Glazed Blueberry Doughnut Muffins

August 3, 2013

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If you like blueberry muffins or blueberry doughnuts, you have to try these! Seriously. You don’t have a choice. Okay, but really, I’m a blueberry muffin snob and I’m completely in love with these. I mean when the word doughnut and muffin comes together to create something how could it be wrong?

Glazed Blueberry Doughnut Muffins | Cooking Classy

These are a delicious cousin to blueberry cake doughnuts. You get a dense yet fluffy muffin, that has just a hint of spice to compliment the blueberries.

The muffin itself has just the right amount of an ever so lightly noticeable tang to enhance the natural sweetness of the blueberries, thanks to the buttermilk and lemon juice. Buttermilk and blueberries were simply made to go together aren’t they?

Then that glaze that crowns these muffins – lets just say I want to figure out how to make just the muffin tops of these. I love how it becomes shell-like to give you a sugary, outer crust to bite through into that soft muffin (I’m thinking next time I may try to do a cinnamon glaze too – by simply adding a bit of cinnamon into the glaze mixture).

These are breakfast dreams come true (can you tell I love blueberry muffins? Yeah slightly obsessed). Just try not to make these on a daily basis, like I want to.

I’m excited to try these in other flavors too, like pumpkin this fall and gingerbread during the Christmas season, mmmm. Banana, lemon poppyseed or chocolate would also be delicious. So many different variations to try. Enjoy!

Glazed Blueberry Doughnut Muffins | Cooking Classy

5 from 3 votes

Glazed Blueberry Doughnut Muffins

Doughnuts meet blueberry muffins for one unforgettable breakfast treat!
Servings: 12
Prep20 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Ready in: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl using and electric hand mixer set on medium speed, cream together butter and sugar until well blended, about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in eggs one at a time mixing until combined after each addition and adding in vanilla with second egg. In a bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together buttermilk, sour cream and lemon juice.
  • Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to butter mixture and fold mixture just until combined, then fold in 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture mixing just until blended then repeat process ending with flour mixture.
  • Gently fold in blueberries. Divide mixture among 12 paper lined muffin cups filling each cup full with a slightly heaping 1/3 cup per muffin cup.
  • Bake in preheated oven 15 - 18 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean (or with a moist crumb or two). Cool muffins on wire cooling rack until just warm, about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk and lemon juice until well blended. Dip tops of muffins in glaze and allow excess to run off, then return to cooling rack.
  • Allow to rest at room temperature until glaze has set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Glazed Blueberry Doughnut Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 230mg10%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 322IU6%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

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52 Comments

  • Candace

    Just made these today and they are terrific!! Also, I wanted to let you know that I used C4C Gluten Free flour and the recipe worked beautifully :) (Christmas gift for a friend).I made mine in a square ‘muffin’ pan and they look beautiful. I made the glaze a little thicker, too. Next time I will make them with traditional flour. Thanks for sharing :)

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I’m so glad you were able to make them gluten free! So nice of you to make them for a friend :). I hope you had a great Christmas! Thanks for leaving a comment!

  • Linda

    Making these now to deliver (like a Secret Santa) to some friends. I switched out the blueberries with finely diced apples and (shamelessly) didn’t measure but I guess around 2 cups. I switched out the lemon juice with homemade apple butter and increased the cinnamon to 1/2 t. but otherwise kept the the recipe. Though I am going to use leftover Meyer lemon glaze for the tops when they are ready. Thanks for a great recipe! Oh, I ended up with about 21 muffins (I’m sure due to the increase in apples!) but they look and smell great so I don’t think I overdid the apples.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I probably wouldn’t just because it seems like it doesn’t have enough fats for a bundt cake but maybe if your were to increase the amount of butter?

  • Nanette

    Just made these this week for a baby shower I gave. Everyone absolutely loved them! I did a variation in the glaze and added a Blueberry Buttercream icing, you can find the recipe and photo at http://wp.me/p3EJXq-76 . Thank you for this amazing recipe!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      They look delicious! I’m so glad everyone loved them! Thanks for sharing your link!

  • Rebeca

    These look so yummy! Just a quick question. Can these be made in a donut pan?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I haven’t tried yet but I think they’d be fine baked in a doughnut pan.

  • Samira

    OMG these are awesome! I’m having one right now :D thanks for sharing the recipe! Now I’m gonna look through your other recipes!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I’m so glad you like them Samira! Thanks so much for leaving a comment! I hope you love the other recipes too.

  • Erica

    Um, yum! I think I already told you this, but your classic blueberry muffin recipe won the Recipe Showdown on my blog, Cannella Vita! I’ve made that recipe countless times, and can’t wait to try this one out!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I did see it! I love your blog Erica! You are so talented! I hope you do try these out and love them :).