Lemon Poppyseed Baked Donuts

If you love lemon then you’re going to die over these delicious lemon poppyseed baked donuts! Topped with a sweet lemon glaze on top you can’t just have one.


Ingredients & Equipment Needed For This Recipe

Ingredients:

Donut Batter:

  • Granulated Sugar
  • Lemon– For the zest!
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Kosher Salt
  • Buttermilk– Can make your own, or use pre-made.
  • Egg– I always use large eggs.
  • Lemon Extract– If you don’t have extract, you can use 1 whole lemon zest instead of half.
  • Neutral Oil– Vegetable, avocado, coconut, whatever you have!

Glaze:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Lemon Zest
  • Lemon Juice
  • Kosher Salt

Equipment:

  • Set of Measuring Cups & Spoons OR Digital Kitchen Scale if using Metric
  • 3 Mixing Bowls– 2 Small & 1 Medium
  • Donut Pan-Preferably metal.
  • Whisk
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Piping Bag– Can also use spoon to place the batter into the pan.

How to Make Lemon Poppyseed Baked Donuts

Step One:

Combine sugar and lemon zest together in a medium mixing bowl and rub together with fingers.

Step Two:

Add in the rest of the dry ingredients and whisk together.

Step Three:

Add all of the wet ingredients in a separate small mixing bowl and combine well

Step Four:

Add the wet ingredients into dry and mix together until smooth dough forms; add poppyseeds.

Step Five:

Place batter into a piping bag and pipe into well sprayed donut pan and Bake at 350° F for 10 minutes.

Step Six:

Make the glaze by combining lemon juice & zest and powdered sugar in a small bowl.

Step Seven:

Top the cooled donuts with about 1 Tablespoon of lemon glaze & enjoy!

My Kinda Professional Tips for Lemon Poppyseed Baked Donuts

  • Don’t mix the batter tooo much. This will result in a dense baked donut. Remember, it’s basically cake.
  • Let the baked donuts cool completely before adding glaze. If you’re more of a “let the glaze soak in” kind of person, they by all means go for it!
  • These baked donuts will keep for up to 3 days in a close-able container at room temperature.
lemon poppyseed baked donuts with lemon glaze on a cooling rack

Lemon Poppyseed Baked Donuts

If you love lemon then you're going to die over these delicious lemon poppyseed baked donuts! Topped with a sweet lemon glaze on top you can't just have one.
Servings 6 donuts
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Equipment

  • Set of Measuring Cups & Spoons OR Digital Kitchen Scale if using metric
  • 3 Mixing Bowls (2 Small & 1 Medium)
  • Donut Pan
  • Whisk
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Piping Bag

Ingredients

Donut Batter

  • 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar (65 g)
  • 1/2 Lemon Zest
  • 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour (95 g)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Buttermilk (80 ml)
  • 1 tsp Lemon Extract
  • 1 each Egg
  • 1 Tbl Neutral Oil (10 ml)
  • 1 tsp Poppyseeds

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar (130 g)
  • 1/2 Lemon Zest
  • 2 Tbl Lemon Juice (20 ml)
  • pinch Kosher Salt

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350° F and spray your donut pan well with pan spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the lemon zest and sugar. Work between your fingers to bring out the lemon flavor.
  • Add in the rest of the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • In a separate small bowl, add the buttermilk, lemon extract, egg, and oil. Again, whisk well.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry. With a rubber spatula fold the ingredients together. About halfway, add in the poppyseeds and continue to mix until all of the flour has been absorbed.
  • Place the batter in a piping bag and fill the molds of the prepared donut pan about halfway.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes until the cake springs back when touched.
  • Glaze can be made by combining all of the lemon glaze ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Let the donuts cool before adding the glaze.

Notes

1 Serving= 1 Lemon Poppyseed Baked Donut with 1 Tablespoon Lemon Glaze
Calories: 217kcal
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Other
Keyword: baked donuts, lemon

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