Paleo Blueberry Lemon Donuts
You might be asking yourself, why have you been hiding these Paleo Blueberry Lemon Donuts from us for so long Kelsey?! Well trust me, I can explain! When all of my kitchen stuff was in storage for 4 months, I forgot about how much I loved certain products that were hiding away. Yes my food processor was a huge one, but one that I always seem to forget about was my little donut pan!! I don’t think I need to explain why I missed it – UM HELLO DONUTS! If you put anything into a donut form, chances are I will love it. Donuts are guaranteed to make anyone happy, especially if you put blueberries in them! I am BEYOND pumped to be working with California Giant Berry Farms to show you the best ways to use your berries as we hop into berry season! These guys get their “GIANT” name because their strawberries have HUGE flavor! No added pesticides or junk, just good old fashioned California soil and lots of love from this family run company!
But today is all about blueberries & lemon! For some reason this combo is always perfection!! They go fabulous together in treats but I love to make lemon vinaigrettes to toss salads with and top them with blueberries too! My love for this combo probably goes back to one time when I had a lemon, poppyseed and blueberry muffin that kind of changed my life a little. Of course back then (i was a kiddo), I wasn’t really as concerned with processed flours and sugars as I am now! So for this recipe I took out all of that and used almond flour and maple syrup to make the magic happen! As you can see in the video below, I added the blueberries in last so you can still see their beauty and they don’t sink to the bottom. Think of the berries as little gems or sprinkles, they steal the show so you gotta show them off!
So between the almond flour and maple syrup these babies turn out to be paleo which you know I love! My besties over at California Giant Berry Farms also love gluten free goods and they created two Gluten Free Cookbooks – one for Dinners for Two and one for FIESTAS!! Party on Wayne! Check them out here and get cookin people! Okay okay it’s time to check out these Paleo Blueberry Lemon Donuts!!
See how easy that was? Just scroll down for the full recipe and if you need a donut pan you can grab one HERE!
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If you love these Blueberry Lemon donuts so we have linked a few more blueberry recipes for you:
Lemon, Blueberry & Poppyseed Loaf
Paleo Blueberry Muffin Pancakes
Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping
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Paleo Blueberry Lemon Donuts
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ cup coconut milk, full fat
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- ¼ cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a donut pan with oil spray.
- Mix together the blanched almond flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, coconut milk, coconut oil, egg, vanilla and lemon zest.
- Using a rubber spatula, mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Do not over mix.
- Scoop batter into a large ziplock bag and cut the tip of the bag with scissors. Squeeze batter into the donut pan then shake it a little to evenly disperse the batter. Drop 4-5 blueberries into each
- Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.
- Set pan over a wire rack to cool. Wait until donuts are cooled a bit then remove from the pan.
how much lemon juice/zest do we put in? Can’t wait to make these!
Ah just added that to the recipe!! 1 tablespoon lemon zest!
Blueberry and lemon is one of my favorite flavor combos. Spring always makes me want to make everything citrus flavored too. And I can’t believe how easy these are to make!
Thanks Emily!! It is one of mine too! So excited for spring!!
Can these be made as muffins?
These look yummy! I do have a question though. Maple syrup is in the ingredient list but the directions say honey. Have you tweaked it or is it an either/or? Given the other ingredients, honey sounds like a good fit.
It is maple syrup but you could use honey in its place too!! I just edited the recipe, thanks so much!!
The instructions say honey, is that supposed to be maple syrup as listed in the ingredients??
Ah yes Maple Syrup!! Thank you for catching that, I will update!
We made these as mini muffins and they were great! I used lil sugar in place of the maple syrup but otherwise it was the same. Very good. Thank you!
Oh yay!! That is awesome to hear!!
How many donuts/muffins does this recipe yield?
It makes about 8 donuts!!
Have you ever substituted the almond flour with coconut flour?
No! They have much different consistencies so it wouldn’t work very well!
What is the serving size and calorie intake
It makes about 8 donuts but I don’t know the calorie count!
I can not have almond. Have you used oat or another type of flour that works well?
I didn’t test other flours but I will soon and post about it!
Wow! This looks soooo good! I have a donut pan and I’ll definitely be making these soon! Thanks for the recipe!
Yay!! I hope you enjoy them! They can be made into muffins too just FYI! 🙂
Do you think i could use gluten free quinoa flour??
I am not sure how that absorbs but you can totally try it and let me know!!
Hi! I made these this morning but they did not come out with a batter consistancy, more dough like, so when I put it in the donut pan they were clumpy. I used canned coconut milk, should I have used a box container type? I don’t know what else it could have been as I followed it exactly.
Hi Jenn! That is so strange!! Did you use just the milk part and not the solid cream part?
Hi! I actually opened the can of coconut milk and stirred it. I didn’t realize it was just supposed to scoop out the liquid. It was solid on top and liquid at the bottom when I poured it into a bowl. This must be what happen. I am a Paleo newb. 🙂
Ah okay good to know!! I will clarify in the notes!!
JUst made these this morning and they are delicious! Thanks for the recipe.
Awesome!! So glad you liked them!! 🙂
These look Delicious ! I have them baking in the oven as we speak..
Hi, these look amazing! Can I use stevia/erythhritol instead of maple syrup? Thank!
I haven’t used that but you can try!!
I know it wouldn’t be paleo anymore, but could I replace the almond flour with regular flour and the coconut milk with regular milk? I have a tree but allergy but would love to try these!
I am not sure about the regular flour, but the milk would be fine! Let me know if you try it!
These were so yummy! Light and moist. Just a touch of sweetness to give that sweet breakfast feel without sugar overload. Even the kids loved them!!
That is great!!