Baked Blueberry Donuts with Orange Honey Glaze

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Weekend breakfast couldn’t be easier or more impressive than relaxing with a cup of coffee and a stack of these blueberry donuts with a bright citrus-y glaze. Best of all, they’re ready to eat in under an hour, and no one even has to get dressed for a run to the donut shop!

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Microwave fresh blueberries for 1 minute then lightly mash with a fork. Mix all ingredients together, then fill donut pans and bake for 15-18 minutes. Cool on wire racks. For the glaze, mix all ingredients together to form a thick glaze. Dip the donuts in the glaze and enjoy!

– If you don’t have a donut pan, make ‘donut holes’ using a mini muffin pan.
– Use a mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries for a triple berry treat.
– Make a simple vanilla glaze instead of orange and honey.
– After dipping in glaze, dip the donuts in chopped nuts.

Frozen berries are a great substitute for fresh. Just cut the microwave time in half.

The best part of donut shop blueberry donuts is that they are INFUSED with blueberry flavor. Break one open, and it’s purpley hue confirms the flavor is there.

However, if you search online for a blueberry donut, almost all of what you’ll find is the equivalent to a blueberry muffin in a circular form … namely, a sweet, light and fluffy cake-like pastry with a few blueberries sprinkled throughout. This is not what I want in a blueberry donut. When I think of a blueberry donut, I think of a flavor BOMB … a somewhat dense, tight crumb with a bright blueberry flavor that is punctuated with bright exclamation points of blueberries.

And you know me, I want flavor in every component, so while a standard vanilla glaze is the typical topping for donuts, I took these donuts from really good to really exceptional by glazing them with an orange honey concoction that adds both a gentle sweetness and a brightness that pairs so beautifully with the blueberries.

Depending on how long you let them cool between baking and glazing, they can go from being a gleam in your mind to on your plate in less than 1 hour. So don’t blame me if you find these addictive treats calling your name every weekend all summer long, and all winter too, if you use frozen blueberries!

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