Blueberry Lemon Donuts

Blueberry Lemon Donuts for your Sunday breakfast desires. This combination of sweet and tangy make for a flavor burst you’ve always wanted in a donut.

Lemon Blueberry Donuts

There is something so satisfying about a donut.

I don’t know what it is, but I love, love, love donuts. But, if you read this post, you know I have to avoid fried foods or else I’ll end up keeled over with instant sweats and an entire day of discomfort. Nobody wants that, right? #dramatic

So, I’ve found my way around eating traditional, fried donuts, except for the occasional slip-up at Sunday mass when our church has free Dunkin Donuts… What the heck, am I supposed to pass that up? No. The answer is no. You always donut if presented the opportunity, at church no less!

Lemon Blueberry Donuts

I love the combination of blueberry and lemon. Blueberries can be so sweet and tangy at the same time, and of course you’ve lemons, the ultimate sour citrus. They complement each other so well, especially in a donut.

I didn’t use any butter or any oil to make these donuts, so they are the perfect treat for those of you whose stomachs can’t handle unhealthy fats. I love substituting Greek yogurt for butter and/or oil. It creates a whole new flavor profile and not to mention, it makes for a way softer, more moist texture.

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Lemon Blueberry Donuts

Something I absolutely loved the instant I pulled these out of the oven, was the bursts of purple from the blueberries. It’s almost as if I accidentally made tie-dye donuts. No, I mean… I [on purpose] made tie-dye donuts.

Every bite is full of blueberry flavor explosions. Just how I like it.

Lemon Blueberry Donuts

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You can enjoy these donuts in various ways. You can eat them plain. You can eat them with coffee. You can nuke them in the microwave. Or, my personal favorite…

Nuked in the microwave + Cool Whip on top. Eat them this way. No other way but this one. Yep.
Lemon Blueberry Donuts

Blueberry Lemon Donuts
Serves: 12
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees and grease a donut pan.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add in the baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir until well-combined.
  4. Add the flour into the mix in batches, while stirring.
  5. Fold in the blueberries.
  6. Spoon the batter into each donut mold.
  7. Bake for 5-7 minutes, depending on the strength of your oven. When a knife comes out of the donuts clean, they are finished.


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Your turn:
Have you ever made donuts in your oven? (ya gotta!)
What is your favorite dessert?
Do you have any tummy troubles that you ignore at times because you just really want that one treat!?

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Lemon Blueberry Donuts




  1. says

    I’ve never been crazy about donuts unless they are blueberry and then I can’t stop myself. Lemon is also my all time favorite flavor so maybe it’s fate. I haven’t made my own especially not in the oven, but that makes it sound much less intimidating! You can also tell that they’re not too oily and they sound the perfect amount of sweet! Sorry to hear about your flight woes, I’m glad your back safe in Tampa!

  2. says

    My church always has coffee and donuts every sSunday and it’s so hard for me to not get a donut so every once and a while I will sneak one because they just smell so good! I love baking donuts in the oven especially since I have an awesome donut pan that I got last Christmas. I adore the lemon and blueberry combo you’ve got gong on here, its so delicious and these would be amazing dunked in coffee!

  3. says

    This is such a blogger thing to say, but I just can’t get over your photos. Love them. I think I need to get myself a donut mold, although that might be dangerous!

  4. says

    Ahhhh I wish I was my 6 year old self again and I could eat donuts like it was my JOB. Now they make my stomach feel like it’s dropped to the ground! But I have hope with these beauties! :) Would white whole wheat flour work as a sub for the plain whole wheat?

  5. says

    When blueberries are in season (like basically you can get a carton for like free) I make blueberry lemon EVERYTHING. Love making scones and bread but have never attempted donuts! Until now. These look SO amazing. And cake donuts are my fav – the texture of these reminds me of cake favsies. YUM!!!

  6. says

    I bought a donut pan yesterday and I went straight for this recipe this morning! Delicious! I used frozen blueberries and it worked out great, just in case anyone else was wondering!

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