Baked Strawberry Donuts
Baked Strawberry Donuts: such a perfect spring or summer breakfast treat! With fresh strawberries baked in, and a sweet and tangy pink strawberry icing.
We are finally coming out of the rainy season, and I’m looking out to a gorgeous, green, and sunny scene from my window.
This is worth celebrating!
I recommend starting this kind of day with a treat that tastes as fresh and summery as the weather feels: strawberry donuts!
These are baked, so they’re super-simple to make.
I hope you have a donut pan! They’re relatively cheap and easy to find, and they turn out perfect donuts every time. Here’s an affiliate link to the kind I have.
If you really don’t want to use a donut pan, you can also bake these as muffins. Just keep an eye on the bake time because it might be slightly different.
These strawberry donuts are made with sour cream, so they’re soft and tender. And they have fresh strawberries running all throughout. Plus a tangy, sweet strawberry glaze that’s so pretty and pink!
Enjoy the spring strawberries while they’re at their peak, with this quick and easy strawberry donuts recipe!
More great warm weather recipes on my “Seasonal Recipes: Spring & Summer” Pinterest board!
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Baked Strawberry Donuts
For the baked strawberry donuts
- 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) kosher salt
- 1/2 cup (115 g) sour cream
- 1/3 cup (66.67 g) granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup (56 g) oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (72 g) diced hulled fresh strawberries
For the strawberry icing
- 1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
- 1 large fresh strawberry, (or 2 small fresh strawberries), hulled
- zest of 1/2 a lemon
- Preheat the oven to 350° F, and lightly mist a doughnut pan with non-stick spray.
- Place the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
- Place the sour cream, sugar, oil, egg, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry, and fold together until just barely combined. Fold in the diced strawberries, and transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
- Bake for 14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of a doughnut comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely.
- To make the glaze, place the powdered sugar, strawberries, and lemon zest in the chopper attachment of the KitchenAid® 5-Speed Hand Blender and pulse to combine.
- Top the cooled doughnuts with glaze.
Can I make the glaze in a food processor? Thank you! These look so good in the middle of winter!
I think that would work! Good luck!
These donuts are soooo tasty and my whole family agrees! Is the nutritional information for the whole batch or just one donut?
So happy you enjoyed! The nutritional info is for one serving. You can change the serving size with the slider that appears when you hover over the servings/calories section, if you want to eat more or less than one donut.
These are adorable- perfect for a Valentine’s treat!
Quick question…….Since strawberries are wet when diced and sometimes not very flavorful, can they be oven-roasted to bring out the flavor or should I just add some freeze dried berries instead of fresh? Thanks
Hey Nancy! I just used fresh berries but either of those ideas would be fantastic! I’m sure it would really bring out the strawberry flavor in such a delicious way. Thanks for reading and for the great suggestions!
I love this recipe! My doughnut pan has not been used lately, so I am happy to find a recipe that inspires me to get it out! Great to see a strawberry recipe without jello. Thanks ☺???
So happy you like it! And yes, I’m all for fresh fruit over jello 😉 Hope you enjoy!
These are lovely pink dunuts. My kids are likely love them.
Thank you! Mine definitely did 😉
Allie, these donuts are so pretty! Perfect way for me to use the strawberries I have in the fridge, too! 🙂
Thank you so much Tiffany! We always have lots of strawberries in our fridge too!
My donut pan has been so lonely – and fresh strawberries are a good reason to get it out again. These are lovely Allie!
Awesome, thanks Tricia! Hope you enjoy!
Could these be done in a convection oven instead of a convection microwave? Would any adjustments have to be made?
Yes! They can bake in a conventional oven at 350 degrees F for 12 to 16 minutes. They are done when they’re starting to look a little golden brown around the edges. Good luck and I hope you enjoy!
Allie these donuts look amazing!
Thank you so much Kirsten!