Monday, December 9, 2013

Cranberry Orange Donuts

Here is a quick, simple and straight forward recipe for a yummy Holiday breakfast.  If you don't want to spend hours making a yeast roll or bread for that special breakfast how about a donut!?

With a little orange juice and a bit of dried cranberries you can whip these up in no time and still relax.  Don't get me wrong a beautiful cinnamon roll is tough to top for a special breakfast.  But with life being so busy or you end up having last minute guests or extra presents to buy, it's hard to make the time for mixing, rising, rolling, rising.....etc.  With this recipe you can mix it, bake it, glaze it and be done!  

gluten free, vegan....allergy free!

Cranberry Orange Donuts:
1-6 hole donut pan or 1-12 hole mini donut pan

1/2 Cup  Brown Rice Flour
1/4 Cup  White Rice Flour
1/4 Cup  Potato Starch
1/4 tsp.  Xantham Gum
1/2 tsp.  Baking Powder
1/4 tsp.  Baking Soda
1/4 tsp.  Fine Sea Salt
1/4 tsp.  Pumpkin Pie Spice (or your favorite holiday mix)
1/4 Cup  Spectrum Shortening
1/2 Cup  Organic Sugar
1/2 TB  Egg Replacer mixed with 2 TB Rice milk
1/4 tsp.  Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 + 1/8 Cup  Orange Juice
1/4 Cup  Dried Cranberries - chopped finely

Grease donut pan (if needed) and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl mix together; brown rice flour, white rice flour, potato starch, xantham gum, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt and spice.  Set aside.
In mixing bowl with paddle attachment; add shortening and sugar and mix on medium until combined.  Add in vanilla, egg replacer mixture and orange juice and mix on medium/low for about 1 minute.  Scraping down with a spatula as needed.  On lowest speed add in dry mixture (slowly) and mix until just combined.  Stir in cranberries by hand.  Fill donut pan 1/2 to 3/4 full (I put mine in a ziplock bag, cut the tip and pipe it in) Bake 12-15 minutes  or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool, glaze, sprinkle with extra cranberries if desired and enjoy!

Orange Glaze:

1/2 Cup Organic Powdered Sugar
1 TB  Orange Juice

Mix together in a small bowl and drizzle over cooled donuts.  Double if you like a heavier glaze.

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Also shared at:   Slightly Indulgent Tuesday,Fat Tuesday,Create Link Inspire,Allergy Free Wednesday,Gluten Free Fridays,Simple Meals Friday,Healing Food Friday,Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love


  1. You had me at donut! These look fabulous, thanks for sharing with us at Simple Meals Friday.

  2. Looks so tasty, I am featuring your recipe on AFW this week, thank you for sharing it with us!

    1. I am honored! Thank you so much, you AFW Link is one of the best as is your blog.

  3. This looks really good. Thanks for much for sharing at Healing With food Friday.