August 11, 2014

KITCHEN STORY: BAKED BLUEBERRY LEMON DONUTS


One of the best parts of summer is berry season. I have so many great memories of going berry picking with my family and friends. My parents would tell this story to everyone of one time, when I was little, we went berry picking and my clothes and face ended up covered in berry juice after we finished picking. People joked that they should've weighed me before and after since I probably ate more than I picked! Good thing I was cute enough to get away with it!

Anyway, I wanted to bring a treat for my friends' house warming party and it was such a beautiful Chicago summer day so I decided to make something light. For some reason, lemons come to mind when I want something light. Then I thought I'd add blueberries to the mix since I had some in the fridge. And then these baked donuts came to be!

RECIPE (adapted from Country Cleaver)
Yields about 16 donuts

INGREDIENTS:
For the donuts:
2 cups AP flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
3/4 cup skim milk (soy milk works too)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the blueberry jam:
1 cup blueberries
1/3 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
For the glaze (optional):
1 cup powdered sugar
4 Tbsp skim milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon zest

Preheat oven to 425°F. Stick donut pan in oven.

In a small sauce pan, combine blueberries, white sugar and lemon juice for blueberry jam. Heat over medium heat and mash blueberries leaving a few whole pieces. Remove from heat once jam is boiling.


In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. Mix in eggs, butter, yogurt, milk and vanilla extract until well combined. Fill a large piping bag with batter to make filling the donut pan easier. Snip off a 1/2 inch diameter of the piping bag tip.

Carefully remove donut pan from oven and spray with nonstick olive oil. Fill each donut mold 2/3 full. Add a few dollops of the blueberry jam. Swirl into batter with a knife or chopstick.


Bake for 9 minutes or until donuts spring back to touch and light brown in color. (If you use a mini donut pan, bake for 4-5 minutes.) Remove donuts from the pan onto a cooling rack.

In a small bowl mix powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract and lemon zest for the glaze. The mixture should be runny. Drizzle glaze over donuts.

Serve warm.


I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my friends and I did! Please comment below and let me know how it turns out or if you have any questions!

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20 comments:

  1. Wow! They look AMAZING!! It's not berry season here in Australia yet but when it is I think I need to make these!
    www.lovelaurenxx.com
    Love Lauren xx

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    1. I hope you do! You can add a few extra Tablespoons of sugar to the jam if the berries aren't sweet enough :) Thanks for stopping by Lauren!! xo

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  2. These are beautiful! Would love to try them!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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    1. If only we could reach into the screen and eat a picture, right? ;-) I hope you try these out!
      Thanks for stopping by Marie :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, those look so good! I don't have a donut pan but after seeing this I think I need to get one just so I can try this recipe! Thanks!
    Tiffany
    www.stylestealsandstilettos.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I would suggest this Wilton pan: http://bit.ly/1oZ0gwm
      I hope you try this out & let me know how it turns out :)
      Thanks for stopping by Tiffany!

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  4. Okay, so I am not really a doughnut person but these look DELICIOUS! Definitely a flavor I would like too!

    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. I hope you try these and that they change your mind about being a doughnut person! ;-)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. This looks so delicious!
    Thanks for joining the Style Me Wednesday link-up; hope to see you again tomorrow!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
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  6. holy moly, this sounds (and looks!) DELICIOUS. I am most definitely bookmarking this. Last week I went to a movie in the park with my gal pal and she made blueberry strudel muffins, and I think for the next one I'll try this. I like that it has some zest in it!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Blueberry strudel muffins sound heavenly!! I hope you try these donuts and yes! The zest is my favorite part :)
      Thanks for stopping by Marlen!

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  7. Oh my! oh my... Seriously this is one of the most awesome recipes I ever had the luck to read and I HAVE to try it! Oh my!... :)
    Istvánné V.

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  8. Blueberry donuts are my absolute favorite! Must try!

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  9. This looks amazing! We loved blueberry baked goods! Yum!

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  10. This is such a creative recipe! I did it today and it tasted wonderful.

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  11. These sound so good. I love blueberries. I will have to give this a try. Thank you for sharing

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  12. these sound great, I am always looking for new blueberry recipes. I have alot of blueberries

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  13. I love making baked donuts and am so excited to try this recipe!! I pinned it for future reference :)

    xoxo, Kacie
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