Baked Lemon Blueberry Donuts (Video)

Summer time basically screams “berry season!” and if you keep an eye out on weekly flyers, serendipity may fall upon you with berry prices under $1! I’m not joking. Last week I purchased 18 oz. of blueberries for 77 cents! And that would explain why I made lemon blueberry donuts… Weekly deals help me determine what I should whip up, so many of my recipes are created haphazardly.


I have been wanting to purchase a donut pan and I finally caved in and bought one for myself. I’m uncertain as to why it took so long because they are quite cheap but I finally did and I have been looking forward to making my first batch of donuts! I also love the idea of baked not fried so go out and get yourself a donut pan.

Lemon Blueberry Donuts

yield: 6 small donuts

equipment: donut pan


For donuts:

  • 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c. milk (any fat % will work)
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c. blueberries (washed and drained)

For glaze:

  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. blueberry puree


  1. Grease a donut pan and preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Whisk together the milk, butter, egg lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar in a medium bowl. Pour in the flour, salt, and baking powder and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  3. Fold in the blueberries gently and use a spoon the scoop the batter into the cavities of the donut pan about 3/4 full. Do not overfill as the batter may spill over.
  4. Bake in the oven for 12-14 min.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  6. In the meantime, coming the powdered sugar and blueberry puree together to make the glaze. Glaze should be thick. Add more puree or powdered sugar as needed.
  7. Dump the donuts into a glaze and sprinkle a little lemon zest on top for decor. Allow glaze to harden and then enjoy for breakfast or snack.


With these donuts, I add a bit more baking powder to create a fluffier batter. The result is a light and refreshing donut bursting with blueberries. Feel free to double the recipe to make a dozen donuts. Donuts refrigerate extremely well but do not freeze well. Place in the fridge for up to 7 days.

NutritionLabel (2)*Nutrition facts are estimates

7 thoughts

  1. Great combination! While mint and chocolate get most of the attention, lemons and berries are one of cooking’s legendary pairings too!

    That you incorporated them into so tempting a dessert is testament to your skill.

    Thanks for the hunger pangs, Jamie!

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