Chef Meg's Light Lemon Blueberry Donuts


By: , SparkPeople Blogger
1/23/2012 2:00 PM   :  28 comments   :  67,018 Views

 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
Get the full recipe here.

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