Blueberry Mojito Doughnuts

Blueberry Mojito Doughnuts

August 27, 2014

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Blueberry Mojito Doughnuts

Sometimes I think about how much more sleep I could get if I didn’t have to spend any time “getting ready.” You know, taking a shower, deciding what to wear, fixing my hair, makeup, etc. Why can’t I be the kind of person who just rolls out of bed, jumps in the car, and goes along my merry way? In some ways I actually like my morning routine because it gives me time to wake up and think about what I need to do for the day, but it also means less sleep. And I always prefer more sleep to thinking about the bazillion things I need to do that day. Since I moved and now have to go to work at the same time as Chris (read: EARLY), my sleep schedule is a serious mess. I wake up at 5:00 a.m. and generally only get 5 hours of sleep since I don’t know how to go to sleep before midnight. It’s bad.

In an effort to get a few extra winks, I’ve learned the most amazing thing… I don’t actually have to wash my hair every morning. In fact, I don’t have to wash my hair every other day; I can go 3-4 days without washing my hair. Is that gross? I would care except that my hair dresser says my hair is a million times healthier than it was a few months ago. And not washing and drying it every morning saves me so much time. Guys, I used to not leave the house without washing my hair and now I prefer to leave without washing it. At first it was tough, but now the less I wash, the less I need to. It’s a miracle.

Anyway, despite having to wake up for work earlier, I love having a house because I can spend weekends in my pajamas without even brushing my hair… And I can still go outside for some fresh air in the privacy of my backyard. Ideally, I’ll be outside with a platter of doughnuts in my coffee… Or if it’s later in the day, a cocktail. Or in the most ideal world, doughnuts inspired by cocktails, like these Blueberry Mojito Doughnuts.

I’m not sure what it says about me that I posted a burger inspired by a Bloody Mary the other day and doughnuts inspired by a mojito today. And will probably post a cocktail recipe on Friday. But I hope it’s something good. If not, oh well. I’ll just be sitting on my deck with my unwashed hair, yoga pants, and slippers eating doughnuts. And that’s just fine with me.

Blueberry Mojito Doughnuts (makes about 12):
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  • 1 C fresh blueberries
  • 10 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 8 T butter
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t of salt
  • 1/2 C whole milk
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 batch Lime Mint Icing (see recipe below)

(pre-heat oven to 350 degrees)

Blueberry Mojito Doughnuts Ingredients

Put blueberries, mint leaves, and 1 T sugar in a blender.

Blueberries Mint Sugar in Blender

Blend until puréed. Set aside.

Blueberry Mint Puree

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Doughnut Dry Ingredients

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix to combine.

Doughnut Batter

Gently stir the flout mixture into the butter and sugar mixture, alternating with milk. Then stir in the blueberry purée and vanilla extract. Take care not to overmix.

Blueberry Mint Doughnut Batter

Evenly distribute batter in a lightly oiled doughnut pan, filling tin almost all the way.

Doughnut Batter in Tin

Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes, until doughnuts are light and springy and just beginning to turn golden at edges.

Baked Doughnuts

Remove from oven and let rest in doughnut pan for a few minutes, before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Lime Mint Icing:
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  • 2 C confectioner sugar
  • 1 t lime zest
  • 2 T freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 T milk
  • 5 mint leaves, finely chopped

Mint Lime Glaze

Whisk together all ingredients in a medium bowl.

Mint Lime Glaze in Bowl

When doughnuts are completely cooled, drizzle lime mint icing over them. Allow the icing to cool and harden.

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And… enjoy. Doughnuts and cocktails have to be two of my favorite things in the world (doughnuts and coffee are up there, too), so this is obviously a marriage made in my own little personal heaven.

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It also had me craving a real actual blueberry mojito. Why have I never made one before?? Now I’m wondering what it would be like to dunk these doughnuts into a mojito. Probably amazing, but also sinful in some way. Must. Practice. Restraint.

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But ugh. Restraint is boring. And really, why bother practicing it on doughnuts?

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I say this all the time, but if you’re going to bake a doughnut instead of frying it, you better be darn certain it’s incredibly moist and fluffy. I think the blueberry purée helps achieve those goals here.

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And the mint helps achieve the goal of awesome. OK, that sounded lame, but you know what I mean. What’s a mojito without mint? Er, not a mojito. Duh. I didn’t add any lime juice into the actual doughnuts, which is why I made certain to include a very healthy dose in the icing. It ended up being a really good idea as it made the doughnuts even more refreshing than they were icing-free.

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Sooo, is it a lazy Saturday morning yet? I just want to sit on my deck with unwashed hair eating some doughnuts and sipping on coffee. Can you blame me? Doughnuts and dirty hair… I kind of want that to be the name of my someday band. Also, thank goodness for dry shampoo. #amen.

Cocktail or doughnut… You can only have one. What do you choose?

[Sues]

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21 Responses to "Blueberry Mojito Doughnuts"

  1. My life has been so much better since I discovered I don’t have to wash my hair as regularly as I thought. Also, dry shampoo is so much fun.

  2. Odetta says:

    Dunking these in an actual blueberry mojito is a grand idea! They are so pretty!!!

  3. Bah, getting ready takes soooo long!! WAH! I love these donuts…the flavour is awesome!

  4. What a fun flavor, Sue! Such a creative donut. Looks delish!

  5. Monica says:

    Very creative! Such fun to experiment with something new like this. And the picture you painted of sitting at home, relaxed, with a few of these donuts, works for me! : )

  6. Talk about a doughnut you won’t find at the corner doughnut shop. Yum!

  7. I Totally agree with you girl!! I sometimes do that to since extent, like today I woke up, changed and ran to get my mother’s hair colored!!
    BTW blueberry mojito doughnuts?!! Are you kidding!! I want these!

  8. Pam says:

    I wish I had one of these donuts to go with my coffee this morning!

  9. Yum! I love baked doughnuts and these blueberry mojito doughnuts look delicious 🙂

  10. Now these aren’t your typical blueberry donuts! Love the addition of the mojito flavors!

  11. Joanne says:

    YES to easing up on the hair washing! Learning that was a godsend in my life. And I don’t brush my hair every day either. I’m really a rebel. 😛

    These donuts are the best way to have cocktails for breakfast!

  12. Megan says:

    So ready for a lazy Saturday morning… and I’m going to want some of these doughnuts to go with it! I think I’d choose a doughnut over a cocktail… but really it probably would be an in-the-moment decision!

  13. OMG these donuts are so much fun! I actually just discovered how to effectively use dry shampoo and have definitely taken advantage and washed my hair less often. I think it’s actually better for your hair that way!

  14. Lounging at home with a plate of these and yoga pants sounds perfect. I might have to wash my hair though – mine gets extra greasy extra quick hehehe

  15. I recently started using dry shampoo and I love it! It was a miracle for my mornings being able to skip shampoo days too. I would be all about sitting outside with a plate of these and a monster mug of coffee – such a unique (and delish-sounding) donut flavor. Our mint plant has been super lush so I’m always looking for ways to use it up!

  16. Velva says:

    Somewhere along the line I aslo learned that washing my hair everyday was not necessary-definitely saves time.

    These blueberyy mojito doughnuts rock!!

    Velva

  17. I think every female who read your comments about getting ready is nodding her head. I am older and keeping my hair healthy is extra important. My hair gets wet, but I only use shampoo twice a week. I always let it dry naturally. Yes I work a day job. I just get up earlier to allow that to happen. I don’t want to bake my hair everyday. I too love the days when I allow myself to wear my bathrobe all day. It doesn’t happen as often as I would like. So I guess it makes the days it does happen all the more special. Like these SPECIAL doughnuts. Gad I love doughnuts!

  18. I totally WISH I were one of those girls that could just wake up and be ready to go lol…but until that time comes, I’d love to enjoy one of these lovely looking doughnuts each and every single morning!

  19. Victoria says:

    Pinned it! These looks so yummy! I do enjoy making doughnuts but haven’t tried baking them before. I feel like I should invest in a doughnut pan and try these out! Less calories right? So they’re healthy then! haha.

  20. I know exactly what you mean! I get so jealous of men that they don’t have to bother with makeup and their hair is so short, it hardly requires any work. I wash my hair every other day and sometimes I wash it at night to save some time in the morning! I’m all over these doughnuts. They sound like the perfect breakfast with my coffee!

  21. I loooove baked donuts! These look fantastic!

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