Glazed Blueberry Donuts

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These Glazed Blueberry Donuts are a delicious treat. With a moist, cake texture and tangy lemon glaze, they will have your mouthwatering.
Prep: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 2 hours
Glazed Blueberry Donuts

There is nothing like a Glazed Blueberry Donut during the summer. They are a delicious treat. With a cake texture, fresh blueberry flavor and tangy lemon glaze, this blueberry donut recipe will have your mouthwatering. 

Glazed Blueberry Donuts

These Blueberry Cake Donuts using simple ingredients are perfect make especially if you just went blueberry picking. Enjoy a Glazed Blueberry Donut on a tasty treat warm summer day or in the morning with an iced coffee.

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What We Love About This Donut Shop Quality Recipe

  • Family Friendly: These blueberry cake doughnuts are better than Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Creme, your kids will go bananas for them.
  • Adaptable: You can easily swap the blueberries and replace them with strawberries or raspberries.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Enjoy a leftover glazed blueberry donut along side your morning cup of joe.
Glazed Blueberry Donuts with some lemon on the side.

Ingredient Notes

  • Active Dry Yeast: For blueberry glazed donut recipe, you will need active dry yeast.
  • Granulated Sugar: For the dough, you will need granulated white sugar.
  • Butter:This recipe requires unsalted softened butter.
  • Vanilla Extract: You will need vanilla extract, you can also use vanilla bean paste.
  • Flour: It is important you use all purpose flour for these lemon glazed donuts as using another type will have an impact on the results.
  • Blueberries: Frozen or fresh blueberries both work, if you frozen blueberries allow to thaw in the fridge overnight. Small wild blueberries are perfect for this recipe as well.
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh squeezed lemon juice works best, but you can also use lemon extract. You will lemon juice for both the dough and the glaze.
  • Warm Water: For the dough you will need luke warm water.
  • Lemon Zest: You will need the zest of one lemon. for the donut glaze.
  • Powdered Sugar: For the glaze, you will need powdered sugar.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Blueberry Glazed Donuts

These are the basic steps for making Glazed Blueberry Donuts. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Mixing the dry ingredients for the donuts, then adding the wet and finally the blueberries.

STEP 1: ACTIVATE THE YEAST

In a small bowl, activate the yeast by adding the yeast to warm water along with 1 tsp of sugar. Allow to proof.

STEP 2: MAKE BLUEBERRY CAKE DONUT DOUGH

In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients: combine salt, flour, and sugar. Stir until combined, then create a well in the center and pour in yeast mixture along with butter and vanilla. Mix to combine.

STEP 3: ALLOW DOUGH TO RISE

Cover the dough and let sit for an hour. Then fold in the blueberries and lemon juice, sit for an 30 minutes. Transfer batter batter to greased donut pan, you can either use your hands or use a piping bag to fill the pan. Let the dough sit in the pan on a warm stovetop for 10 minutes.

STEP 4: BAKE DONUTS

Bake donuts in 350 degrees f oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. You can check to see if this blueberry cake donut recipe is ready by checking with a toothpick, if it comes out clean they are done.

STEP 5: MAKE LEMON GLAZE FOR DONUTS

While the donuts are baking, make a simple glaze, in a separate bowl combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and water, you can add more water or powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. When you remove donuts from oven, let sit in pan for additional 5 minutes before dipping into the glaze then transfer to a wire rack to allow the extra glaze to drip off and further cool down before serving.

Prep and Storage Tips for this Glazed Blueberry Donuts

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, follow the steps are normal but stop before baking and just refrigerate the dough until you are ready to bake them. I do not recommend keeping in the fridge for more and 2 days.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

These donuts are best stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for 3-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

You can also freeze these donuts to keep on hand, then you only have to thaw it when you are craving a sweet treat. Just wrap donuts individually in the plastic wrap then store in a freezer safe ziplock bag for up to 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Blueberry Cake Donut

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE

You can easily make this recipe gluten free with a simple swap, just use a 1:1 ratio of gluten free flour. Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 gluten free flour is a great substitute as it produces very similar result to all purpose.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE STRAWBERRIES IN PLACE OF BLUEBERRIES?

If you arent a fan of blueberries or if you have strawberries you want to use up, you can swap chopped strawberries for blueberries.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved just increase or decrease the ingredients proportionally.

ARE THERE BLUEBERRIES IN BLUEBERRY DONUTS?

Yes, this recipe for glazed blueberry donuts does contain fresh blueberries.

A plate of donuts with a lemon yellow napkin.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe for these Lemon Glazed Doughnuts

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and batch one at time unless you have 2 donut pans.
  • Mini Glazed Blueberry Donuts: To make mini blueberry donuts, use a mini donut pan and bake for 8-12 minutes as opposed to 12-15 minutes.
  • Donut Holes: If you have a donut hole pan or mini muffin tin, you can make this blueberry donut recipe into tender donut holes, just bake for 8-10 minutes, checking to to see if they are ready with a toothpick.
  • Pick: If you are picking your own fresh berries, find some hints here.

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Glazed Blueberry Donuts

Glazed Blueberry Donuts

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 2 hours
These Glazed Blueberry Donuts are a delicious treat. With a moist, cake texture and tangy lemon glaze, they will have your mouthwatering.
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Ingredients

Blueberry Donuts

  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or ½ tablespoon of lemon extract
  • 1 cup warm water

Lemon Vanilla Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add the yeast in the warm water. Add 1 tsp of sugar to the yeast and water. Allow time to proof.
  • In a large bowl, Combine salt, flour and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Create a well in the center.
  • Add the yeast mixture.
  • Add butter and vanilla.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cover and let the dough rise for about an hour.
  • When the dough has doubled in size add the lemon juice or extract and blueberries.
  • Gently fold the fruit into the dough and allow to rise for about 30 minutes longer.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Getting the dough into your donut pans can be done in several ways. You can squeeze the dough in via a pastry bag, or you can work it with your hands and carefully lay it into the donut pans in a rough circle of dough.
  • When the dough is in the pans, let it sit on your warm stovetop and rest for 10 minutes.
  • Bake the donuts for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • While the donuts are baking, mix up a glaze if desired.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and batch one at time unless you have 2 donut pans.
  • Mini Glazed Blueberry Donuts: To make mini blueberry donuts, use a mini donut pan and bake for 8-12 minutes as opposed to 12-15 minutes.
  • Donut Holes: If you have a donut hole pan or mini muffin tin, you can make this blueberry donut recipe into tender donut holes, just bake for 8-10 minutes, checking to to see if they are ready with a toothpick.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, cake donut, donut, glaze, lemon, vanilla

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