Blueberry Donuts Recipe with Lemon Glaze

Baked blueberry donuts with lemon glaze

  • makes 18
  • Easy

These baked blueberry doughnuts with lemon glaze look fantastic, taste delicious and are surprisingly easy to make. Plus, because they're baked not fried, they're healthier than your average doughnut. You will need a doughnut-baking tray, available from Lakeland or Sainsbury’s



  • plain flour 150g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • butter 30g, cold
  • golden caster sugar 75g
  • salt ¼ tsp
  • buttermilk 200ml
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • egg 1
  • blueberries 90 (a punnet)


  • icing sugar 100g
  • lemon 1, juiced


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, cut the butter into tiny pieces and drop them into the bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until all the lumps disappear, then stir in the sugar and salt. Whisk the buttermilk, vanilla and egg in a jug and pour the mixture into the flour. Stir everything together quickly with a balloon whisk but don’t worry about making a smooth batter, a few lumps are fine.

  • Step 2

    Fill each ring half full, push 5 blueberries into each, spacing them apart, and bake the doughnuts for 10-12 minutes. Cool for a minute then carefully tip them out and repeat with more mixture. Cool completely.

  • Step 3

    To make the glaze, put the icing sugar into a bowl and add enough lemon juice to make a smooth glaze that will just stay on the surface of the doughnuts. Spoon the glaze over the doughnuts.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 94
  • Fat 1.9g
  • Saturates 1g
  • Carbs 17.4g
  • Fibre 0.5g
  • Protein 1.6g
  • Salt 0.2g