Baked Fresh Strawberry Whole Wheat Doughnuts {SRC}

It is Secret Recipe Club time once again and this month I was assigned Fearless Homemaker.  I've been following Amy's blog for awhile now and absolutely love her photography.  Amy is a homemaker.  She not only shares her recipe, but also shares crafts and entertaining tips.  I love the story of how she and her husband planned a surprise wedding.

Amy's blog has some amazing food photos.  They are super crisp and clear.  I have such a hard time getting pictures in focus.  I took so many pictures of the doughnut above because they kept coming out blurry.  I'm still not happy with the picture.  So after taking a look at Amy's pictures again, I decided I needed to do some Googling and find out what I'm doing wrong....well I found out...MANUAL FOCUS!!!  I was using Auto Focus which apparently won't always keep in focus what you intend to.  Explains a many times I thought I was selecting what I want to be in focus, only to look at the picture and something else comes on in focus and the main subject is blurry.  I can't wait to put this new information to use!

After looking through all of Amy's recipes, it was hard to narrow down just one recipe.  I decided on making Amy's Fresh Strawberry Whole Grain Doughnuts.  I find baking doughnuts to be very quick and everyone enjoys them. I already have a few baked doughnut recipes on my blog.  Baked Doughnut don't taste the same as the deep fried ones but they are still satisfying.

I made half of the recipe Amy posted.  But when I went to make the icing, I forgot to cut it in half so my doughnuts had too much icing on them.  So if you make these doughnuts, they will look slightly different from my picture above.  We enjoyed these doughnuts but thought they could have used a pinch of salt.  I've added salt to the recipe below.  The doughnuts are not overly sweet and I liked the addition of whole wheat flour.  So please head over to Fearless Homemaker and have a look around Amy's fabulous blog!

Baked Fresh Strawberry Whole Wheat Doughnuts
Adapted from Fearless Homemaker

Makes 12 doughnuts

1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk (I used a substitution of milk and vinegar)
2 eggs
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup coarsely chopped strawberries

Strawberry Glaze
3 medium strawberries, pureed (approx. 2 tbsp)
1-2 cups icing sugar

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Spray a doughnut pan with oil.

In a bowl, mix together flours, sugar, baking powder and salt.  In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, honey, vanilla and strawberries.  Add to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Spoon the batter into the prepared doughnut pan.  I found piping with a bag caused for uneven distribution of strawberries.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  After 5 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

To prepare the strawberry glaze, whisk together the strawberry puree and icing sugar.  Dip the cool doughnuts into the strawberry glaze and allow to set for about 10 minutes.

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  1. I love anything with strawberries, so I know I'd love these! And your photo is gorgeous!! Great pick this month :-)

  2. I admire your perserverance, and in the end I think you got a great photo. I've never tried baking doughnuts - something else to add to my "must try" list. These look fabulous, and I love that they're made with whole wheat flour, which along with baking instead of frying assuages any possible doughnut eating guilt whatsoever :-)

  3. I love Amy's blog. What a great seasonal post! I just went strawberry picking this weekend. I am loving the pink glaze!! Happy Reveal Day!

  4. These donuts look divine and at 9mo pregnant I really wish I could reach through the screen and eat that donut!
    P.S. - i feel your food photography pains, glad you figured out manual mode though! Maybe one day we can all be professionals. ;)

  5. Strawberry is not the first flavor that comes to mind when I think of doughnuts, but these may make me change my mind. They look fantastic! Awesome pick this month :)

  6. I only just purchased a doughnut pan, these are a perfect excuse to pull it out again! Good pick!

  7. Oh, I love these doughnuts and I'm so thrilled that you did, too! And your picture turned out so lovely. =) Thanks for all your kind words about my blog and photography - it totally made my morning!

  8. I think it's time I got me a donut pan - these look beautiful!

  9. I love your photo and the doughnut looks delicious! I will definitely have to try it. Great pick!

  10. These do look delicious. I tried my first baked doughnuts a couple of weeks ago and they were a hit. I am anxious to try out this recipe.

  11. Oh my goodness those look dreamy! I am definitely saving these. Great pick for reveal day!! :)

  12. Why don't I have a doughtnut pan? Need it after looking at this recipe!

  13. My husband would definitely not mind the excess of icing... :-) Those look very very tasty....

  14. There's no better doughnut than a fruity glazed doughnut in my book. I have never had a strawberry one though, just blueberry. Must have!

  15. These look absolutely delicious and I love that they are made with wholesome ingredients. Pinning this for later!

  16. I can't believe that the icing is pink! These sound great.

  17. These look so yummy! And I think your photo is awesome!! But I totally understand being critical of yourself-- I'm the worst at that. Seriously though, this donut looks good enough to eat. Love the pretty color, too!

  18. Congratulations on manual focus!! Ha ha. I need to do that too! Your doughnut looks delish!

  19. These doughnuts look so good. Glad to see this great SRC post today!

  20. Look at that fabulous pink glaze! I'm pinning and can't wait to try this recipe for delicious, baked whole wheat doughnuts!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  21. This is seriously such a gorgeous shot mA! I love that you discovered Manual Focus and I'm excited to see what you have in store for us :)

  22. baked doughnuts are delicious this looks wonderful

  23. Until I saw your recipe for avocado pasta on Jaime's site today, I had never heard of your delightful blog. I'm so happy to have learned about you and have a chance to see your fantastic skills in action :)

  24. Silly question, but is icing sugar the same thing as powdered sugar?

    1. Yes it is! In Canada it's called Icing Sugar on the packet.

  25. Made these on a whim yesterday with the extra strawberries in my refrigerator. I used yogurt since I didn't have any buttermilk on hand and they were perfect. Love the fresh chopped strawberries in the batter in addition to the glaze.


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