I love blueberries and love to bake with them. Blueberries are a wonderful spring/summer fruit. They are a delicious fruit to add to salads, for a smoothie, or in a bread like this. Since they don't break down too much when baking they add a nice texture and juiciness to the bakes good. Not to mention that they are a wonderful source of antioxidants, especially now in the peak of their season. Blueberries are on the fruits with the some of the richest antioxidants. It is important to eat a good dose of variety of fruit with antioxidants due to their ability to fight free radicals in the body. Very important in maintaining the nervous system and brain health. But fruit is always best in their natural form!
I have made a good for you recipe to enjoy this delicious fruit, and also enjoy a baked donut. Enjoying the foods we like, but tweaking them slightly to enhance their health benefits is how you balance an overall healthy diet and maintain a state of well-being.
Yields 6 servings
3 tablespoons unsalted butter - melted and cooled
2 large organic eggs
1/4 cup of organic whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur)
1/4 cup bran
3 tablespoons All Purpose flour
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
2 tablespoons palm sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder (I used Hain gluten-free)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 Lemon juiced
1/4 cup powdered sugar (You may need more based on the consistency)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Using some of the melted butter, lightly grease the donut pan.
In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients.
Then add the eggs, and melted and cooled butter.
With a spatula mix well until a batter is formed.
Then fold in the blueberries.
Pour the batter into the molds and bake for 13-15 minutes until the centers are cooked.
Meanwhile prepare the glaze. Whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until an opaque glaze is created. Set that aside until the donuts have cooled.
Once the donuts have baked, remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes in the pan. Then gently flip them on to a cooling rack and let cool for another 20 minutes or so.
Then add a tablespoon of glaze to each donut.
Serve and enjoy!