I’ve shared my love of doughnuts with you guys in the past, so it should be no surprise that I’m back at it again with these Lemon Glazed Blueberry Mini Doughnuts. If you’re a lover of doughnuts like I am, this is a must have recipe for your summer sweets rotation. Between kids school activities, PAC potlucks, and work luncheons I’m always on the hunt for a quick and easy show stopper dish and this one doesn’t disappoint! This Lemon Glazed Blueberry Mini Doughnuts recipe will shake things up a bit – or rather stir things up using a pantry staple Nestlé GOOD HOST Lemon Iced Tea Powder, to add to the tart lemony flavour.
Mix up a batch of this super easy basic doughnut batter – warning, it’s thick! But I assure you it bakes up as a super soft and delicious doughnut!
While many hands typically make quick work, it’s best if an adult does the piping as this step can be a little tricky! Using a piping bag or large freezer bag, gently pipe doughnut batter once around the doughnut cavity in your mini doughnut pan or electric doughnut maker… Yes, I have both, because like I said! I really love doughnuts! I find that that electric doughnut maker produces a prettier mini doughnut than the doughnut pan, but really, once you slap some glaze on these babies no one cares what they look like anyways!
The best part about baked mini doughnuts is if you play your cards right you can be bowl to mouth in about 20 minutes. Baking times vary depending on what method you’re using and oven temperatures, but I’ve found about 8 minutes to be prime doughnut time.
If you happen to be making these Lemon Glazed Blueberry Mini Doughnuts with small people the glazing step is perfect for little hands. My daughter particularly loved adding in the Nestlé GOOD HOST Lemon Iced Tea Powder, shocked and delighted that we’d discovered a new way to enjoy this classic. Whip up the glaze in a shallow bowl while the doughnuts are baking, and once cooled, generously dip tops of mini doughnuts in glaze and let set on a wire cooling rack.
This recipe makes approximately 48 Lemon Glazed Blueberry Mini Doughnuts but I can assure you they will not last long. They are amazingly delicious! Thank me now, or later!
- ¼ cup Nestlé GOOD HOST Lemon Iced Tea Powder
- ¼ cup Butter, Melted
- ¼ cup Canola Oil
- ½ cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Lemon Zest, Grated
- 1 cup Milk
- 2⅔ cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1½ tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Baking Soda
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1 tsp Nestlé GOOD HOST Lemon Iced Tea Powder
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp Lemon Zest, Grated
- 8 Tbsp Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease your doughnut pan or doughnut maker
- In a large bowl, combine butter, oil, sugar, and Nestlé GOOD HOST Lemon Iced Tea Powder and whisk for 2 minutes, or until smooth
- Add eggs, vanilla, lemon zest and milk to butter mixture and whisk until smooth
- Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and mix just until combined, do not over mix.
- Stir in blueberries. Batter will be thick, but that is totally ok
- Spoon batter into a piping bag or large freezer bag and cut off the end of the bag so the opening wide enough for the blueberries to fit through.
- Pipe batter around each doughnut cavity allowing room for the doughnuts to rise during cooking.
- Bake for 8 minutes until doughnuts start to turn golden brown. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
- Remove doughnuts from pan and let cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack before glazing.
- In a small shallow bowl, combine sugar, Nestlé GOOD HOST Lemon Iced Tea Powder, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix until well combined.
- When doughnuts have cooled completely, dip tops of doughnuts into the glaze and flip over allowing the glaze to run down the sides of the doughnut. Set on wire rack until glaze has dried.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nestlé, however as always, all opinions are my own.