cinnamon-y, celebrate unprocessed and nourishing ingredients, from medjool dates and pure maple to rolled oats and creamy almond butter. Filled with healthful fats, including mono- and poly-unsaturated fatty acids, plant based fiber and protein, and a wonderfully natural sweetness, think minimal effort recipe with maximum reward. A perfect on-the-go munch, stored in your purse, backpack, gym back, or hidden in the back of your freezer (so you don’t eat them all at once), we served ours alongside fresh pressed juice, piping coffee, and a table filled with the best company.
No Bake Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes [makes 24]
In a food processor fitted with an S-blade, blend oats until very fine. Add coconut flakes, medjool dates, almond butter, maple, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon cinnamon, then pulse until ingredients form a uniformed dough. Remove from food processor.
Divide dough into 24 even pieces, then roll each piece into a ball.
In a small bowl combine remaining tablespoon cinnamon and coconut sugar. Gently roll each formed ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated, shaking off excess as you go. Refrigerate in airtight tupperware for up to one week, or in freezer for up to one month.
Nutritional Information [per donut hole]
210 Calories, 10.5g Fat, 30g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 18.5g Sugar, 3.5g Protein