Doughnuts or Donuts? Either way, I’m good with either spelling because I LOVE doughnuts! They are such a huge weakness for me! These blueberry acai orange doughnuts are no joke as it was super hard not to keep eating them!
Blueberry and Acai are another favorite of mine and putting all these together makes one pretty terrific baked doughnut!
Blueberry and Acai
What is not to like about a doughnut? Not much in my book but I tend to lean more to the yeast version but I still enjoy a good cake doughnut too. How about you? And of course, there is the beloved jelly filled which is also up there in the favorite department. I just love how the powdered sugar explodes all over my face!
However, this recipe might stir some second thoughts for two reasons:
- They are the cake version
- They are baked.
Blueberry and acai go so well together, I love this combo in smoothies and especially in acai bowls, which seem to be incredibly popular now. These flavors pair amazing together and I usually eat acai bowls 2-3 times a week for lunch.
I decided to give this flavor combination a whirl in this doughnut recipe and additionally adding a touch of orange to round out the flavor profile. I have to say, its a huge winner and it really works.
The secret to this tender and moist baked doughnut is cake flour. It has a lower protein content and gives it a light and cake-like texture which is fabulous, almost like eating a piece of cake. You won’t miss that they are not fried.
Along with frozen blueberries, which are always in my freezer for smoothies, I add acai puree and orange zest along with orange extract to really compliment these two blues.
I buy my acai frozen at Trader Joes but have seen it popping up in many grocery stores.
The doughnuts are baked in doughnut pans you can purchase in many stores. They pop right out and a breeze to use.
Once baked and cooled I dip them in a traditional powdered sugar icing. Yep just like the one you use for cinnamon rolls.
Then I take it one more notch and add a vanilla drizzle to give it that authentic doughnut like look. Just like you would see at your favorite doughnut shop up on the rack waiting for you to devour!
Once you take a bite of these beauties, you mouth will thank you as it will be a flavor explosion unlike no other. You get the fruity taste of the blueberries and acai and then comes the orange and it just brightens up the whole party going on right inside your mouth.
Try making a batch of these and then:
- Grab your coffee or cold glass of milk, newspaper, and doughnut (maybe two…)
- Sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
- Savor every bite and flavor, enjoy the moment!
- Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!
Now that is the way to start the day!