Happy National Donut Day!
To celebrate this important day, make donuts! Not just any donuts, though. Make the easiest donuts ever using Lehi Mills Blueberry Muffin Mix! All you have to do is prepare the batter as the box says, and bake them in a donut pan! They get nice and crispy on the outside and stay deliciously soft on the inside.
If you don’t have a donut pan, you should seriously consider investing in one. All the fun and deliciousness of a donut without all the oil! Not to mention it’s way easier to pour batter into a pan and throw them in the oven than deep frying each donut individually.
A simple powdered sugar glaze goes great with them.
Honestly, these turned out amazing with almost no effort. And there’s literally nothing better than eating a fresh donut. Unless you’re willing to get up at 5 a.m. to get them fresh-baked from your local donut shop, this is your best bet.
Blueberry Muffin Donuts
For the donuts:
- 1 box Lehi Mills Muffin Mix
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup oil
- 1 cup water
- Cooking spray or butter
Make the batter according to the instructions on the back of the box. Add lemon or orange zest if you’re looking for a twist! Once mixed, pour the batter into a plastic bag and clip one corner with scissors. Grease donut pan liberally. Pipe a small amount of batter into the pan. If you fill each donut slot more than 1/3 full, they will rise too much and won’t keep the donut shape. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. The sides should be golden brown and crispy and the top will be significantly lighter. That’s okay, because you’re going to dip that side in glaze anyway.
For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons water
Mix powdered sugar, vanilla, and water in bowl. Whisk until well combined. The glaze should be opaque. If it’s too watery, add more powdered sugar. Dip the light side of each donut in the glaze. Set on a cooling rack to dry.
These are best eaten fresh. You can store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days, but they will get soft.
Go ahead, try them out! You’ll be surprised at how easy and tasty they are!