Blueberry Donuts

Blueberry Donuts

The texture of these baked blueberry donuts is soft, moist, and definitely not dry, making them the perfect hybrid between donuts and cakes. The ideal donuts to enjoy whenever you want something sweet and delicious. Instead of being fried, these donuts are baked after being covered in blueberry glaze and filled with fresh blueberries. These are not only delicious but also a healthier take on the traditional doughnut, making them the perfect snack to have with coffee, during tea, or at breakfast!

Are These Donuts Or Cake?

Why not both? These doughnuts are more like a hybrid between donuts and cake. These are cake-like pastries made with fresh and luscious blueberries. In addition, they are topped with a glaze – not just normal glaze, but blueberry glaze. Unlike typical donuts, these are baked instead of fried, and this approach has an impact on their texture. While conventional donuts have a golden-brown crust, oven-baked doughnuts are softer and without the distinctive crust. This does not mean they are less appetizing – on the opposite! You will taste the finest out of both worlds, both donuts and cake, coupled in a single treat!

Should I Use Fresh Or Frozen Blueberries?

I assume I’ve mentioned this before, but just in case you missed that text… whenever available, use fresh blueberries! In baked items, frozen blueberries should be your last choice. There is nothing wrong with them in terms of nutrients, but when it comes to baking, frozen blueberries release their juices, and those liquids tend to tint the batter. It is not an issue when the batter is unbaked, but when baked, it may turn to a nasty green-gray colour and visually damage your doughnuts. So, always choose fresh blueberries!

What If I Only Have Frozen Blueberries?

As an experienced baker, I’ve discovered a solution to avoid blueberry color leakage in baked items. It is not as simple as using fresh blueberries, but the results will be worth it! Here’s how to use frozen blueberries in baking: Fold the blueberries into the batter gently. Color streaking will be reduced with these moderate movements!
Another fantastic technique is to mix in fully frozen blueberries. Do not allow them to defrost; bake them right away. Remember to add 5 minutes to the cooking time! Rinse the frozen blueberries many times in ice-cold water until the water becomes lighter in color to avoid baked items from becoming purple-blue. Pat them dry with paper towels before folding them into the batter.

How To Get Blueberries To Stay On Top Of The Batter

You already know that berries have a propensity to sink into the batter when baked. Sometimes, this impact is completely the opposite of what you intend! Here are two methods to ensure that your berries are uniformly distributed throughout the baked goods: Before including the berries in the batter, dust them with flour. Place some batter in the donut form, add berries on top, and then add the remaining batter, finishing with more berries. By doing this, you can make sure the blueberries are dispersed uniformly throughout the donut rather than just in one spot.

What Else Can I Add?

Lemon is the most obvious pairing. One of the items that usually goes well with blueberries is lemon juice, lemon zest, or candied lemon peel! Blueberries work beautifully with cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger when it comes to spices. Feel free to incorporate some of these into the batter.

How To Make The Glaze

This glaze is straightforward yet enhanced with blueberry jam. Jam can be substituted with blueberry puree, but cooked blueberries typically add more color. Powdered sugar, your preferred milk, and blueberry jam round out the list of ingredients. You can also substitute lemon juice for the milk. Simply combine everything, then dip your donuts into the glaze. Wait for the glaze to set before serving.

Ingredients

For the batter:

12 cup yoghurt
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
12 cup granulated sugar
1 cup blueberries, fresh

For the glaze:

1 cup of icing sugar
vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp.
1 cup milk
1-tablespoon blueberry jam

Instructions

1. Begin by making the donuts and preheating the oven to 350°F.
2. Spray a 6-hole doughnut pan with nonstick frying spray.
3. Combine yogurt, egg, vanilla, melted butter, and sugar in a mixing dish.
4. Stir in the flour and baking powder.
5. Transfer the batter to a piping bag. Pour the batter into the donut mold until it is halfway full. Half of the blueberries should be placed on top of the batter.
6. Pipe the remaining batter over the blueberries and top with the remaining blueberries.
7. Bake for 22 minutes the donuts. Before removing the donuts from the pan, allow them to cool completely.
8. To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar, blueberry jam, milk, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.

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