We can’t get enough of @mollyyeh and adorable little Bernie. Those baby pictures almost made us want more babies, but instead we settled for Baked Baby Donuts with Blueberry Glaze.
This is Molly’s (aka #girlmeetsfarm) winning recipe for baked donuts and the kicker is that you don’t even really need a donut pan. You can use a mini muffin pan and you’ll have donut holes! Today we’ve gone with blueberry glaze but they’d be delicious dipped in cinnamon sugar too. Congratulations Team Yeh, and we can’t wait to see what you and Bernie are cooking up next!
For the Donuts:
1-3/4 cups (220 g) flour
1 cup (130 g) granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (120 ml) buttermilk
1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup (60 ml) water
1 cup (100 g) frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar, plus more if needed
**Special Equipment - a donut pan (regular or mini donut size; or a mini muffin tin) and piping bag.**
Preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Prepare the donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, oil, vanilla and water in a medium bowl. Combine the wet mixture with the dry mixture. Fill a piping bag with the batter and pipe it into the donut pans, filling each cavity halfway.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean, about 8-9 minutes for mini donuts, 12 minutes for regular sized donuts or mini muffins. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before you remove them to a rack. Cool completely before glazing.
Whilst they are cooling, make the blueberry glaze. Put the blueberries, sugar and 1/4 cup water into a small pot and cook over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to a low heat, simmer until the berries collapse and the sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Push the mixture through a strainer (or blend until smooth, then strain) and add the confectioners sugar. Whisk to combine, add more confectioners sugar if needed for taste and consistency.
To decorate the donuts, dip the tops into the glaze and allow the excess to drip off. Sprinkle the tops with sprinkles or crushed dried berries. Admire & enjoy!