Amazing homemade blueberry donuts in just 30 minutes! They’re sweet & crisp on the outside, a cross between a cake donut & an old-fashioned donut on the inside, and packed with blueberry bliss.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1–1/4 cups frozen blueberries (the smaller the better)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- canola oil, for frying
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons blueberry jam
- Fill a deep fryer or large pot with canola oil to at least 2 inches deep. Using a candy thermometer, heat oil to 360°F.
- While oil is heating, mix together the dough. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the blueberries until they’re well coated in the flour mixture.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture until a sticky blue dough forms.
- Press dough into a circle about 1/2-inch thick on a heavily floured surface. Use a donut cutter or two round (one big, one small) cookie cutters to cut out donut shapes, dipping the cutters into flour as necessary to prevent sticking to the dough. Gather and reroll remaining dough until all the dough is used. You should have 15 donuts and donut holes.
- For the glaze, simply whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and blueberry jam until smooth and thin enough to dip the donuts in. Add additional milk if the glaze is too thick or powdered sugar if it seems to thin.
- Once the oil has reached 360°F, carefully add donuts to the hot oil, taking care not to overcrowd them. Let donuts fry for 15-30 seconds on each side, flipping twice, for a total frying time of 2 minutes or until donuts are golden brown. They cook fast so watch them carefully as you don’t want to burn them.
- Transfer the fried donuts to a wire rack that’s set over a rimmed cookie sheet or paper towels to let excess grease drip off before dipping in glaze. Repeat frying process with remaining donuts.
- While donuts are still hot, dip one side into and out of the glaze a few times and return to the wire rack with the non-glazed side down. Let glaze set or enjoy while they’re still warm.