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Glazed Blueberry Donut Muffins

Bite sized Blueberry Donut Muffins with a delicious vanilla glaze! Make these bite-sized breakfast treats and have a sweet start to your day.

Blueberry Donut Muffins with Vanilla Glaze: little bites of deliciousness!

Blueberry Donuts

Donut Muffins are a genius invention. You get all the satisfying sweetness of biting into a glazed donut without any of the work–or the deep frying!

When I had a few fresh blueberries to use up at the end of summer, I could think of no more delicious way to enjoy them than baked into a muffin. By baking them in my mini muffin tin and adding a layer of my favorite vanilla donut glaze on top, I created Blueberry Donut Muffins!

Pour yourself a cup of hot coffee, bite into one of these mini muffins bursting with blueberries and you’ll feel ready to take on your day.

Or, at least ready to eat another muffin. . . because these taste so delicious it’s hard to stop at just one! When I have a container of these on my counter, I can never resist grabbing one when I walk into the kitchen.

Blueberry Donut Muffins with Vanilla Glaze: little bites of deliciousness!

Ingredient Notes

  • Blueberries – Fresh are best! If you use frozen blueberries, they will release more moisture and “bleed” color into the muffin batter.
  • Butter – I always use unsalted butter in baking to control the amount of salt in my food.
  • Milk – Fat free milks works great here but whole or 2% can be substituted.
  • Flour – All purpose flour works best in this recipe. I don’t recommend substituting whole wheat here! We’re making donuts after all.

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Make the batter

Beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla and dry ingredients, then pour in the milk and mix to combine. Gently fold in the blueberres.

STEP 2. Bake

Scoop the batter by the spoonful into a greased mini muffin tin. Bake the blueberry donut muffins for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove and let them cool completely.

STEP 3. Glaze

Whisk powdered sugar with vanilla and milk, adding a little more milk if needed to thin the glaze to your desired consistency. (I like mine thinner than a typical glaze so it’s transparent when it sets!)

Dip the top of each muffin into the glaze. Let the excess run down the sides as the muffins set (about 10 – 15 minutes). Serve or store and enjoy!

How do you store these muffins?

Keep these in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll stay good for about 5 days.

Can you freeze these?

Yes. Once cooled and glazed, transfer to freezer bags with layers of wax paper between the donuts. Let thaw at room temperature when ready to serve.
You can also freeze them without the glaze and add it to the thawed muffins about 15 – 20 minutes before serving.

Can this recipe be made in a regular muffin tin?

Yes, but you will need to add more baking time to bake full sized blueberry muffins.

Is it a blueberry muffin? A blueberry donut hole? It’s both! These mini Blueberry Donut Muffins come together in a flash and make the perfect berry-filled addition to any breakfast or brunch menu.

Blueberry Donut Muffins with Vanilla Glaze: little bites of deliciousness!
Blueberry Donut Muffins with Vanilla Glaze: little bites of deliciousness!

Glazed Blueberry Donut Muffins

Ingredients

For the muffins:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk (I use skim, no fat)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

For the glaze:

  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4-5 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until fully combined, about 3 minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add in vanilla, flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Add milk and combine completely. Fold in blueberries.
  2. Scoop a large tablespoon of batter into a mini muffin pan that has been generously greased.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for about 8-10 minutes. Remove and cool completely.
  4. For the glaze, whisk sugar with vanilla and milk until desired consistency. I like this glaze to be a bit thinner so it is more clear once it dries.
  5. Dip each muffin into the glaze, letting the excess glaze run down the sides of the muffin.
  6. Allow to set, about 15-20 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. ENJOY!

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About Aimee

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Posted on January 7, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. That’s so nice that your muffins are her good luck charm! These sound so yummy – I will be trying these out soon!

    1. Just a tad superstitious. But if it means I get to bake/eat blueberry muffins, I’m all over it 🙂

  2. I’m making these now and see that milk is in the ingredient list, but not in the directions, for the muffins themselves. I will go ahead and add the milk. Just thought I would ask on here if I was supposed to, or not? 🙂 Thanks! Oh, and made the chicken pot pie soup last night and it was a hit!

  3. Happy Birthday to Alyssa! You look WAY too young to have a 15 yo by the way 🙂 Last year was our first year on swim team and I certainly didn’t realize how much of a time commitment it was but I really enjoyed it! And so did Reece 🙂 We’ll see how Bryce does this year. These muffins are absolutely the perfect way to kick off any day – especially a birthday!

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