Apple Blueberry Doughnuts are such a treat. I always have enjoyed glazed blueberry cake doughnuts but there is just something about adding the apple that takes these to the top. Although I know doughnuts aren’t just for breakfast and aren’t always healthy. They are FUN. Do you have a favorite flavor of doughnut?
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Who Invented the Doughnut?
The history of the doughnut dates back to 1847 when Hanson Gregory, an American, claimed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut. He was tired of the doughy centers, as well as the greasiness of the ‘doughnuts’ he had eaten. He was only 16 years old.
The first doughnut machine did not show up until 1920, in New York City, when Adolph Levitt, an enterprising refugee from czarist Russia, began selling fried doughnuts from his bakery. Hungry theater crowds pushed him to make a gadget that churned out the tasty rings faster, and he did. This helped cut down on the time that doughnuts before that had been made. Thus giving him more profit due to the amount he could churn out in a shorter period of time.
By 1931, Adolph Levitt’s machines were bringing him in a dreamy $25 million a year, mostly from wholesale deliveries to bakers around the country. A company spokesman breathlessly reported that Levitt’s machine had pulled the doughnut “out of the mire of prejudice that surrounded the heavy, greasy product, and made it into a light, puffy product of a machine.
What Ingredients Do I Need to Make These Tasty Doughnuts?
For the doughnut ingredients, you will need the following. Flour, baking powder, baking soda, and light brown sugar. Wet ingredients include two large eggs, buttermilk, unsalted butter that is melted, and pureed fresh blueberries. Lastly, you will need apple pie spice, pure vanilla extract, and a large disposable piping bag. Full recipe ingredient measurements can be found below.
Which Pans are the best for making homemade doughnuts?
The ones that I have found are easy to use are the following:
- Large Donut Baking Pans– This nonstick 12 cavity doughnut pan. Made of carbon steel these pans can be used for full-size doughnuts or mini bagels.
- Professional Premium Silicone Donut Pan 3-Pack – Another non-stick doughnut pans for baking with 6 slots. If you have never used silicone, these may be a game-changer for you. With this set, you will get 3 pans so enough for 18 doughnuts. Also, they are priced to be affordable and can be in the microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher safe.
- Food-Grade Silicone Donut Baking Pan, Non-Stick 8-Cavity Donut Mold, Set of 2-This is another nice silicone set. With these, you get 16 donuts altogether from the 2 molds. With this BPA free, food-grade material, you will like that it is safe up to 455 degrees in your oven.
If you are looking for a little fancier than your average looking donut they have these neat pans that make a dozen doughnuts in 4 different shapes.
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ cuplight brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup Pureed Blueberries (1 cup fresh blueberries)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1 disposable piping bag
Streusel Topping Ingredients
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- ⅔ cups sugar
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons whole milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a doughnut pan with pam baking spray
2. Using a food processor or blender, puree the 1 C of blueberries and set aside
3. Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and apple pie spice
4. Using a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla
5. Gradually whisk in the dry ingredients into the wet until combined
6. Fold in the pureed blueberries
7. Scoop the batter into the piping bag
8. Fill the doughnut cavity with the batter
9. Bake in the oven for 11-13 minutes or until a light golden brown
10. Remove from oven and allow to cool
11. Remove the doughnuts from the pan and place onto a wire rack
1. Combine all ingredients into a medium bowl
2. Using your finger, work the mixture into a coarse like crumble
3. Set aside
Vanilla glaze :
1, Using a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients until combined
Directions for the doughnuts:
2. Dip the top of the doughnut into the glaze and place onto the wire rack
3. Sprinkle some streusel on top
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
If you enjoyed this recipe for doughnuts, check out the Cosmic Doughnut recipe here.