Chef Meg's Light Lemon Blueberry Donuts


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 At 300 calories a pop, donuts are an easy way to wreck a healthy breakfast. Not my baked ones. They're bursting with fruit and flavor--not fat!
Minutes to Prepare: 15
Minutes to Cook: 10
Number of Servings: 10

No donut pan? Bake these in muffin tins instead!

Nutritional Information
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving: 1 doughnut
  • Calories: 104.9
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.7 mg
  • Sodium: 187.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.0 g
  •  Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  •  Protein: 2.4 g


1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon canola oil
zest of one lemon, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Sugar Topping:
1 tablespoon plus one teaspoon granulated sugar
zest of one lemon, chopped


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray. (NOTE: If using an electric donut maker, read the manufacturer's directions.)

Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Combine all wet ingredients except for blueberries into a separate mixing bowl. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry just until combined, then gently fold in the blueberries.

For mini donuts, drop one tablespoon of batter into each donut form. Use two tablespoons for traditional-size donuts. 
Bake for 10 minutes, until golden brown. 

Pulse the sugar and lemon zest in a mini food processor until combined. 

Place the lemon sugar into a resealable bag. Working with two at a time, place the donuts in the bag and shake well to coat. Transfer the donuts to a wire rack to cool, if they make it that far!

Makes 10 regular-size doughnuts or 20 mini doughnuts
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  • 32
    I really like this recipe - 12/18/2017   12:08:01 AM
  • 31
    yum - 9/27/2017   9:47:00 PM
    I am not much for donuts, cakes or pies, but I do love lemons and blueberries. Just might have to think about trying this recipe! - 5/12/2017   3:26:40 PM
  • 29
    I don't really care for these, but I am sure that a lot of people would find them delightful. - 4/7/2017   12:30:24 AM
  • 28
    I do have a maple bar once a week - when a friend and I meet at a local donut shop. But, I think I must try at least one of these recipes. They all sound so yummy!! Am thinking my granddaughters would love an electric donut maker.
    barb - 8/15/2013   9:26:16 AM
  • 27
    These look amazing! Any ideas what I could use to replace the yogurt? I'm diary free... - 6/5/2013   8:17:12 AM
  • 26
    Just made these and they are wonderful. We were surprised how thick the dough was before cooking but they are very light and fluffy when cooked. - 5/12/2013   11:45:21 AM
    These were SO DELICIOUS!!!! The challenge was not eating the whole pan! - 2/26/2013   12:32:00 PM
  • 24
    I don't usually have sweet items in the house, re hubby's diabetes as well as all of our health. But hubby has a sweet tooth, and I do need something available.
    I reckon I could try this recipe and omit the sugar topping.
    Would stewed apple work instead of blueberries, I wonder.... - 12/11/2012   5:11:41 PM
  • 23
    I have to try these! They look absolutely delicious. - 6/7/2012   7:42:03 AM
  • 22
    I made these this morning for my hubby, kids, and little brother. Everyone gave them a huge thumbs up! I used wholegrain spelt flour instead of whole wheat and they were so tasty! Next time, I'm going to try using the small wild blueberries. I think that will even out the moisture in the batter once it's cooked and make them less fragile. Will definitely make again! - 4/15/2012   4:28:40 PM
  • 21
    These deserve a try! - 3/24/2012   2:41:00 PM
    I'm trying to weight the pros and cons here, because the ingredients don't sound bad in and of themselves....
    But here at work every Friday we have several boxes of doughnuts brought in and I'm afraid this will weaken my resolve! Maybe I could make a batch and bring them on Fridays and share as a "healthier" substitute.... - 2/29/2012   10:11:40 AM
  • 19
    Look good but i wonder if they make me want donuts again. I use to grab one and a coke as i leave Walmart. Figured i deserved a treat then, I do not go near them no more.

    No food processor so what about a mixer? Also wonder how she got the

    holes in them from muffin pans?

    3 pts on ww some one says is ok if end day you still got points left. Must be

    ways to lower calories to lower points tho.

    - 1/28/2012   11:10:35 AM
  • 18
    I'd eat the blueberries. - 1/25/2012   11:06:00 AM
  • 17
    I think I'll be giving these a shot once blueberry's come back on season!! - 1/24/2012   9:58:39 PM
  • 16
    YUM ! Where's a Homer drool emoticon symbol when you need it ??

    - 1/24/2012   9:56:36 AM
  • 15
    The one fruit I don't like is blueberries. I also don't eat donuts regardless of the calories. I gave them up along time ago. - 1/24/2012   9:14:37 AM
  • 14
    Definitely going to try these soon! I will make them vegan, though--and save them for a treat when I reach a new goal :) - 1/23/2012   11:52:12 PM
    Gotta try these~ - 1/23/2012   10:30:00 PM
  • 12
    Wow, can't wait to try these! - 1/23/2012   9:52:02 PM
  • 11
    Could I substitute ground flax for the egg, and soy milk for the yoghurt? I don't have access to soy yoghurt here, and I don't eat eggs. - 1/23/2012   8:40:06 PM
  • 10
    Would it be possible to use whole-wheat flour, or would that change the consistency too much? I don't like white. - 1/23/2012   6:58:59 PM
  • 9
    I never heard of a "doughnut pan" before and I have just about ever Pampered Chef gadget out there, I must get some now that I know they are out there! :)
    - 1/23/2012   5:34:36 PM
  • 8
    This looks SO good! - 1/23/2012   5:33:38 PM
  • 7
    3 points per doughnut on Weight Watchers for this recipe. - 1/23/2012   5:09:40 PM
    I love the flax, wheat, and bran muffins recipe I got on spark. It really needs a different name, because the apples, carrots, and nuts make them super sweet and healthy too! - 1/23/2012   5:08:23 PM
  • 5
    Hmmmm...I dont have a donut pan. I will try them as muffins! YUMMERS!

    - 1/23/2012   3:52:50 PM
  • 4
    We got an electric donut maker for Christmas, and I'm really hoping we can try this recipe out! - 1/23/2012   2:41:35 PM
  • 3
    These sound really good with a cup of coffee in the morning! I'm doing it! When I say "I'm doing it" I really mean I'm going to bribe my wife to make them for me. - 1/23/2012   2:35:20 PM
  • 2
    I'm not sure if I should be happy or not that I happen to have Every. Single. Ingredient. here on the list. Oh and I happen to *love* (total understatement) doughnuts. LOL! - 1/23/2012   2:25:31 PM

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