Blueberry Donuts

by Renee on November 27, 2012

Baked and Glazed Blueberry Donuts

My dad loved donuts. That and coffee. Not just any donuts and coffee, but specifically from a certain place I’ll call DD. After he retired he would go to DD almost every day. Then he became the handyman for the store. I am sure it was the most fun he ever had working. It was more like playing for him. The free donuts and coffee meant more to him than the pay.

I have had plenty of donuts because of my dad. I am quite fond of them too. Although I lean towards ones from local bakeries or a place I’ll call KK. The very first one I will try anywhere is a blueberry donut (or doughnut). It has to pass the test before I go to my next ones; sour cream or Bavarian cream. If those are good then I’ll buy a dozen and maybe share one or two. Maybe.

Then a donut cookbook arrived in the mail. It is the 150 Best Donut Recipes by George Geary. Guess which recipe I went to first? You are right – blueberry donuts. I was thrilled to find they are baked. Plus there is a glaze for a topping and you know how I am about frosting. Oh yea! I made sure the glaze was thick so there would be a nice heavy coating. You can thin it more if you want a light coverage.

How are the donuts? They are soft, light, and with the right amount of blueberries. They are best on the day they are made. I admit I did cut the amount of almond extract down. It is a strong flavoring and can overpower other flavors. The recipe below is how it appears in the book. If you want the glaze recipe you will have to get the book. Click on the photo to go to Amazon where you can purchase the cookbook:

Do I recommend this cookbook? Yes, if you like donuts and want to make some at home. I found the recipes to be easy to follow and there is quite a variety. There is a good equipment list plus detailed step-by-step instructions for the different types of donuts. Each recipe does not have a photo and that is okay with me. I am used to older cookbooks that do not have many photos.

What is your favorite donut? Have you made any at home? I am ready to make my next favorites and so I am glad I have this cookbook on hand.

Blueberry Donuts

Blueberry Donuts

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Two 6-well donut pans, sprayed with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla and almond extracts. Add to flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula just until incorporated. Fold in blueberries.

Spoon batter into resealable freezer bag or pastry bag and fill each prepared well two-thirds full.

Bake in preheated oven until donut springs back when lightly touched, 10 to 14 minutes.

Let donuts cool in pans on a rack for 5 minutes. Turn out of pans onto rack and let cool completely prior to icing.

Notes

Recipe ©copyright 2012 George Geary from the 150 best donut recipes: fried or baked cookbook. Used with permission by Robert Rose, Inc.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen November 27, 2012 at 5:02 am

I really should make donuts at home, for the first time. And before the heat makes it impossible! Your thick glaze makes these donuts even more appealing Renée!

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Renee November 27, 2012 at 8:31 am

Thanks Paula! I do love a thick glaze on donuts (and just about anything else). Frosting and glazes rule!

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Heather @girlichef November 27, 2012 at 6:32 am

I am actually eating a blueberry donut right now…they’re one of my faves! These sound awesome =)

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Renee November 27, 2012 at 8:31 am

Oh wow! I timed this post just right then.

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Jen @ Juanita's Cocina November 27, 2012 at 6:59 am

I’ll take a dozen please! YUM!

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Renee November 27, 2012 at 8:32 am

I would send a dozen to you but I think they are best fresh and would lose something in the shipping.

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Family Foodie November 27, 2012 at 7:53 am

Oh… yes please! Perfect for my morning coffee!

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Renee November 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

I totally agree. I had two and enjoyed every bite.

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sue diamond-phillips November 27, 2012 at 9:27 am

OhMYword…so excited about this! I might even add them to Christmas morning breakfast!! Awesome post!

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Renee November 28, 2012 at 10:10 am

Thank you Sue. They would be great for a Christmas morning breakfast. Freshly made donuts are such a nice treat.

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Terry B Gardner (@tbgdesign) November 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

they look beautiful!

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Renee November 28, 2012 at 10:09 am

Thanks Terry!

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Marc Ensign November 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

These donuts look FAB. I Only wish you had a sugar free recipe too…I’m on a sugar-free diet!

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Renee November 28, 2012 at 10:09 am

Sorry I don’t have a sugar-free recipe for you Marc. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!

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amy @ fearless homemaker November 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I’m more of a DD gal that a KK gal, so I can relate to your dad. =) These look fantastic – I’d love one for a sweet treat right now!

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Renee November 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

Thanks Amy. Funny how folks either like DD or KK. Glad there are both to choose from when you don’t make donuts at home.

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Carrian@ohsweetbasil November 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I have never had a blueberry donut, can’t wait to try these!

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Anita at Hungry Couple November 27, 2012 at 11:57 pm

They look fantastic!

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Renee November 28, 2012 at 10:07 am

Thanks Anita!

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lama November 28, 2012 at 4:26 am

Looks so delicious .can i use fresh blueberries? Thanks

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lama November 28, 2012 at 4:28 am

oh sorry i’ve just seen fresh , thanks again

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Renee November 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

Thanks for visiting my blog and checking out this recipe.

Susan November 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Blueberry donuts sound so good right now! And that glaze! Yes please.

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Elizabeth November 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm

What is the recipe for the glaze please? I don’t see it!

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Renee November 29, 2012 at 7:28 am

Sorry, I was not authorized by the publisher to share the glaze recipe.

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Katherine G November 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm

These donuts look so delicious!!!

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Connie March 29, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Thank you, thank you! You made my day when I discovered this wonderful post. I owe ya one.

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Renee March 30, 2013 at 9:48 am

Thank you for visiting and finding this post. I hope you return back often.

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Sarit Amar April 2, 2013 at 8:06 am

I understand these donuts are for a donuts pan. Will I be able to roll them as a dough and cut them with a donut cutter.

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Renee April 2, 2013 at 8:53 am

This recipe makes a batter similar to muffin or cake batter. It is not a dough that can be rolled out and cut.

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Julie May 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Where is the icing recipe? Thanks!!!

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Renee May 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm

The icing recipe is in the cookbook. I was not given permission to publish it.

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