Baked Sesame-Pistachio Doughnuts

1 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour

1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/4 Cup Toasted Pistachios, Chopped

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cardamom

1/4 Cup Simply Sesame with Pistachio Morsels

1/2 Cup Plain Non-Dairy Milk

2 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame Oil

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/2 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

Vanilla Bean Glaze:

1 1/4 Cups Confectioner's Sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract

1 - 3 Tablespoons Water

Dragees or Sprinkles to Garnish (Optional)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a standard doughnut pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, chopped pistachios, baking powder and soda, salt, and cardamom. Thoroughly combine to distribute all of the ingredients equally throughout the mixture.

In a separate bowl, combine the Simply Sesame with Pistachio Morsels with the non-dairy milk, sesame oil, vanilla, and vinegar. Once smooth, pour these liquid ingredients into the bowl of dry, and stir with a wide spatula to incorporate. Mix just until the batter is smooth.

Either transfer the batter to a piping bag to dispense it cleanly into the prepared baking pan, or simply use a spoon to carefully distribute it between the six indentations. Leave it slightly mounded up towards to center of the rings, rather than smoothing it out.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centers of the cakes comes out clean. Cool completely before preparing the glaze.

For the glaze, simply whisk together the confectioner's sugar, vanilla paste, and 1 tablespoon of water. Continue slowly drizzling in additional water water until it reaches your desired consistency. Dip each doughnut into the glaze, allowing the excess to drip off, and apply dragees or sprinkles to your heart's content.

Makes 6 Doughnuts

©Hannah Kaminsky http://www.BitterSweetBlog.com