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Earl Grey Glazed Donuts

These Earl Grey Glazed Donuts are such a delicious Fall treat! Soft, baked lightly sweetened donuts topped with the best tasting Earl Grey Glaze - perfect to go with a cup of tea or coffee as you cozy up on these chilly Fall mornings! 

Course Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked donuts, earl grey glaze, earl grey glazed donuts, easy donut recipe, easy donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

Donuts

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

Earl Grey Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (more if needed)
  • 1 cup milk (see notes!)
  • 3-4 Earl Grey tea bags (depending on how strong you want it)

Instructions

Baking Donuts

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Take a donut pan, grease it (either with butter or cooking spray) and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt 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 stir 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 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. 

  6. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes and then carefully remove them to continue cooling on a wire rack.

Earl Grey Glaze

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

  2. Once the 10 minutes is up be sure to press down on the tea bags using a spoon or something to strain them to get ALL of the Earl Grey flavor out.

  3. Add powdered sugar into a bowl. To the bowl, start by adding 3 tbsp of the Earl Grey 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 Earl Grey 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 Earl Grey milk!!!

Glazing Donuts

  1. Once the donuts are 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. If desired, add an extra pinch of cinnamon.

  2. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You will have MORE Earl Grey steeped milk than needed - I recommend beginning to thin out the 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2-3 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 for my London Fog Oatmeal!