Chef Meg's Light Lemon Blueberry Donuts

By , SparkPeople Blogger
 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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SES823 4/7/2021
For the lemon lovers, these were ok-- but not really something I would make again Report
CECELW 12/28/2020
different, for sure Report
I think this is not a good recipe for me to try. My two favorite flavors are lemon and blueberry. I'm not sure that one would be enough. Report
Thanks Report
Never met a donut I didn’t love! Looking forward to giving. This lower calorie donut a try. That is one thing I actually do miss Report
Thanks for the great recipe! :) Report
I really like this recipe Report
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! Report
I don't really care for these, but I am sure that a lot of people would find them delightful. Report
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 Report
These look amazing! Any ideas what I could use to replace the yogurt? I'm diary free... Report
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. Report
These were SO DELICIOUS!!!! The challenge was not eating the whole pan! Report
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.... Report
I have to try these! They look absolutely delicious. Report
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! Report
These deserve a try! Report
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.... Report
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.

I'd eat the blueberries. Report
I think I'll be giving these a shot once blueberry's come back on season!! Report
YUM ! Where's a Homer drool emoticon symbol when you need it ??

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. Report
Definitely going to try these soon! I will make them vegan, though--and save them for a treat when I reach a new goal :) Report
Gotta try these~ Report
Wow, can't wait to try these! Report
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. Report
Would it be possible to use whole-wheat flour, or would that change the consistency too much? I don't like white. Report
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! :)
This looks SO good! Report
3 points per doughnut on Weight Watchers for this recipe. Report
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! Report
Hmmmm...I dont have a donut pan. I will try them as muffins! YUMMERS!

We got an electric donut maker for Christmas, and I'm really hoping we can try this recipe out! Report
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. Report
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! Report