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Coconut Orange Pistachio Doughnuts

Coconut Orange Pistachio Doughnuts
Chef:Sarah McMinn

ABOUT THE CHEF

Sarah is a classically trained pastry chef and long time vegan. Her passion for health, food, art, and photography led her to create My Darling Vegan, a recipe and resource blog for healthy, planted-based eating. Sarah believes in centering a diet around whole, natural foods but will always find room for a chocolate cupcake. She bakes, eats, and lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, two kids, two cats, and dog.

These Coconut Orange Pistachio Doughnuts are a healthy dessert snack that is a unique combination of apple sauce, orange juice, coconut milk and shredded coconut and an orange glaze of powdered sugar and orange juice. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

For The Doughnuts 

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup coconut milk (or your preferred non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

For The Toppings

  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp orange juice
  • chopped pistachios
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, lightly spray a doughnut pan, and then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, coconut, baking powder, and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk together sugar, apple sauce, canola oil, orange juice, coconut milk, and zest in a small bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined.
  3. With a piping bag (or spoon) fill doughnut cavities ⅔ full. Bake 12-13 minutes, until lightly golden and doughnut springs back when gently touched.
  4. Allow doughnuts to cool ten minutes before removing from the pan. Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile make the orange glaze by stirring together powdered sugar and orange juice with a whisk until desired consistency; it should be thick, but not clumpy.
  6. Dip the top half of each doughnut in the orange glaze and top with crushed pistachios.
  7. Enjoy!

NOTES

Makes 10 doughnuts. Prep time: 20 min.; Total time: 32 min.


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