Baked Meyer Lemon Donuts

Meyer Lemons are awesome. Donuts are awesome. Therefore, Meyer Lemon Donuts are awesomer.  True story.  They also make for pretty pictures 🙂  So many of my posts include camera phone shots taken on the fly as I am trying to get dinner on the table, and unfortunately, I don’t really see that changing anytime soon. I mean, let’s be real. I have 3 young kids. Enough said.  ANYway, I have been working on my “food styling” techniques when I have time. (if I could just learn how to properly use my camera, that would be great.)  But, there is just something ‘happy’ about Meyer Lemons that makes me want to take their picture!

Baked donuts are a favorite around here (b/c I am a mean mama and deprive my children of the store-bought trans-fat laden versions). When they get there first bite of a freshly baked, warm Krispy Kreme, I will  most likely lose the “my mom is so awesome she makes us great donuts” status.

Meyer Lemon Baked Donuts adapted from Sweet Mornings Baked Lemon Donuts

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup sugar substitute (I used NuNaturals Tagatose)
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs
¾ cup low fat plain yogurt
6 Tbsp meyer lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

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

Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and sugar substitute (if using).
In a separate bowl, mix the melted butter, eggs, yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix to combine.
Fill the donut pan 2/3 full of batter. (I just use a spoon, but some people prefer to pipe it in.)
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.
Top donuts as desired.
A glaze of lemon juice and confectioners sugar is delicious, or you can dip them in powdered sugar. (or you can do both like we did!).
 NOTES – You can use 3/4 cup granulated sugar and skip the sugar substitute if desired, or you could probably use all sugar substitute (for baking), but I haven’t tried that.  You could also use regular lemons instead of Meyer lemons, or use orange juice, for orange donuts! Also, these are a dense, cake-like donut, not a light and fluffy one. (Cake donuts are my fave!)

Well, enjoy these bright, sunny donuts during this COLD, dreary day! Yes, I bragged too soon about our awesome weather….I actually saw a few snow flakes yesterday, with more in the forecast today!

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 Meyer Lemon Baked Donuts

39 thoughts on “Baked Meyer Lemon Donuts

  1.…these look delish!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today 🙂 New follower here! Not sure if you saw when you stopped by, but I just started a new link party on Tuesday, and I'd love for you to link these up for all my readers, as well as any other recipes you'd like to share in the weeks to come!

  2. Oh my…I had so many I had to juice them and freeze it! Sam's Club had big containers for a dollar one day and I bought an abnormal amount. I just love them! I have only used the Tagatose in small quantities so far, and no problems or aftertaste noted. I also used some with blueberries to make a sauce one day, and it definitely thickens like sugar!

  3. Thanks! Good to know about the tagatose! Oh my, that's a lot of lemons! lol I still haven't even seen them at any of the big discount stores up here yet, last year, I found them at walmart of all places! I'll be on the lookout though, I'm with you, I love them!

  4. I love Meyer Lemons and Donuts! Put the two together and you have Wonderful:) Can't wait to try this recipes. Stopping by from The Cast Party! Now Following on GFC Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  5. Hi Kim,
    These donuts look amazing! Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday.
    Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. What a combination. I've never had a lemon donut. We make them once a year maybe I can convince my husband to try lemon. Thanks for sharing these on foodie friday.

  7. They look so so delicious and aren't fried, what makes me love them even more! Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – see you there again this week with more deliciousness 🙂

  8. These look delish!!

    This was on of the top 5 most viewed links at our party. We would like to invite you to grab our feature button and post it on your blog. We would also like to invite you to link up with us again this week. The party goes live tonight! Thanks for helping make our party a success.

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