fresh strawberry whole grain donuts

by Amy on 9 May 2012

one of my dear friends, erin from erin’s food files, has an exciting month ahead of her. why, you ask? well, she + her husband are expecting their first baby, due within the next few weeks. so, a bunch of her blogger friends, headed by jessica, decided to throw her a virtual baby shower!

since erin’s a born-and-bred southerner, we opted for a southern theme for the shower. for me, the first food that pops to mind when i think about spring in the south = strawberries. fresh, local strawberries. so, my husband + i headed to the farmer’s market, picked up a bunch of local strawberries, + i got baking.

y’all, these donuts turned out amazing! i ate mine a little warm from the oven (yum!), while my husband opted to eat his with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, like you would with a strawberry cake. we both agreed that they were some of the freshest, tastiest donuts ever. + with the whole wheat flour + the fresh berries in there, they’re actually pretty good for you. so, strawberry lovers, you MUST give this recipe a try – a delicious treat that’s relatively guilt-free? sounds too good to be true, but i promise it is possible!

for the full round-up of all of our virtual baby shower recipes, hop over to jessica’s blog today!

fresh strawberry whole grain donuts

makes about a dozen donuts, adapted from health, as seen on chocolate & carrots

ingredients for the donuts

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup strawberries, coarsely chopped

directions for the donuts

preheat the oven to 400°F. spray the donut pan with canola oil spray + set aside.

in a bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, + baking powder. in another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients + stir until just combined.

either spoon the batter into the pan or put the batter into a large ziplock (or pastry) bag + squeeze into the pan, filling each donut mold about 2/3 full.

bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom. allow the donuts to cool in the pan for about 3 minutes before emptying out onto a cooling rack.

once cooled completely, dip in strawberry glaze (see recipe below).

ingredients for the strawberry glaze

3 medium sized strawberries, puréed (about 2 tablespoons purée)
1-2 cups powdered sugar

directions for the strawberry glaze

whisk the strawberry puree + powdered sugar together. dip donuts into the glaze, + allow to set/cool for about 10 minutes.

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51 Tara August 1, 2015 at 3:24 pm

I decided to try this recipe after buying some strawberries on a whim last week. So delicious! I love the burst of strawberry flavor in the batter plus in the glaze. Perfect way to end strawberry season.

52 Amy August 1, 2015 at 4:17 pm

I am so thrilled to hear that, Tara – glad you enjoyed! =)

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