Best Baked Lemon Donuts Recipe

Baked Lemon Donuts

Baked Lemon Donuts

These Baked Lemon Donuts are a unique dessert that can double as a sweet, fruity breakfast. Delicious and packed with lemon zest, they are coated in a lemon-sugar topping for a burst of lemon in every bite

These baked donuts are delicious and fluffy.

Why You’ll Love This Baked Lemon Donuts

So light, moist and fluffy – bursting with zesty fresh lemon flavour with a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Easy to make : baked Lemon donuts are made with no yeast and there is also no rolling, cutting or frying. All you need is a mixing bowl, a whisk and a donut pan.

Made with basic ingredients.

Baked , not fried : There’s no need to get the deep fryer out. No oil or frying required!

In just 20 minutes : you can have fresh baked lemon donuts that are healthier than the fried version.

Generously coated in a gorgeously zesty lemon glaze.

Read also : Pineapple Coconut Donuts

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 200 mls buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted, for dipping

Baked Lemon Donuts Directions :

preheat oven to 200 c. spray 2 x 6 hole non stick donut trays with cooking spray. (I used silicon ones)

in a large bowl mix the flour, salt and sugar together then stir in the rest of the ingredients until just combined.

evenly divide the batter between the donut trays. should be just over 3/4 full.

cook for 7 – 9 minutes or until just turning golden and spring back to touch.

cool in tray for 5 minutes then turn out onto oven rack.

dip one side of the donuts in butter then into the lemon sugar.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • grated zest of 1 lemon


the silicone trays are a little smaller than normal donut trays. I got 16 baked lemon donuts out of the recipe.

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