Baked Blueberry Donuts is an easy homemade treat bursting with juicy sweet blueberries and topped with delicious blueberry icing and ready in just 30 minutes!
Baked Blueberry Donuts are crowned with a 2 ingredient homemade blueberry glaze that’s the perfect balance of both sweet and tart! These light and fluffy donuts are absolutely divine when eaten alongside your favorite cup of coffee on a slow morning!
5 Reasons Why I Love This Recipe!
- Easy Ingredients! This recipe skips yeast and instead uses pantry staple ingredients to deliver a tasty homemade donut!
- Quick! These donuts cook in under 20 minutes! Throw them in the oven while you finish getting ready for the day!
- Fresh Or Frozen Blueberries! Grab a frozen bag of blueberries from the grocery store or pick a fresh pint! You can use either!
- Serves A Crowd! Whether you’re having the girls over for brunch, making them for your family to enjoy all week, or bringing them into the office, you’ll have plenty for everyone to enjoy since this recipe makes over a dozen donuts!
- Baked Not Fried! I love a fried donut as much as the next person! But there’s always a place in my stomach for a baked cake-like donut such as these!
This Baked Blueberry Donut recipe keeps it simple using pantry staple ingredients to create a delicious morning treat or afternoon snack! Grab flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, and melted butter to get the batter started.
Then you’ll add in sweet frozen wild blueberries! You can also use fresh juicy blueberries if you have them on hand. Be sure to save this easy recipe for all the pints of fresh blueberries you may pick this summer!
These donuts aren’t complete until they’re generously coated in a homemade blueberry glaze! This gets quickly whisked together using only powdered sugar and mashed blueberries!
How To Make Baked Blueberry Donuts
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Then set the flour mixture aside.
- Stir the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter in a small bowl.
- Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and then carefully fold in the blueberries.
- Transfer the donut batter into a piping bag and pipe the batter into the generously greased donut pan (I used these ones). Tapping the pan on the countertop or table to help the batter distribute evenly.
- Bake the donuts in the oven at 350 degrees F.
- Cool the donuts for 5 minutes in the pan. Then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- Whisk together the powdered sugar and mashed blueberries to make the glaze.
- Dip the donuts in the glaze and return them to the cooling rack to set.
- Garnish with sprinkles and more blueberries if desired!
How To Store Blueberry Donuts
These donuts are enjoyed best when they’re eaten the same day they’re made! If you don’t think all of the donuts will be eaten I recommend only glazing what you think will be eaten.
Store these Baked Blueberry Donuts in an airtight container or storage bags with the excess air squeezed out. You can store them at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
These donuts can also be frozen for up to 3 months! Just save glazing them until you thaw them and are ready to enjoy.
Can I Reheat These Donuts?
Yes! Reheat them in a toaster oven on medium heat to allow them to crisp up a bit. Then allow them to cool and cover them with glaze!
If you prefer a softer donut you can skip reheating the donut and just glaze them!
How Do I Thin The Glaze For These Donuts Out?
To thin the blueberry glaze out just add in a drop of water a time until it reaches your desired consistency. For a thicker glaze you can add more powdered sugar.
My whole family really loves blueberry flavored treats like these Baked Blueberry Donuts! Here are more blueberry recipes to snack on with your own family that I bet will quickly disappear!
- Easy Blueberry Pancake Muffins – Made with just 4 ingredients and ready in under 25 minutes for a quick, yummy breakfast or to-go snack!
- Blueberry Cake – This single-layer snack cake is loaded with juicy blueberries!
- Best Ever Blueberry Cheesecake Bars – A fruity, creamy, and decadent dessert with thick blueberry filling and topped with an oatmeal crumble!
- Homemade Blueberry Muffins – Bake up a batch of these sweet, tender muffins for the perfect start to your weekday mornings!
- Blueberry Dump Cake – Easily combine cans of blueberry pie filling and a box cake mix for a tasty easy-to-make dessert that everyone will love!
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Baked Blueberry Donuts
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 3 teaspoons mashed blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a donut pan and set aside.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl and set aside.
- In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter.
- Combine wet ingredients with dry until just combined with a rubber spatula, then fold in blueberries.
- Transfer the donut batter to a disposable piping bag and pipe into the greased donut pan circling twice to fill (about ⅔ full). Tap the pan on a countertop or table to evenly distribute the batter.
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Allow donuts to cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then invert onto a cooling rack to fully cool!
- Prepare the glaze while donuts are cooling. In a medium deep bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and mashed blueberries.
- Dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze and return to a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath to set. Garnish with sprinkles and additional blueberries if desired!
- Be sure to generously grease the donut pan especially around the middle where it tends to stick! Remove them right after the 5 minute cooling period. If you only have one donut pan, simply wipe out the pan after it has cooled for 5 minutes with a paper towel, re-grease, and pipe in the remaining batter.
- If using frozen blueberries for the glaze, give them some time to thaw before making the glaze. Use a fork to mash them and release all of the juices. It makes a gorgeous color for the glaze. If the glaze is too thick add a drop of water at a time until you reach the desired consistency, if it’s too thin and runny add more powdered sugar.
- Once donuts are glazed, place them on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath to catch the excess glaze that drips off. You can also put a piece of wax paper or parchment paper under the tray for easy disposable clean-up!
- These donuts are best consumed on the day they are made. If you don’t think they will all be eaten, I recommend only glazing what you think you will eat. Keep the remaining donuts in an airtight container. When you are ready to eat them, reheat them in a toaster oven on a toast setting for 3 minutes on a medium heat setting (this will crisp them up a bit). Allow them to cool and then glaze as per the recipe. If you are ok with a softer texture then there is no need to reheat just glaze as normal.
- These are the Donut Pans I used.