Lemon Blueberry Protein Donuts

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Portions: 12
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  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (135 grams)
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder (80 grams)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2⁄3 cup granulated sugar (134 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 210 grams vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder (33 grams)


Donut Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and grease a 12-cavity donut pan well.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, vanilla protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt until there are no lumps. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, add the granulated sugar and lemon zest. Using your fingers, rub the sugar and lemon zest together to release the oils from the lemon zest.
  4. Add the vanilla Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to the lemon sugar and whisk together until there are no lumps.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients, and fold together using a rubber spatula until almost all the way combined, then fold in the blueberries and continue to fold gently until completely combined, then stop. Don’t overmix.
  6. Transfer the batter to a plastic bag, and cut off a large tip to give enough space for the blueberries to come through easily.
  7. Squeeze into the donut pan, filling each donut cavity about halfway full making sure not to overfill. The batter will be very sticky, so you may need to spread the donut batter with your fingers and press it into a round shape in the donut pan.
  8. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the donuts cool in the pan until it is cool enough to handle without gloves, or about 10-15 minutes.
  9. Very carefully transfer the donuts to a cooling rack to cool completely, they will be a bit fragile at this stage. The donuts will need about 10-15 minutes to cool completely.

Glaze Instructions

  1. Combine the powdered sugar, vanilla Greek yogurt, and lemon juice in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk well to combine, then slowly add in the protein powder, whisking until there are no lumps.
  3. When the donuts have cooled completely, dunk them in the glaze, then place them right side up on the cooling rack to let the excess glaze run off, then serve.

Recipe Tip

  • If using frozen blueberries- do not defrost them.

About This Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Protein Donuts provide the perfect reason to enjoy a sweet (and zesty) treat! This better-for-you option features a little added protein, making it both yummy and practical for breakfast, dessert or a snack. You can use fresh blueberries, but we recommend frozen for a more intense pop of flavor and extra moisture. Enjoy this bright, fruity take on one of the all-time best flavor pairings!

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