Calling all Donut lovers. National Donut Day is just around the corner! Making these scrumptious donuts is the perfect way to celebrate this delicious day! Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods have created a delicious donut recipe incorporating pistachios and cranberries, so whip up this delicious treat and celebrate this historical holiday on June 5th!

DID YOU KNOW….that more than 10 billion donuts are made in the U.S. each year? I knew it was a lot but never thought about the number of how many donuts are made every year. 

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Pistachio and Cranberry Bite Baked Donuts with Vanilla Icing

Yields 6 large donuts

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup un-refined evaporated cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup original almond milk, plus ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup neutral tasting oil (safflower)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • *3 tablespoons, plus 1 tablespoon Setton Farms Pistachio Kernels, chopped
  • *1 tablespoon, plus 1 tablespoon, dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • *To make the the recipe even faster, substitute 5 Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites, finely chopped 

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350●.
  • In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, sugar and sea salt and whisk until uniform.
  • In a small bowl, add almond milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside to curdle, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add almond milk mixture, oil and vanilla extract to dry ingredients. Whisk until uniform.  Fold 3 tablespoons pistachios and 1 tablespoon cranberries (or 3 Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites) into batter. 
  • Grease donut pan generously with cooking spray and pour batter into each donut shape.  Leave about ¼ inch for batter to rise and clean any excess batter from center of each donut to prevent sticking.
  • Bake for about 21-24 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before glazing. Place on a cooling rack over a baking sheet with walls, to collect icing. 

Vanilla Icing:

  • 2 teaspoons non-hydrogenated buttery spread 
  • 1 ½ cups organic powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soymilk creamer or almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of sea salt

In a small pot, melt buttery spread and add in powdered sugar.  Whisk until lumpy.  Add soymilk creamer or almond milk, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk until smooth, about 1 minute and remove from heat.  

To glaze donuts, drizzle a small amount of glaze over each donut, making sure there is a baking sheet to catch the run-off.  Sprinkle right away with remaining pistachios and cranberries, or Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites before glaze hardens.  Set aside to cool.  

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With two main ingredients, Pistachio Chewy Bites provide healthy snack lovers the amazing benefits of pistachios and cranberries in a delicious and nutritious bite-size bar.  Pistachio Chewy Bites are heart-healthy, 100% all natural, gluten and dairy free, low in sodium, GMO free, vegan and a great on-the-go protein snack.  They also have no cholesterol, zero trans-fat and are a good source of dietary fiber.  These nutrient-rich snack bars provide a great balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat for sustainable energy. With 7 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and healthy fat, the individually wrapped bars are the perfect one stop shop. 

Pricing: 6-Pack $5.99 and 16-Pack $12.50

Website: http://www.pistachiochewybites.com 

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