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Glazed Blueberry Donuts – Homemade Fried Recipe

Make the morning special with this delicious homemade fried donut recipe for glazed Blueberry Donuts. It’s easy to make these delicious, Old-Fashioned blueberry donuts as a treat for your family.

Waking up to a freshly baked blueberry treat such as these fried donuts, Blueberry Puff Pastry rolls, Banana Blueberry Muffins, or this Blueberry Buckle is guaranteed to get everyone moving in a jiffy.

Why You’ll Love This Blueberry Donuts Recipe

Delicious! Nothing says love like a homemade donut and these donuts are the bomb. You are going to love the perfectly balanced flavors and texture of this donut.

Low in Calories. This recipe does not have very much added sugar and each donut is relatively low in calories.

Easy to make. Don’t struggle to make complicated recipes when you can find simple, uncomplicated recipes for most things you crave. Our glazed blueberry donuts are crave-worthy without all the fuss.

stack of glazed blueberry donuts with close-up.

Equipment Needed To Make Glazed Blueberry Donuts

Donut Cutter or Biscuit Cutters so you can make donuts any size you want.
Dutch oven
Instant-read Thermometer
Spider – A slotted spoon will also work but a spider is very handy for frying donuts.

Ingredients. All-Purpose Flour.
White Granulated Sugar. 
Baking Powder.
Cinnamon.
Ground Nutmeg.
Salt.
Unsalted Butter.
Milk. 
Grade A Large Eggs. 
Vanilla Extract.
Blueberries.
Canola or Vegetable oil. C

Ingredients For The Best Blueberry Donuts

  • All-Purpose Flour.
  • White Granulated Sugar.
  • Baking Powder.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Ground Nutmeg.
  • Salt.
  • Unsalted Butter. If you don’t have unsalted butter reduce the salt in this recipe.
  • Milk. I recommend whole milk but any variety will work.
  • Grade A Large Eggs. This is the quality of eggs most often sold in the U.S. in stores. The whites are more firm with this grade of eggs and the shell should be intact without cracks.
  • Vanilla Extract.
  • Blueberries.
  • Canola or Vegetable oil. The best cooking oil for blueberry donuts is the one with the least flavor. Canola is what I recommend but vegetable oil would work too.

Ingredients for Blueberry Donut Glaze Recipe

blueberry donuts in front of a bottle of milk.

Please note, that the recipe card has more complete instructions. This is intended as an overview.

How To Make Blueberry Donuts

Step One. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Step Two. Add the melted butter.

Step Three. Combine the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract.

Step Four. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and then gently fold the blueberries into the dough.

Step Five. Roll the dough out to about one-half inch thick.

Step Six. Cut out the donuts and lay them out on a greased tray.

Donut shapes stamped out of dough.

Step Seven. Cover the bottom of a dutch oven with 2-inches of cooking oil and heat the oil.

Step Eight. Fry the donuts.

Step Nine. Cool them on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet.

Blueberry Donut Glaze

  1. Make the glaze. In a small bowl combine the glaze ingredients and stir.
  2. Dip the donuts into the glaze or spoon the glaze over the donuts.

What to Serve/Pair with Your Blueberry Glazed Donuts

These tasty donuts will be the perfect addition to your breakfast or brunch. Pair them with a savory egg casserole, breakfast meats like sausage or bacon, or enjoy them with a variety of homemade donuts.

Top down view of two glazed donuts

Substitutions & Additions

  • Make a Lemon Glaze for your Blueberry Donuts by adding fresh lemon juice to the glaze ingredients. Don’t mix the milk with the lemon juice or you’ll have buttermilk. Add and mix each ingredient separately.
  • You can add the lemon zest and 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice to the “blueberry donut mix” for a lemon blueberry donut too.
  • Blueberry donuts don’t have to be glazed. They can be eaten plain, dusted with powdered
    sugar for blueberry powdered donuts, or dipped in white sugar.
  • Add sprinkles for a birthday donut!
  • Add gel food coloring to the glaze for a colored glaze.
  • Make Blueberry donut holes. The kiddos love them as much or more than the fried blueberry donuts.

How To Reheat & Store Blueberry Donuts

Best Way To Store Glazed Blueberry Donuts

Keep leftover donuts in an airtight plastic container. Because of the glaze, you may not want to stack the donuts on top of each other without parchment paper in between.

How Long Will Blueberry Donuts Last In the Fridge?

If you refrigerate the leftover donuts in an airtight container they could last for up to five days.

Can I Freeze/Thaw Blueberry Glazed Donuts?

You can freeze both the dough and the fried, unglazed doughnuts.

How To Reheat Blueberry Donuts

If you want a warm donut, give each one ten to fifteen seconds in the microwave. Your time may vary depending on the size and power of your microwave.

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top angled view of a stack of blueberry donuts topped with glaze.

Glazed Blueberry Donuts FAQs

Can I use frozen blueberries in blueberry donuts?

Yes. Make sure they’re thawed and drained before adding them.

What can I use to cut donuts out if I don’t have a donut cutter?

You can use a round cookie cutter or even a drinking glass. Anything round that will
cut through the dough.

Can I reuse the fryer oil?

Yes. After the oil is cooled, strain it or spoon out any large pieces. Oil should
be stored in a dark cool area. Oil can be reused up to 5 times. If it changes color or
smells off, discard it.

Tips to Make the Perfect Old-Fashioned Blueberry Donuts

Grease a tray and shape all of the donuts at once. Cover them with plastic wrap until you’re ready to fry them.

Make sure the center hole is large enough because if it’s too small, it will just fill in when fried.

Use a large enough pan that you can cook 2 to 3 blueberry donuts at a time. Don’t use too large of a pan because you will need more oil than what’s necessary. Aim for the oil to be 2 inches deep.

Test the oil temperature with a scrap of 1⁄2-inch thick dough first. It’s hot enough when It sinks and then floats within 10 seconds. If using a thermometer, the oil should be between 350°F and 360°F

Don’t overwork the dough. That will make the donuts tough.

Roll the dough out evenly, approximately 1⁄2 inch thick.

You can use leftover dough to test the heat of the oil.

If your glaze is too thick, add a small amount of extra milk, a half teaspoon at a time until you get the consistency you want. A little goes a long way. If your glaze is too runny, add a little extra powdered sugar until you get the consistency you want.

Top down view of blueberry glazed donuts.

Baked Blueberry Donuts

You can bake blueberry donuts. The fried donuts have more of the texture and taste of an old-fashioned blueberry doughnut from the bakery. When you bake blueberry donuts, they turn out soft and tender.

To make baked blueberry donuts, preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut out the donuts and lay them out on a greased or parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for approximately 18 minutes. Let cool on a cooling rack.

Don’t forget to stop back and let me know how your Glazed Blueberry Donuts turned out!

Don’t Forget To Come Back And Let Me Know How Your Homemade Blueberry Donuts Turned Out!

A stack of blueberry donuts that have been glazed.
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5 from 5 votes

Glazed Blueberry Donuts – Homemade Fried Recipe

Make the morning special with this delicious homemade fried donut recipe for glazed Blueberry Donuts. It's easy to make these delicious, Old-Fashioned blueberry donuts as a treat for your family.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Servings 8
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Donut Dough Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter – melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 eggs – grade A large, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries – fresh
  • Cooking oil Canola or Vegetable oil

Glaze Ingredients

Instructions

Donut Dough Instructions

  • Using a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk together.
  • Pour the melted butter into the flour mixture and stir until small crumbs form.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Gently fold the blueberries into the dough. The dough should be soft but not overly sticky.
  • Place the dough on a surface covered with flour. Sprinkle the top of the dough with flour, and using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Cut out the donuts and place the donuts and donut holes on a greased tray. Reroll the dough until all of the donuts have been cut. Save scraps in 1-inch thickness to test the oil.
  • Cover the bottom of a dutch oven with 2-inches of cooking oil. The oil should be heated to 350°F. Test it with an instant-read thermometer. If the oil is at the right temperature, the dough should sink and then float within 10 seconds.
  • Fry 2 to 3 donuts at a time for approximately 3 minutes. Turn halfway through cooking and remove once lightly brown. Cool them on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet.

Glaze

  • In a small bowl combine the glaze ingredients. Stir together until completely mixed. If the consistency is too thick add a small amount of milk. If it's too thin add a small amount of powdered sugar.
  • Dip the donuts into the glaze or spoon the glaze over the donuts.

Notes

Note: Calories don’t include the cooking oil.

Nutrition

Sodium: 95mg | Calcium: 69mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Vitamin A: 173IU | Sugar: 24g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 172mg | Cholesterol: 49mg | Calories: 231kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 5g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 43g | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Erin

Thursday 19th of May 2022

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe! My entire family is OBSESSED with blueberry donuts, and I wanted to make them at home. These hit the spot and will be made as a celebratory treat for the whole fam!

Julie Menghini

Friday 20th of May 2022

Thank you, Erin. I'm a little donut obsessed too!

Tristin

Wednesday 18th of May 2022

Blueberry donuts are one of my favorite flavors but had never had them with fresh blueberries before. Wow! I'm sticking with the homemade ones from now on!

Julie Menghini

Friday 20th of May 2022

I love these donuts too, Tristin! Thank you!

Sandra Shaffer

Tuesday 17th of May 2022

Made these donuts for the family for brunch, and thought I would be able to freeze some. No way! Everyone one was devoured!

Julie Menghini

Friday 20th of May 2022

Same here, Sandra! Unfortunately, I was the one doing the devouring! LOL

Debi

Tuesday 17th of May 2022

I don't make fried foods very often, but this was worth the mess and calories. What a treat!

Julie Menghini

Friday 20th of May 2022

I'm with you! It's a great treat!

M

Monday 16th of May 2022

This is AMAZING!!! Everyone, especially the kids, loved it!

Julie Menghini

Monday 16th of May 2022

Thank you! My granddaughter loved them too!