Baked Buttermilk Blueberry Donuts


Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup one stick butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat standard size donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and lemon zest.
  3. In a small saucepan melt butter over low heat. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and mix until well combined.
  6. Carefully fold in blueberries. Do not over mix.
  7. Pour dough into gallon-sized ziploc storage bag.
  8. Cut a 3/4 inch whole in bottom one corner of bag.
  9. Pipe dough into donut molds filling 3/4 full.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes or until donuts spring back when touched.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then invert onto cooling rack.
  12. Dip both sides of warm donuts into extra 3/4 cup sugar.

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