Happy National Donut Day! I LOVE donuts. Chocolate donuts, sprinkle donuts, fruit filled donuts, old fashioned donuts, glazed donuts, GIMME ALL THE DOUNTS! I have been known to participate in the Twin Cities Donut Crawl (ahem, every year) and I can't resist a trip to my favorite spot, Mel-O-Glaze each time I am driving around South Minneapolis.
When I woke up an saw it was National Donut Day I wanted to whip up a little something special for our family since I didn't have time to sneak out and pick up some tasty treats. But honestly, these are so simple to make it took me less time from prep to finish than it would have to get 2 kiddos into their carseats, drive and grab some on the go #momlife
Filled with fresh blueberries and topped with a lemony glaze, these are so delicious and easy you will want to celebrate with them every morning!
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tsp grated lemon zest (depending on your tastes)
- 1 cup buttermilk (or substitute any regular milk)
- 2⅔ all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 cups powdered icing sugar
- 1-2 tsp lemon zest
- 7-8 tbsp fresh lemon juice or milk (I used half 2% milk, half lemon juice)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and grease your donut pans with butter or non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, combine butter, oil and sugar and whisk until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add in eggs, vanilla, lemon zest and buttermilk and whisk until smooth.
- Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and whisk just until combined. Stir in blueberries. Batter will be thick.
- Spoon batter into a large disposable piping bag or freezer bag. Cut off the end of the bag so your opening is about ½-3/4” wide (big enough for the blueberries to get through). Pipe batter once around each donut hole – the batter shouldn’t quite fill the hole as they’ll expand and rise.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool before removing from donut pan.
Make the glaze:
- In a medium bowl (not too deep as you’ll want to be able to dip your donuts), combine sugar, zest, and 6 tbsp of juice or milk. Add an additional 1-2 tbsp of liquid if needed. You want your glaze to be thin enough to evenly coat your donut, but thick enough that it will set and become dry to the touch.
- When doughnuts are completely cool, dip tops of donuts into the glaze and overturn so the glaze runs down the sides.
These taste best fresh out of the oven, and are a perfect sweet treat to make even on a busy morning! I hope you all enjoyed National Donut Day! Have a wonderful weekend :)