Embrace the crumb! These Blueberry Crumb Donuts will make you cheer for crumbs again!
Ah, crumbs. Crumbs are a regular part of our lives these days. And, nope, I’m not talking about Laura eating saltine crackers in bed. (In her defense, that only happened one time…and she was sick.) I’m talking crumbs of the Robbie variety. The little guy went through a phase where he was a super picky eater. He only wanted bananas (or nananas, as he called ’em). He also loved yogurt, but that was about it. Good luck feeding him anything new.
I’m not sure where Robbie got that picky eating thing from as Laura and I will usually eat anything and everything in front of us. But Robbie broke out of that picky phase, and he’s been pretty good for us lately. We just fill his tray with little bits of everything from sweet potatoes to blueberries to whatever we made for dinner that night. But with that comes crumbs. Holy cow. I thought Laura’s saltine cracker epidode was bad. Yeah, I hadn’t seen crumbs.
If you asked our dogs, they would probably say that crumbs are awesome. Both of them circle Robbie’s high chair like two hungry sharks. Did you know that green beans can produce crumbs? I wouldn’t have thought so…and then I watched a toddler eat. (Good thing Max likes green beans…) But crumbs don’t always have to be a bad thing. Take this Raspberry Crumble Bread or these Blueberry Crumb Bars. Crumbs are an essential part of those recipes! The more crumbs the better!
I have always loved blueberry donuts. They’re a secret love, and I have to just avoid the donut section of the grocery store…or else I’m coming home with a dozen blueberry donuts! And they’ll all be gone by the time Laura comes home from work. Just kidding! (Sorta…) But with the blueberry donut in mind, I decided to bake up a batch of Blueberry Crumb Donuts. The donuts themselves are tasty…like really tasty. But then you add on loads of crumby topping? Yes, I believe these Blueberry Crumb Donuts need to happen again. Like tomorrow.
I’m pretty sure I looked like Robbie after eating one of these donuts. I stood up and crumbs went everywhere! And sure enough, the dogs were right there ready to be 4-legged vacuum cleaners.
So here’s a fun tip that I picked up somewhere along the way: I actually prefer baking with frozen berries. They can be a bag of frozen berries from the store. Or they can be fresh berries that you toss in the freezer for an hour. I find that it’s easier to fold frozen berries into batter, and they don’t sink to the bottom as much. I’ve also seen the tip to toss the berries in a tablespoon or so of flour to prevent them from sinking.
I would offer to leave you with some Blueberry Crumb Donuts, but I may or may not have polished this batch off already. Oops. So instead, I leave you with this thought: Can you imagine a toddler eating a crumb donut? Enjoy!