Sure it's easy to run to the donut shop and grab a dozen tasty delights.......unless you are me. Simply because there is only one tiny donut shop in my tiny town and it is awful! Sorry to the shop owner but your donuts taste like nothing but over-used oil.

If you have ever experienced something similar you might be wondering how to make delicious donuts at home. It's not a secret that donuts aren't healthy in any way so I wouldn't recommend making these often but it is definitely necessary once in a while and this is how to do it right!!

Step 1: Prep Work

Before you dive into donut making you will need to do a little prep work. Some of the steps are optional but mashing the blueberries is not.

Cardamom - You can use store bought ground cardamom but if you grind it fresh you will get a much more intense flavor. Break open the green pods and empty the seeds into a mortar and pestle. Crush until finely ground.

Buttermilk - I usually don't have buttermilk on hand but it is very easy to make. Measure out one cup of milk and add one tablespoon of lemon juice. Let stand 10-15 minutes. Milk will begin to curdle. You can use store bought buttermilk if you prefer.

Blueberries - Using a vegetable masher, mash blueberries.
Thes are delicious!
I am trying your recipe with wild huckleberries we picked in the mountains and freshly crushed cardamom as suggested. I am making these for my birthday instead of a cake. Wow, so fragrent! I am excited!
<p>I have been trying to make doughnuts but am having trouble with the dough disintegrating when I put it in the oil and I don't know why. </p>
I wonder about using coconut oil.
<p>I think any frying oil would work, just keep it at the correct temp!</p>
They look so yummy !!!
They look rustic-ly delicious!
I do agree they look more rustic than a store bought donut but they are delicious!
It's all part of the charm :D
interesting recipe. Thanks.
Won! Der! Ful! They look fantastic! <br> <br>I'm not so familiar with peanut oil, but in general I much prefer (1) safflower oil or (2) sunflower oil to &quot;canola&quot; ; agree that vegetable/soybean oil is the worst.
lovely! you are the queen of deserts!
That's very nice, thank you!
Voted for you, LOL
some spray paint tops have two rings and trimmed to equal height the make great mini donuts
Amazing! They look so good! I am scared out of my mind to make donuts...because I know I would eat them all and then want to make them all the time! :)
Completely valid fear!! I'm already thinking about the next batch!
looks delicious
Thank you!
Lol u suck
lolz Shut up hater
You should go into business and put that other donut shop out. Holy hell those look good.
Not a bad idea, never thought about that! :)
lol... I couldn't agree MORE!<br> <br> I'd be willing to bet these donuts <em>taste</em> even better than they<em> look</em>! &nbsp;;-P~
They look delicious hahahahaaaggahahagagah I want one to appear in front of my face right now yummy
If you make them they will be!!!
would peanut oil work rather than canola oil?They look really tasty and I love blueberries!!
I've never tried using peanut oil so I can't really say. I know it is a good frying oil but my guess is it would leave more of a flavor than canola.
Those look delicious!
Thank you, they are!!!

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