Baked Pretzel Doughnuts

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Can we talk about Tinder for a second?

I’m currently trying to convince two of my very single friends to sign up for Tinder. I’ve heard nightmare stories, I have, but I also know at least two or three friends who have ended up finding legit relationships on there. Dating is hard. I hated dating. I actually hated dating Joshua…haha. So much wishy-washy BS, so many, like, should I do this or should I text that. Too much guessing, man. You’re either in or you’re out! But I suppose that’s also what can make it exciting and fun.

I’m actually quite fond of my current role, which is being the go-to person for dating advice amongst my friends…mainly because I’m nosey and love being all up in their business. I’ve attempted to be the match-maker, and while I love it, I’m not sure I’m that great at it. Though, there is this couple I set-up in high school and now they’re married, have two kids and a super cute dog, so I have had success!

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Speaking about success…Pretzel Doughnuts, man. Hello! I teamed with Almond Breeze for this recipe and yes, it’s absolutely dairy-free. If you like, you can substitute the oil for melted butter—it’ll taste delicious. I steeped the Almond Breeze with pretzels for a few hours, in the fridge, until they were nice and soft. I blended the milk mixture, resulting in almond milk that tasted EXACTLY like pretzels…with a hint of almond-y flavor.

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It took me forever to finally breakdown and buy a doughnut pan, but there isn’t a month that passes without me whipping it out to make baked doughnuts. I think making yeasted doughnuts at home is a little too much work. Between the multiple rises and the big pot of oil, I say it’s a big ol’ skip. But baked doughnuts are WAY different.

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I should preface this by saying that these doughnuts taste like a hint of pretzels and then the pretzel flavor is reinforced with pretzels on top. They’re salty and sweet and the chocolate glaze on top is my favorite thing ever.

Josh ate four when he came home, which I thought was pretty romantic.

Baked Pretzel Doughnuts | www.acozykitchen.com

Baked Pretzel Doughnuts

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 doughnuts

Serving Size: Depends on how many you can eat.

Baked Pretzel Doughnuts

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Blue Diamond Original Unsweetened Almond Breeze
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg,
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons, plus 2 teaspoon, Blue Diamond Original Unsweetened Almond Breeze
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup (optional)
  • Handful of pretzels, crushed

Directions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, pour in the almond milk and add the pretzels. Transfer the bowl to the fridge to steep for 2 hours. At the 2-hour mark, the pretzels should be softened and the milk should taste exactly like pretzels. Give it a taste! If it needs more time, let it steep for an additional 30 minutes. Transfer the milk mixture to the blender and pulse until sloshy. Run the mixture through a sieve to strain. You should end up with a scant cup of almond milk.
  2. Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. To the almond milk, whisk in the egg and vegetable oil. In one batch, pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  4. Fill each cavity in the doughnut pan about 3/4 of the way. Give a smack on the counter to even out the batter and transfer to the oven to bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the doughnuts spring back when poked.
  5. Allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Invert the doughnuts and allow them to cool on a baking rack. Repeat the filling and baking process until you’ve worked your way through the remainder of the batter. You should end up with 12 doughnuts.
  6. While the last batch of doughnuts are cooling, make the glaze. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, almond milk and corn syrup. The corn syrup isn’t absolutely necessary but I do love the shine it gives the glaze. Dunk each doughnut into the glaze and immediately top with a sprinkling of crushed pretzels.
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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Millie l Add A Little August 29, 2014 at 1:04 am

Mmmm these look so delicious!

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Belinda@themoonblushbaker August 29, 2014 at 5:33 am

Pass me a batch! I will need to get my self to a store because I need almond milk for these donuts. Yummo!

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Sarah August 29, 2014 at 5:54 am

Those look great! I need to pick up some pretzels soon!

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jenna @ just j.faye August 29, 2014 at 6:32 am

First, Tinder. I have tried it out and had a love/hate relationship with it. It’s fun and I didn’t meet any creepers (thank God), but it eventually got to be too disappointing. This is the fault of Minneapolis’ terrible dating scene, not Tinder.
Second, pretzels steeped in almond milk?! Baked pretzel doughnuts?! Too amazing.

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Adrianna Adarme August 29, 2014 at 9:17 am

Feel you.

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan August 29, 2014 at 6:45 am

I thought I had seen it all when it came to donuts but then you blew my MIND!

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molly yeh August 29, 2014 at 6:49 am

ok seriously. i just want to live vicariously through my single friends as they navigate the world through tinder. i don’t even really know what it is?! but everyone is talking about it and yeah i am glad i don’t have to date anymore (bc seriously, dating is weird!) but also i want to know what all the fuss is about with tinder!!! and these donuts = genius :) happy weekend, lady!!!!

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Adrianna Adarme August 29, 2014 at 9:15 am

I understand this! I have no interest in dating AT ALL. Good gracious, that was a terrible time in my life, but Tinder seems really funny.

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 29, 2014 at 7:54 am

Oh man, I am SO happy I’ve basically skipped the whole dating part of life since high school (since I started dating my now fiancé then, haha!). I haven’t heard of Tinder, but now I need to look at it and tell my friend about it!!

Love these donuts girl! :)

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Adrianna Adarme August 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

Oh you definitely do. I’m honestly not sure if it’s rolled out across the country yet. Basically, it’s an APP that is set-up like “hot or not.” Do you remember that site?

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Christine [from–The Lion's Den] August 29, 2014 at 8:19 am

tinder… i could never. I’m pretty sure making donuts this awesome could land a man though!

from – The Lion’s Den

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Adrianna Adarme August 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

If the dude you’re trying to date doesn’t like donuts…well, then, I dunno. I just dunno.

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Meredith August 30, 2014 at 8:38 am

dealbreaker!

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Michelle August 29, 2014 at 8:31 am

I love the stories I hear about Tinder and OKCupid. They’re equal parts entertaining and relief that I’m not in the dating scene. The messages are just incredible.

Incredible like these doughnuts. I have two doughnut pans collecting dust in my pantry because why have one pan when you can have TWO?! The more the merrier. Pretzel and chocolate seem like one of the best concoctions. All you need is a peanut butter drizzle!!

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Adrianna Adarme August 29, 2014 at 9:12 am

You are my hero! Why don’t I have two!??1

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Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño August 29, 2014 at 8:50 am

Pretzels + Donuts = pure bliss in my book! And all I have to say is THANK GOD I got married before internet dating became a thing. I don’t think I could navigate that world.

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Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion August 29, 2014 at 11:00 am

I too have been resisting the donut pan, you just inspired me with these yummy donuts

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Maddie August 29, 2014 at 11:16 am

Slowly but surely easing my way into donut pan territory.

My couple-y friends used to occasionally hang out on my short-lived Tinder account to see what all the fuss was about. It was all fun and games until I realized I got these guys who were 100% not my type messaging me haha

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Liz @ Floating Kitchen August 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Pretzel donuts! Mind blown! And I’d totally let you set me up. Dating is no fun at all!

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Lene Svingel August 30, 2014 at 1:09 am

These look delightfully yummy :-) And stylish too – the way the pretzels is decorating the donuts.
Pretzels in sweet stuff haven’t quite reached my shores yet – truely a novelty I much try out ASAP. In facts I can’t wait to experinence this original combo!
Must compliment you for the new edition of the printable recipe.

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Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker August 30, 2014 at 10:42 am

Love the pretzel-twist on these doughnuts! And I know a couple who found each other on a Tinder too; I guess it can work!

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Francesca September 2, 2014 at 10:48 am

It’s always big ups when your mister takes more than one, you know? So well done, sister friend :)

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie September 2, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Pretzel milk I love it!

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Sophie September 3, 2014 at 3:10 am

Oh my, now these sound tasty. Bookmarked to try out!

Sophie
http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
xxx

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Jess October 3, 2014 at 3:55 am

One of my favourite things is listening to all my friends tinder stories and helping her ‘go through the list’! It’s hilarious and at the same time I’ve heard some great stories from other friends. Keep trying to convince you’re friends, they’ll be happy they did it and you get the best of the stories! These look delicious also, pretzels, chocolate, doughnuts YUM!

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cheryl vivian November 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

These look fantastic!!!

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