Baked Upsidedown Blueberry Crumb Doughnuts with Cinnamon Ganache Glaze

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Upside down is right! Oh yes,  but yet another donut, this is now the third kind of my baked donut frenzy, we just love them!  I really wasn't thinking when I decided to do these crumb topped donuts!  I forgot that the tops were the bottoms when flipping the donut pan, so now I have the best of both worlds here!  Crumb bottoms and glazed tops!  A wonderful mistake!

Batter for Donuts:

1/ 3/4 cup all-purpose flour + 1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup  brown sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup  fresh blueberries or drained canned blueberries (save some extra for garnishing)
pinch of cinnamon

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
I put through a food processor for even blending of crumbs or use a fork to cut into this mixtures till fine crumbs.

Cinnamon Ganache 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
4-5 tablespoons milk or more till free flowing

Blend together the flour, cornstarch,  sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Pour in the milk, eggs, butter and vanilla extract and cinnamon. Batter is similar to a muffin, so do not over mix. Fold in the  blueberries till evenly blended. Lightly grease a doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray.

 Fill a ziplock bag with batter, snip the end slightly not too big! Pipe into the doughnut pan, filling each one halfway. Bake the doughnuts at 400 degrees for 8-9 minutes. The donuts are done when they spring back, or come out clean with a toothpick. Turn immediately onto parchment paper.
While they cool, make glaze.

These don't keep well with leftovers.  I suggest you eat them all in one day. The moisture content will make them soggy. The recipe makes 12.

In a large bowl add powdered sugar. Mix in the  melted butter and white chocolate mixture , cinnamon, milk and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth to combine. If the glaze is too thick, add additional  milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time until it flows freely.  Cool and drizzle glaze over the top.  Allow the glaze on the doughnuts to dry.

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  19. Delicious! Congrats on the top 9!

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

  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!

  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!

  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 =]

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

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

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


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