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Easy Blueberry Donuts

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Blueberry Donuts are so soft and delicious! They are easy to make and the glaze is simply amazing!

Donuts are pretty much my love language! Here are a few more delicious donut recipes – Cake Mix DonutsSpudnut Donuts, and 2 Ingredient Biscuit Donuts,

Blueberry Greek Yogurt Donuts

Homemade Donuts

Donuts are a girls best friend…at least they are this girl’s best friend!

Nothing beats a warm, fluffy, glazed- covered donut. My mouth just drools thinking about them! The other day I came across an old-fashioned donut recipe that seemed easy, but almost immediately I thought of some ways to revamp it. (I tend to do that sometimes.)

My revamp? Instead of the sour cream called for in the recipe I used Greek yogurt…but not just any Greek yogurt. BLUEBERRY Greek yogurt. The result was amazing!

How to Make Blueberry Donuts

  1. To make blueberry donuts, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, mix the sugar and shortening for about a minute on low. Add the egg yolks and mix for another minute on medium speed. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to incorporate all the ingredients.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until just combined.
  4. Add the Greek Yogurt and mix on low speed until just combined. It will be a sticky dough.
  5. Transfer dough to a clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  6. When it is time to make your donuts, heat up your oil in a large pot or high-sided frying pan to 325 degrees.
  7. While the oil is heating up, roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to about 1/2″ thickness. Cut out the donuts. If you have a donut cutter, great! I always use a cup and a water bottle cap for the smaller hole in the center. Save the holes to gently fold up and roll out dough again, or fry them up and make donut holes.
  8. Add donuts to the hot oil a few at a time. Once the donuts float let them fry for 15 seconds and then gently flip them over. Fry for another minute to minute and half until golden brown and slightly cracked. Then flip and fry the first side for another minute. If the donuts are cooking too fast and getting dark brown quickly, check your oil temp.
  9. Transfer to a cookie rack that has been placed over paper towels.
  10. Mix glaze ingredients together until sugar is fully incorporated. My glaze recipe is kind of a throw it all together until it tastes how I like. Use any glaze recipe you normally use if you want to, but I HIGHLY recommend throwing a little lemon juice in there to compliment the blueberry. Drizzle the glaze over the donuts, or you can also dip the top of your donuts into the glaze. Let it dry just for a tad…no really, just long enough for you to grab a napkin and maybe a glass of milk.

Here is the simple recipe – 

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Blueberry Donuts

Blueberry Donuts are so soft and delicious! They are easy to make and the glaze is simply amazing!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked goods, donut, fruit
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
resting time 45 minutes
Servings 12 donuts + holes
Calories 236 kcal

Ingredients

For the Donuts-

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 /2 cup white sugar
  • 2 TBS shortening
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cups Blueberry Greek Yogurt about 2 containers
  • oil for frying

Simple Glaze-

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4-1/3 cup milk depending on how thin you want it
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2-1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, mix the sugar and shortening for about a minute on low. Add the egg yolks and mix for another minute on medium speed. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to incorporate all the ingredients.
  3. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until just combined.
  4. Add 1/2 the Greek Yogurt and mix on low speed until just combined.
  5. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients and mix.
  6. Add the last 1/2 of the Greek Yogurt and mix.
  7. Add the last 1/3 of the dry ingredients and mix. The dough will be sticky.
  8. Transfer dough to a clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  9. Heat up your oil in a large pot or high-sided frying pan to 325 degrees.
  10. Meanwhile, roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to about 1/2" thickness. Cut out the donuts with a donut cutter or cup. (Anything round will work!) I use a water bottle cap for the smaller hole in the center.
  11. Add donuts and donut centers to the hot oil a few at a time. Once the donuts float let them fry for 15 seconds and then gently flip them over. Fry for another minute to minute and half until golden brown and slightly cracked. Then flip and fry the first side for another minute. If the donuts are cooking too fast and getting dark brown quickly, check your oil temp.
  12. Transfer to a cookie rack that has been placed over paper towels.
  13. Mix glaze ingredients together until sugar is fully incorporated.
  14. Drizzle the glaze over the donuts, or dip the top of your donuts into the glaze. Let it dry just a bit and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 236
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

ENJOY!

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About the Author: Larissa is a mom of 4 boys who likes to cook and create. The former Food Contributor on Somewhat Simple (2011), she now shares her creative adventures full-time on her own blog Just Another Day in Paradise.

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in February 2012

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