Summer time basically screams “berry season!” and if you keep an eye out on weekly flyers, serendipity may fall upon you with berry prices under $1! I’m not joking. Last week I purchased 18 oz. of blueberries for 77 cents! And that would explain why I made lemon blueberry donuts… Weekly deals help me determine what I should whip up, so many of my recipes are created haphazardly.
I have been wanting to purchase a donut pan and I finally caved in and bought one for myself. I’m uncertain as to why it took so long because they are quite cheap but I finally did and I have been looking forward to making my first batch of donuts! I also love the idea of baked not fried so go out and get yourself a donut pan.
Lemon Blueberry Donuts
yield: 6 small donuts
equipment: donut pan
- 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c. granulated sugar
- 1/3 c. milk (any fat % will work)
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1/3 c. blueberries (washed and drained)
- 3/4 c. powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp. blueberry puree
- Grease a donut pan and preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Whisk together the milk, butter, egg lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar in a medium bowl. Pour in the flour, salt, and baking powder and whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Fold in the blueberries gently and use a spoon the scoop the batter into the cavities of the donut pan about 3/4 full. Do not overfill as the batter may spill over.
- Bake in the oven for 12-14 min.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- In the meantime, coming the powdered sugar and blueberry puree together to make the glaze. Glaze should be thick. Add more puree or powdered sugar as needed.
- Dump the donuts into a glaze and sprinkle a little lemon zest on top for decor. Allow glaze to harden and then enjoy for breakfast or snack.
With these donuts, I add a bit more baking powder to create a fluffier batter. The result is a light and refreshing donut bursting with blueberries. Feel free to double the recipe to make a dozen donuts. Donuts refrigerate extremely well but do not freeze well. Place in the fridge for up to 7 days.