Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

Soft, sweet vegan blueberry doughnuts are super easy to make and the perfect healthy treat for breakfast or dessert! These doughnuts are gluten free and naturally sweetened.

Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

Happy Memorial day to all of my US friends! So thankful for each and every person who has sacrificed for our country. It’s all too easy to get caught up in day to day happenings and to forget just how fortunate we are to live where we do with the freedoms that we have. So if you’ve served in ANY way, big or small, a huge thank you from me.

I wish I could send you like, fifty of these vegan blueberry doughnuts, because you definitely deserve it!

Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

I’ve talked about my mixed feelings on blueberries before. As a total fruit-bat, it’s hard for me to even convince myself that blueberries are just kind of “eh” for me when they’re straight up, fresh. It’s the texture. Maybe I always just get bad batches, but they’re always so unpleasantly mushy. Poor bluebs.

BUT I have made the happy discovery that when I blend up these little gems and throw them into yummy, sweet baked goods, I absolutely LOVE the flavor they give.

Long live the bluebs!

Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

Because it’s finally time for all things berry (woohoo!), I wanted to make blueberries the total star of the show. Today, it’s a doughnut show. These vegan blueberry doughnuts have blended up blueberries in the baked doughnut batter itself AND in a sweet, simple sauce on top.

Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

When it comes to breakfast, occasionally I love baking elaborate, super fun, recipes – PS we can still count both of those for breakfast, right?! I knew you’d have my back with that.

While those recipes are some of my FAVORITES, I usually want something fast and easy. I am a morning workout person all the way, it’s how I start my day, every, single, day. As a result, I’m usually starving and don’t have a ton of patience to wait around for really involved breakfast recipe. I save those for baking for friends/family who may be visiting, or for my husband if he’s working out later than me.

Anyway, for these vegan blueberry doughnuts I had two main goals – highlight the blueberry flavor to the extreme, and make it easy and fast. Fast enough that I could whip them up after a tough workout and not have to wait longer than 30 minutes to eat, start to finish. This recipe is super simple as far as the ingredients go, but bakes up into sweet, hot, fresh baked doughnuts with powerful blueberry flavor.

Doughnut success!

Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

The doughnuts start with a few simple dry ingredients – oat flour and stevia. Sometimes I use dates to sweeten doughnuts, because they’re my favorite when it comes to adding sweetness. However, with these doughnuts we want the blueberries to shine, so stevia provides a little bit of sweetness without overpowering the berries.

Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

Once the dry ingredients are ready, all you’ll need is a flax egg, blueberries that you’ll blend, and some almond milk to bring the batter together. Told you they’re easy!

Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

This amount of batter made about 5 doughnuts for me. I used a 1/3 cup measure to portion it into my doughnut pan. I was irritated because of course it didn’t come out to a perfect 6, but whatever. The point is, if you do want 6 doughnuts, use a 1/4 cup measure or less for each.

Bake for just 10 minutes and they’re good to go!

Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

For the simple, sweet sauce on top, I literally just blended a half cup of blueberries. That’s it. If you’ve got a strong sweet tooth feel free to add a little bit of stevia to this, as well. I loved the color it gives the top of the doughnuts, but it’s definitely not required!

Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

These vegan blueberry doughnuts are a really easy, fun breakfast. Made with just a few healthy ingredients you probably already have, you will love their powerful blueberry flavor!

PS – I can’t decide if I love or hate these pictures. I think I actually really hate them. Like, why so speckled and weird?! But it just shows how yum they are, since they still made it here today 🙂 So if the pictures are making you nervous, trust me that they’re divine when it comes to flavor!!

Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!

Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 5-6 doughnuts

Ingredients

  • 2 c whole grain rolled oats, ground into flour
  • 1/4 c stevia
  • 1 flax egg - 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, in a bowl with 3 tbsp water for 15 minutes prior to mixing into the batter
  • 1 c blueberries, blended
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • Optional: 1/2 c blueberries, blended, for topping each doughnut

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl stir together the oat flour and stevia.
  3. Add the flax egg, pureed blueberries, and almond milk and stir to combine.
  4. Portion 1/3 c of the batter into a doughnut pan - this amount made about 5 doughnuts for me, but it will definitely fill 6 if you use less than 1/3 c batter in each!
  5. Bake the doughnuts for 10 minutes.
  6. Once the doughnuts are cool, top with more blueberry puree and fresh blueberries.
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Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts