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Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts

  • Author: Stephanie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 donuts 1x
  • Method: Baking


Lemon poppy seed donuts topped with a lemony glaze, baked to a fluffy and moist perfection.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 triple filtered coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk


  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp melted salted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients: flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, coconut sugar, and lemon zest. Set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients: lemon juice, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, greek yogurt, egg, and milk.
  4. Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, until combined. Grab a gallon ziplock bag and spoon the batter into the bag, push all the contents towards one of the bottom ends, and cut the corner off.
  5. In a donut pan, spray with non-stick ensuring to coat all the wells. Squeeze the batter into each donut mold, filling 2/3rd’s of the way. Gently tap the pan on the counter to get rid of any bubbles in the batter and even it out. 
  6. Bake for 10-11 minutes until the edges are lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and carefully remove using a spoon or butter knife to loosen them out of the pan, onto a cooling rack.
  7. While the donuts are cooling, make the glaze. Using a fine mesh strainer, sift the confectioners sugar into a small bowl. Whisk together the rest of the ingredients into the same bowl: milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and melted salted butter. Once the donuts are cool, carefully grab the bottom of the donut and dip into the glaze. Allow glaze to set for 10 minutes before enjoying.


  • Make sure you use filtered coconut oil because it doesn’t have the coconut flavor
  • Ensure the donuts are fully cooled before icing or else the icing will not set correctly
  • Store in a cool dry place

Keywords: baked donuts, donuts, lemon poppy seed, lemon glaze