Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Doughnuts Recipe

Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Doughnuts Recipe

How To Make Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Doughnuts

These poppy seed doughnuts are baked instead of fried. Infused with zesty lemons and covered in a sweet glaze, these are perfect all-day desserts.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 23 minutes



  • cupall-purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • 2tbsppoppy seedsplus more for sprinkling tops
  • ¼cupunsalted buttermelted
  • ¼cupcanola oil
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar+ 2 tbsp
  • 1tbsplemon zest
  • 2largeeggs
  • ¾cupbuttermilk+ 2 tbsp
  • 2tbsplemon juicefresh
  • softened butterfor buttering doughnut tins

For Glaze:

  • cuppowdered sugar
  • tbsplemon juicefresh


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Butter 3 6-hole doughnut tins with softened butter and dust lightly with flour (shaking out excess); set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and poppy seeds for 30 seconds.

  4. 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.

  5. Mix in eggs one at a time.

  6. In the liquid measuring cup used to measure buttermilk, whisk lemon juice with buttermilk quickly.

  7. Working in 3 separate batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, add ⅓ of the flour mixture alternating with ½ of the buttermilk mixture and mixing just until combined after each addition.

  8. Pour mixture into piping bag and pipe mixture (or spoon) into prepared doughnut wells, filling within about ⅓ inches of the top rim.

  9. Bake in preheated oven for about 7 to 8 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

  10. Allow to cool slightly, then invert onto a wire rack to cool.

  11. In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and 3½ tbsp fresh lemon juice to make the glaze.

  12. Dip tops of doughnuts in glaze and return to a wire rack.

  13. Sprinkle tops with poppy seeds and allow glaze to set at room temperature. Store in an airtight container.


  • Calories: 221.58kcal
  • Fat: 7.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.62g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.79g
  • Fiber: 0.76g
  • Sugar: 20.45g
  • Protein: 3.24g
  • Cholesterol: 29.83mg
  • Sodium: 148.48mg
  • Calcium: 52.64mg
  • Potassium: 57.28mg
  • Iron: 1.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 38.18µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.35mg
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