Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Baked Lemon Donuts

Baked Lemon Donuts

Posted by: Annie

This is a first for A Bitchin' Kitchen - Donuts!!!

I have always been a huge donut fan - munchkins, creme-filled, frosted - if it's a donut I'm there.

Recently, I purchased a Donut Pan and have been excited ever since to bake one of my favorite breakfast treats. These donuts are light and fluffy and "dressed" with a lemon glaze. Also, because these donuts are baked, and are also packed with lemon zest and Greek yogurt, they are a nice alternative to the dense, chocolate-focused, store-bought donuts I am accustomed to!

What you will need:

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
1 6-oz container Lemon Greek Yogurt (I used Chobani brand)
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup milk
Zest of one lemon

For the glaze:

Juice of one lemon
1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Prepare Donut Panby spraying with non-stick baking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together egg, yogurt, oil, milk and lemon zest. Gradually add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, while mixing, until just combined. Using a pastry bag, pipe batter into prepared donut pan. Bake 10-15 minutes until a tester inserted into the center of the donut comes out clean. Cool donuts on wire baking rack. 

While donuts are cooling, prepare glaze. Combine lemon juice and powdered sugar, and whisk together. Drizzle glaze over cooled donuts, or dip each donut into the glaze for complete coverage. 

Source: Barbara Bakes

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27 comments:

  1. oh i've been meaning to try baked doughnuts and this looks great! love the new site design, too!

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  2. These look so fresh, springy, and delicious! Donuts are one thing that I definitely need to try to make soon!!!

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  3. Can you substitute applesauce for the oil in this do you think?

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    1. Kelly,
      That would definitely make this recipe even lighter- so that would be a great substitution! I haven't tried it though- so I can't even recommend how much applesauce to use. Let me know how it turns out if you make them with applesauce instead of oil! :)
      Annie

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  4. Wow! How amazing do these look! I will definitely have to give this recipe a try! xo

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  5. Mmm, will have to break out my doughnut pan again for these!

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  6. These look gorgeous with that delicious looking glaze....just delish!!

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  7. I have yet to make donuts, but these certainly are tempting!! When I can eat citrus again, I will definitely be wanting some of these :)

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  8. I never thought about baking the donuts, I have always fried them. I bet the lemon makes them fresh and summery. I will have to blog about my experience using your recipe! Love the blog, keep it up!

    http://thenonsouthernsouthernbelle.wordpress.com/

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  9. These doughnuts are yummy and different to the ordinary ones. Thanks for sharing it! You have a lovely blog.

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  10. i looove citrus so these donuts sound amazing. will have to try 'em soon!

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  11. Aw shucks, you make us look goooood! Happy National Donut Day! Shoot an email to fans at chobani dot com and we'll send more CHO your way for baking brilliance.

    Emily, Chobani

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  12. Just made these tonight. We used 1/3 C applesauce instead of oil. We only have the mini pans and they turned out great!

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  13. I made these today with a Bella donut maker. I didn't have lemon chobani, so I used strawberry - it was delicious with the lemon glaze! Thanks for a yummy breakfast!

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    1. Strawberry + Lemon sounds delicious! I'm glad you enjoyed them!

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  14. I absolutely cannot find lemon Chobani. Can anybody Please tell me where to find it?

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  15. I absolutely cannot find lemon Chobani yogurt. Can anyone help me figure out where to find it?

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  16. Made these this past weekend. They are so easy and FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!

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  17. made these this weekend They are easy and FANTASTIC!!!!!!

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  18. Perfect, I could not stop eating the glaze :) I made these in my "daughter's" Sunbeam donut maker. I spooned in the batter and cooked for about 4 minutes - really good and fun for my kids.

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  19. Maggie, this recipe looks amazing and I love Lemon!!! I hope to get a doughnut pan for my Birthday and will have to give this a try♥ Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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    1. Thank you Dena! I need to try it myself :) I used to blog with my little sister (she got too busy and stopped about a year ago), and this was a recipe that she posted!

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  20. I made muffins with of this recipe, they turned out fantastic! I used Yoplait light lemon cream pie flavor regular yogurt, I sprayed the pan with a light coat of spray and I had to increase the bake time about 7 minutes. Otherwise I followed the recipe. This is a keeper! Thanks for the recipe!

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  21. Delicious! I made two modifications -- strawberry Greek yogurt instead of lemon (because I couldn't find it) and added lemon juice to the batter. Just wish the recipe made more!

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  22. I'm going to be trying this with plain yogurt, adding some vanilla and extra sweetener, and chocolate chips. My husband isn't feeling the lemon, haha =)

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  23. I just bought a doughnut pan but have no clue about using it. When I use a pastry bag to fill the depressions in the pan, do I fill them half-way or all the way? Sorry to ask such a rudimentary question, but I have never really baked anything except tollhouse cookies! Thanks for your help.

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