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Buttermilk Baked Donuts with Strawberry Glaze

Yields12 ServingsPrep Time40 minsCook Time12 minsTotal Time52 mins

Who doesn’t love a donut? This recipe for Buttermilk Baked Donuts combine the best of what’s coming into season—strawberries—with a healthy, baked recipe. The fresh glaze on top adds just a touch of sweetness. You’ll want to bake them all year long.

Pair Recipe with Buttermilk Baked Donuts with Strawberry Glaze with:
Strawberry EVOO Smoothie

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For the Donuts:
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp baking soda
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp nutmeg (for the baked donut taste than actual nutmeg taste – don’t leave out)
  cup granulated sugar
 1 large egg
 ½ cup buttermilk
 1 tsp vanilla
 2 tbsp Colavita Olive Oil
 ½ cup chopped fresh strawberries
For the Glaze:
 ½ cup chopped fresh strawberries to end up with 1/4 cup puree
 6 oz confectioners sugar, by weight (1.5 cups, measured)
 Donut Pan
For the Donuts:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Oil a donut pan with a little Colavita olive oil. Set aside.


In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and sugar. Set aside.


In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla until smooth. Add the Colavita olive oil, whisking until fully combined.


Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Gently fold in the chopped strawberries. The batter will be thick. Do not overmix.


Spoon or pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling 2/3 – 3/4 of the way full. A large ziploc bag with one of the corners cut off (remove about ½”) makes a perfect batter piper.


Bake the donuts for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown. Remove the donuts from the oven and let them rest in the pan for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Cool completely before glazing.

For the Glaze:

Puree the fresh strawberries in a food processor or blender until smooth.


Puree the fresh strawberries in a food processor or blender until smooth.


With a spoon, drizzle the glaze on top of the donuts in any pattern you like. You can also dip them into the glaze for full coverage.


The donuts will absorb the glaze, so glaze them just before eating!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12