Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Doughnuts

Bright and tender lemon flavored poppy seed dotted doughnuts finished with a simple sweet glaze.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Donuts, Lemon Donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 18
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp poppy seeds , plus more for sprinkling tops
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Softened butter , for buttering doughnut tins

Glaze

  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter 3 6-hole doughnut tins with softened butter and dust lightly with flour (shaking out excess), set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and poppy seeds for 30 seconds. In a separate large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on low speed, blend together melted butter, canola oil, sugar and lemon zest for 1 minute. Mix in eggs one at a time. In liquid measuring cup used to measure buttermilk, whisk lemon juice with buttermilk (it will begin to curdle a little so you want to mix it in rather quickly). Working in 3 separate batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, add 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture and mixing just until combined after each addition.
  3. Pour mixture into piping bag and pipe mixture (or spoon) into prepared doughnut wells, filling within about 1/3-inch of the top rim. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick comes out clean, about 7 - 8 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then invert onto a wire rack to cool.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and 3 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice to make glaze. Dip tops of doughnuts in glaze and return to wire rack, sprinkle tops with poppy seeds and allow glaze to set at room temperature. Store in an airtight container.
  5. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy