Lemon Blueberry Donuts


Sometimes during November and December I need a break from baked goods with cinnamon, pumpkin, ginger, apples, nutmeg and/or cloves.  Sometimes I also need a break from laundry, whining and stepping on legos, but that’s not as easy to remedy.

Don’t get me wrong, I love fall/winter flavors (proof: pumpkin bread, cinnamon sugar donuts, pumpkin chocolate chip energy bars), but when you are all cinnamon-ed out, give these a try.  You could also make in muffin form. No, blueberries aren’t in season, but frozen blueberries are available year-round.  In order to keep the blueberries from dying the batter, I placed them in each donut by hand after I had spread the batter in the pan.

Lemon Blueberry Donuts

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (more to taste)

Lemon Sugar Glaze (stir until smooth)

  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 425.  Spray donut or muffin pan with cooking spray.
2.  Combine flours through salt in a large bowl and stir well with a whisk.
3.  In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, honey, butter and vanilla and stir well with a whisk.
4. Add liquid mixture to dry mixture and stir until just combined.  Gently stir in blueberries if you don’t mind color streaking.  If you do, wait to put in the blueberries after the batter is in the pan.
5.  Put batter into prepared pan and bake about 8 minutes, or until batter springs back when lightly touched.
6. Let cool on a wire rack.  When completely cool, top with lemon sugar glaze.

Tart, tender and not a cinnamon clove or pumpkin can in sight….

Are you needing a break from cinnamon and ginger too?  

12 thoughts on “Lemon Blueberry Donuts

  1. Honestly, no, I’m NOT needing a break from the pumpkin and ginger :) but the donuts look and sound fabulous! Blueberry and lemon is just an amazing flavor combination! Delicious!

    Now I want Santa to bring me a donut pan . . . think he takes last-minute requests?? ;)

  2. Ok it’s official: I need a donut pan.

    I totally know what you mean about needing a break from cinnamon and cloves and xmas-y spices. I am the same way, even tough I love all those flavours. Sometimes I just need something different and fresh.

  3. What a refreshing change of pace–a little taste of spring amidst all the nutmeg. For some reason doughnuts are way more fun than muffins, probably because they just sound more decadent and…naughty even? I’d way rather eat lemon and blueberry flavors right now than gingerbread or peppermint flavors.

  4. My husband turned around, saw this pic and said “is this the same blog that you made the pumpkin scones off of. Make these too.”

    So, we’ll be having these in muffin form, bc our poor college kid / fairly newlywed selves can’t afford to buy a donut pan, and no one on craigslist is selling one, haha.

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