Friday, January 25, 2013

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!



I am linking this recipe up at (Monday) Holly's Stamping AddictionThe Dedicated HouseHomemaker on a Dime,Delightfully DowlingSkip to my LouProject InspireMaking the World CuterMrs. Happy HomemakerI Should Be Mopping the FloorThis Gal Cooks, Watch Out, Martha! (Tuesday) Snappee TurtleNaptime CreationsMandy's Recipe BoxPocket Change Gourmet,  33 Shades of GreenBlessed with GraceZentmrs. & The Mr., Memories By the Mile, Hun...What's for Dinner (Wednesday) Semi Homemade MomAdorned from AboveLady Behind the CurtainGinger Snap CraftsHungry Little Girl, Naptime is My Time (Thursday) Designed DecorTaste and Tell,  Miz Helen's Country CottageThe Mandatory Mooch,  The Busy Bee's(Friday) Not Your Ordinary Recipes,  Simple Living and EatingJust Us FourBacon Time with the Hungry Hungry HypoDiana RamblesThe Better Baker, Craftionary, Mummy Deals, One Artsy Mama, The Best Blog Recipes, One Creative Mommy  (Saturday) Sweet as Sugar Cookies,  Six Sisters' Stuff, (Sunday) Mommy's Sweet Confessions   


Meyer Lemon Baked Donuts

39 comments:

  1. I am pretty much obsessed with meyers lately. And these pretty much look like the most perfect way to wake up. Ever.

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  2. Oh.my.yum...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!

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  3. Now I need a donut pan! And I thought I owned Every pan. These look delicious. I do love anything lemom.

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    1. Oh yes! You definitely *need* a donut pan ;-) I can put pretty much anything in that pan, and my kids will like it!

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  4. Kim, how did you like the tagalose? I got a sample but haven't had a chance to play around with it yet. They really look delicious though! I wish I could find meyer lemons in my area....patience...lol

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    1. 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!

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    2. 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!

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  5. OMG...I'm in love with this recipe! Got to dust off the doughnut pan!

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  6. I love Meyer Lemon everything. I'm so thankful that I don't have a donut pan. These look amazing. :)

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    1. Candace, I can't believe your foodie self doesn't have a donut pan! You must go get one :D (I can't be the only one scarfing up donuts!)

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  7. Lord my dear your killing me, those look fab! I love the lemon's in the pictures, perfect!

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  8. These sound SO good! I've only used my doughnut pan once so far (and honestly, it was a disaster lol) so I will have to give it another try. I just wish I hadn't left my little potted Meyer Lemon tree in Texas when I moved!

    I would love it if you would link up at Martha Mondays, open now through Wednesday night!

    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2013/01/martha-mondays-link-up-party-128.html

    ~Amanda
    www.watchoutmartha.net

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I would LOVE to have a Meyer lemon tree! So sad it got left behind...moving is such a hassle!

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  9. I'm totally obsessed with Meyer lemons--these sound so tasty! And they're so pretty too. :)

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  10. I LOVE lemon desserts so I know I will Love these! Definietly pinning these and making them sometome in the very near future!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jamie

    www.huckleberrylove.com

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    1. Let me know if you try them! Thanks for stopping by! There is a lot of talent going on over at Huckleberry Love, new follower via GFC and Pinterest!

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  11. Well, my goodness...I guess I'd better buy myself a donut pan...these look amazing.

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  12. 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

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  13. These look and sound amazing! I can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for sharing! It's been pinned. Have a great day!

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  14. Love donuts, these look yummy. Your tutorial was great. Thank you for sharing at Memories by the Mile.
    Have a beautiful day.
    Wanda Ann @ http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/

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  15. 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

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  16. 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.

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  17. I adore meyer lemons and baked donuts - a match made in heaven!! Thanks for linking up to Taste and Tell Thursdays!

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  18. Oh, my! These look delicious!! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  19. Yum!!!! I love lemon! These look awesome! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects. I also just started up my Must Try Monday recipe link party again if you ever want to share your goodies there!

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  20. 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 :)

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  21. These sound awesome! I love that they are baked and not fried! I am bookmarking to make! I need a donut pan! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Oh yes! I'm a firm believer that everyone needs a donut pan :-)

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  22. 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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    Myrna and Joye.

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  23. Yeah! I'm featuring this tonight for One Creative Weekend! I've decided to branch out and host my own party on Saturday! Hope you come over and link up your wonderful creations!

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  24. Wow, these look so yummy! I HAVE to make these for sure :)

    So glad you shared at last weekends link party @The Weekend re-Treat

    Hope to see you again this weekend!

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  25. Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipes @The Weekend re-Treat!
    You’ve been featured on today’s 25 Easter Dessert Idea’s post!

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!

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