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Earl Grey Doughnuts with Blueberry Glaze

A baked doughnut that is perfect to serve at your next brunch gathering or as a sophisticated dessert.  Doughnut recipe adapted from grace(full)eats. Glaze recipe adapted from NYTimes Cooking. 

Course Brunch
Keyword blueberry, brunch, dessert, doughnuts, earl grey, easy, easy recipe, lemon zest
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 doughnuts


Earl Grey Doughnuts

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 teabags Tazo Earl Grey tea
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup whole milk heated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Blueberry Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


Earl Grey Doughnuts

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray doughnut pans with cooking spray (I used Pam for baking). For the pans, I liked these Wilton non-stick pans from Amazon. 

  2. Heat 1/2 cup of milk. In my microwave, I heated it for 1 minute - be careful as it gets very hot. Steep the Earl Grey teabags in the hot milk for 15 minutes. Squeeze the teabags to get the last bit of flavor and remove from milk. Set the milk aside. 

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt and whisk gently just to combine.

  4. In another bowl, combine the oil, egg, vanilla extract, and finally the milk (all the wet ingredients). Make sure the milk has cooled a bit. Whisk these ingredients together. 

  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together until combined. 

  6. Fill the doughnut pan with the batter. Make sure to fill each doughnut to only 2/3 of the way as the doughnuts will rise. I spooned the batter in and felt this worked just fine. You could also pipe the batter into the pan.

  7. Bake the doughnuts for 10-13 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the doughnuts cool (at least 1/2 hour) before glazing. 

Blueberry Glaze

  1. Put 1/3 cup blueberries in food processor with the lemon zest, 1/4 cup of milk and 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.

  2. Whisk the blueberry mixture into the powdered sugar.

  3. Dip each doughnut into the glaze by pressing the top of each doughnut into the glaze. This is best done in a bowl. Set the doughnuts on a rack or baking sheet so the glaze can harden.