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The only 4th of July tradition that I can remember as a kid was of course, watching the city fireworks, but I also remember going to a park with my grandparents, near their house, where we would have a fireworks show of our own.  It was a popular park for family fireworks.  They were never anything big – just things like fountains and sparklers, but it was always such a big deal when we were young.  There was one year that we all walked over to the park, only to discover that the sprinklers were on.  Now, I don’t know if the city did this on purpose to discourage the fireworks at this park, or if the timers were on and never adjusted for the holiday, but I just remember how dissapointed all of us kids were.  Well, my grandpa didn’t want to disappoint any of us!  He grabbed a big metal transh can and covered up one of those sprinklers, giving us enough space to light our fireworks!  It was definitely a memorable 4th of July.

Blueberry Cherry Baked Donuts | www.tasteandtellblog.com

We have started some traditions now that I have a family of my own.  The day starts with the balloon festival, followed by the parade, and then watching one of the big fireworks shows that night.  We have to get up pretty early in the morning for the balloon festival, so breakfast has normally been eaten on the run.  This year, I had this idea that I want to make donuts ahead of time – perfect to take with us!!  Like I mentioned on Saturday, these definitely didn’t turn out red, white and blue like I had hoped for, but I didn’t even care when I took a bite of one of these donuts. My husband and I seriously loved them.  I was originally going to try to make a strawberry version, but I found some cherries at the farmer’s market and just couldn’t resist combining the blueberries and cherries!

A few notes on these – these are very tender donuts.  You have to be pretty gentle when you dip them in the icing.  And I stored them in a plastic container, but I didn’t completely cover it overnight, because I knew they would just fall apart if I did that.  Even uncovered, these were still super moist 2 days later!

Whether or not they are red, white and blue, I know these would make a perfect, easy breakfast for the 4th!

Blueberry Cherry Baked Donuts | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Blueberry Cherry Baked Donuts
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Baked donuts made with fresh blueberries and cherries.
Serves: 18 donuts
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup cherries, halved and pitted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat together the sugar, yogurt, eggs, vanilla, melted butter and vegetable oil. Stir in the flour mixture. Fold in the blueberries and cherries.
  4. Fill the donut pan about ⅔ full with the batter. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. When the donuts are cool, prepare the glaze: In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, almond extract and 3 tablespoons of the milk. Whisk together. (add more milk as needed to make the right consistency.) Dip the top of each donut into the glaze and return to the cooling rack for the glaze to set up and dry.

More ideas for your 4th of July breakfast:

4th of July Toast from Taste and Tell
Blueberry and Raspberry Oatmeal Muffins from Mango & Tomato
Red, White and Blue Almond Puff Pastries from Barbara Bakes
Blueberry Yogurt Waffles from Two Peas and Their Pod
Patriotic Parfait from Itsy Bitsy Foodies

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32 Responses to Blueberry Cherry Baked Donuts

  1. I love the blueberry cherry combo here, these donuts look scrumptious!

  2. Rosa says:

    A wonderful treat! I bet they are highly addictive.



  3. oh these look sooo good! I want one right now…seriously! I was supposed to make blueberry donuts last week, realized I was out of blueberries, and ended up with mango muffins b/c I had frozen mango chunks but oh how I crave one of these!

  4. katie says:

    So cute and lovely combination of berries. Must try some baked donuts

  5. Oooh – these look amazing! Love the big blueberry and cherry chunks! 🙂

  6. I am loving all homemade baked donuts these days! Love the bursts of color and flavor from the blueberries and cherries. Pinning these for sure (and hopefully making them eventually too!!).

  7. Lauren B. says:

    Berry + Cherry! Great combo 🙂

  8. Thanks for the link ♥!
    I actually made those muffins this past weekend but used blueberries and peaches.

    Your donuts look amazing!!!

  9. Katrina says:

    These are super fun! Awesome idea!

  10. I’ve seen so many baked donuts but I’d have to say that, hands-down, these are my favorite. They look so good, Deborah!

  11. marla says:

    Love these little donuts! Must try 🙂

  12. Such a great flavor combo. The cherries are so great right now. Thanks for the link love.

  13. Cassie says:

    Love the blueberry and cherry color contrast. Donuts are the best!!

  14. Madeleine says:

    That’s it, I need a doughnut pan. These look so delicious, I’m currently OBSESSED with cherries!

  15. Joanne says:

    It’s the thought that counts, especially when it comes to the colors of your baked goods. And it’s the taste that matters. And from the looks of em…these are way good!

  16. Chels R. says:

    OH my, these look fantastic!!!! I need to get better so I can go get me a donut pan!

  17. Asiya says:

    These looks great!!! Not a fan of cherries so I’m going to give these a try with just blueberries!

  18. Oh man Deborah! I can’t ever resist those baked donuts! I think I am going to have to bust out my donut pan soon!

  19. Kristy says:

    Oooooh! I know my husband and I would LOVE these too. I’ve never made homemade dough nuts before. I should really give it a try. They look so darn good. 🙂 Happy Fourth!

  20. Absolutely love this combo of fruits here! And since these do have fruit in them, that means they’re super healthy and I can eat like 5 of them in one sitting, right?

  21. Oooh, these look delicious! I love that you added cherries – I’ve been obsessed lately! Happy (early) 4th! 😀

  22. Aimee says:

    Love these! So adorable! Great photos.

  23. Oh these look stunning!

  24. This looks delicious! I LOVE homemade doughnuts (although I have only had them twice..) But what a delicious combination!

  25. More deliciousness for me to drool over – now I’m craving blueberry donuts! I’m featuring this in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and it’s always fun to be following along with your creations…

  26. Kim Bee says:

    These are incredible donuts. Cherries and blueberries are perfection for donuts. They look delicious.

  27. Gregg says:

    Just made these but used frozen mixed fruit (raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry). They are WONDERFUL!!! I did have to bake them for 20 min, but that’s alright. Also, I didn’t have a donut pan and just plopped them onto a silpat.

  28. These are gorgeous! I’m in love!

  29. Mary says:

    These are amazing! I had never made doughnuts before, so to start with these was perfect! The kids loved them, co-workers loved them, and my deployed husband loved them (and they held up to APO mailing)! Once again, AH-MAZE-ING!!!

    • Deborah says:

      @Mary, thank you so much, and thank you for commenting and letting me know! These were one of my husband’s favorite donuts that I’ve made, and he’s been begging for more!

  30. Annie says:

    Just finished baking a batch of those. They are awesome! My only changes are: used blueberry yogurt and a cup of blueberries, no cherries because that’s what I had at home. Wondering what other flavors I can make… This was great, thanks!

  31. Chcolate Store says:

    Absolutely love this combo of fruits here! Even can dip in chocolate

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