Blueberry Buttermilk Donuts

I’ve been craving blueberries recently. Maybe it’s my taste buds attempt at preserving summer. Maybe I’m not internally ready for the shift to pumpkin spice and apple crisp. Whatever the reason, I truly believe that nothing shouts Mid-August Sunday quite like Blueberry Buttermilk Donuts.

These are SO easy to make because they’re baked donuts. It’s essentially a quick bread recipe that you spoon into a donut pan, but the donut shape makes them more fun to eat.

If you don’t have buttermilk on-hand, that’s okay! I never buy buttermilk because I end up throwing a lot of it away. All you need to make your own is milk and Apple Cider Vinegar. For this recipe, you need 1/2 C. milk (any kind, including almond!) and 1.5 tsp ACV. Whisk them together and let it sit until the milk thickens….Buttermilk!


1 C. Flour

½ C. Granulated Sugar

2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp Salt

1 egg

2 tablespoons butter

1 tsp vanilla

½ c. buttermilk

Blueberries — I used about 1 C.

For the glaze:

Powdered sugar (about 3/4 C.)

Splash of vanilla

Splash of milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a donut pan
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Whisk together.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Whisk together.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and whisk until combined.
  5. Fold in blueberries. I used frozen blueberries, but fresh would work even better. Don’t over mix or the blueberries will bleed into the batter.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan. Fill donut cavities about 3/4 full.
  7. Place in oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until an inserted toothpick or knife comes out clean.
  8. Let the donuts cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Carefully flip the pan upside down onto a cooling rack — if you spray the pan they’ll come out quite easily. Be careful during this step as the donuts are still fragile!
  9. Optional: mix together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Dip the tops of the donuts into the mixture to make them glazed. Allow to dry for about 5 minutes.

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