Thursday, February 2, 2012

Baked Lemon Donuts

Lemon donuts!!!!!!  Light, refreshing, just the right amount of lemon-not too much so as to give you a permanent pucker but enough to let you taste the lemon, moist and oh so yummy!!!!!!! 

 This week we left the chocolate behind, not really sure what was up with that decision since I am usually all about chocolate but sometimes change is good.  

Maybe it was the warm weather and sunshine that made me crave something light and sunny but whatever it was I decided that this was the week to say yes to a little lemon in a baked good.  Tossed with a little powdered sugar these are an excellent start to a sweet morning 

The powdered sugar absorbs quickly into the moist donuts so if you make them ahead of time (I like them best cold) you might have to toss them in the powdered sugar again.

Linked to Crazy Sweet Tuesday,  Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party, Taste This Thursday, It's a Keeper, Creative Juice Thursday, Latest & Greatest, Anything Goes, Saturday Link & Greet

Baked Lemon Donuts

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2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs
¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
6Tbsp lemon juice (juice of a 2 medium lemons)
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼- ½ cup confectioner sugar

Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, sugar.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.

Spoon (I find it easier to spoon the dough) or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.

Place confectioner sugar in a brown lunch bag. Add donuts 1 at a time and toss to coat with sugar.

Makes 12 doughnuts


  1. YUMMY and let's eat. Great recipe, thanks

  2. These look ho so good. I love lemon desserts. Please share them at the Anything Goes linky fri-monday at Bacon Time.

  3. You have me at the ingredients-yogurt and lemons-yum! Both of those insure that these donuts have great flavor as well as great texture. Definitely saving this one-just got a donut pan!

  4. Oh yummy! Like Tina said, lemon and yogurt... yep, you hooked me :-)

  5. Those looks delish! I have always wanted to make doughnuts! One of these days I will have give it a try, especially after seeing these! I sent you a little buzz! Have a wonderful week!

  6. Lemon + Donuts = best. idea. ever. It was like 60 degrees here too the other day and I totally know what you mean by wanting something "sunny" to bake. These look awesome and I am definitely going to try them out in my new donut pan :D

  7. Yum! I have a ton of lemons to use, maybe I'll make donuts! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. :)

  8. Yum!! I'll take one right now please :) I love the idea of a lemon doughnut, light and fluffy... delicious recipe!

  9. Thanks so much for linking up to CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party!
    Hope to see you next Saturday……Have a blessed week:)