Saturday, August 22, 2015

Blueberry Peach Cobbler Donuts/Fritters

Who doesn't want donuts for breakfast? But, I have to admit, sometimes you just don't want to make the effort to get dressed and drive to the donut shop. Well, the good news is you don't have too! You can make amazing donuts at home in your pj's!
I've already posted the recipe for these amazing baked donuts made with homemade blueberry jam swirled in (click here). Soooo good! But the recipe I am sharing today is for fried donuts. Yum...fried.
A little more work, but definitely worth the effort.

Blueberry Peach Cobbler Donuts/Fritters
Makes about 9-10 donuts or 12-14 small fritters
Adapted from How Sweet Eats

Donut Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup whole milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, washed and dried
1/2 cup diced peaches (small dice), placed on a paper towel lined plate to remove excess moisture

Glaze Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
splash of vanilla extract


In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk  to combine.

In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Set aside.

Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. The mixture should look like small crumbs.

Add the egg/milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir lightly just until almost combined. Add the blueberries and peaches and fold with a rubber spatula to combine.

Place the mixture on a floured surface and roll/pat the dough until about 1/2" thick. Cut into donut shapes using a biscuit or donut cutter. If using a biscuit cutter, cut holes in the center of each donut with a knife or a frosting piping tip like I did. An alternative option is to make fritters by just scooping the dough using a small scoop instead of rolling it out.

Heat oil in a large pot or deep fryer. I used my heavy Dutch oven with about 5" of oil. Oil temp should be about 375f.

Fry donuts 2 at a time until golden brown and cooked though, approx. 1 1/2 minutes each side, flipping when the first side is done. If making fritters, fry 3-4 fritters at a time.

Cooking time will vary. Checking for doneness after the first donut/fritter will give you a better gauge of the cooking time needed. Be sure to maintain 375f frying temp to prevent overbrowning and/or undercooking the donuts.

Drain donuts/fritters on a paper towel lined wire cooling rack.

Dust with powdered sugar or make the glaze and drizzle over the donuts/fritters when donuts are only slightly warm. If your donuts are too hot, the glaze will melt off. 

To make the glaze: Combine the glaze ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Adjust to desired consistency. The glaze should be thick but able to be drizzled with a fork or spoon. Add a little more liquid, a little at a time, if needed being careful not to add too much.


These donuts are best enjoyed immediately after they are made.

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