Blueberry Donuts with Lemon Glaze

4.60 from 10 votes

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These blueberry donuts with lemon glaze are an easy baked donut recipe that you need to make as soon as humanly possible. These are one of our favorite ways to use blueberries.

And, at just 165 calories per donut, you don’t need to worry about becoming shaped like one.

stack of blueberry donuts with lemon glaze.
This baked donut recipe features the classic pairing of lemon and blueberries.

Blueberry Donuts

Fresh blueberries are the base of this baked donut recipe, but fresh lemon zest and lemon juice complete these homemade baked donuts.

Plate of baked donuts recipe made from blueberries and lemon.
This baked donut recipe features an easy 2-ingredient lemon glaze.

Blueberry Cake Donut Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Powder
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lemon Zest
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Blueberries
  • Powdered Sugar

Plate of baked blueberry donuts with lemon donut glaze recipe.

Let’s make these Homemade Baked Donuts!

Donut baking pan with dry and wet ingredients for baked donut recipe.

    Prepare a donut pan and mixing the ingredients.

1. Start by greasing a donut pan. This baked donut recipe makes eight donuts. If your donut pan only has six molds, you need to do this in batches.

2. You’ll add your try ingredients in one bowl.

3. Next, you will add the wet ingredients to another mixing bowl.

Making batter for blueberry baked donuts.
Create a batter by combining the wet and dry ingredients.

4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.

5. Add fresh blueberries.

6. Gently fold the blueberries into the donut batter.

Usinng a piping bag to fill molds in donut pan.
Use a piping bag to fill the donut molds with batter.

7. Fill a piping bag with the donut batter or make your own by using a zip-lock bag and cut out a corner of it to pipe the batter.

8. Fill the molds of the donut baking pan with the batter.

Donut baking pan with unbaked donut batter.
Evenly distribute the donut batter throughout the pan.

9. Now you’re to bake these blueberry and lemon donuts at 375° for 10 minutes or until a toothpick that is inserted into the center comes out clean.

After they come out of the oven, allow these baked donuts to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then invert them onto a wire cooling rack.

Baked blueberry donut cooling on a wire rack.
Allow the baked donuts to cool on a wire rack before glazing.

Make the Donut Glaze Recipe

While your blueberry donuts are cooling, it’s time to make the easy donut glaze recipe.

Glazing a homemade donut with lemon zest
After the donuts are cool, it’s time to glaze them.

1. Start by combining some powdered sugar with lemon juice or milk.

2. Dip the donuts in the glaze.

3. Place some foil under a wire rack and place the freshly glazed donuts on the rack.

4. For style points, add some additional fresh lemon zest.

cooling rack of baked donuts.
Allow the glaze to set on these baked donuts.

At this point, you can enjoy these blueberry donuts however suits your fancy.

  • You can dunk them in coffee.
  • You can eat them for breakfast.
  • You can pack them in your kid’s lunch box.

stack of baked blueberry donuts

There’s a stack of different ways to enjoy these donuts.

Take them to bed with you, if you like. We never judge.

Baked donuts with lemon glaze on a wire rack.

How To Store these Baked Donuts

If you want to make these donuts and keep them for a while, they will keep for 2 or 3 days in a sealed container at room temperature.

Refrigerate them, and they last even longer, up to a week.

I can’t imagine, for the life of me, how anyone could keep uneaten donuts like these around for that long.

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Blueberry Donuts

4.60 from 10 votes
This baked donut recipe features fresh blueberries with lemon juice and zest, all combined for a batch of homemade baked donuts topped with a sweet lemon glaze.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Yield: 8


For the blueberry donuts

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk, whole milk
  • 1 egg, at room temprature
  • 2 tbssp butter, softened to room temp.
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest, fresh
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh, washed, rinsed and drained.

Donut Glaze Recipe

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, May substitute milk. Adjust amount for desired consistency.


  • Preheat your oven to 375° F and grease eight molds of a donut pan.
  • Use a mixing bowl and combine the flour, baking powder, and salt and stir together. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, egg, butter, lemon juice, zest, and vanilla extract.  Mix together well and then stir the dry ingredients into the bowl of the wet ingredients until just combined, without over mixing.  Use a large flat wooden spoon or rugger spatula to gently fold the blueberries into the batter.
  • Next, use a piping bag to carefully fill the prepared molds of the donut pan with the donut batter. Place in hot oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting into the center of a donut ring.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then invert on wire cooling rack. While the donuts are cooling, make the donut glaze recipe.

Make the Donut Glaze Recipe

  • Combine powdered sugar with lemon juice (or milk) in a large mixing bowl. Adjust the volume of liquid to desired consistency.
  • Dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze and place on a wire rack that is lined with foil underneath. Garnish with additional lemon zest and allow the glaze to set.



Calories: 165kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 185mg, Potassium: 107mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 4.8mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    Love how gorgeous these blueberry donuts looks. My favorite combination and I am so craving for these donuts right now! Wow!