Laura’s Blueberry Glazed Donuts
By March 23, 2023 0 704•
If it’s not clear, I really like making baked donuts at home! I also love blueberries. Naturally, these blueberry glazed donuts are perfect to make. These are not typical blueberry donuts in the sense that the donuts themselves do not contain blueberries but the blueberries are in the glaze. You can use frozen blueberries or fresh blueberries for this recipe; it doesn’t matter because either way it will become a baked blueberry prior to going into the blueberry glaze.
Baked donuts are fun baked goods to make at home! These blueberry glazed donuts are not overly sweet but are the perfect treat for breakfast with your morning coffee, or, just as a snack. Let’s ease your sweet tooth and get to making this great recipe!
What’s The Glaze on Donuts Made Of?
Typically, glazed donuts are all going to have some sort of commonalities in the glaze ingredients. Donut glaze traditionally uses powdered sugar (also known as icing sugar), a liquid (this could be milk, vanilla extract, lemon juice, cashew milk, almond milk, etc). In this case, we use blueberry juice, powdered sugar (icing sugar), and corn syrup. Corn syrup is going to give the glazed donuts that extra bit of shine and help solidify the glaze.
How Do I Make My Own Glaze?
It’s super easy! Scroll down to the “how do I make this recipe” section to find out!
What Tools Do I Need for This Recipe?
To make baked donuts, you’re going to want donut pans (or a “doughnut” pan, however you spell it is fine!) *If you don’t have a donut pan, then a muffin tin could potentially work. You can spray a muffin tin with a non-stick spray and make donut holes or you can create little aluminum foil points and stick them in the middle in an attempt to still have the traditional hole in your baked donuts. A muffin pan can be a good alternative if you do not have a donut pan.
You’ll want a piping bag. A piping bag will make it easier to get the donut batter into the donut pans. If you don’t have one, a ziplock bag can work as an alternative. Cut one of the bottom corners and that will act in the same way as a piping bag will.
A medium bowl is generally the size you would want. If not, a large bowl works great (especially if you’re doubling the recipe).
A wire rack. A wire rack is great to let the donuts cool.
Measuring cup – want to get those measurements correct, so this is our best bet!
How Do I Store These Baked Donuts?
Use an airtight container. I don’t like to freeze donuts. I do not find they’re the best when they’re left to return to room temperature. You can keep them on the counter for 2 days or in the fridge for 3-4 days. They’re best eaten the day they’re made, but they’ll keep!
I like these best for breakfast (they’re an ideal American breakfast cuisine) as they pair so nicely with tea or your morning coffee. However, they’re a great snack at any time of the day!
Are There Any Alterations I Can Do With This Recipe?
I am a gluten-free blogger and all my recipes are gluten-free recipes. A lot of people who struggle with gluten have issues with other allergens. I myself do not, however, it is possible for you to play around with this recipe. Please note, I have not attempted this and it’s possible that it will influence how your baked donuts turn out.
Making this recipe as a dairy-free option: you can try to find a dairy-free yogurt, milk, and butter in order to substitute into the recipe. If you want to attempt to make this recipe vegan, it could be difficult due to the two eggs, but if you find a good egg substitute then please let me know!
If you wanted to add lemon flavoring to the glaze then you could potentially add some lemon juice and/or lemon zest. Fresh lemon juice is always nicer but not necessary. Store-bought lemon juice is fine. It would make the blueberry glaze into a blueberry lemon glaze, but, if you like a lemon glaze then it could be delicious as blueberries and lemon go so beautifully together.
A cinnamon sugar topping would not go well with the blueberry glaze you’re making for this recipe, but if you do like that type of topping, check out my donut recipe for apple cider donuts.
Does This Recipe Work for Making Deep-Fried Donuts ?
No. This recipe is only for baked donuts.
What Do I Do with Leftover Glaze?
If you happen to have any excess glaze, see if you can make a donut hole from any leftover batter. It’s a small easy and scrumptious bite.
- 2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour — I use King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour – make sure your mix has xanthan gum in it.
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup milk — I used 2 percent but it’s your choice.
- 1 teaspoon cardamom
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup blueberries, for glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar, for glaze
- 2 teaspoon corn syrup, for glaze
- 1 teaspoon of milk, for glaze — you can add more (one at a time) should you need it.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total Time: 20 mins