It’s the first Friday in June which means it’s National Donut Day! It’s been a while since I have shared a donut recipe on here. And to be honest, they are not something I bake all that often. My favorite donut that I have made are the Rainbow Cookie Donuts I posted a little over 4 years ago. I have made those a few times since then. And these Baked Peach Crumb Donuts I am sharing today are a very close second. If you are not a fan of peaches, you can swap out the peaches for blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc. The base of the donut would work well with any of those fruits and crumb topping works well with any of those fruits and is always delish!
A few things to note… Whatever fruit you choose to use you don’t want to add it to the batter of your donuts. After making the batter pipe or spoon it into your donut pan and then sprinkle the fruit on top lightly pressing it into the batter.
Once your fruit is placed then sprinkle the top with the crumb topping and once again lightly press it into the batter to make sure it sticks while your donuts are baking and doesn’t end up falling off.
And finally, once your donuts have cooled dust the top of them with Confectioners’ sugar. The added sweetness of the sugar is just what these donuts need since they aren’t too sweet to begin with. Which is perfect by me.
Baked Peach Crumb Donuts
For the donuts:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup buttermilk*
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup diced peaches (can use fresh or frozen)
For the crumb topping:
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
*Make your own by combining 1/2 cup whole milk with 3 teaspoons of white vinegar. Stir together and let sit for 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease 2 6-welled donut pans with butter, or spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
In a large bowl whisk together the melted butter, buttermilk, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pans until 2/3 fill. You can also transfer the batter to a large piping bag or Ziploc bag and pipe the batter into the pan.
To make the crumb topping whisk together both sugars, cinnamon and flour. Using a fork, pastry cutter or your hands, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it’s pea sized and looks like coarse sand.
Divide the diced peaches among the donut batter, pressing it lightly into the batter. Sprinkle the crumb topping over each donut, once again pressing it lightly into the batter.
Bake in the preheated oven 10-11 minutes. Let the donuts cool in the pan for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled dust the donuts with confectioners’ sugar.
Recipe from Katie Bird Bakes