Nothing compares to the feeling of indulging in a freshly made blueberry donut! Whether you top it with sugar, streusel topping, or even chopped nuts – the combination of sweet, tart berries married to an iconic doughy donut is a heavenly sensation that deserves its place among your list of favorite treats. Biting into one will take you on an incredible tastebud adventure that’s sure to make your mouth water and keep you wanting more!
In this blog post, we’ll offer up some tips and recipe for creating delicious blueberry donuts right at home. Get ready to enjoy life’s yummiest snack — let’s get baking!
Variations for This Recipe:
Instead of buttermilk, these blueberry donuts can be made with plain yogurt. Sour cream can also be used.
To make baked blueberry donuts with lemon glaze, add 12 teaspoon lemon juice to the glaze. The blueberry/lemon combination is fantastic.
Are Baked Donuts Better for You Than Fried Donuts?
Baked donuts are far healthier than fried donuts. When donuts are deep fried, they typically require a lot of oil, which adds fat and calories.
Is It Okay to Use Frozen Blueberries?
Frozen blueberries will work, but I prefer fresh blueberries in this recipe! They always taste better. If using frozen, do not thaw them first; simply add them to the batter frozen.
Top Tips for This Recipe
- This recipe calls for a non-stick donut pan. They are available at most major retailers and typically come with 6 indentations per pan.
- Fill the pan only halfway with batter. Fill each cavity only ¾ of the way full. If you use too much batter, the donuts will rise above the pan’s edges and lose their classic shape.
- The batter can be made up to one day ahead of time and stored covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Instructions for Storage
- If not eating right away, store donuts in an airtight container BEFORE glazing to avoid sogginess.
- A few minutes before serving, glaze them.
- Donuts can be stored for 2-3 days but are best eaten on the day they are made.
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- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup confectioner'ssugar
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extarct
- 2-3 tbsp milk
- Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
- Generously grease a donut pan with cooking spray.
- For donuts: in a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and witha wire whisk, mix well.
- In another small bowl, add egg, buttermilk and butter and beat until wellcombined.
- Add the egg mixture into the bowl of flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Gently fold in the blueberries.
- Place the mixture into the prepared holes of donut pan about ¾ of full.
- Bake for approximately 20-22 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove the donut pan from oven and set aside for at least 5 minutes to cool.
- Carefully remove the donuts from each hole and place onto a platter to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, for glaze: ina bowl, add all the ingredients and beat until well blended.
- Spread the glaze over donuts and serve.