Strawberry Donuts

donuts

 

donuts

 

Donuts…

There is a serious love affair happening here with donuts you guys. I have always liked them but since they have become such a trendy food the combinations of flavors have exploded and now I am in love. There are so many varieties and flavors it’s insane!! There have been so many amazing artisan donut shops that have popped up, like one of my favorites, Glaze Artisan. The creations they have created are amazingggggg!! I love all of the donut flavors they have, especially the maple bacon. I was inspired to make my own donuts after my visit to the shop and I had a ton of strawberries left in my fridge and needed to make something with them. Let me just tell you these donuts were sooo good and they are smaller than the ones you get at the shops so you don’t feel quite as guilty eating them. Bonus they are made with real fruit and buttermilk, which are both very good for you!! I know Memorial Day Weekend is coming up (where did the time go?!) and this would be the prefect treat to bring to your BBQ party! 🙂

 

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donuts

donuts

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup refined sugar
  • 2 tbsp refined or raw sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup powdered sugar,sifted
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups fresh strawberries, chopped up

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 415F and lightly coat a donut pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, ½ cup of sugar, baking powder, and sea salt in a bowl and mix it up.
  3. In another bowl, combine buttermilk,  butter, eggs, honey, and vanilla extract mixing well with a whisk or whisk attachment on a stand mixer.
  4. Slowly add dry mixture to the wet mixture, whisking until just combined. Add 1 cup of strawberries and slowly mix in not to over mix.
  5. Fill the donut pan about 2/3 of the way full.
  6. Bake for about 6-8 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
  7. While the donuts bake, make the glaze. Mash up 1/2 cup strawberries with 2 tbsp sugar using a fork and let it sit until the juices start releasing.
  8. Combine 3-4 tbsp of the strawberry juice mixture to the sifted powdered sugar and mix well. If the glaze is too thick or watery add more juice or powdered sugar.
  9. Let the donuts cool on a wire rack for about 5-10 minutes, and then drizzle the glaze over the top.
  10. Let them sit for a few minutes so the glaze settles, add sprinkles,and enjoy!

 

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