Strawberry Elderflower Glazed Donuts

overhead shot of glazed donuts with pink carnations in the photo as well

These Strawberry Elderflower Glazed Donuts are the ultimate Spring treat! Soft and fluffy baked donuts loaded with fresh strawberries and glazed with a sweet strawberry elderflower glaze…what else could you ask for!?

For reference, I use the delicious Strawberry & Elderflower flavor of Clipper Tea to make the glaze for these donuts. Clipper Tea kindly sponsored me to make an Instagram Reel that you can view HERE, however, they did not compensate me for this blog post and all opinions are my own!

We are only 10 days away from Spring officially being here! Not like I’m counting down or anything…ha! 

But really, in the spirit of desiring warm weather and flowers blooming, I wanted to share this delightful recipe that makes me think of all of the sunshine and happiness! 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe: 

First off, it’s so simple! Making donuts at home might seem a little intimidating, but I promise they aren’t! For this recipe, there is no frying needed, no huge vats of oil, hardly any mess at all, actually! 

You bake these donuts instead which results in an incredibly soft, fluffy cake like donut. Of course, just the fluffy donut would be enough but why not add in juicy and fresh strawberries? The berries are loaded in each bite and add such a sweet flavor!

Aaaaand the real star of the show is the GLAZE! The glaze is always my favorite part of a donut and this one certainly does not disappoint. 

side view shot of 4 Clipper Tea strawberry elderflower bags in a pot of milk with the Clipper tea packaging in the background

I used Clipper Tea to help make the glaze – their Strawberry & Elderflower flavor (an herbal tea, by the way), added such a delicate sweet and floral taste to the glaze! By simply steeping the tea bags in milk and using that milk for the glaze, it’s nuanced but at the same time, adds SO much to the donut itself. 

When the donuts are all done, glazed and ready to go, they’re absolutely delicious! Perfect with an additional cup of tea, coffee or to serve at your next brunch get together!

So let’s get into what you need to make them! 

Ingredients You Need: 

All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder – the dry ingredients you will need for these donuts 

Melted Butter – I prefer to use salted butter when I bake, but you can use unsalted as well. 

Honey – this is the only sweetener used in these donuts (aside from the powdered sugar for the glaze!)…the honey really works well with the elderflower tones in in the glaze. 

Egg – this helps bind the batter together. 

Whole Milk – you can use dairy free milk if needed, I prefer whole milk!

Greek Yogurt – you can substitute sour cream if needed! This adds to the moisture of the donut.

Vanilla Extract – for that delicious flavor! Be sure to use pure vanilla extract .

Fresh Strawberries – you use fresh strawberries in this recipe – be sure they are ripe and extra sweet!

Clipper Tea Strawberry & Elderflower flavor – you will need 4-6 bags of this tea to make the glaze 

Powdered Sugar + Whole Milk – for the glaze!

How to Make Donuts in 7 Simple Steps: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and go ahead and prepare your donut pan by greasing it with either butter or non-stick cooking spray. Set that aside for now! Quarter and dice your fresh strawberries. Set those aside as well.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, baking soda and baking powder until combined. Set this aside. 2 images side by side - one of the strawberries in the donut batter, the other strawberry donut batter piped in the pan
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, melt the butter. Let it cool for a few minutes and then add in the honey, whisking together to combine. Next, add in the milk, Greek yogurt egg and vanilla extract and whisk QUICKLY to combine – making sure there are no lumps and then add the wet ingredients directly to the bowl with the flour, using a wooden spoon to combine. 
  4. Add in the fresh diced strawberries to the bowl and gently fold them in. Carefully add the batter to either a piping bag or ziploc bag and cut the tip of the bag. Pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling each mold about ⅔ of the way through. Bake for 11-12 minutes. Let them cool!
  5. While cooling, whip up the glaze! Add whole milk to a small pot and place on medium heat. Let the milk get hot but NEVER boil. Once hot, take it off the heat and place 4-6 Clipper Tea bags into the milk and let it steep for 10-15 minutes. Once done, use a spoon to strain the tea bags, make sure you get allll the flavor and then remove them. To the pot, add in MORE diced strawberries. If desired, mash them up slightly to really get the flavor out of them. 
  6. Add powdered sugar to a medium bowl along with 3-4 tbsp of the steeped milk. Whisk to combine until you get the desired consistency – you want it thick but not overly thick. 
  7. Once the donuts are cooled, dunk them generously in the glaze and then place them on a cooling rack for the glaze to set. Enjoy! 

Best Tips for Success: 

It is important that you let the donuts cool FULLY before you decide to glaze them – otherwise the glaze will just completely run off of the donuts and make a huge mess. Patience is key here! 

With the glaze, you might accidentally add too much milk. If it’s too thin, no worries! Simply add more powdered sugar to thicken it back up. The glaze needs to be just the right amount of thickness to really coat the donut.

To really get additional strawberry flavor in the glaze, add in the fresh strawberries and use a mashing tool to mash them into the glaze. It makes it SO flavorful and not to mention, it’s a beautiful color!

photo of 3 donuts stacked on top of one another with a cup of tea in the background and strawberries in the foreground

To check if the donuts are done, simply insert a toothpick into the donut and if it comes out clean, you should be good! 

Be sure that you never let the milk that you are warming up for the glaze come to a boil! If it does, it has the potential to curdle and you’ll have to start all over. So be sure you are standing there, watching it like a hawk! Ha!

Similarly, you also want to make sure that you let your melted butter cool before you add in the ingredients like the milk and egg because that also has the potential to curdle. When you add those in, be sure to whisk vigorously and then immediately add them to the dry ingredients 🙂 

glazed donut with bite taken out leaning on another

For more Strawberry & Elderflower flavor for the glaze , use additional tea bags! 

Storing Leftovers: 

Store cooled donuts in a tightly sealed container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. 

If you have any additional Strawberry & Elderflower milk left over, I would store that in a jar and use it to make oatmeal the next day. Or add it directly into another cup of Clipper Tea! Yum 🙂 

To buy Clipper Tea for yourself, check out their store locator HERE

I hope you all enjoy this delicious donut recipe as much as I do! Cheers to Spring baking! 

Did you love this recipe? Here are a few other donut recipes you might like: 

Baked Chai Spice Donuts 

Baked S’mores Donuts 

Baked Maple Glazed Donuts 

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Strawberry Elderflower Glazed Donuts

These Strawberry Elderflower Glazed Donuts are the ultimate Spring treat! Soft and fluffy baked donuts loaded with fresh strawberries and glazed with a sweet strawberry elderflower glaze…what else could you ask for!?

Course Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry donuts, strawberry elderflower glaze
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cool Time 20 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Author Haylie


Strawberry Donuts

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp melted, salted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (can sub sour cream)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries 

Strawberry Elderflower Glaze

  • 2 cup powdered sugar (more if needed)
  • 1 cup whole milk (see notes!)
  • 4-6 Organic Strawberry & Elderflower Herbal Tea (Clipper Tea brand) tea bags (depending on how strong you want it)
  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries 


Baking Donuts

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Take a donut pan, grease it (either with butter or cooking spray) and set aside. Quarter and dice 1 cup of fresh strawberries and set those aside as well.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder until combined.

  3. Melt the butter in a smaller bowl. Make sure you give 3-4 minutes for it to cool completely. Once it has cooled, add in the honey and whisk them together. Add the vanilla extract, egg, greek yogurt and milk. Whisk vigorously to combine and then IMMEDIATELY add it to the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon until they are mixed together.

  4. You want to add it immediately to prevent the butter/egg/milk mixture from clumping.

  5. Next, carefully stir in the diced strawberries into the batter until they are evenly dispersed throughout. 

  6. Spoon the donut batter either into a ziploc bag or a piping bag if you have one. If you're using a ziploc bag, cut the tip of the bag and pipe the batter into the greased donut pan, about ⅔ of the way full for each donut. 

  7. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in a pan for 5-10 minutes and then carefully remove them to continue cooling on a wire rack. It helps to go around each donut tin with a butter knife to help remove them. 

Strawberry Elderflower Tea Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan, add 1 cup of milk and let it get warm (almost hot but never to a boil!) Add in the Clipper Tea Strawberry & Elderflower tea bags, remove from the heat and let them steep for at least 10-15 minutes.

  2. Once the time is up be sure to press down on the tea bags using a spoon or something to strain them to get ALL of the tea flavor out.

  3. Remove the tea bags and add in the diced strawberries. If desired, use a mashing tool to mash them up into the milk - this will really add SO much flavor.

  4. Add powdered sugar into a bowl. To the bowl, start by adding 3 tbsp of the Strawberry Elderflower milk and whisk to combine. Check the consistency - you don't want it too runny, but also not too thick. You may have to add more Strawberry Elderflower milk. If you add too much and it's too runny, no worries, just add more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. See notes about leftover milk!!!

Glazing Donuts

  1. Once the donuts are completely cooled, carefully dunk them to glaze and then set them on a cooling rack to let the excess glaze run off. Dunk half of the donut or the whole - it's up to you! Let the glaze set for a few minutes.

  2. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You will have MORE Strawberry Elderflower steeped milk than needed - I recommend beginning to thin out the 1 cup of powdered sugar with 3 tbsp and starting from there. You can always add more milk if needed to thin the glaze or more powdered sugar to make it thicker depending on consistency preference. Feel free to just drink the leftover milk or repurpose it in oatmeal or coffee!

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