Thursday, February 13, 2014

Deep Fried Blueberry Doughnuts

Happy Thursday Everybody! Hope everyone is having a great day. I also hope you've already made your Valentine's Day reservations for tomorrow, cause if not it might be too late :) When Hub and I were dating we were huge on presents. We would shower each other with expensive gifts that we probably didn't need (although I am pretty darn attached to my Ipod). Now that we are married, our priorities on holidays have shifted. Now we focus on spending time with each other and maybe buying each other one or two things that mean a lot.

For example, on Christmas Hub got me a food thermometer. Some people might think that's a crum gift, but for me it was perfect. I'd been wanting one for weeks and the fact that he picked up on that and remembered it was something I wanted meant more to me than any pair of earrings could. So for Valentine's Day I decided to make something for Hub that I know is his absolute favorite treat. Deep Fried Blueberry Doughnuts!
Funny thing happened while I was making these. I had set the food thermometer mentioned above on the side of my pot to make sure my hot oil was the right temperature, turned around to grab something and turned back to find my thermometer floating in the crazy hot oil!! Apparently the plastic clip wasn't melt proof. Duh! It's plastic Elie!! It was entirely my fault and I would've been more upset had I not picked up on the irony of the whole situation. I was using my perfect gift to make my Hub a perfect gift and ended up ruining my gift. Had to laugh, nothing else to do at that point. :) Gift of the Magi as my Dad would say.
And though they weren't necessarily worth ruining my thermometer over, they are pretty darn phenomenal. And I can easily buy a new one so no harm, no foul right?
Best part about this recipe is there is no rise time. You could easily wake up a little early and whip these up for your Valentine. Just combine your dry ingredients, add in some melted butter, stir in some milk, squish in the blueberries, shape, fry and add icing. I used a cookie cutter but could have cut out some cooking time during assembly if I had a doughnut cutter. Having to cut out the middle circle took a little more time.
They are nice and crunchy on the outside and soft and cake like on the inside. If you don't like such a cakey doughnut, try frying a little longer than I did. 
2 1/4 Cup flour
1/3 Cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 Cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 Cups blueberries
Oil for frying (about a quart)

1 Cup powdered sugar
1-1 1/2 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla

In your mixer combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.

In a small bowl mix together the egg, milk and vanilla until well mixed.

Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients and stir on low until the texture becomes crumbly. Then add the egg mix and stir until it just about comes together fully. Fold in the blueberries with a spoon, being sure to squash some as you go, and mix everything together completely.

Using your hands, form the dough into a large ball. Flour your work space well and roll out your dough into about a 1/2 inch in thickness. Using a dough cutter, cut out your doughnuts being sure to reroll the scraps. I used a knife to then cut out the hole in the middle.

Heat your oil in a large sauce pan to about 375 degrees. Don't drop your thermometer in the hot oil! Place the doughnuts in the oil two at a time frying for 2 minutes on each side. Remove and place on a paper towel.

Combine all ingredients for the icing in a shallow bowl and dip the doughnuts into the bowl once they have slightly cooled. Ta Da! Best breakfast ever!

Here's a great doughnut cutter!

Need a saucepan?

Here's a waterproof thermometer...but is it hot oil proof? :)

What's your worst oops while cooking? Ever caught your kitchen on fire?! Hope not! Would love to hear about your cooking mishaps (mostly to help me feel better about what I did :)!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Recipe adapted from here


  1. These look so delicious. I am totally going to be craving blueberry doughnuts all day now!

  2. I had to fight the urge not to lick my computer screen.

    1. Haha Leslie this made me laugh out loud! Thanks for that!

  3. OMG! These doughnuts look amazing!!!! :D I love the blueberries and icing...delish!!


  4. I can smell the frying dough from here YUM!

  5. Yum, I love doughnuts, and these look so good :) I'm sorry about your thermometer! I've had a couple of kitchen mishaps too, like cracking glass bowls... One time I had made brownies and placed them on the counter as soon as I got them out of the oven. Not that I have a marble countertop of anything, but it still broke into pieces (still ate the brownie though). The other time was worse because I lost the bowl over broccoli :( It cracked as I drizzled it with lemon juice, as the recipe instructed. I never thought a squirt of fridge cold lemon could crack my bowl!

    1. Agos you made me feel so much better!! Thank you so much for sharing your kitchen mishaps with me. I totally would've ate the brownies too!!

  6. Thanks for sharing on From the Farm blog hop. I love both donuts and blueberries. I haven't made donuts in a very long time, but you're inspiring me to do it again. Your pics are so good I want to eat them off the screen!

  7. These look so good...........we love blueberries and my kids have been asking me to make donuts again. :) Thank you for posting this. Gentle Joy

  8. Oh yum! These look absolutely amazing! Pinned! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

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  10. Thank you for bringing your yummy donuts to Family Fun Friday! They look GREAT!

  11. Yum! Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Pinning to the party board and can't wait to see what happiness posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!

  12. These look amazing. Thanks for sharing your recipe and a really good tutorial!

  13. I almost skipped this post...just because I felt fat reading the title, lol. Blueberries are so yummy.

  14. These look delicious. I can almost taste them. Can I have 2 with black coffee please?
    Thanks for sharing with us at Turn It Up Tuesday.

  15. Oh my! I was reading this post and it took everything to prevent myself from salivating. Even my son said he wanted some. Great post!
    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

  16. These look delicious! Blueberry donuts are my all time favorite and I bet they are even better deep fried :)

  17. These look soooo good! I would be afraid to make them because I know I would eat every single one of them!

    I would be thrilled if someone bought me a food thermometer. In fact, I've come to love crafts and cooking so much, when I get other things like clothes for gifts, I'm kinda disappointed haha!...and thinking to myself....I wished it was those cupcake liners I saw the other day! LOL

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! Pinned to the party board! :)


  18. Oh goody, goody! Just told my husband we have another delicious thing to make in our deep fryer! Pinned! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday.

  19. Oh yum! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  20. These doughnuts look SO GOOD! Elie, you did it again. You made me HUNGRY!!! LOL
    Ducks ‘n a Row

  21. These look awesome, but I hate frying! If it makes you feel better about your melting story, I put my new and much beloved gold Starbucks mug in the microwave the other day because I figured surely they wouldn't sell a non-microwave safe mug. The ensuing sparks proved otherwise. And now I have a crackly gold mug.

  22. oh how I love donuts :) and I would totally love a that thermometer

  23. These look so yummy. The menfolk and the kiddos would devour them! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. I can't wait to see what you share next week!

  24. My husband loves anything blueberry and he would definitely like these a lot!!! Pinned to my cooking bucket list plus added the donut cutter to my shopping cart! Stopping by from the HomeAcre Hop.

  25. Yummy! I have three boys that are blueberry fiends and of course anything in doughnut form is well appreciated around here!

    I'm definitely adding this to my receipt "to-do" list.

    I'd love it if you would link this recipe uo sometime at my new Pinterest Linkup Hop!

  26. I never imagined making my own doughnuts because they seem too complicated. These look easy and absolutely delicious!

  27. Oh, they look so good! Growing up we used to use canned biscuits to make sugar times!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  28. Found you via Angel's link up- these blueberry babies look AMAZING! :)