Giveaway + 100% Whole Grain Lemon Blueberry Doughnuts

When Regan posted these donuts nine weeks ago, I asked my parents to send me some dried blueberries since they don’t seem to exist in Germany.

I only received them yesterday, which happened to be days after finding Trader Joe’s dried blueberries at Aldi. I bought 14 bags. Gosh darn you, German Aldi, for deciding to bring dried blueberries to Germany days before I received my package.

I mean, my package could have been filled with sprinkles or cupcake liners or Reese’s or something and instead, I get a 15th bag of dried blueberries. Oh well. Too many blueberries is better than not enough. :)

The first and only thing I’ve made so far with my collection are these donuts. They’re fluffier than a normal cake donut and probably more muffin than donut, but that’s okay. They’re still awesome.

I normally glaze my donuts but I was feeling particularly lazy and just powdered them with a bit of powdered sugar. They were still sweet enough! And if you don’t have dried blueberries, I’m sure fresh blueberries would work too. I’d use maybe 3/4 cup.

I changed a few things in the recipe. I normally end up eating my baked goods alone, so I only made 6 donuts instead of 12. And I made things a bit more lemony because, yeah, I just don’t like the whole grain flavor too much. If you want to make 12, this recipe can be easily doubled.

For a gluten-free summery donut, try these strawberry baked donuts!

100% Whole Grain Lemon Blueberry Doughnuts

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  • Yield: 6 donuts

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Simmer the water and blueberries in a small saucepan until all the water has been absorbed by the blueberries, which will take about 15 – 20 minutes. Set aside and cool.
  2. While the berries are cooling, preheat your oven to 350 ºF / 175 ºC and grease a donut pan.
  3. In a small bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, honey, lemon zest, egg, oil, buttermilk and lemon extract.
  5. Add the dry mix to the wet mix and stir, but just until combined.
  6. Fold in the blueberries. The mixture will be very runny!
  7. Pour into the six donut molds. My mixture went almost all the way to the top.
  8. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Let the donuts cool for about five minutes in the pan and then turn out onto a wire rack.
  10. Dust with powdered sugar if you like before serving.

Notes

  1. My blueberries are sweetened. If you’re using unsweetened blueberries, I suggest adding an extra 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar.

Recipe adapted from Whole Wheat Blueberry Powdered Donuts – The Professional Palate

Recipe by  | www.texanerin.com

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51 comments on “Giveaway + 100% Whole Grain Lemon Blueberry Doughnuts” — Add one!

  • Caroline @ chocolate & carrots says
    March 28, 2012 @ 3:37 am

    I'm a follower on facebook! :D Eee!

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  • Caroline @ chocolate & carrots says
    March 28, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    I love making carrot cake in the springtime. :D And by the way, these donuts look great! I just bought a donut pan and can't decide on what to bake in it! These may just have to be the answer! :D

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  • Birgit B. says
    March 27, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    and now I "like" you on FB as well :)

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  • Birgit B. says
    March 27, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I already follow your blog via google reader

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  • Birgit B. says
    March 27, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    The last thing I baked were Chocolate Chip Cookies. At the moment they are my favorite sweet.
    But what I am really looking forward to are fresh strawberries… I love strawberry-cake!

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  • Jeannette b says
    March 26, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    I follow you via google reader!

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  • Jeannette b says
    March 26, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    I like you on facebook

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  • Jeannette b says
    March 26, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    I love baking with fresh lemons this time of year. Lemon bars, lemon ice cream, lemon poppyseed pound cake. Yum, so good. I have I add these to my repetoire!

    Jpinnick86 at gmail dot com

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  • Marisha says
    March 26, 2012 @ 4:07 am

    And I like you on FB too. :)

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  • Marisha says
    March 26, 2012 @ 4:06 am

    I subscribed via email a while back!

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  • Marisha says
    March 26, 2012 @ 4:05 am

    In the spring I like to bake or make anything lemon. Pies. Cakes. Cookies. YUM!!! Love the donuts, I think lemon/blueberry would be a great combination. ;)

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  • Shandi and Alex says
    March 26, 2012 @ 2:56 am

    I "liked" T.E. on Facebook!

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  • Shandi and Alex says
    March 26, 2012 @ 2:55 am

    I love lemon bars or strawberry shortcake! I just love using the lighter flavors!

    shandi06 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  • Baltic Maid says
    March 26, 2012 @ 2:54 am

    I love making cakes with fresh fruit in the spring!
    I know the feeling when you cannot buy the ingredients/food you want from your country. When you do find something though you buy the whole store supply… hahaha… I did that last year with Bratwurst here in California…

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  • Michele says
    March 26, 2012 @ 2:12 am

    I love baking with lemon zest in the spring! :)

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  • Dawn says
    March 26, 2012 @ 12:55 am

    I just subscribed to your blog via email. Looking forward to discovering some more yummy goodies! :)

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  • Dawn says
    March 26, 2012 @ 12:54 am

    Just "liked' you on Facebook!

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  • Manda says
    March 26, 2012 @ 12:10 am

    I love making baked goods topped with fresh strawberries in the spring! Great givewaway

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  • prairiesummers says
    March 25, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    I am addicted to vanilla beans at the moment and am in the mood for baking. My sister told me that it is really nice in Germany right now- sigh. Calgary is bleak and cold today.

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  • Erin says
    March 25, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    Dawn – I don't post things quite as healthy as "I Breathe, I'm Hungry" (a blog new to me!) but I still hope you can find something edible. :) I'm happy you came over and took a look!

    Thanks to everyone who has entered so far!

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  • Anonymous says
    March 25, 2012 @ 4:28 am

    already a subscriber

    jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

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  • Anonymous says
    March 25, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    not sure if i have a favorite spring recipe – though i do like aspargus prepared in different ways and also strawberries when they finally come in. oh things made w/ lemons – though really aren't spring though are they? actually after reading your post i was thinking hummmm a lemon blueberry bread would sure taste good about now.

    jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

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  • Dawn says
    March 24, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    Hi! I just found your blog, through "i Breathe, I'm Hungry" and had to come and check you out. lucky me to find you on a donut pan giveaway! I do not have one, would LOVE one, and so here I am! I am looking forward to checking out more of your blog!

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  • Rebecca says
    March 24, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    I also just subscribed to your blog via Google Reader. :)

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  • Rebecca says
    March 24, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    I've been really wanting to get into the donut baking craze so I bought a heart-shaped donut pan during Valentine's Day. Haven't used it yet, but would love to have a regular shape donut pan to use too!

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  • Cassondra says
    March 24, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    Forgot my email: cmrhude6@yahoo.com

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  • Cassondra says
    March 24, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    I also already subscribe and get your emails :)

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  • Cassondra says
    March 24, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    I already like you on facebook!!

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  • Cassondra says
    March 24, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    So excited about this giveaway! I love baking whole grain donuts but have no donut pan, so it would be great to win :)

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  • Becca says
    March 24, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

    I also follow your RSS feed.

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  • Becca says
    March 24, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    I like you on Facebook!

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  • Becca says
    March 24, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    I love making salads in the spring – as soon as the sun comes out, it's summer as far as I'm concerned!

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  • Spicey says
    March 24, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    Subscribed by email

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  • Spicey says
    March 24, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    I like making yogurt cake (all different kinds) and banana muffins for some reason. :)
    -Leslie
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  • Health Freak College Girl says
    March 24, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    subscribed by email :D

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  • Health Freak College Girl says
    March 24, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    i love baking cookies in spring :) especially ones with coconut!

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  • Erin says
    March 24, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    Kamila – Your last comment made me giggle. Thanks. :)

    Katie – Now you have a 1 in 5 chance of getting it. Sounds pretty good, right? Much better than those giveaways for Kitchenaids with 42,000 contestants. :)

    Becca – Yup, Becca, one of your comments is one of the reasons why I'm having this little giveaway. And I love whole grain baked goods as long as they don't taste healthy!

    Katrina – Thanks. :)

    Miryam – Hahaha. Four donut pans? Are you sure you don't want a fifth? :D The blueberries expire in less than a year (except for the ones my parents sent me) but I'm keeping them around a lot longer than that. They're full of sugar. They'll last! And yeah, do a giveaway! It's fun. And thanks for commenting on the picture. I was really unsure because I think I look a little crazy with that big open mouth smile.

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  • eatgood4life.blogspot.com says
    March 24, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    and I was already subscribed to the RSS ages ago :-)

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  • eatgood4life.blogspot.com says
    March 24, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    I already liked you on FB

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  • eatgood4life.blogspot.com says
    March 24, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    Super cool. First giveaway?? I have though about that so many times but I guess I never had :-( Will see maybe some time in the horizon!!

    So I have noticed that you add it a profile picture, very nice :-) and for the blueberries, I am sure they don't expire very soon right? because you must have blueberries for years to come :-)

    Good looking donuts. Mine sometimes get a bit stuck in the pan and brake a little bit!! By the way if I win I rather have the gift certificate, I have 4 donuts pans :-)

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  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
    March 24, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    I love the idea of blueberry donuts! These look like the perfect breakfast treat!

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  • Becca says
    March 24, 2012 @ 3:44 am

    I can't remember if I was one of the people that said they didn't have a donut pan…but I guess it doesn't matter since I have a donut pan now and I don't use it enough. I need to make more donuts. Baked and cakey donuts make me happy :)

    And I can't beleieve you bake with whole grain and yet you don't like it. I actually lke the nutty taste of whole grain.

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  • {Epicurean Mom} says
    March 24, 2012 @ 2:12 am

    I like you on FB!

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  • {Epicurean Mom} says
    March 24, 2012 @ 2:12 am

    I'm a RSS subscriber :)

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  • {Epicurean Mom} says
    March 24, 2012 @ 2:11 am

    I was just thinking about how I needed to get a doughnut pan!! Oh perfect is that! :)

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  • Katie says
    March 24, 2012 @ 1:59 am

    Already an RSS Feed subscriber!

    deshobbes at yahoo.com

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  • Katie says
    March 24, 2012 @ 1:58 am

    Love baking with Spring's fresh strawberries!

    deshobbes at yahoo.com

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  • Kamila Gornia says
    March 23, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    and I already liked your page on FB! because you're that awesome!

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  • Kamila Gornia says
    March 23, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    I already subscribed to your RSS feed a while ago :)

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  • Kamila Gornia says
    March 23, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    In the spring, I usually love making blueberry (or any type of berry) muffins! Deliciousness and my mom loves them. She taught me how to make them :)

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