Blueberry Donuts with Blueberry Lemon Jam

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So I finally did it. I gave in and bought a donut pan. Why? Because donuts remind me of a simple time in my life. A time when I used to swim on summer club, eat a dozen donuts, then win a race. And I didn’t have a spot of cellulite anywhere near my plump little butt. It wasn’t until puberty completely set in, that I knew donuts would no longer be part of my daily routine. I gave up my donuts, I gave up my happiness, and I gave up my pure daily joy. Ok, not totally. But kind of. I f*cking love donuts.

This is totally my version of a jelly donut. I never really liked jelly donuts growing up. I think mostly because they seemed too healthy for me. Jelly = fruit. Fruit = healthy. Healthy = I don’t want anything to do with it. That was pretty much until I started eating paleo. Healthy things always sounded boring. And I hate boring things. Like most guys. Most guys are boring. Where them cool guys at?

Speaking of cool guys, I’ve finally come to grips with something. I dig Justin Bieber. Yes I do. I don’t care if I lose readers because of it. My name is Juli and I sing Bieber tunes at the top of my lungs while driving. I don’t even care. It feels so right. It’s like how guys absolutely love the song ‘Call Me Maybe’. It feels kind of wrong and they don’t know why they love it, but they know every single word to the song. Everyone should start to learn to love Bieber. Especially now that he has gotten past the awkward hair-do, teenage years. He’s a man now. With 3 chest hairs. Go on with your bad self Bieber.

I’m at a coffee shop as I type this. There are prooooobably 4 flies that have become pretty intensely acquainted with me and my hair. And there is a bee that is trying his hardest to get outside by smashing his face continuously onto the window, while the door is a good 3 feet away. You dumb bee. Survival of the fittest will not be working in your favor, obviously. Oh, and I just noticed that my computer has chocolate on it, sweet potato chip crumbs within in, and I can barely see the screen because it’s so smudged from oily fingers. Damn oil cleansing. And paleo cookies.

I can’t talk anymore. I’m in a donut coma.

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Blueberry Donuts with Blueberry Lemon Jam

  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

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For the donuts

  • 8 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 4 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • juice of 1 lemon (equivalent to 23 tablespoons lemon juice)
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • pinch of salt

For the jam

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • juice of 2 lemons (equivalent to 46 tablespoons of lemon juice)
  • zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pull out your handy dandy donut pan. Don’t have one? Buy one. I got mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
  3. Add your pitted dates to your food processor and puree until they begin to clump.
  4. Then add your 1/2 cup of blueberries and puree.
  5. Lastly, add you coconut oil, vanilla extract, raw honey, lemon juice and lemon zest to the food processor and puree together.
  6. Add your mixture to a large bowl and mix in eggs, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt and mix thoroughly.
  7. Pour your donut mixture into your donut pan up to the top of the donut rim. My mixture made exactly 6 medium sized donuts.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when you poke a donut with one.
  9. Let cool.
  10. While your donuts cool, make your jam.
  11. Add all ingredients to a saucepan, except for the water, over medium heat, breaking up the coconut cream concentrate as the mixture heats up.
  12. Stir frequently to keep from burning on the bottom. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until most of the blueberries have exploded. Then add your water.
  13. Mix together one more time.
  14. Use a spoon to top your cooled donuts off with the blueberry lemon jam.
  15. Eat soon because the jam will get the donuts a bit soggy over time.
  16. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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52 thoughts on “Blueberry Donuts with Blueberry Lemon Jam”

  1. Shout out from Australia…… YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! I have told almost everyone I know about your website and they just love you too! You’re famous in Oz!

    This recipe looks Devine going to try ASAP 🙂

    Can’t wait for the cookbook too 😉

    1. Yep I totally agree! I’m also from Oz and am in love with your food. I wear my Paleomg shirt with pride at our cf box, and tell all who will listen about your site! Although some ingredients are hard to get or very expensive, but what price can we put on our health?

  2. wowza! there is so much goodness on this page…drooling. for real. can’t wait for the cookbook!!

    ALSO, when people ask me, “whats that one tune that really gets you amped? your power song?” I don’t hesitate to respond :
    , “Justin Bieber’s Somebody to Love”.

    True story.

  3. I’m taking my 17yo daughter to see The Biebs in Vegas this weekend…be jelly! He’s totes adorbs. Just thinking about him makes me say things like jelly, totes and adorbs.

  4. I love those little deep fried balls of sugary goodness! I decided it was ok to have one at an 8 hour long class/seminar thing with food everywhere and it was such a bad idea, i ate 3! I was never a fan of jelly donuts though, jelly is like actually breakfast food I like dessert donuts…bring on the chocolate baby!

  5. Read this post via my email feed, which does not include pictures. Clicked on the link and scrolled down really fast so I wouldn’t have to see the donuts. If I did, I would probably cry. And I’m at work, so I probably shouldn’t cry.

  6. Hell-to-the-yes! How do you always know exactly what I need, JB? My husband bought me a donut maker last week cause it was on clearance at target and had been sitting on my amazon wishlist for weeks (I’m spoiled, I know). These look amaze-balls and I can’t wait to make them. Keep the donut recipes coming, please! Cider donuts? Pumpkin donuts?

  7. i always thought i hated justin bieber until i watched his “baby, baby” music video like 4 years after it came out. he looked so hot in it and i decided that i loved him, too.

    i used to eat krispy kreme donuts all the time in high school without a care in the world. i wish i could go back to that mentality, but i can’t.

  8. When I was a freshman in high school, my mom sat me down and told me I could only have ice cream once a day, since my body was beginning to change. Stupid puberty.

    Can’t wait to try these!!

  9. What’s a ‘Justice Beaver’? Oh wait…you said ‘Justin Beiber’…what’s that? Not all guys are boring…I count the fact that i don’t know what ‘Call me maybe” is in my favor!

  10. I have always hidden my love for JB but his new album rocks me to my core. I sang “As Long as you love me” at the top of my lungs this morning on my way to work. My dog was very unhappy with me 😉

    And these donuts look unbelievable. Perhaps unBelieberble?

  11. Even though I’m stationed in Aghanistan and can’t cook I still read your blog every.single.day- I can’t wait to try these recipes. As I was walking to Crossfit today, two guys were behind me doing a full on rendition of “Call Me Maybe.” Then they walked into the box behind me and completely destroyed the workout. They were done so early I asked them to sing while I finished. Love hearing guys sing pop tunes.

  12. You. Rock. This is the ultimate food porn for me – food with blueberries. I’m going to make these this weekend, and force my friends to eat them, because otherwise I’ll eat every one of them. But I won’t tell them before I make them, in case I DO eat every single one! And now I, too, will own a donut pan. Dangit.

  13. Memory donut lane:

    When I was real young, my dad would take me to get my haircut at the barber shop where he got his hair cut. I would get my flat top and then we would stop at the donut shop next door. Chocolate long john every time. Boom, it was good. Then, in junior high, some mornings we would walk before school for donuts. At that point in my donut consuming life, I was a chocolate (theme) covered glazed, cream-filled guy. Sucking the cream out of those was awesome.

    I can’t remember the last donut I’ve eaten. My mouth is watering and I don’t own a donut pan. Uh oh…

    1. I made these last night in a muffin tin. It just doesn’t work as well. I felt like I was eating failed muffins (I know my failed food well, since I fail at cooking a lot) instead of a donut, especially since it really doesn’t take the shape of a donut, even the shape of a mini donut. I’m going to buy a donut pan tonight to make these again. Donut pans are pretty cheap – the ones at the BB&B by my house are $10 and Target has them for $16.

  14. YESSSS!!!! Genius. Omg omg- pumpkin donuts with “cream cheese” frosting next?? This is so awesome. I used to be able to down a whole box of krispy cremes. now donut pan is added to the list with ice cream maker on it..

  15. OMG OMG OMG I can’t stop staring at these. It’s been distracting me all day at work. Paleo. Donuts. I am having a kenipshin (kinipshin?). I am SO making these this weekend!!!! OMG OMG……… did I mention OMG? like… paleOMG!

  16. I am trying to decide if they look good. But then it came to me… hey fool, Juli made them. They have to be good. I think it is just the dates throwing me off. 😛

  17. Please yes on the pumpkin donuts with cream cheese frosting… or any kind of frosting really… buttercream, cream cheese, whatever you can do to make it fluffy and amazing. If anyone can do it, JB can!!!

  18. I would love a pumpkin version of this recipe please! I like blueberries a lot but the boyfriend is anti-blueberries (a travesty I know). But we can both bond over pumpkin, everyone loves pumpkin!

  19. OMG I was just about to say that I think this would be good in a pumpkin version. And the previous poster said just that! We are getting closer to thanksgiving, so PLEASE more pumpking/sweet potato recipes… And PIE, PIE damn it. (For those readers with kids, read The Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Denis Cazet!!) YOU too Juli, at your local bookstore, for the inner child in you!

    1. I made these with frozen blueberries and they came out just as amazing. Do not worry!! And i dont see why you can’t just throw some pumpkin in the mix and see what happens!

  20. I’ve had a suspicion over the last few months of following your blog; but this entry has nailed it….you are my food soul mate. Thank you for thiis, as well of the many other recipes I’ve tried. I f****in’ love donuts, too.

  21. My 6yo daughter and I made these this morning for breakfast. We were very happy when two people in the family decided they didn’t want their donuts. More for us!!

    Yummy recipe, thanks!

  22. Mmmm donuts. Cue Homer Simpson.
    I freakin love donuts and haven’t had them in like forever. Damn your pretty pictures.
    By the way, I made you Apple Zucchini Spice muffins this weekend, and they rocked. Thank you!

  23. i cannot even believe these are paleo. dyyying over here! found you by way of danielle at breakfast at toast. i will definitely be bookmarking tons of these recipes. thanks!

  24. I have been staring at these since you made them. Ahh I finally broke down, and I’m making them tonight. I’ll try not to eat them all, buuuut let’s be real.

  25. Made these as mini muffins – worked perfectly AND I only had to wait 15 minutes to eat them instead of 20-25.

  26. also made these in mini muffin pan….umm ..delish! even the healthy-food hatin ppl ate these up!!! made 26 mini muffins and baked for 15 ish. Thank You!

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