Baked Blueberry Donuts

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
These Baked Blueberry Donuts are a favorite camping morning breakfast during berry season and can make ahead of time.

Perfect for road trips, and an easy treat for a busy weekday morning, and a fun treat for an anytime dessert.

These cake-like donuts are full of fresh berries and can be made with a coffee cake-crumb bottom (which is optional), drizzled with a white ganache, or serve sliced, filled with cream, and topped with fruit for a dinner dessert.

If you're looking for a healthier style of donuts this is the perfect recipe and super simple using a donut pan to shape them perfectly.

The juicy berries keep them moist, fresh for a few days so make a double batch they won't last long.

Stock up on summer blueberries in the summertime and freeze them so you can enjoy these all year long, blueberry donuts are perfect for those cozy cooler weekend breakfasts.

You may also like to try our easy Blueberry Cookies or Old Fashioned Blueberry Pie,  and a favorite Blueberry Crumble Bar.

Check out this easy fun recipe below and the tips to get started on making these delicious donuts.


a dozen blueberry baked donuts





Baked Donuts




When I first got my donut pan, I was so excited to see how easy they shaped them and delicious they turned out.


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I really didn't think the results would be so fantastic.



I love how simple these were and no standing around trying to fry them the old-fashioned way.



These healthier version donuts can be made with just about any fruit!



how to make baked donuts



Other Additions:


  1. Pumpkin Seeds or any kinds of nuts you like, pecans, walnuts, macadamia or great choices!
  2. Raisins, coconut
  3. dried fruits of any kind chopped
  4. Chocolate Chips
  5. Apples, berries of any kind, chopped fresh cherries
  6. drizzle with white chocolate ganache and sprinkles
  7. add lemon or orange zest
  8. add flavored extracts of any kinds to the batter, IE  anise, lemon, rum, almond
  9. dust with powdered sugar for garnishing 
  10. make a lemon powdered sugar glaze for the tops
  11. add a combination of berries red raspberries, blackberries and blueberries



how to make blueberry baked donuts



Tools You Will Need


  • Donut pans
  • Mixing bowl
  • Handheld mixer
  • Spatula, spoon, or ziplock bag
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons



a single blueberry baked donut



Ingredients You Will Need


  • flour
  • baking powder
  • egg
  • blueberries
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • salt
  • vanilla



blueberry baked donuts on wax paper cooling



Tips


  • Always cream the sugar and butter first
  • Add red fruits to the batter for the 4th of July or green and red cherries for Christmas morning!
  • Make sure you greased the donut pans
  • Always preheat the oven first
  • Make sure the donuts are cooled before frosting them
  • Use tinted frosting and colorful candies to decorate for holiday themes
  • Baked donuts are flat on the bottom frost tops only
  • Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator to prevent moisture build-up
  • Use the toothpick method to make sure they are cooked in the middle do not over bake them
  • Melt white or dark chocolate and drizzle both over the top for a delicious dessert style donut
  • These can be sliced in half, filled with pudding or even whipped cream for a dessert donut then topped with more fruits



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Healthier Style Donuts



These are not going to give you that fried flavor, but they sure beat the grease ladened donut for a healthier you!


Making these festive are fun for the 4th of July drizzled with white and adding a few raspberries to the batter.


Seriously, these are the easiest donuts you will ever make, no cutting, rolling, and standing in front of a hot oven.


If you were looking for a great alternative to fried donuts, this is the only recipe you will need and the crumb bottom is divine so give it a try!




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Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Baked Blueberry Donuts

Baked Blueberry Donuts

These are a baked blueberry crumb donuts with a ganache on top. Delicious and easy to make in no time without frying!
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 25 Min

Ingredients

  • Donut Batter:
  • 1/ 3/4 cup all-purpose flour + 1/4 cup cornstarch 
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3/4 cup milk 
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries or drained canned blueberries (save some extra for garnishing) pinch of cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 ounces white chocolate
  • melt chocolate and butter in the microwave for one minute
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons milk or more till free-flowing
  • Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed (half a stick) cold
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Use a food processor for even blended crumbs or use a fork to cut into this mixture to make fine crumbs.

Instructions

  1. Blend together the flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.
  2. Pour in the milk, eggs, butter and vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  3. The batter is similar to a muffin, so do not over mix.
  4. Fold in the blueberries till evenly blended.
  5. Lightly grease a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Crumb Mixture:
  7. Use a food processor for even blended crumbs or use a fork to cut into this mixture to make fine crumbs.
  8. Add the crumb mixture to the bottom of each donut round.
  9. Filling the pan:
  10. Fill a ziplock bag (or use a small spoon) with batter, snip the end slightly not too big!
  11. Pipe into the donut pan, filling each one halfway.
  12. Bake the doughnuts at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  13. The donuts are done when they spring back or come out clean with a toothpick.
  14. Turn immediately onto parchment paper.
  15. While they cool, make a glaze.
  16. In a large bowl add powdered sugar.
  17. Mix in the melted butter and white chocolate mixture, cinnamon, milk, and vanilla extract.
  18. Beat until smooth to combine. If the glaze is too thick, add additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time until it flows freely.
  19. Cool and drizzle glaze over the top.
  20. Allow the glaze on the donuts to dry.

Notes:

  • TIPS:
  • Always cream the sugar and butter first
  • Add red fruits to the batter for the 4th of July or green and red cherries for Christmas morning!
  • Make sure you greased the donut pans
  • Always preheat the oven first
  • Make sure the donuts are cooled before frosting them
  • Use tinted frosting and colorful candies to decorate for holiday themes
  • Baked donuts are flat on the bottom frost tops only
  • Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator to prevent moisture build-up
  • Use the toothpick method to make sure they are cooked in the middle do not over bake them
  • Melt white or dark chocolate and drizzle both over the top for a delicious dessert style donut
  • These can be sliced in half, filled with pudding or even whipped cream for a dessert donut then topped with more fruits


Nutrition Facts

Calories

373.57

Fat (grams)

15.48

Sat. Fat (grams)

9.18

Carbs (grams)

56.07

Fiber (grams)

0.80

Net carbs

55.27

Sugar (grams)

41.44

Protein (grams)

3.92

Sodium (milligrams)

302.97

Cholesterol (grams)

63.82



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Disclosure: This recipe was posted in 2012, edited, and re-published in 2021.


34 comments

  1. OMG! Blueberries...cinnamon...white chocolate...these donuts are heavenly. Your recipes are always a great temptation. Bye, have a good we

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  2. Very creative, Claudia. You have brought together the great flavors of donuts and crumbcake in one bite. Also, I love that you incorporated some fruit-this has to be a first. My niece has one of these pans and I will definitely be sending this recipe to her-as long as she sends me a few in return. Enjoy whats left of the weekend, my friend!

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  3. Donuts with crumbs...that sounds amazing!

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  4. Baked Blueberry donuts, what a treat. These sound really good.

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  5. My thoughts exactly. The perfect donut. Glazed on one side, and crumbed on the other. I can actually take or leave the glaze, but I absolutely love crumbed toppings.

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  6. LOL, you are so darn cute! I love having the best of both worlds! ;o)

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  7. Interesting! I've never even had an upside down cake, let alone donuts. The cinnamon glaze sounds like an interesting pairing with blueberries.

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  8. I need to go out and find some donut pans, that looks like fun!

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  9. These sound absolutely delicious! I love the idea of a donut that's got a crumb topping (bottom?) and a glaze too!

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  10. Wow, these sound amazing but they look even better! I love that these are baked and that they have blueberries in them, I think it makes for a great donut that's not greasy or over-the-top sweet and gross. Perfect with a cup or tea or coffee in the morning!

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  11. I would have no problem getting my family to eat these up in one day! Pure decadence!

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  12. These look delicious, Claudia! I have to give them a try soon.

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  13. A wonderful mistake indeed! These are just begging to be dunked into some espresso.

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  14. These look incredible! The fresh berries and the icing really make it that MUCH better. Yum.

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  15. My daughter-in-law bought me a mini doughnut maker for Christmas. I'll be making these this coming weekend. Delish!

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  16. Wow I love blueberry donuts, but with a crumble topping? Amazing.

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  17. Blueberry cake donuts are one of my favorites and I just got a mini donut pan so I will be trying out all kinds of donuts soon, thanks for this recipe it looks wonderful!

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  18. Nom, Nom..those look so good Claudia! Good job, and congrats on top 9!!!!

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  19. Delicious! Congrats on the top 9!

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  20. Gorgeous! What an adorable treat. I love donuts and blueberries. Congrats on Top 9.

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  21. OOOOOHH! These look so delicious! Thanks so much for suggesting the alternative of canned blueberries. We at Oregon Fruit Products appreciate you helping us get the word out!

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  22. Oh yum!! Blueberry donuts sound delicious! I love the glaze and the crumb topping...mmmm having a serious craving. I need to get a donut pan stat!

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  23. This looks sooo freakin good Claudia! Yum! I am loving the blueberries in there, a burst of color and flavor. Congratulations on a very well deserved Top 9 again! Keep 'em coming girl! lol =]

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  24. These are so fun...what a great idea! They really look delicious :)

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  25. Really great idea Claudia. I only wish I had two to go with my tea right now. Thanks for participating in the YBR

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  26. I seriously need to get one of those pans. These look amazing!

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  27. These donuts look amazing! I love that they are baked.

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  28. I really need to get a donut pan. Could a donut maker also cook these? These donuts are going to be amazing! I can't wait to make these!

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  29. Oh wow! These baked blueberry donuts were such a treat and perfect little snacks to take on our family picnic. My son loved them!

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  30. I've been wanting to make baked donuts for a while now, and this recipe has inspired me to finally do it! I love blueberry donuts, so I am excited to make a healthier version!

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  31. Yum! I love these blueberry donuts and so did my kids. They didn't last long!

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  32. Donuts bursting with juicy berries and warming cinnamon glaze? How lovely; it's like when summer and early fall meet each other! :) Also, beautiful list of additions, they all are great. Can you also recommend lavender and cardamom - these two go nicely with blueberries, too.

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