Blueberry Donuts with Vanilla Bean Glaze

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blueberry cream donuts

I have been known to get obsessed.

blueberry cream donuts

Last year, I had a real thing for muffins. I couldn’t get enough of those dang muffins

Lately it’s all about these freaking donuts. I’m sorry. I am almost over my donut binge. Just a few more recipes, and then I will stop. I refuse to buy bigger pants, so I will have to.

blueberry cream donuts

Try to think of baked donuts as a substitute for muffins. Especially these blueberry donuts- which would be easy to swap for blueberry muffins, even on a week morning.

blueberry cream donuts

Did you know that when I did that donut pan give-away two weeks ago that I asked everyone what their favorite flavor was? There were some consistent favorites: Bavarian cream (what is that??!) and blueberry.

Well guess what? Blueberry donuts certainly caught my attention… I whipped a batch on Sunday morning and my kids devoured them.

blueberry cream donuts

Mason managed to sneak a couple too. He’s a tough critic, and L-O-V-E-D them. Wait. He also eats dirt, and garbage, and, oh, never mind….


** By the way- these would bake up nicely in mini bunt pans or mini muffin tins too.

Blueberry Donuts with Vanilla Bean Glaze, makes 18 donuts
2 ¼ cups AP flour
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
pinch nutmeg

1 cup cream
2 eggs
1 Tbs vanilla extract
3 Tbs melted butter

1 cup blueberries

Vanilla Bean Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
¼ cup cream
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (you could also use vanilla extract)
1 Tbs hot water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the pan really well with cooking spray!

(This is what happens if you don’t grease the pan)

blueberry cream donuts

In a large bowl combine all of the dry ingredients.

blueberry cream donuts

In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream, egg and vanilla until smooth.

blueberry cream donuts

Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir together and add the melted butter to the batter.

blueberry cream donuts

blueberry cream donuts

Stir the batter and mix it really well until smooth.

Fold the blueberries into the batter.

blueberry cream donuts

Spoon the batter into the donut pan. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden on top.

blueberry cream donuts

Let them cool for a few minutes before gently turning them out onto a cooling rack.

blueberry cream donuts

While the donuts are baking, make the glaze:

blueberry cream donuts

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.

blueberry cream donuts

Drizzle the glaze over the top of the donuts when they have cooled.

blueberry cream donuts


blueberry cream donuts

blueberry cream donuts

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  1. Cassie says:

    I am totally donut obsessed too and I am in love with this glaze Heather. Looks amazing!

    • Thanks Cassie! Aren’t they just so addictive!!

  2. I share in those same bouts of obsession too…and I have to say blueberry donuts are most definitely obsession-worthy!

  3. Doughnut obsession? Oh…I don’t mind one bit. Keep them comin’!

  4. Amanda says:

    Those doughnuts look perfect!!

  5. I’m loving your doughnut obsession. I’ll live vicariously through you. :)

    • It’s better that way Carrie! You be in your tiny jeans and I will get out my elastic waist sweatpants :)

  6. Esi says:

    I’m sort of obsessed with blueberry donuts.

  7. Soupista says:

    Dear Donut Junkie – I am concerned you’ve never had a donut with Bavarian creme/custard filling inside?! Please rectify this soon. :)

  8. LeAna says:

    Definitely looking forward to trying these. I recently made a batch of your chocolate donuts using Pamela’s Gluten-Free Baking Mix as a substitute for the flour. They were amazing!

    • Oh good LeAna! I love it when people can customize recipes!

  9. Kelley Taylor says:

    You should do an all-you-can-eat donut buffett for your next party using all these delicious donut recipes of yours. Don’t forget the milk- regular, chocolate and strawberry!

    BTW – Mason is getting sooo big. He’s a cutie.

  10. cluttercafe says:

    Heather, you are my new favorite person!

  11. This is a very, very good obsession. Well, not for my waistline…but still – very good.

  12. Polly says:

    I can’t wait to try these!! Thanks!

  13. steviarox says:

    enjoyed. I substituted sugar for mixed berry Stevia. Only had strawberries and bananas. Tried 1/2 AP flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour. Delicious in a muffin tin! thank you for the inspiration.

    • well, thank goodness someone has the sense to start making this healthier! glad that the recipe inspired you!

  14. susan says:

    These look crazy good. I wonder if I can make these and swap out my AP gluten free flour! I want these NOW!!

  15. Such a beautiful post in every which way. the donuts, pup and adorable kiddo!

  16. I like the idea of a muffin-donut hybrid like this!

  17. Melissa says:

    Oh, yes please!

  18. JenMarie says:

    These do look just terribly addicting! Oh, yum.

  19. These are FANTASTIC donuts!!! I brought them to school for a friends birthday, and was immediately elevated to the status of baking wizard…. Thanks for so many great recipes!

  20. These look heavenly! I do need to get a donut pan.

  21. I love the idea of adding blueberries to a donut. These look like such a delicious way to start a weekend or any day for that matter!

  22. Allergy Mom says:

    Heather.. around here in Atlantic Canada the Canadian Maple Donut is a favorite. It’s fluffy fried donut dough, filled with Bavarian cream and topped with a thick layer of maple glaze. They are heavenly and addictive. You can easily make them at home. Just duct tape yourself to the treadmill afterwards.

  23. Karen says:

    Made these with my son in his donut maker (it was a gift!) this morning-we had to use half/half instead of full cream, but they were still great! Thanks!!!

    • Yummy! My daughter got one of those for Christmas! I will have to try it!

  24. Ellen says:

    Had to cook mine for 17 minutes, but it was worth it!!!!! HEAVEN!!!

  25. Fatima says:

    Love this recipe! I really like that there’s nutmeg and fresh berries in this recipe! :)