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Pistachio and Cranberry Bite Baked Donuts with Vanilla Icing


I love pistachio and cranberry everything so I’m super excited to share this fabulous Pistachio and Cranberry Bite Baked Donuts with Vanilla Icing recipe with you.  Can you say super yum?  

Have you heard?  It’s National Donut Day and we have an awesome donut recipe to share with you, especially if you like pistachio and cranberry topped with a little vanilla icing.  Okay, I can’t tease let’s start talking about this Pistachio and Cranberry Bite Baked Donuts with Vanilla Icing recipe. 

Pistachio & Cranberry Bite Baked Donuts with Vanilla IcingPistachio and Cranberry Bite Baked Donuts with Vanilla Icing

I mean how could you it’s the best of both worlds wrapped up in one – donuts and pistachios, it doesn’t get any better than that.

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Pistachio and Cranberry Bite Baked Donuts with Vanilla Icing

You have to check out this awesome recipe for Pistachio and Cranberry Bite Baked Donuts with Vanilla Icing! It's amazing!

20 minPrep Time

24 minCook Time

44 minTotal Time

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    Baked Donuts:
  • 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
  • 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


    Baked Donuts:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350?.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, sugar and sea salt and whisk until uniform.
  3. In a small bowl, add almond milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside to curdle, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. *To make the the recipe even faster, substitute 5 Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites, finely chopped
  8. Vanilla Icing:
  9. 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.
  10. To glaze donuts, drizzle a small amount of glaze over each donuts, 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.

This wonderful recipe was created by Jenny Engel of Spark Foods. They wanted to create an amazing donut recipe with pistachios and cranberries. Of course, they had to whip up a delicious vanilla icing to top it off.

pistachio cranberry baked donuts with vanilla icingThey used Pistachio Chewy Bites for this recipe if you haven’t had them be sure to give them a try. They give snack lovers an amazing benefit of pistachios and cranberries in a super yummy and nutritious bite-sized bar. They’re also heart healthy, 100% natural, dairy free, gluten-free, GMO-free, vegan, low in sodium and perfect for on the go.


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