Baked yogurt donuts with fresh blueberry icing

These baked yogurt donuts with fresh blueberry icing are fast and easy for busy parents! Kids love them because of their sweet and bright blueberry flavor AND fantastic color. You’ll love them because you can make them up in under 20 minutes. 

baked yogurt donuts with blueberry icing
There are days that start out so very, very horrid that there is nothing to do but crawl into bed and start over. By the way, do you ever do that with your family? Literally tell everyone to go back in their bed and restart? I have. It surprisingly works. I’m guessing the ridiculousness of it is so humorous it can’t help but get everyone smiling.

Free Tip of the Day:

Next time you have a bad start to the day literally send everyone back to their beds to “restart”. See if that doesn’t bring a smile to your family and jump start everyone’s moods!

Okay off track, we were talking about horrid starts to the day. I have them, you have them, everyone has them. But I have the answer to the problem…


No truly. Donuts are a guaranteed happy day maker.

Key Ingredients for these donuts:


  • All-Purpose Flour (1 1/2 cups): The base of your donuts; ensure it’s sifted for a lighter texture.
  • Sugar (1/2 cup): Adds sweetness; you can adjust the amount according to your taste.
  • Honey (1/2 cup, optional): A natural sweetener alternative to sugar, adds moisture and a distinct flavor.
  • Baking Powder (1 teaspoon): Helps the donuts rise. Make sure it’s fresh for best results.
  • Salt (1/2 teaspoon): Enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Butter (6 tablespoons, melted): Adds richness and moisture. Use unsalted to control the saltiness.
  • Eggs (3, room temperature): Bind the ingredients together; room temperature eggs mix more evenly.
  • Greek Yogurt (1/2 cup): Adds creaminess and a slight tang, while reducing fat content.
  • Vanilla or Almond Extract (2 teaspoons): Adds flavor depth. Choose vanilla for a classic taste or almond for a nutty flavor.
  • Blueberries (1/2 cup): Provide a burst of flavor and antioxidants. Fresh is best, but frozen can also be used without thawing to avoid color bleeding.
  • Powdered Sugar (1 cup, plus extra): Used for the glaze. Have extra on hand to adjust thickness as needed.

Look at them. They are literally little circles of sugar and goodness just waiting to be consumed. It’s as if God created us with brains that are powered on donuts.

Granted, most of us have diets that aren’t donut friendly. Me included. But that doesn’t stop me from figuring out ways to enjoy them! This recipe is a bit gentler on tummies than most donut recipes. Still a sugar high, without question. Still gluten-heavy, for sure! But they are baked rather than fried (in my opinion, the only way to have donuts!), use Greek yogurt and honey for a majority of butter and sugar, and fresh blueberries make up most of the icing (ignore the powdered sugar and you could say the icing is healthy :)).

Okay, I’m stretching. These are still not a replacement for a good, healthy breakfast.


Except on a horrid start to a horrid day. Then anything goes.


Just because I adore the color of this icing. It’s the prettiest, happiest purple of all the purples!

Next time your day is off to a horrid start, take a moment to pause and reset. Your day isn’t going to end because you halted for a few extra moments. If anything, it will be significantly better because you broke the cycle of crazy bad moods and spewing words of anger (no, I don’t do that either :). Pause in those crazy moments and get a hold of your life. It’s YOUR life, own it, don’t let life own you! If donuts are needed for a moral boost hey… we can sacrifice!

Baked Yogurt Donuts with fresh blueberry icing

| 12
Cook Time | 20 minutes
Total Time | 40 minutes
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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey or use sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 eggs room temperature if you have time
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar have an additional 1/2 cup on hand if needed to thicken it
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the eggs, honey, yogurt, and extract.
  • Stir up that center as best you can without getting dry ingredients in.
  • Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet just until mixed.
  • Add the melted butter and stir well. Do not over stir donuts, you’ll get rubbery and gross ones!
  • Spray a donut pan well with Pam.
  • Fill donut forms about 2/3 full (use a spoon for the easiest time)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. (or until golden brown and pulling away from the edges slightly)
  • After a couple minutes of cooling, flip them out on to a cooling rack.


  • In a food processor puree the blueberries, add the powdered sugar, and puree until blended well. If needed, add additional powdered sugar.
  • With a spoon, or by dipping the donut into the icing, spread a generous amount of icing on each donut and place on a rack or parchment paper to drip.



  • Flour Measuring: For accuracy, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level it off without compacting.
  • Mixing: Mix wet and dry ingredients until just combined to avoid overmixing, which can make the donuts tough.
  • Baking: Don’t open the oven door too early to prevent the donuts from collapsing.
  • Glazing: Let the donuts cool completely before glazing to prevent the icing from melting off.


Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 162mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 238IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg

Products used:
Donut Pan, Food Processor, and cooling racks.

NellieBellie Recipe Tester Says…

“Flavor was very good, texture was nice and smooth. The contrast of the glaze and the donut was a nice combination. The family liked them a lot! One son doesn’t like blueberries so he had a plain donut and liked that. Everything was easy to make, came together nicely and the glaze set up firm, but not hard. Really enjoyed them.” ~Julie

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6 thoughts on “Baked yogurt donuts with fresh blueberry icing”

  1. I’m so glad! I like the addition of cinnamon sugar, that’s a tasty idea! I hope they turn out well for your fellowship. I love being able to bake donuts, makes things so much easier!

  2. Hi! I did make them and I did use sour cream. I also didn’t have baking powder so had to use soda. They were not bad at all. My hubby liked them. I actually used mini muffin tins, threw them in a gallon ziplock bag once cool and tossed them with a quarter cup of cinnamon sugar. Yum! I did learn I should only have kept them in the oven for 7-8 minutes, instead of 10 minutes. They are a little dryer. I made sure not to stir too much. Next time I will do the yogurt and baking powder, and I will make them cinnamon again. I think they will go over well next week at Church since we are in charge of fellowship. Going to try them there.


  3. We just made these this weekend. They were the request of my boy LEvi’s birthday “cake”. I would try sour cream instead.

  4. Do you have to use Yogurt? I don’t buy it because we don’t care for it. What else could I use in place of it? I’d love to make these to have at my coffee party. May have to buy yogurt then, but I want to try them now! :)

  5. Nicoletta @sugarlovespices

    You are so absolutely right! I love your donuts, will give them a try for sure!

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