These Healthy Blueberry Donuts made with a Homemade Vanilla Glaze are insanely delicious! The donuts are super moist and sweet to the taste and when you top them with my homemade vanilla glaze they are so delectable. Made with all wholesome ingredients and the best part is they only bake in the oven for 15 minutes!
You wake up on a brisk winter morning and walk into your kitchen ready to take on the day. Your pot of coffee is brewing and it's quiet! Everyone else in your house is still sleeping.
One of these mouth-watering healthy blueberry donuts is placed on your breakfast dish and you take a bite. Ahhhh, moist, gooey from the cooked blueberries, sweet, and melts in your mouth, your morning is complete! Yes! These are THAT good 🙂
Table of contents
Ingredients for the donuts
To make healthy blueberry donuts you will need
- whole wheat flour and almond flour - baking with both whole wheat flour and almond flour adds more healthy fat and protein to your dish.
- salt - adding salt to your baking helps enhance the flavor of all the ingredients.
- pure maple syrup - using maple syrup instead of sugar is better nutritionally because it has zero additives.
- unsweetend vanilla almond milk - my favorite brand is Blue Diamond Unsweetend Vanilla Almond Milk
- pure vanilla extract - I like using vanilla extract in my baking that I use eggs in because it helps edge off the smell of raw eggs.
- melted coconut oil - I found that buying coconut already melted is much easier to use because it stays melted and doesn't harden back up if it's not used quick enough.
- blueberries - you can use either fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe.
Ingredients for the homemade glaze
This homemade healthy vanilla glaze is drizzled on top when the donuts were warm out of the oven.
- powdered sugar - a glaze made with powdered sugar will taste like one made with granulated sugar but will have more of a thicker texture because this sugar is made with cornstarch.
- pure vanilla extract - vanilla extract will help enhance the flavor of all your ingredients.
Step-by-Step directions for this recipe
Step 1 - Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and in a large bowl combine all dry ingredients flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
Step 2 - In a separate medium-sized bowl, combine egg, milk, vanilla extract, pure maple syrup, and coconut oil.
Step 3 - Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well.
Step 4 - Fold in blueberries.
Step 5 - Spray the donut mold with cooking spray or line 2 baking pans with parchment paper. Pour batter into the donut mold or follow my directions above on how to make donuts without a mold. Top each donut with more blueberries, if desired. Bake for 15 minutes.
Step 6- Meanwhile, make the glaze. For the glaze, mix the powdered sugar, water, and ½ tsp pure vanilla extract in a small bowl until well combined.
Step 7 - Remove the donuts from the oven and drizzle the glaze on while they are still warm. Scoop them out onto a cooling rack until cooled off to eat.
How to form homemade donuts
You can either purchase a donut mold - I found this one on Amazon. It's dishwasher safe, which I like because I'm always trying to cut corners. Silicone Donut Mold! Or, you can use one of your plastic sandwich bags.
First, cut a tiny hole in the corner and scoop some donut batter into the bag.
Next, squeeze the batter out in a circle to form the donut.
Then, squeeze the batter onto a pan lined with parchment paper.
Last, Voila! Donuts made without a donut mold! If you use the mold make sure you spray cooking spray first to be sure your donuts don't stick.
Tip - I highly recommend eating at least one warm 🙂
Substitutions and Add-ins
If you do not have all the ingredients on hand, here are a few swap-out suggestions or some extra fun add-ins for your donuts.
Whole Wheat Flour or Almond Flour - if you don't have these flours on hand you can use all-purpose flour, bread flour, cake flour, or soy flour.
Pure Maple Syrup - I prefer using natural sweeteners for my baking treats, if you feel the same you can swap out maple syrup with honey, or agave nectar If you don't mind using natural sweeteners you can most certainly use molasses or white sugar.
Almond Milk - you can swap almond milk out for hazelnut milk or cashew milk if you prefer another nut milk. You can also try coconut milk. Coconut milk has a high fat content making it extra creamy.
Here are some fun add-ins you can try out in place of the blueberries. The possibilities are quite endless.
- chopped bananas
- chopped strawberries
- chocolate chips
- butterscotch morsels
- top with cinnamon and sugar
- chopped nuts
How can the kids help
I love love love cooking with my kids! They especially love to help me bake sweet treats. When I made these yummy homemade donuts I had them help me with the following.
- Combine all wet ingredients into the bowl.
- Combine all dry ingredients into the bowl.
- Help scoop the donuts mixture into the donut mold.
- Or, if not using a donut mold, have your kiddos help you squeeze the donut dough out of the bag onto the prepared baking pan.
Tips and FAQ's
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can place a piece of parchment paper in between each layer of donuts so they don't stick to one another because of the glaze or you can freeze them in a freezing bag for up to 3 months.
You can eat your donuts straight out of the fridge or you can microwave each one for 10 to 15 seconds if you prefer them warm.
Yes, just make sure you thaw them and drain them before using them.
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Healthy Blueberry Donuts with Homemade Vanilla Glaze
- mixing bowls
- donut mold or baking pans
- cooling rack
- For the donuts:
- 1¼ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1 to 2 cups fresh blueberries
- cooking spray if using a donut mold
- For the homemade vanilla glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup water
- Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a donut mold with cooking spray or line 2 baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients; whole wheat flour, almond flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
- In a second medium sized bowl combine all wet ingredients; egg, milk, vanilla extract, pure maple syrup, and coconut oil. I recommend adding the coconut oil last so it doesn't harden.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix to combine. Fold in blueberries.
- Pour batter into the donut mold or using a plastic sandwich bag, cut a tiny hole in the bottom corner. Scoop the batter into the bag and squeeze out the batter onto the prepared baking pan forming a circle to shape a donut. Top donuts with more blueberries, if desired.
- Place donut molds on top of a baking tray for easy removal from the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile to make the glaze; in a small bowl mix powdered sugar, water, and pure vanilla extract. Mix well! I find it easier to drizzle the glaze on top of the donuts if you use a mixing bowl with a spout for easy pouring.
- Remove donuts from oven and while still warm drizzle the glaze on top. Place donuts on a cooling rack and let cool.
- Tip: Eat at least one donut warm 🙂