Baked Lemon Mini Donuts

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Apparently I am on a bit of a lemon kick these days.  It all started with these Lemon Oatmeal Creme bars.  After I made them I had extra lemon.  What is a girl to do with extra lemon besides make Strawberry Lemon Spritzers?  Make Baked Lemon Mini Donuts.  Obvi.  

These little buggers are tasty too.  The donuts are moist (sorry) and the glaze is the perfect combination of sweet and sour.  Bonus: they are mini so the calories don't count.  
Start by combining flour
Baking powder
Baking soda
And salt in a bowl
In a different bowl, add an egg.
A container of yogurt--Chobani, I heart you.
And lemon zest. Stir to combine.
Slowly add the dry ingredients…blah blah blah, just toss it in and stir it up.
Line a large (larger than the one I used) glass with a zip top bag.  Fill with the donut batter.
Spray the heck out of your donut maker or if you are using a pan, your donut pan.
Cut a corner off of the bag and pipe it into the holes.  Bake as directed.  (see below for actual baking instructions).  I'm sick…and lazy.
Meanwhile, mix up the glaze.  This is difficult.  Powdered sugar.
And lemon juice.
Boom done.
Bake these little guys up.
Plop each donut in the glaze.
And let drip.
Place back on the wire rack until the glaze hardens.
Gahhhh I wish I had lemons left.
But I'm too lazy (and sick, sick and lazy) to make these.  Who wants to bring me some?

Baked Lemon Mini Donuts

For the donuts:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
6 oz lemon yogurt (I used one container of Chobani lemon and it was perfect)
1/3 cup of milk
1/3 cup canola oil
zest of 1 lemon

For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
juice of 1 lemon

Preheat the donut maker or oven to 325.

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Whisk until incorporated.  Set aside.

In a different bowl, combine the egg, lemon yogurt, milk, oil and lemon zest.  Stir until combined.  Add the dry ingredients and whisk until no longer lumpy.

Spray the donut maker or donut pan.  In the donut maker it took about 3-4 minutes to bake.  If baking in the oven and using a mini muffin pan bake for about 5 minutes but I can't guarantee this since I haven't tried it.  If using a regular sized donut pan, bake for 10-12 minutes.

While the donuts bake, combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice.  Stir until combined.

When the donuts are fully cooked, remove them from the maker/pan and place on a wire rack.  After they are almost all the way cooled, dunk in the glaze and place back on the rack to drip dry.

Wait (if you can) for the glaze to dry and enjoy!

Recipe adapted slightly from: here


  1. Drooling. Pinned! Need to make these. Also, shoot me an email at amy.keefe[at]chobani dot com. I'd love to send ya some cups to see what else you can whip up to make our mouths water!

    Chat soon,

  2. These look so good! I will definitely try to make these. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh I really wish I had room in my kitchen to put one of those donut makers! I have donut machine envy.

  4. I always like sweets with lemon - it's simply a wonderful combination
    These are great looking donuts :)

  5. I Love Lemon Donuts! These look so good & I love the step by step pics. I feel like I'm standing in your kitchen helping you bake :)

  6. What are the amounts of each ingredient please?

  7. Hi! The ingredients and the amounts are at the bottom of the page ; )

  8. I figured it out the list is at the end...duh..sorry


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