Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cheezy Dorito Sauce

Source: wired.com

Yeah you heard it. This sauce taste exactly like Spicy Doritos. It is SO bizarre. It has been quite a while since I have eaten a Dorito so I wouldn't have completely thought my opinion to be valid however Marcy was there to confirm it. Dorito.

When I ran across it on Averie's blog I had to try it ASAP and I'm so glad of that. Also, Marcy is brilliant for suggesting that we actually attempt to make Doritos. Well we attempted alright but we failed.

The failure sure is tasty though! Not crispy like a Dorito and has less of a punch but I would guess that rolling the dough thinner and adding more cheesy coating and we'd have one hell of an all natural, gluten free, vegan Dorito! (The picture above is particularly appropriate since we created the S&M Doritos instead of going out on a Saturday night. We party hard.)

“Spicy Doritos” Spread
Raw vegan and based off of this recipe.

1/3 c sunflower seeds, soaked
1/2 c nut/seed of choice, soaked (I used more sunflower but cashews, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, etc. would work just as well)
1/4 c nutritional yeast
1/2 of a red pepper
3 T apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
1/2 t salt (or to taste)
1 t cayenne

Blend it up!

Sam and Marcy's (S&M) Doritos Attempt 1.
Based off this recipe to make homemade gluten-free cinnamon toast crunch (yeah the sound of that blew me away too...). These measurements ended up with a Doritos-flavored, pita bread-textured treat! If you play around with it and make something more Doritos-like, please let me know.

1/2 c garbanzo bean flour
1/2 c millet flour (or dried millet ground in a spice/coffee grinder or food processor)
2 T coconut oil, melted
3/4 c water
1 T nutritional yeast
1 t cayenne
1/4 t salt
"Spicy Doritos" Spread (recipe above)

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Mix together flours, oil, nutritional yeast, cayenne and salt.
Whisk in water until smooth.
Pour batter into a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. (Looking back on it, this was our fail. The batter we made was not of a pourable consistency. Add more water!)
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until starting to brown.
Remove from parchment paper and spread with a decent amount of "Spicy Doritos" Spread.
Score into triangle and return to oven for another 5 minutes.
Snack away!


  1. Very ingenious. Looks so good. I have not had doritoes in decades. The toughest taste tester would be Max.

  2. As an occasional eater of the real deal, I have to say these gave doritos a run for their money. Taste-wise they were excellent! I definitely agree batter was maybe not watery enough, resulting in a not 'thin enough' batter spread on the pan, etc. so they couldn't become suuuper crispy. Still so good, though!

  3. WOWyou make the coolest recipes!! these dorito style chips are so awesome!