{taste this} blueberry buttermilk mini donuts with lemon glaze

This Christmas, my mom & her sweet hubby Bill gave me a mini donut pan and I immediately headed over to Pinterest to hunt down a few recipes for baked donuts.  My rise & shine breakfast stuff board definitely makes it a little easy to wake up … peruse my 100+ breakfast pins!

I found a delightful recipe for orange glazed blueberry buttermilk donuts and knew I could tweak it to fuel my love of blueberry and lemon!  So, here you have it!  

Blueberry buttermilk mini donuts with lemon glaze!!

blueberry buttermilk mini donuts
Makes about 24 mini donuts (I halved the original recipe so that’s why the measurements are a little odd)

1 cup cake flour
12 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 egg
12 tablespoons buttermilk
1 tablespoon applesauce
1/4 cup blueberries, sliced in half  (I used frozen berries, cut in half and drained as much as possible.  Fresh would be totally awesome!)

Preheat your oven to 400* and spray the mini donut pan(s) with nonstick cooking spray.  Sift the first 4 dry ingredients together into a mixing bowl and then stir in the lemon zest.  Mix together the 3 wet ingredients in a separate bowl.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.  Gently fold in the blueberries.

Spoon batter into the mini donut pans – filling wells about 3/4 full.  My blueberries sunk to the bottom of the bowl of batter, so I fished them out and tried to distribute them throughout the donuts.  Bake for 8-9 minutes or just until set and the bottoms are light brown.  Place on wire racks to cool and prepare glaze.

easy lemon glaze
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 drops lemon extract (add more to taste if you like)

Stir ingredients together and adjust liquid as needed. (I would add lemon juice before adding more milk to kick up the lemon flavor.)  Drizzle this luscious lemon glaze over the mini donuts or just dip them into the glaze.  If you dunk the donuts, you’ll probably have glaze leftover – save it for a pound cake or another batch of donuts.  If you drizzle and pour like me, you probably won’t.  It was messy but that just means you can lick your fingers!  These donuts are light and fluffy and the lemon glaze is sweet with a nice punch of lemon!  Four boys gave them two thumbs up and there aren’t many left for breakfast tomorrow!

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  1. This is just right up my alley. I’m crazy over anything lemon too! So if you’ve got more lemony recipes up your sleeve, go ahead and share em! :) Please?

  2. Thanks for posting. I have two donut pans, and I have a hard time finding recipes.

  3. Looks yummy!!

  4. Ohhhh yummm, must Pinnnnn!

  5. You and these mini doughnuts…how is a girl to slim down if you keep posting such yummy ideas????

  6. YUMMYYYYYY thanks for sharing!!

  7. You always have such wonderful projects! I love reading your blog. I wanted to invite you to come link up at a party on my blog. It is a link party for OLD projects–so that we can hopefully get more traffic to our blogs using projects we’ve already posted. Come over and remind us of some of your favorite projects!
    The link-up is live now.
    Hope to see you there!

  8. Made these yesterday and the whole family loved them! Didn’t have powdered sugar (I know, the horror!) so I couldn’t make the glaze and they still were amazing. Thanks!

  9. Oh my gosh – these look sooooo yummy – what an awesome cook you are Keri! Love blueberry and lemon flavours combined! Pinned, tweeted and shared on facebook!

  10. yum! i loooove blueberry cake donuts.

  11. I saw these on Today’s Creative Blog, and they look absolutely delicious! Pinning!

  12. Thanks so much for sharing! They look delicious!
    Have a fabulous day!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  13. These look amazing. I think I need to invest in a donut pan now! Thank you for sharing on Back for Seconds, where I found your recipe!

    Bevin @whoneedsacape.com

  14. MMM These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  15. Sounds yummy! I need to go get myself a mini donut pan now.

  16. I just made some blueberry donuts last week. So good! Love your lemon glaze!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  17. these look sooo very yummy!! just pinned :))

  18. I am a donut addict and would be very happy with some of these! I’d love to have you come and link up at Taste and Tell Thursdays!

  19. Wow they looks delicious, wonderful with the blueberries, love them, thank you for the recipe! Have a happy day

  20. Those look so yummy! Found at at TT&J. Have a great weekend!

  21. Wow these look fantastic and yummy! Thanks for linking up @ I Freakin did it Friday!

  22. Lemon and blueberry are a favorite flavor combo at our house! These look delicious!
    I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week – would love to have you stop by and share! http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party/

  23. These look so adorable and delicious. I think my little boys would love them. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  24. Wow Keri, three of my favorite things all in one bite! Buttermilk, lemon and blueberries oh my! :) Thanks for sharing at my party!
    Marcie @ I Gotta Try That

  25. I love the combination of blueberry and lemon. I’ve never tried to make homemade donuts before. These look like a good place to start! Found you via Monday Funday. :)

  26. Lemon and blueberry is the best combo! We love homemade donuts around here :-)

  27. I have been to a few linky parties and it seems like everytime I click on a recipe, it brings me to your lovely blog :) So I am now following along so I don’t miss out on any of your amazing recipes!
    These look wonderful – thank you for sharing!


  28. Yummy!! Love the combo! Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. Please stop by tonight and link up again!

  29. Yum! These totally go against my diet! Just wanted to stop by and let you know you’ve been featured! :)


  30. A cup of coffee would go great with these. I’m currently hosting a giveaway to win a $20 Starbucks gift card and would love for you to enter! http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/2013/01/love-is-in-air-giveaway.html

  31. sooo yummy looking. One of these days I’m going to have to by a donut tin so I can start trying some of these recipes! Thanks for sharing, Keri!

  32. Hi,
    You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    The Busy Bee’s,
    Myrna and Joye.


  33. Saw you over at the Bloom linky party – and although it’s been up for two days, I’d love for you to link this up to my Tuesday Time out Link Party…..they look DELICIOUS! Can’t wait to make them!

    Reasons To Skip The Housework

  34. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party –Weekend Kitchen Creations at http://www.weekendkitchencreations.blogspot.com. Please join us, share your delicious creation, build more traffic for your blog and get other scrumptious ideas.

  35. Love this flavor combo!! And yay for fun donut pans! I can’t wait to see more from you :-)

  36. Oh My YUM! These look ridiculously good! Now I just need to learn how to bake so I can make them :)


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