Recipe: Lemon Glazed Donuts

Here’s a recipe that’s sure to brighten up your Monday! Perfect for Spring, Summer, or really any time you need a sweet treat. Lemon Glazed Donuts! Another Small Group dessert success, so trust me when I say they’re delicious. And you can feel a bit better about eating them since they’re baked instead of fried.

These little rounds of lemony goodness remind me of my Mom’s amazing lemon poppy seed muffins, so that makes me even more excited to eat them. They’re light, yet bursting with a good zing of lemon flavor. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!


I apologize in advance for not taking more pics as I made them. I was in a hurry to make them before small group and honestly I didn’t know if they’d turn out yummy so I didn’t take any pics until I tried one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lemon Glazed Donuts

Ingredients for donuts:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 C greek yogurt (I use 0% from Trader Joe’s).
  • 1/2 C coconut oil, melted
  • zest from 2 lemons (roughly 2 Tbs)
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon extract (if you don’t have it that’s okay. Add a little extra juice and zest)
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Ingredients for glaze:

  • 2 C powdered sugar (or granulated sugar**)
  • 4-5 Tbs (kinda eyeball it) lemon juice

To make the glaze, mix sugar and lemon juice until a liquid-y glaze forms. If using granulated sugar, heat the mixture for 30 seconds in the microwave.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease donut pan (or muffin tin if you don’t have one).
  • Mix wet ingredients until fluffy in bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients and fold in carefully. Once everything is combined, stop stirring (you don’t want to over mix).
  • Spoon batter into a large ziploc bag and cut one corner to make a piping bag. See how to do this here if you’re intimidated (you can spoon the batter into the donut pan, but I found making a piping bag much easier).
  • Pipe batter into pan, filling each circle about halfway full (if you overdo it, that’s okay. You’re donuts just won’t have holes in the center).
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned and a knife inserted into one of the donuts comes out clean.
  • Transfer to cooling rack and let sit for a minute or so.
  • Dip each donut in glaze and let sit until dry. This recipe makes about 2 dozen donuts. If you don’t need that many, just halve it!
  • Enjoy!

*Original recipe found here. I tweaked it according to what I had and I like to think it came out better. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜*

** I didn’t have powdered sugar, so I had to improvise. I ground up sugar in my food processor until powdery, and then added it to the lemon juice. It still makes a good glaze, it just has a grainier texture.

Lemon Donuts 1

If you try these out, I’d love to hear what you think! Don’t forget to hit me up on Instagram with the hashtag #recipesbylizmee.

Hope you’re Monday is sweet.

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