Baked blueberry donuts with a refined sugar-free lemon glaze. These blueberry donuts are vegan (dairy-free, egg-free), gluten-free, low in fat, healthy and yummy!
Baked Vegan Blueberry Donuts
Yesterday was “National Doughnut Day” and that’s why I made these baked blueberry donuts with a sugar-free lemon icing which is also keto friendly. I mean you can never have enough donuts in your life, right, but when it’s “National Doughnut Day” you actually have an excuse to make and to eat donuts. And let me tell you, these vegan blueberry donuts are so good, that’s why I will make them again very soon and I don’t care if it’s “National Doughnut Day” or not lol.
Oven Baked, Not Deep Fried
These vegan donuts will be a hit when you make them for your family or friends. Actually, I never met a person who doesn’t like blueberry donuts. And because these donuts are baked and not deep fried they are a quite healthy vegan dessert. Of course, eating plain blueberries is healthier but we are talking about donuts! Compared to store-bought donuts, these baked blueberry donuts are super healthy.
They neither contain butter, eggs, gluten, nor dairy! You can even make the glaze refined sugar-free. I used Erythritol which is refined sugar-free, keto friendly and has zero calories. To learn more about Erythritol read my Vegan gluten-free carrot cake blog post.
Easy to make baked blueberry donuts
It didn’t take more than 15 minutes to prepare these vegan blueberry donuts. Also, they only need to be in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes. So when you start making them now, you could enjoy them in about 30 minutes.
Healthy baked blueberry donuts
As I already mentioned before, these baked blueberry donuts are much healthier than store-bought donuts as they aren’t deep fried. I added lots of blueberries, not only because I love them, but they are also very healthy.
Did you know that blueberries are one of the healthiest berries which can even prevent cancer? I have seen a couple of documentaries about how beneficial berries are for our health, so I like to eat them as often as possible. And no, I don’t only eat them in the form of donuts, muffins or cakes but if I can add them to a delicious dessert, why shouldn’t I?
Since Blackberries have even more antioxidants than blueberries I might make baked blackberry donuts in the future. To learn more about the health benefits of blueberries, check out this article.
You Should Make These Blueberry Doughnuts Because They Are:
- Refined sugar-free (when you use Erythritol for the glaze)
- Done in 30 minutes
- Easy to make
How To Make Baked Blueberry Donuts?
It’s very easy to make these blueberry donuts (see recipe below) and I hope you will give them a try! Feel free to comment below, and tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @elavegan and #elavegan as I love to see your recreations. And for more blueberry recipes, make sure to check out the following recipes:
- Oven Baked Blueberry Sheet Pan Pancakes
- Blueberry Cream Pie
- Raw Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake
- Blueberry Banana Bread
Baked Blueberry Donuts
- 1/2 cup (80 g) white rice flour
- 1/2 cup (42 g) shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup (40 g) potato starch or cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup (120 g) blueberries
- 1 large (120 g) ripe banana
- 1/4 cup (60 g) coconut milk canned (or coconut cream)
- 1/4 cup (80 g) maple syrup or agave syrup
- 2 tbsp (28 g) lemon juice or lime juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Lemon glaze (keto)
- 1/4 cup (50 g) Erythritol or white sugar (see notes)
- 1-2 tbsp coconut milk or any other plant milk (*see recipe notes)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice or lime juice
For the donuts:
- Preheat the oven to 190 °C (370 °F) and lightly grease a donut mold with oil.
- Process the shredded coconut in an electric coffee/spice grinder or blender for 10-20 seconds and transfer the mixture to a bowl.
- Add all remaining dry ingredients to the same bowl.
- Process all wet ingredients (except the blueberries!) in a food processor or blender and pour the mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients.
- Stir with a whisk until just combined (don't overmix). The batter should form some bubbles because the baking soda will react with the lemon/lime juice.
- Fold in the blueberries and spoon the batter into your donut mold. Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes and let the donuts cool.
For the lemon glaze:
- Process the Erythritol or sugar in a coffee/spice grinder until it's very fine, like icing sugar, and add it to a small bowl. Pour in the coconut milk and lemon juice and whisk. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk or lemon juice. If it's too thin, add more powdered Erythritol/sugar.
- Glaze the donuts with the frosting and enjoy!
- Rice flour: Regular flour will work as well.
- Coconut: You can use 42 grams of almond flour instead.
- Glaze: Use 1 tbsp milk for a thick glaze or 2 tbsp for a runny glaze.
- The recipe makes 6 donuts. Nutrition facts are for one donut.
Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically
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Hi Ela. I’m so excited to try this recipe1 One quick question: Do I cool the donuts in the donut pan?
Hi Joyce, yes, I let them cool in the pan for about 5-10 minutes, then transfer them to a cookie rack. 🙂
These are so good! I don’t have a doughnut mold so I made them into 6 muffins instead (had to bake a few minutes longer) but they turned out delicious! I could practically inhale them all lol. Thanks for sharing!
You are so welcome, Lily! Glad you like them. 🙂
Made it with almond flour and oat milk for my coeliac neighbors 😀 a keeper for sure!
Hi Eva, so interesting that you used almond flour. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I also have coconut allergies. I see in comments I can sub the milk. Can I sub the shredded coconut? Also will the milk sub work in icing?
Hi Brandi! Yes, you can use different plant-based milk in the icing too, no problem.
Use any ground nuts instead of coconut. 🙂
This looks DIVINE! I am obsessed with all things donuts, so this recipe will certainly be added to my “to cook” list!
I hope you will give them a try, Megan. 🙂
Can you use arrowroot powder instead of potato starch?
I never tried it but I think it should work! 🙂
These look amazing! I need to try these. Do you think I can sub coconut flour for rice flour?
No, that won’t work because coconut flour is extremely absorbing and rice flour is the complete contrary.
I only have brown rice flour on hand instead of white rice flour . Do you think this would make a big difference in the texture / outcome of recipe? Thanks for a healthy donut recipe my kiddos will ❤️ These!
It should work just fine! 🙂
Can one substitute coconut flour for the coconut???
No, that definitely won’t work. You can use almond flour or any other ground nuts of choice! 🙂
Just wondering the same thing lol
Wow thank you SO much. These are awesome. I had all but given up on finding a healthy, quality GF donut recipe that I actually enjoy. Will definitely continue making these.
So happy you liked these donuts, Amino! Thank you! 🙂
Dee | Green Smoothie Gourmet
Ela! Your blueberry donuts look amazing! I have never thought to put blueberries in donuts before, must try! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Dee xx
Thank you, Dee. I love to put blueberries into all baked goods, haha. They are so tasty 😀
I made this and it was delicious! Instead of potato starch I used 20 g of cornstarch and 20 g of almonf flour. And as I didn’t have coconut milk I used soy milk. Love your blog????
Thanks for your great feedback, Gabriela. So happy it turned out delicious. Lots of love 🙂
Ich mag deine Rezepte so gerne. Sie machen es leichter für mich, und geben mir eine Vielfalt die mir hilf Vegan zu sein.
Thank you so much.
Hi Zoe, das freut mich sehr. Vielen Dank für dein positives Feedback. PS: Hast du gesehen, dass ich auch auf Deutsch blogge? 😉
These look beautiful and sound amazing! I need to buy a donut mold so I can try them soon. xo Debra
Hey Debra, thank you very much, such a lovely compliment! I hope you will enjoy my recipe in case you try it out.
Much love 🙂
Hi Ela, die sehen ja super köstlich aus! Muss ich unbedingt ausprobieren! Für meine Mom backe ich immer glutenfreien Kuchen, wenn wir sie besuchen, da hab ich jetzt endlich wieder eine neue Idee. Denn wenn du das gebacken hast, weiß ich, dass es gut wird.
Alles Liebe, Pat
Hey Pat, das klingt super. Ich hoffe deiner Mom werden meine Donuts schmecken. Viel Spaß beim nachbacken 🙂
Hey Ela, just wondering if I could sub this flour? I’m not gluten free so I’m wondering what would happen if I used all-purpose or almond flour for example! Have you tested this?
Hey Nisha, you could try using AP flour instead of rice flour but since I never tried it out (I avoid gluten) I can’t tell you how the result will be. It should work fine though and if you try it out (with either AP or almond flour) please report back. 🙂
I love blueberry donuts ! And these look amazing , I love the link to articles where I can learn even more , Your blog is so well written and presented 🙂
Thank you for sharing your recipe much love to you !
Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Kirsten! I am glad you enjoy reading my blog. Sending you much love back 🙂