Sometimes you just want to bite into a donut and bask in the glory of it. That’s why I made these Berry Baked Donuts. All the pleasure and only half the guilt!
Those are the two words I must repeat most often in a day. I find ways to incorporate them into most every discussion. “I’m sorry you spilled your coffee on your favorite blouse.”
What in the world do I have to be sorry about there? I have no idea, but say the words without thinking.
I’m sorry traffic was backed up and made you late for dinner. Again, what exactly did I have to do with the 3-car pile-up that caused rush-hour to take a 2-hour delay?
My hubby says I have an empathy problem. I’m sure he’s right.
But here I am…apologizing again.
I’m sorry that I have to preface each recipe with some explanation of how healthy it may or may not be. But, to be completely honest, I really can’t stop myself. It’s a topic I ponder a lot. In fact, it’s a source of inspiration that sends me running to the kitchen like a toddler to the bathroom doing a dance hoping she makes it in time.
My health-seeking muse is what caused me to even think about putting berries in a donut in the first place. So, that means in some ways…I’m not really sorry at all. In fact, I’m really glad I did it!
Here’s to incorporating a little bit of health into every recipe, and enjoying it all the same!
How to Make Baked Blueberry Donuts
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
What You’ll Need
- all-purpose flour
- granulated sugar
- baking powder
- baking soda
- soy milk
- apple cider vinegar
- ground flaxseed
- vegan butter, melted
Follow These Steps:
Stir together the dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, combine the soy milk, apple cider vinegar, flax meal, cornstarch, water, and melted butter. Stir to combine and set aside to let the ingredients get better acquainted.
In another bowl, add the blueberries. Use a fork to gently mash them. I like to break down the fruit to spread it out more across the donut, but still leave bits of the fruit to be recognizable in the donuts.
Pour the soy milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Add the fruit bits and vanilla and stir a couple of times to mix it throughout the batter.
Spoon the batter into prepared pan and bake for 9 – 12 minutes until the donuts have risen and have turned a nice golden color. When they’re ready, remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool.
Feel free to eat these as is, but if you’d like, you can drizzle with some Sweet Vanilla Icing.
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Baked Blueberry Donuts
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons vegan butter melted
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare a donut pan by spraying with vegetable spray.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine the soy milk, apple cider vinegar, flax meal, cornstarch, water, and melted butter. Stir to combine and set aside to let the ingredients get better acquainted.
- In yet another separate bowl, combine the blueberries and raspberries. Use a fork to gently mash them. I like to break down the fruit to spread it out more across the donut, but leave bits of the fruit to be recognizable in the donuts.
- Pour the soy milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Add the fruit bits and vanilla and stir a couple of times to mix it throughout the batter.
- Spoon the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 9–12 minutes until the donuts have risen and have turned a nice golden color. When they’re ready, remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool.
- Feel free to eat these as is, but if you’d like, you can drizzle with some Sweet Vanilla Icing.
Sweet Vanilla Icing
- Combine the melted butter with the powdered sugar and stir until the margarine is incorporated throughout the sugar.
- Add soy milk, one tablespoon at a time until you arrive at the desired consistency. As you can tell from my photos, I was going for a thin coating and I put that on while the donuts were good and warm. It reminded me of the sweet, runny icing my mom would sometimes pour over homemade baked goods when I was a child.
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