Cherry Berry Baked Donuts are an easy, healthier way to enjoy donuts at home. This recipe highlights the fresh flavors of summer produce. Feel free to to use any blended mixture of fruit in this recipe, using the same proportions. Peaches, plums, blueberries, or nectarines would all be delicious!
Keyword: Baked Donuts Recipe, Cherry Baked Donuts
⅓cupsliced strawberriesabout 6 berries
⅓cuppitted and diced cherriesabout 8 cherries
2tablespoonsbuttermelted and cooled
⅓cupplus 2 tablespoons buttermilkI used lowfat
1cupall purpose flour
For the glaze:
1tablespoonmilk or buttermilk
For the donuts:
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a blender, combine the strawberries, cherries and 1 tablespoon sugar. Blend until a chunky juice forms, about 1 minute. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the cooled butter, ⅓ cup buttermilk, vanilla, egg, and ¼ cup of the blended berry-cherry mixture. Whisk to combine.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and granulated sugar.
Add the wet ingredients to the center of the dry flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. Do not overmix. Add the extra 2 tablespoons of buttermilk if the batter seems dry.
Fill the wells of the donut pan about two-thirds full. I find it easiest to do this by filling a pastry bag or large gallon freezer bag with the batter, cutting the end of the bag off, and piping the batter into the donut wells.
Baked donuts for 8-10 minutes or until the center springs back when touched. Remove donuts from oven and let cool in the pan for two minutes. Transfer the donuts to a wire rack to cool completely while you make the glaze.
For the glaze:
Add powdered sugar to a medium shallow bowl. Use a whisk to break up any chunks. Whisk in the 1 tablespoon of milk. Stir in ¼ cup of the berry-cherry mixture until a smooth glaze with small chunks of fruit forms. You can reserve the remaining berry juice for smoothies or a topping for ice cream!
Once the donuts are cooled, dip them in the glaze. Let the glaze sit for 10 minutes or so before serving. Donuts may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, just make sure you let the glaze completely dry and harden for about 3-4 hours before storing the donuts.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 209, Total Fat 4.3g, Saturated Fat 2.4g,Cholesterol 36mg, Sodium 258mg, Potassium 129mg, Total Carbohydrates 40.1g, Dietary Fiber 0.8g, Sugars 25.7g, Protein 3.3g