Baked blueberry lemon doughnuts

12 Jul

The Hungry Mum  blueberry and lemon baked doughnuts

Lemon is lovely, don’t you agree? I adore baking with citrus – the aroma of a zested lime or lemon coupled with the scent of general baking is amazing.

I recently found myself with a glut of lemons after my mum-in-law gave us a basket full from her tree. This recipe only used one of countless lemons but the freshness of these lemons really lifted the taste. 

The Hungry Mum - blueberry & lemon baked doughnuts

I found this recipe for baked blueberry lemon doughnuts on the lovely blog, a site dedicated to amazing desserts. With the tagline ‘all sweets’ you know you are in for a ride through cake-and-dessert town.

Here is the original

I used my mini doughnut pan, which produces the most adorable baked doughnuts. I am on the hunt for a normal size doughnut pan but despite hunting high and low have been unable to find one.

Never mind – being so small means you can indulge in more than one doughnut…


1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup unsalted butter, diced, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1 egg
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 cups blueberries

The Hungry Mum - blueberry and lemon baked doughnuts


Preheat oven to 180C and spray a mini doughnut pan with non-stick spray.

In a small bowl sift together flour and baking powder; put aside.

In a small jug stir together buttermilk, yogurt, vanilla and lemon juice then set aside.

In bowl of electric mixer beat together butter, sugar, and lemon zest until pale, then beat in egg and beat until combined.

Scrape down sides of bowl with spatula.

Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk mixture.

Using a silver spoon gently stir in blueberries.

Scrape mixture into a ziplock bag, then cut off tip bag and pipe into doughnut pan until just over half full.

Bake for 9-15 minutes, until edges start to turn golden.

Cool in pan for five minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

The Hungry Mum  blueberry & lemon baked doughnuts


30 Responses to “Baked blueberry lemon doughnuts”

  1. domingosaurus July 12, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    Those look delicious! I’m going to attempt to make them.

  2. nagimaehashi July 12, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    I agree! Lemon just adds a burst of freshness and another dimension to both sweet and savoury foods. Blueberry is a wonderful combination with lemon. I keep meaning to try baked doughnuts!

    • thehungrymum July 13, 2015 at 12:18 am #

      I think I am a bit addicted to baking with lemon 😉 You will love baked doughnuts – so delish and no scary oil to deal with!

  3. love in the kitchen July 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

    Oh for a glut of lemons!! Aren’t lemon and blueberry a heaven-made combination?

  4. Deblet July 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    2 of my favourite flavours all in one

  5. Emma July 12, 2015 at 10:23 pm #

    I really must invest in a doughnut pan although they’re quite hard to get in Australia. How cute and delicious these look! And lemon is also one of my favourite flavours, especially combined with Greek yoghurt.

    • thehungrymum July 13, 2015 at 12:17 am #

      I hear ya! I can’t remember where I bought my pan – I am in Sydney – but I have seen similar at Wheel & Barrow. Greek yogurt is so versatile and fresh 😉

  6. feasting in apartment 5b July 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm #

    love the flavor combo!

    • thehungrymum July 17, 2015 at 1:23 am #

      Cheers! I’m a bit bonkers for lemon in cake.

  7. Rhonda Sittig July 13, 2015 at 4:32 am #

    And they’re so cute!!

  8. Angela | The Chewy Life July 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    Um yes please, I’ll take a dozen 🙂

  9. Jasline @ Foodie Baker July 14, 2015 at 11:56 am #

    I love baking with lemons too, the addition of blueberries in these doughnuts sound perfect!

    • thehungrymum July 17, 2015 at 1:22 am #

      Thanks- it is such a wonderful mix of flavours.

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 16, 2015 at 1:12 am #

    Super cute! I love Laura’s blog, she always has the most delicious sweet recipes 😀

    • thehungrymum July 19, 2015 at 2:28 am #

      I wish I could spend all day just reading blogs – I love it so much 🙂

  11. gourmetgetaway July 16, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    Looking so smooth, moist and flavourful. Love it!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  12. nancyc July 17, 2015 at 2:48 am #

    Yum! Blueberry and lemon are a great combination for a donut! 🙂

  13. July 17, 2015 at 8:54 pm #

    These look and sound amazing!

  14. lost in utensils July 21, 2015 at 6:20 am #

    They look beautiful…I haven’t baked doughnuts before, just deep fried on the very rare occasion (very rare!). Thanks for this recipe, will give it a go!

    • thehungrymum July 21, 2015 at 7:35 am #

      This is soooo much easier than frying! And way less calories 😉

  15. Sara September 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

    These are so beautiful!

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