Blueberry Whole Wheat Donuts with Chocolate Chips

  Jul 12, 2019  |  #Baked Goods

These Blueberry Whole Wheat Donuts with Chocolate Chips are what Saturday mornings are made of. Made with whole wheat flour and packed with blueberries and chocolate, these donuts are a great way to enjoy a slow morning and opt for a gooey slice of goodness. 

Blueberry whole Wheat Donuts with chocolate chips on cooling rack with bowl of icing

All the blueberry donuts lovers out there, raise your hand! I have two hands and two feet raised. I absolutely love donuts.

And, I have your next Sunday morning recipe with this healthy donut recipe. 

Of course, I encourage eating donuts any day of the week. You don’t have to wait until the weekend!

These baked blueberry donuts are our newest obsession and are a fun iteration of my healthy peach crumble whole wheat donuts. You could even call them protein donuts. But, don’t eat them for the health benefits; eat them because they’re delicious.

They are so fun, so easy and so tasty.  Whether you eat them with or without the icing, and you’re in for a delicious treat. Some whole wheat donuts can be too tough and chewy, not these. They are soft and fluffy!

What Do You Need For Whole Wheat Donuts?

For these baked blueberry donuts, you’ll need: 

  • whole wheat flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • coconut sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • butter
  • almond milk
  • greek yogurt
  • blueberries
  • chocolate chips

And, powdered sugar if you want to make icing for these blueberry chocolate chip donuts. 

batter for blueberry donut recipe

Are Baked Blueberry Donuts Healthy?

These homemade whole wheat baked donuts are very healthy. With the whole wheat flour, we’re adding extra protein and fiber. Plus, blueberries are full of antioxidants in this healthy baked donut recipe. 

You can leave the icing and/or chocolate chips out, if you’d like to reduce the sugar. 

While I think donuts can be a fear food for some people because they typically provide no nutritional value and are high in sugar and fat, remember that not everything you eat has to be nutritious or full of nutrients.

We eat for so many other reasons.

Sometimes, you just want and need a good old donut and that’s okay. When talking with clients about challenging their eating routines, we often discuss adding in fear foods. If you have interest in intuitive eating, I encourage you to try some of these tips.

Why You Should Make This Healthy Donut Recipe

Okay, back to these donuts. If this blueberry donut recipe is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. 

I know strawberries + chocolate and even raspberries + chocolate get all the attention. But you guys, have you tried chocolate and blueberries? UNDERRATED. 

Blueberry chocolate chip donuts may actually be my new favorite.

This recipe is not for vegan donuts, but if you like vegan chocolate chips, Enjoy Life are my favorite. Since we’re using whole wheat flour and greek yogurt, these protein donuts will hold you over unlike regular donuts.

You get a great dose of protein in them!

Ingredients for baked blueberry donuts

It’s no secret I love throwing blueberries into baked goods. Like my favorite loaf of quick bread.

This month’s Recipe Redux challenge was to make something delicious using three ingredients we already had on hand – a spring clean out, if you will.

Well, number one, I always have frozen bluebs. I also rounded up some whole wheat flour and some greek yogurt, since you’ll find those in the kitchen 95% of the time.

It was easy to envision this healthy baked donut recipe from there. 

Batter for whole wheat donuts in a mixing bowl, with bowl of blueberries and chocolate chips

Should You Add Chocolate Chips to Donuts?

I totally respect donuts without chocolate chips. Sometimes you just don’t need them in there and simpler can be better.

These blueberry chocolate chip donuts are truly good either way, with or without the chips. So, your preference. But, if you were being honest with yourself, how many chocolate chip donut recipes have you made?

Maybe do half with chocolate chips and half without? But promise me you’ll give the blueberry and chocolate combination a chance.

Batter for healthy chocolate chip donuts in mixing bowl

These whole wheat donuts are perfectly soft and if you like a little bit sweeter, add the vanilla icing.

Sidenote: If you don’t have a donut pan, I promise it’ll be the best $10.00 you spend this week.

Buy multiple so you can have a donut party. That would be so much fun, but only if you invited me.

homemade whole wheat baked donuts with blueberries stacked

These are the best blueberry donuts you’ll find. I’m pretty sure the Dunkin blueberry donut and the craft donut shops can’t compete. 

Blueberry Chocolate Chip donuts with vanilla icing on cooling rack

Blueberry Whole Wheat Donuts with Chocolate Chips

Yield: 6 donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Blueberry Whole Wheat Donuts with Chocolate Chips are what Saturday mornings are made of. Made with whole wheat flour and packed with blueberries and chocolate, these donuts are a great way to enjoy a slow morning and opt for a gooey slice of goodness. 

Ingredients

Blueberry Whole Wheat Donuts

  • 1 cup of white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Icing (optional)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray your donut pan with non stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and coconut sugar.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix egg, vanilla, butter, almond milk and greek yogurt. Gently fold in half the blueberries and chocolate chips, and save the rest to top.
  4. Pour batter into donut pan, filling generously, using the other half of the blueberries and chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Once donuts are cooled, add icing if prefer.

Notes

Mine came out perfectly around 16 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190
These whole wheat donuts are nice and fluffy, thanks to the white whole wheat flour, which is a little less dense than typical whole wheat flour.

Eat them while they’re hot because that’s when they are fresh, soft, and the icing oozes into the donuts (aka the best.)

They will harden slightly upon cooling, so if you want multiple protein donuts for meal prep, make extra to save for the rest of the week!

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Favorite munchkin flavor? I used to love the glazed and jelly ones growing up!

If you were given berries, yogurt and flour on chopped, what would you do with them?

30 responses to “Blueberry Whole Wheat Donuts with Chocolate Chips

  1. Im not really a huge donut fan, but these look really good! It may be worth investing in a donut pan. I always loved the chocolate munchkins! I didn’t like the jelly ones so I would try to avoid any of the ones that looked like they might have jelly in them:)

  2. Holy Toledo! :-O I think donuts are one of my favorite desserts–I LOVE all things cakey and sweet! I am going to attempt to make this using a GF alternative and I’m sure it will still be delicious–blueberries and chocolate oh my gosh I’m so excited right now hahaha!

  3. Yeeeeppp. You know I was waiting for these suckers. The blueberry chocolate combo is DYNAMITE. Munchkin?? Is that another word for donut!?

  4. I love homemade donuts because they are like cake donuts, which are my favorite! I’m so glad you posted these; they look absolutely DELICIOUS. Pinning to try soon.

  5. Just pulled the trigger on that pan – can’t wait to try these out! Any suggestions of thigns we can try to swap in and out for the blueberries?

  6. YES TO ALL THE DONUTS! I’m more a fan of yeast doughnuts, but these have all the good things in them that would make me devour them 🙂 Dunkin ain’t got nothing on you 😛

  7. Amazing! I made these tonight, and it was a hit with everyone! It’s nice to be able to enjoy something slightly more wholesome than other candy, just because it doesn’t leave you feeling run over afterwards ^_^

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