Full of fresh lemon flavor these homemade baked Gluten-Free Lemon Donuts are tender, refreshing and simple to make. The lemon zest in the glaze brings this lemon donut to the level of ultimate satisfaction.
Gluten Free Lemon Donuts
We’ve talked about how my family enjoys donuts on Fridays right?
We love to celebrate getting through the week with a tasty, tender, sweet gluten-free donut. I actually thought about making a donut recipe every week, but then I figured I would run out of ideas by week twelve.
I am sure there are a hundred donut types, and all deserve to be explored, but one donut recipe a week is a bit much.
Maybe once a month? Would that be too much? That’s only twelve donut recipes a year. That might work, so I’ll have to think on it. I don’t want to put you into a donut comma.
Gluten Free Lemon Donuts Recipe
But don’t these gluten free lemon donuts look tasty? My girls loved the soft donuts topped with a lemony glaze that was bursting with citrus.
They asked if they could have a second and I sadly had to tell them that you (my readers) probably wanted photos to go with the recipe – so they had to wait.
Of course as soon as I was done taking a couple of delicious up-close photos, I let them dig ino these gluten free lemon donuts. My youngest took a bite out of the one above. She said, “Mom, don’t you need a shot showing the inside? I will gladly bite into a donut for you.”
How sweet that she was thinking of you right? Haha, you and I both know she was cleverly working her way into a bite.
Donuts are one of the easiest recipes to make. There are usually less than ten ingredients, one bowl, and one donut pan – unless you double the batch. The recipe is similar to a cake recipe, using similar ingredients.
Most donuts bake up in less than twelve minutes. If you are making a friend donut, they are cooked in under ten minutes. I am a baked donut kind of girl, myself but I have been known to make up a batch of fried donuts every once in a while.
How to make gluten free lemon donuts
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add in the egg, milk, oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest and mix together just until combined. The batter will be thick; do not over mix.
- Scoop the batter into a zip lock bag and snip the bottom corner with scissors.
- Squeeze batter evenly into prepared donut pan, filling no more than half full.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for five minutes and then flip over onto a cooling rack to cool completely before icing them.
For the ingredient quantities and baking times please see the recipe below.
If you insist on a fried donut you’ll want to make my gluten free fried donut holes. They are chocolate donut holes fried to perfection then dipped in a sweet glaze.
I do really think you guys are going to swoon over these Gluten-Free Lemon Donuts. They are so simple to make, and they melt in your mouth.
If you don’t have any lemons on hand you could still whip up a batch of these Gingerbread Donuts or Vanilla Birthday Cake Donuts. Looking for more donuts? Type “donuts” in the search bar above and you will find a variety of delicious gluten-free donuts.
If you make these donuts please stop back by and leave a comment letting me know what you thought!
For the donut:
For the lemon glaze:
Serving Size: 1 donut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g