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Small Batch Baked Lemon Donuts

Small Batch Baked Lemon Donuts

Time to make the donuts! Remember that commercial? Well, it was time in my house and I did make these small batch baked lemon donuts. They came count so delicious. Better than I even expected. Bake some soon and enjoy every lemony bite.

We love donuts so much in my house that I make a different batch each week.

If you have been on this blog before you know there’s a bunch of delicious baked donut recipes to chose from.

For any lemon lover, these are sure to become a new favorite recipe.

Baked instead of fried for a healthier way of eating donuts.

Still with the taste and texture we love in fried donuts but baked to perfection.

Bake a batch soon, a small batch is the perfect size since we all know donuts taste best eaten the same day they are made.

Just a note, you can always double this recipe for a larger crowd.

Small Batch Baked Lemon Donuts

Yields: 6 donuts

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What you’ll need to make a small batch baked lemon donuts…

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 level tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil such as canola, avocado or grape seed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt, I used light sour cream for this recipe
  • 1/4 cup milk, whole or 2 % works well for this recipe
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest from 2 large lemons
  • Lemon Glaze:

  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, more if needed
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • yellow and white sprinkles or nonpareils

 

Here’s how to make some…

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray a donut pan with baking or cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients with a whisk. Add in sugar and lemon zest. Whisk again.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine butter, egg, sour cream, milk, and vanilla extract.
  4. Make a well in the center of large bowl and add in wet ingredients.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, gently mix wet into dry but try not to over mix the batter. Dig down to incorporate all dry into wet.
  6. Place in a Ziploc bag and squeeze down to one corner and cut the tip off and squeeze into each well. About 2/3 to 3/4 full. Or use a small teaspoon and spoon batter into each donut well.
  7. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. Donuts should spring back when lightly touched and a toothpick should come out clean or with dry crumbs.
  8. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Then, invert donuts onto wire rack.
  9. While donuts are cooling, prepare the glaze by combining all ingredients with a small whisk. Start with 1 tbsp lemon juice and whisk until smooth.
  10. Dunk each donut into glaze and set on wax or parchment paper. When glaze is starting to set up, toss sprinkles over each donut. Let set up completely before serving. 

Enjoy the lemon lusciousness! 

Here are a few more lemon desserts to enjoy….

White Chocolate Chip Lemon Oreo Cookies

Lemon Glazed Cookies

 

Small Batch Baked Lemon Donuts

Time to make the donuts! Remember that commercial? Well, it was time in my house and I did make a delicious batch of lemon donuts. Bake some soon and enjoy every lemony bite!
Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Donut, Donut, Doughnuts, lemon desserts, Lemon Donut
Servings 6 donuts
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil such as canola or any mild tasting oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt, I used light sour cream for this recipe
  • 1/4 cup milk, whole or 2 % works well for this recipe
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of two large lemons

Lemon Glaze

  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, more if needed
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • white and yellow sprinkles or nonpareils

Instructions

  1. 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray a donut pan with baking or cooking spray, set aside.

    2.In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients with a whisk. Add in sugar and lemon zest. Whisk again.

    3.In a medium bowl, combine butter, egg, sour cream, milk, and vanilla extract.

    4.Make a well in the center of large bowl and add in wet ingredients.

    5.Using a rubber spatula, gently mix wet into dry but try not to over mix the batter. Dig down to incorporate all dry into wet.

    6.Place in a Ziploc bag and squeeze down to one corner and cut the tip off and squeeze into each well. About 2/3 to 3/4 full. Or use a small teaspoon and spoon batter into each donut well.

    7.Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. Donuts should spring back when lightly touched and a toothpick should come out clean or with dry crumbs.

    8.Let cool in pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Then, invert donuts onto wire rack.

    9.While donuts are cooling, prepare the glaze by combining all ingredients with a small whisk. Start with 1 tbsp lemon juice and whisk until smooth.

    10.Dunk each donut into glaze and set on wax or parchment paper. When glaze is starting to set up, toss sprinkles over each donut. Let set up completely before serving. Enjoy the lemon love!

Love lemon desserts

 

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