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Vegan Blueberry Donut with Lemon Poppyseed Glaze

vegan medjool date blueberry donut
PREP: 40min
YIELD: 6 servings

Blueberries and lemons are a great flavor combo all on their own, but throw in some Medjool Dates and turn them into donuts, and you've really got a winner. Our Vegan Blueberry Donuts with Lemon Poppyseed Glaze will put a smile on the face of even the pickiest non-Vegan eater.


  • For the Donuts
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • egg replacer for 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegan margarine
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ⅓ cup date paste (see Related Links below)
  • 5 ounces almond milk
  • ⅓ cup fresh blueberries
  • For the Topping
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • poppy seeds


For the doughnut

Preheat oven to 400˚F (205˚C). Grease your donut pan. Set aside.

Place flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together to fully combine.

Add egg replacer, margarine, canola oil, and vanilla to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Whisk in lemon zest, milk and date paste.

Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir just until all of the dry ingredients are moistened. There may be some lumps. Add the fresh blueberries and mix just slightly more to combine.

Divide the mixture over the donut pan filling about ¾ full.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until donuts are golden brown and pass the clean toothpick test.

For the topping

Place sugar, juice, and zest in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.

Pour the glaze over cooled donuts. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

calories - 320.2, fat- grams - 9.4, carbs - grams - 56.2, protein - grams - 4.0

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.