Blueberry baked donuts are a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional fried donuts. These baked treats are soft, fluffy, and bursting with juicy blueberries, making them a perfect breakfast or snack idea for anyone who loves fruity baked goods.
I actually make baked donuts quite often, my husband loves them, great for dunking he says! He loves these Cinnamon Bake Donuts, Zucchini Baked Donuts and these Lemon Donuts, and so do I for that matter!
And of course who doesn’t love blueberries!? From a delicious Blueberry Crumb Cake to this popular Blueberry Streusel Loaf and who doesn’t love a slice of Blueberry Pie?
To make blueberry baked donuts, you will need the following ingredients
- Flour – all purpose or cake/pastry flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Sugar – granulated sugar
- Butter – melted (cooled)
- Egg – large egg room temperature
- Vanilla – vanilla extract
- Greek yogurt – plain room temperature
- Milk – whole or 2% room temperature
- Blueberries – fresh or frozen
- Powdered sugar – also known as icing or confectioners’ sugar
- Lemon juice – fresh lemon juice
For room temperature remove from the fridge 30 minutes before using.
How to Make Cake Flour
If you prefer you can use cake flour instead of all purpose, it will make the donuts softer and more tender. For every cup of all purpose flour, remove two tablespoons and replace with two tablespoons of corn starch.
Be sure to sift the flour and cornstarch together a couple of times, this way it is sure to be properly combined and lump free. Cake flour in cakes will give you a very tender texture and fine crumb, it will also help the cake to rise.
How to make a Blueberry Donut recipe
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
In a medium bowl whisk together the egg, milk, yogurt, vanilla and melted and cooled butter until smooth.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just until combined. Gently fold in the blueberries, being careful not to over mix the batter.
Transfer the batter to a piping bag or a zip-top bag with the corner cut off. Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each one almost full. Or you can add the batter using a couple of spoons.
Bake the donuts in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a donut comes out clean. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing them and placing them on a cooling rack to cool completely.
Once the donuts are cool, you can add the glaze or topping of your choice, a white chocolate glaze would be delicious. You can also sprinkle some extra blueberries or lemon zest for extra flavor, or even a dusting of powdered sugar on top will work too.
Is it Donut or Doughnut?
In the Oxford English Dictionary it lists both spellings, Doughnut is the preferred spelling in British English and donut is the preferred American spelling. So in other words they both mean the same thing, just different spelling.
How to store baked donuts
Store the baked cooled donuts in an air tight container at room temperature. They will last up to 4 days. They can also be frozen in a freezer safe bag or container. They will keep for up to 2-3 months in the freezer.
Blueberry baked donuts are a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional fried donuts. Whether you’re looking for a sweet breakfast treat or a midday snack, these donuts are sure to satisfy your cravings while also providing a boost of nutrients from the fresh blueberries. Enjoy!
Lemon Glazed Blueberry Baked Donuts
- 1 baking donut pan
BLUEBERRY BAKED DONUT
- 1 cup all purpose or cake/pastry flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter – melted (cooled)
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon milk (75 grams total)
- ¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries (or add up to ⅓ cup)
- 1 cup powdered/icing sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
BLUEBERRY BAKED DONUT
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C), grease and flour a 6 donut pan.
- In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
- In a medium bowl whisk together egg, milk, yogurt, vanilla and melted butter until smooth.
- Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, just until smooth, gently fold in blueberries. Fill donut pan and bake 10 minutes. Remove from pan, let cool completely then drizzle with lemon glaze if desired. Enjoy!
- In a small bowl mix together until smooth powder sugar and lemon juice (add a tablespoon at a time to reach desired constituency).
Be sure to watch the Video at the top of the post!If you prefer you can use cake flour instead of all purpose, it will make the donuts softer and more tender. For every cup of all purpose flour, remove two tablespoons and replace with two tablespoons of corn starch. Store the baked cooled donuts in an air tight container at room temperature. They will last up to 4 days. They can also be frozen in a freezer safe bag or container. They will keep for up to 2-3 months in the freezer.
Updated from June 5, 2017.
These are the BEST! This is my go to recipe for baked donuts. Thank you!
Hi KB, thanks so much, so glad you like them. Take care!
debbie Adams says
can frozen beries be used
Hi Debbie, yes they can, but don’t thaw them use them frozen. Let me know how it goes.
Hi Rosemary.. I must have missed something. When is the butter added? I needed to make these for work so I added with the wet ingredients. Hope I wax correct. Thank you.
Hi Darcie, sorry about that, the melted butter is added with the wet ingredients (yogurt, vanilla etc). Hope that helps.
Hi. Do you use plain Greek yogurt?
Hi Darcie, yes plain greek yogurt. I hope you enjoy them. Let me know.
Made them two days ago and hubby ate another one last night for dessert which I topped with a little cool whip. He told me that I will be making these all the time for him. I do WW and these come out to 13 points or so. It’s a little too high for me but he loooooved these way better than my low fat low sugar donuts so this recipe is a keeper for me or rather “him” lol. Thanks for sharing it
Hi Erica, thanks so much, so glad you both enjoy them. Have a great Sunday.
Erica you need to treat yourself! These donuts are DELISH!!! Live, laugh, love.
Hi Kelly, thanks so glad you enjoyed them.
Didn’t have yogurt so I used buttermilk. Turned out super yummy! I added lemon juice to the batter and then some lemon zest to the glaze. Really good baked donuts! Wish I could share a pic.
Hi Niki, thanks, so glad you enjoyed them. I wish you could too. 🙂
I tried this recipe and it was excellent! Even though totally messed up and left the butter out until the end ahaha. It mixed in really well!!!
This donut was just what I was looking for, a light and fluffy dough with delicate flavors like lemon and blueberry!!
Hi Mikhaelah, haha this recipe is very forgiving, so glad you enjoyed it. Have a great weekend.
Could I make these in My bite size donut pan? If so what temp. and time would you suggest? Really enjoy your site and recipes. I am writing from Muskoka, Ontario
Hi Linda, Im sure you could make them mini, I would check them after 5 minutes using the toothpick method. Thanks so much and Muskoka is beautiful. Have a great Sunday.
These look like such a delicious treat…of course I really love anything with blueberries too! I think I am going to need to try these!
Thanks Michelle, I hope you enjoy them.
I loved baked donuts! I’m not a big fan of deep frying. I just recently found my donut baking pans (they were stashed away in the basement) and I will give try this recipe. Who can refuse blueberries and lemon? My mouth is watering…
Hi Rosa, thanks so much, I hope you enjoy them. Yes I love the combination also.
Terri Steffes says
These look scrumptiouTs! I need a donut pan in my life!
Hi Terri, thanks and yes you do! Have a great weekend.
Lauren @ Mom Home Guide says
These look amazing! I’ll have to make these one day for my kids’ breakfast! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Lauren, thanks so much and they are a really good breakfast idea. Have a great weekend.
Nikki from Tikkido says
Oh wow, those look absolutely delicious! I love the fresh, light flavors (and am jealous of your blueberry bushes!).
Hi Nikki, thanks and yeah blueberry bushes are awesome. Have a great weekend.