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Vegan Baked Blueberry Donuts (Gluten-Free)

by Capri Lilly

What’s better than a warm, baked blueberry donut with a nice cup of coffee to start your day! These mouthwatering vegan donuts are gluten-free, naturally sweetened (refined sugar-free), and baked to perfection (instead of fried) so that you can enjoy this delicious treat completely guilt-free!

If you love blueberry treats, you may also like my Blueberry Zucchini Muffins or my No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake!

Stack of 3 Vegan Baked Blueberry Donuts

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Vegan donuts are becoming a popular fad! Whenever I walk into a coffee shop, centered in the display are delicious-looking vegan baked donuts! However, while I see vegan donuts everywhere, I hardly ever see vegan gluten-free donuts!

Blueberry baked vegan donuts

I’m here to fill that void! Gluten-Free Vegan Baked Donuts has become my “thing”. I mean, have you tried my Baked Strawberry Donuts with Lemon Glaze or Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Avocado Icing?! Both are gluten-free, vegan, soft, fluffy, and SOOO GOOD!

close up image of bitten blueberry donut to show texture with stack of vegan blueberry baked donuts shown

This quick and easy, 30-minute Vegan Baked Blueberry Donut Recipe is completely in order. These donuts are super easy to make! They are light, airy, and bursting with juicy blueberries! The only things you’ll need are the ingredients, a mixing bowl, and a donut pan. Here is the donut pan that I use: Wilton Non-Stick 6-Cavity Donut Baking Pan.

Ingredients to make Gluten Free Vegan Baked Blueberry Donuts

What You Need To Make These Vegan Baked Blueberry Donuts

  • Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour: I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. You can use any gluten-free all-purpose blend you like, just make sure it contains xanthan gum. If you are not sensitive to gluten, you can use regular flour, like this one.  
  • Natural Sweeteners: I use pure maple syrup and coconut sugar to sweeten these donuts. If you do not have coconut sugar you can sub brown sugar.  
  • Lemon: The lemon adds an extra layer of zest and enhances the flavor of the blueberries. You’ll need the juice of a couple of lemons and some lemon zest. Make sure to rinse your lemon before zesting to remove any dirt.
  • Non-Dairy Milk: Use any non-dairy milk you like. I use Almond Milk.
  • Flax Egg: The flax eggs help to bind the ingredients together. To make the flax egg required for this recipe, simply mix 2 tbsp of ground flax with 5 tbsp and let it sit for 10 minutes before using. 
  • Vegan Butter: I use Earth Balance Vegan Butter. Use whatever brand of butter you like.
  • Basics: Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Sea Salt, Vanilla Extract
Steps to make homemade blueberry donuts (images are an overview only)

How to make Vegan Baked Blueberry Donuts (Gluten-Free)

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together. Mix the Wet Ingredients together. Combine the wet and dry ingredients
  2. Fold in the Blueberries
  3. Use a piping bag or Ziploc bag with the corner cut out to evenly fill the donut pan openings.
  4. Bake in the oven.
  5. Let the donut cool in the muffin pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once the donuts are cooled, dip the donuts in the glaze and place them on the wire rack to set.
Blueberry baked donuts on a wire rack next to blueberry lemon glaze, shredded coconut and chocolate pieces for topping

How To Make Lemon Blueberry Glaze?

The blueberry glaze for the donuts is made with powdered sugar, so it is not refined-sugar-free. You can skip the glaze if you’d like, but it is quite enjoyable! To make the glaze, simply blend frozen blueberries in a food processor or blender, then add the powdered sugar, and lemon juice. Blend until it is smooth and then it is ready to use!

What To Eat With Your Baked Blueberry Donuts?

Well, of course there is coffee! But you can also try these drinks as well:

Golden Milk Latte

Chocolate Raspberry Sea Moss Smoothie

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

16 Healthy Superfood Smoothies

Gluten free blueberry donuts vegan

I hope you enjoy this Vegan Baked Blueberry Donuts Recipe!

Paired with coffee, it’s the perfect way to start your day, or topped with ice cream, it’s the perfect way to finish it! If you try the recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you! 

Vegan Baked Blueberry Donuts
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Vegan Baked Blueberry Donuts (Gluten-Free)

What’s better than a warm, baked blueberry donut with a nice cup of coffee to start your day! These mouthwatering vegan donuts are gluten-free, naturally sweetened (refined sugar-free), and baked to perfection (instead of fried) so that you can enjoy this delicious treat completely guilt-free!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Keyword: baked donuts gluten-free and vegan, blueberry, donuts, gluten-free, homemade donuts, simple baked donuts, vegan
Servings: 12 donuts
Calories: 111kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Blueberries

Flax Egg

  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 5 tbsp water

Blueberry Lemon Glaze

  • 1/4 cup Frozen Wild Blueberries
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (195°C)
  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the flax egg and set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. In a seperate bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients, including the flax egg.
  • Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, whisking to combine. The batter should be thick. If it appears too thin, add 1 tbsp of gluten-free flour at a time until it thickens.
  • Fold in the blueberries
  • Lightly grease the donut pan with oil. Using a spoon or pastry bag, fill each donut opening until it is full to the top
  • Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Take the donuts out of the oven and let the donuts cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Then gently transfer the donuts to a wire rack to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Leave the donuts as is, or try topping them with the Blueberry Lemon Glaze!

Notes

*Nutrition Facts are for 1 donut without icing
  • Can sub 1/3 cup Applesauce instead of flax egg to keep vegan or use 2 Eggs for the non-vegan option
  • For best results, when you remove the donuts from the oven, let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack for up to ten minutes. The longer they cool the more firm they will become, making it easier to add any glaze or icing. 
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Can store in the freezer for up to one month.

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15 comments

Sabrina April 19, 2021 - 6:36 pm

5 stars
I love the vibrant flavour of the wild blueberries in these.

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Capri Lilly April 19, 2021 - 6:48 pm

Hi Sabrina! It’s my fav too! Glad you like the recipe!

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Angela April 19, 2021 - 6:42 pm

5 stars
Delicious donuts! We loved the blueberry lemon glaze!

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Capri Lilly April 19, 2021 - 6:47 pm

Hi Angela! I’m so happy you enjoyed the donuts!

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Jessica Formicola April 19, 2021 - 7:17 pm

5 stars
The color of that lemon blueberry glaze is out of this world! These donuts will be such a hit with my kids and husband!

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Capri Lilly April 19, 2021 - 10:25 pm

Hi Jessica! I am so happy to hear your family enjoyed the donuts!

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Kristina April 19, 2021 - 9:10 pm

5 stars
These were awesome! MY kids especially loved them because of the color.

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michele April 19, 2021 - 11:33 pm

5 stars
Loved how easy it was to make these delicious vegan treats!

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Capri Lilly April 20, 2021 - 12:05 am

Hi Michele! I am happy you found them easy to make!

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Addison April 20, 2021 - 1:39 am

5 stars
These donuts are amazing! Yes please!

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Chef Dennis April 20, 2021 - 7:48 am

5 stars
I am drooling right now! This is sooo mouthwatering.

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Capri Lilly April 20, 2021 - 11:25 pm

I’m so glad you like!

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Sondra April 20, 2021 - 8:14 pm

5 stars
These are mouthwatering!

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Capri Lilly April 20, 2021 - 11:25 pm

Thank you Sondra!

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Swathi April 21, 2021 - 2:14 pm

5 stars
This vegan baked blueberry donuts looks yum.

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