'Tis the season for everything strawberry, and these Strawberry Buttermilk Donuts with Strawberry Glaze will not let you down fulfilling any berry cravings. Set up your own donut shop at home with these delicious (and easy!) donuts with strawberries throughout the filling AND in the glaze!
You'll be wowed by the beautiful pink color the glaze turns once it's mixed together - double up the batch to make a few more than you think you need, because these will go fast!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar + 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups strawberries, diced and divided
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and lightly coat a donut pan with cooking spray.
To make the glaze, combine ½ cup diced strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir and mash with fork, letting sit at room temperature until strawberry juice is produced.
Add 2-3 tablespoons of this strawberry juice mixture to confectioners sugar and mix well. If glaze seems to runny or to thick, add more strawberry juice or confectioners sugar. Set aside.
For the donuts, combine flour, ½ cup sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl and whisk till combined.
In another bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, honey, butter and vanilla stirring well with a whisk.
With a rubber spatula, slowly add wet ingredients into dry ingredients stirring until mixture is just combined.
Add 1 cup strawberries and slowly mix in until just combined.
Pipe mixture into donut pan, filling ⅔ of the way full.
Bake for 8 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
Let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, and then dip in glaze and return to wire rack.