we recently had a snow day, and the poor south was sent into chaos. we decided not to brave the storm, so snuggled up indoors. A day inside, by the fire, with my honey – I sure can’t complain about that. and these chocolate chip donuts with a blueberry glaze were the perfect snow day treat.
the husband gave his stamp of approval [he never holds back what he thinks–which i so appreciate!] so i knew they were a win. sure, these donuts aren’t made bananas and coconut oil, but they are healthier than your average donut. number one, they are baked instead of fried [yay for donut molds!]. and number two, there’s a little protein and antioxidant boost from the greek yogurt and blueberries. so there…. a “healthy” treat.
chocolate chip donuts with blueberry glaze
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cake flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 large egg, & 1 egg yolk
- 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar + 1 tbsp.
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup vanilla soy milk
- 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
for the glaze:
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp. vanilla soy milk
preheat the oven to 350 F. in a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. in a separate bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar. add in the eggs, vanilla extract, and soy milk and continue to whisk. pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. mix in the chocolate chips. spray a donut pan with cooking spray and add dough to each pan. the key here is to add minimal dough to each mold. i’m always tempted to pile it up, but with a donut pan, you only need a little dough in each. bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
while the donuts are cooking, prepare the glaze. using a food processor puree the blueberries. transfer the pureed berries to a bowl and whisk in the powdered sugar. add the vanilla extract and soy milk. for a thicker glaze, add more powdered sugar. refrigerate for about 30 minutes, while the donuts are cooling.
once the donuts have been cooked and cooled, dip each one into the bowl of glaze. let dry, and enjoy!
eat up, and stay warm!