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.
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!
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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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.
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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.
- 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
- Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees and grease a donut pan.
- Combine the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add in the baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir until well-combined.
- Add the flour into the mix in batches, while stirring.
- Fold in the blueberries.
- Spoon the batter into each donut mold.
- Bake for 5-7 minutes, depending on the strength of your oven. When a knife comes out of the donuts clean, they are finished.
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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