Buttermilk Doughnuts with Strawberry Glaze

Buttermilk Doughnuts with Strawberry Glaze: fluffy buttermilk doughnuts with a crispy exterior topped with a sweet, fresh strawberry glaze.


This doughnut recipe uses my favorite buttermilk doughnut hole batter, a simple mix that comes together in just minutes using one bowl. Yum.  And is paired with a scrumptious strawberry glaze that uses real, fresh strawberries.  Double yum.  These tiny, round doughnuts are the perfect way to take advantage of peak strawberry season and yet another great excuse to eat more doughnuts.

Making doughnuts from scratch may sound tricky, but these little gems are anything but complicated.  The batter is no more difficult to make than pancake mix and using an ice cream scoop to portion out the batter gives you perfectly round doughnut holes every time.

My favorite method for frosting — just dip, set aside, and repeat.

My favorite memories of making these doughnut holes is when we used to make them on the deck in the summer at my parent’s house.  We’d make a double or triple batch, put on a pot of coffee, text the neighbors, and just wait to see who would show up.  Trust me.  If you’re making homemade doughnuts, people will come.


Smile and enjoy!

Just kidding.  This is how it actually went down.

Buttermilk Doughnuts with Strawberry Glaze
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Serves: 15 doughnut holes
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 TB butter / melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • oil for frying
  • ½ cup strawberries / chopped
  • 1 TB sugar
  • 1 TB water
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • milk / as needed
  1. Heat canola or vegetable oil in a deep fryer or sauce pot to 375 degrees F.
  2. Prepare the doughnut batter by combining all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Add in wet ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  4. Spoon into hot oil using a 1 TB sized ice cream scoop. Let cook on each side for 2 minutes until golden on all sides, flipping at least once. Work in small batches until all dough is used.
  5. For the glaze, combine strawberries, water, and sugar in a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes until all the juices have been released. Remove from heat.
  6. Pour strawberries through a fine mesh strainer and into a small bowl. Add remaining glaze ingredients and whisk well to combine. Add milk in small amounts to reach desired consistency.
  7. Dip doughnut holes in glaze and set aside to let frosting set.

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