Baked Lemon Glazed Donuts Recipe

Donuts for breakfast -pretty much one of the best things ever, and these baked lemon blazed donuts are no exception, they’re incredible!

Baked lemon glazed donuts recipe. A delicious and easy baked dounut recipeOK soooo…I finally caved and bought a baked donut pan. What on earth had I been waiting for?

I had literally wanted one for years. It’s not like they’re expensive or anything (the one I bought – this one – was not even $12). Who knows what it was, but boy am I happy to report that I finally bought a donut pan and am in love!

Baked lemon glazed donuts recipeBaked donuts are so easy to whip up, and they’re absolutely delicious. I might even go so far as to say I am liking baked donuts more than their fried counterparts! I’m truly having so much fun creating different baked donut recipes.

Lemon baked donutsThis baked lemon glazed donuts recipe is definitely my favorite one I’ve made so far. It tastes almost like a mini bunt cake, with a zippy lemon glaze. Soooo good! The first time I made these I ate two without the glaze and a third one with glaze shortly thereafter (I’m a very picky preggo eater, so I totally don’t feel bad lol). I had to physically put them away so I wouldn’t be tempted.

How to make lemon baked donutsThe next time I made them I, let them cool, frosted them, and then put them in the freezer. They freeze really well, and in the mornings I can just take one out of the freezer and let it thaw on the counter, and then boom, breakfast is served!

Baked lemon glazed donuts recipe. Baked doughnuts, lemon baked donuts recipeYou’re going to love these baked lemon glazed donuts, and if you’re on the fence (like I was) about buying a donut pan, do not wait any longer, it’s totally worth it!

Baked Lemon Glazed Donuts Recipe
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Serves: 6 donuts
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • For the glaze:
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a bowl whisk together flour, sugar and baking powder (I do this in a measuring cup instead of bowl).
  3. In a large bowl melt the butter (30 seconds in the microwave), then add in the honey and stir, add in the vanilla extract and egg and stir. n a small bowl combine milk and lemon juice and let sit for a minute, then add the milk mixture to the wet ingredients.
  4. Mix dry and wet ingredients together.
  5. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray.
  6. Spoon batter into donut pan, filling each circle ¾ full.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes, then turn the ofven off and let the donuts sit in the oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire cooling rack and allow to cool before glazing.
  8. To make the glaze, stir the powdered sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice together until a smooth glaze forms. Spoon glaze onto the top of donuts. Enjoy
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  • Sues

    Yummm. A donut pan is SOOO worth it and these donuts look unbelievably delicious! A wonderful way to start the day 🙂

    • Sweetphi

      I seriously don’t know why it took me so long to finally buy a donut pan, it’s been amazing!! And these lemon glazed donuts are exactly how I want to start my mornings 🙂

  • Jess

    Oh. My. LEMON baked donuts that are baked?! Yes please?! Sign me up! These look so yummy!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much, these are such a delicious way to start the day 🙂

  • Shawnna Griffin

    hey girl- how are ya? These look so yummy!

    • Sweetphi

      Hi girl, thank you so much for asking, I’m doing so much better now during my second trimester. The nausea has gone away, and that’s the biggest relief ever lol! How are you? Hope you are doing well, thank you so much for commenting on my blog 🙂

  • Wendy Petty

    Omg. These look amazing! I love your food! Come live with me and cook?? Hehe miss you!!! Xoxoxo

    • Sweetphi

      Girl, I’d gladly come cook for you – miss you tons, and thank you so much for commenting, seeing your pretty face made my day 🙂 xoxoxoxoxox

  • Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It

    I’m with you, Phi! I don’t know why it’s taking me this long to buy a cheap donut pan but I think it’s perfectly normal to spend $8 on a jar of nut butter every other week! 😉 These donuts look so bright and delicious! I’ll keep you posted on the donut pan status 😉

    • Sweetphi

      Hahaha, exactly, I too love nut butters and they’re expensive as all get out and don’t even blink an eye, but a donut pan? I’m pretty sure I started wanting one like 3+ years ago lol. So worth it though, i’ve made a bunch of different kinds of donuts and have played around with yogurt and different ways to make them even healthier!

  • Vivian

    This is a dream come true!!Love this am going to try making them gluten free I bet they will be anazing!👏🏻 Thanks for another winner!!!

    • Sweetphi

      You’re so welcome, and I bet these would be great made into gluten-free donuts 🙂

  • Little Cooking Tips

    We never tried baked donuts before and these definitely look like a reason to start baking some!:) Stunning photos Phi, we’re drooling over the keyboard:):):) Thank you! xoxo

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much! Baked donuts are new to me too, but I’m so in love with them, I’ve been baking up all sorts!

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