Baked donuts are a healthier way to get your donut fix. This recipe combines the spiciness of ginger and the sweetness of blackberries for the perfect bite! Pick up some Oregon Blackberries and make this Blackberry Gingerbread Donut recipe to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee, as a dessert, or for a snack anytime.
For the Batter
2½ C all-purpose flour
1 t ground ginger
1 t ground cinnamon
1 t baking powder
½ t fine sea salt
¼ t baking soda
4 T unsalted butter, melted
½ C packed brown sugar
½ C molasses
1 C milk
⅓ C sour cream
1 C fresh, frozen, or canned blackberries
For the Glaze
½ C fresh. frozen (thawed), or canned blackberries
1 C powdered sugar, sifted
Step 1 Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray two 6-count donut pans with cooking spray.
Step 2 In a medium bowl whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl whisk together butter, brown sugar, molasses, egg, milk, and sour cream. Fold in dry ingredients. Fold in berries.
Step 3 Divide batter between donut pans and bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes in pans, then remove to a rack to cool completely.
Step 4 For glaze, in a food processor or blender pulse blackberries until liquid, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard seeds. In a medium bowl whisk together powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons blackberry puree until smooth.
Step 5 Dip tops of donuts in blackberry glaze, allowing excess to drip off. If desired, decorate with sprinkles before glaze sets.