Happy Mardi Gras! Yes, today is the day to celebrate with your purple, yellow, and green beads and delicious New Orleans foods. There’s so many different options you have to munch on during Mardi Gras that it’s almost impossible to pick and choose.
But there’s one food I’ve been dying to eat Gluten Free and it’s not jambalaya…
A few weeks ago, I received the most delicious healthy and gourmet trail mix from Sticky Nuts. Many of their ingredients are organic and what I loved most about their trail mix is that normally when you get trail mix from the store it’s not too healthy, it contains gluten or soy, they all have the same boring ingredients, and you don’t really get a lot of nuts.
Sticky Nuts puts grocery store trail mix to shame. I tried all of their delicious flavors:
- PB Fig
- Morning Grapefruit
- Choco Spice
- Asian Fusion
- Winter Wonder (seasonal and you can get it right now!)
I wasn’t so sure about the Asian Fusion or the Morning Grapefruit just because I was worried the Asian would somehow taste like sesame and soy sauce – I have no idea why, but I’m not a fan of either. And I was worried the grapefruit would be too citrusy for me because, to tell you the truth, I tend to avoid anything citrus as much as possible, I’m just not a big fan.
Boy, was I wrong. The Asian and Grapefruit blends actually ended up being some of my favorite flavors, though it was so hard to decide between them all! They have these amazing pieces for dried fruit and the asian fusion even had some dried lentils that were delicious!
Of course, Choco Spice was the absolute best. I love chocolate and I love a little bit of heat in everything I make so the chocolatey, spicy, cinnamoney (totally not a word, but I’m using it) mix was amazing.
All of this tasting and testing got me to thinking… what if I made a doughnut that had Sticky Nuts as the topping. Oh that would be so deliciously good.
Then I saw Mardi Gras coming up on my calendar and I knew that for this Donut Day, I’d be munching on yummy gluten free doughnuts!!
This recipe is:
- Dairy Free
- Fish Free
- Gluten Free
- Shellfish Free
- Soy Free
- Peanut & Tree Nut Free if you make these plain WITHOUT the Sticky Nuts and use regular milk or apple juice instead of the almond milk :)
Sticky Nuts Winter Wonderland Mini “Beignet” Recipe
Makes approx 3 dozen mini doughnuts
Prep Time: 20min / Fry Time: 20min
- 1/4c almond or coconut milk or apple juice, warmed to approx 120-130F (I just warm it in the microwave for 30-60sec)
- 1/2 packet yeast
- 4 large eggs
- 2tbsp brown sugar
- 1tsp salt
- 1tsp baking soda
- 3/4c sweet rice/sorghum flour
- 1c white rice flour
- 3/4c tapioca starch
- 3/4c potato starch
- Oil, for frying
- 1c sugar
- 2tbsp cinnamon
- 4tbsp agave or honey
- 1/2c Sticky Nuts Winter Wonderland mix, chopped
In a small bowl, combine the warmed milk or apple juice and yeast. Set aside to rise and foam. This will take approx 10min.
In a large bowl whisk the eggs, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add in the flour and the yeast, mixing until completely combined and kneading with your hands until slightly sticky.
Fill a medium saute pan with approx. 1/4″ of oil and heat over medium. On a medium plate combine the 1c sugar and cinnamon for rolling your beignets in after frying. In a small bowl combined the honey and Sticky Nuts.
Roll the dough into 1″ balls and then flatten. Place in the hot oil for approx 1-2min on each side until browned. Immediately remove from oil and roll in the sugar and cinnamon. Top with the honey and Sticky Nuts mixture. Serve.
These were so delicious and though they weren’t traditional New Orleans Beignets, they’re great in my book
Want to make these doughnuts with Sticky Nuts? Here’s your chance to WIN a delicious, gourmet bag!
There are 4 Ways You Can Enter (if you do all 4, you get 4 entries into the contest)
Each item you do will get you ONE chance to win (for a total of 4 chances), if you ALREADY do any of these things, they DO count! So make sure to comment for each item! You MUST leave each entry as a separate comment or only one comment will count!
MANDATORY ENTRY (do this first before any of the 3 others): Go to Sticky Nut’s Etsy Site and check out all their yummy looking different trail mixes… Then come back here and post a comment below answering the following question, “What Sticky Nuts Mix do you want to try most?”
2. “Like” Sticky Nuts and Lauren David Style on Facebook. Post in the comments below to let me know you did just that. If you already like us on Facebook, just let us know and you can get another entry!
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4. Join my mailing list for regular blog updates! You can do that by entering your name and email address below this post or in the top right corner of the page!! Let me know you did that by posting a comment below and you’ll get another entry!
**Winner is chosen using Random.org / Contest is open to US Residents only and ends Thursday, February28th. / Winners will be notified via email and have until 3/1 to claim their prize or I will choose another winner**
Can’t wait for the giveaway to end? Get your hands on some delicious Sticky Nuts yummies by check them out on:
- Their Website: http://www.sticky-nuts.com/
- Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/StickyNuts
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sticky_Nuts
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Nuts-All-Natural-Trail-Mix/
Enjoy and Happy Mardi Gras!
p.s. A fabulous Sticky Nuts coupon can also be found in the Allergy Free Survival Kit!