Orange and Walnut Cronuts

Vegan, Soy Free
Yield: 12 Cronuts
Prep time: 2.5 hours
Bake time: 6-8 minutes
Cost: $6.75

If you've never heard of a cronut before, they are a cross between a doughnut and a croissant, first invented in a New York City bakery in 2013.  So there is your useless trivia that you will never need to know unless you're an avid trivia game competitor, in which case, you're welcome! :)

But seriously, I wish I could take credit for the cronut because its just genius!  Maybe I'll work on another invention, like a cross between a bagel and a waffle...a baffle!  No?! I'll keep thinking...

In the meantime, I made my own healthy take on the cronut by leaving out the grease, decreasing the sugar, and adding chocolate. Who doesn't like chocolate?! These cronuts are baked, not fried so they are light, fluffy, and slightly sweet; the perfect accompaniment to a special spring brunch! Since they need about 1 1/2 hours to rise, make them the day ahead and store in an airtight container!