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Poppy Seed Lemon Baked Donuts

By Jess

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You need to try these homemade baked poppy seed lemon donuts! They taste exactly like a poppy seed muffin but in donut form.

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How to Make Lemon Baked Donuts

Create the batter: Combine the coconut flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, and salt. Add milk, eggs, honey, coconut oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, poppy seeds and mix to combine. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.

donut ingredients

Bake: Divide the batter evenly between the six donut molds. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes. If a toothpick comes out clean and the donuts are set, you can call them done.

mixing the donut batter

Cool: Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Gently remove the donuts from the pan. Brush the donuts with warm honey and sprinkle with desiccated coconut and poppy seeds.

Skip the local donut shop drive-thru and grab a homemade Paleo lemon poppyseed donut instead!

Make-Ahead and Freezing Instructions:

To Make-Ahead: Lemon poppy seed donuts will stay good to eat for up to two days at room temperature. Make sure to put them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out. To keep them even longer, refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

To Freeze: You can also freeze your donuts to keep them fresh for up to three months. Simply put them in a freezer-safe container and freeze. Don’t add any toppings to prevent them from going soggy and to make reheating easy.

baked donuts

(You may also like: Lemon Cookies)


Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup coconut flour
    • 1 tbsp arrowroot flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • pinch of salt
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 1 tsp lemon zest
    • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 tbsp liquid coconut oil
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • ½ cup almond milk
    • coconut oil for greasing a pan
  • For glaze
    • 2 tbsp warm honey
    • ¼ cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
    • 1 tsp poppy seeds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a standard donut pan with coconut oil. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine the coconut flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda and pinch of salt.
  3. Add in the milk, eggs, honey, coconut oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, poppy seeds and mix to combine.
  4. Allow the batter to rest for about 5 minutes to ensure the moisture is absorbed by the coconut flour.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the 6 donut molds. Bake for 17- 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean and donuts are set.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes.
  7. Gently remove the donuts from the pan. Brush the donuts with warm honey and sprinkle with desiccated coconut and poppy seeds.

Servings

Serving Size

1

Servings/Recipe

6

Time

Total Time

35 minutes

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Notes

Preheating: Make sure the oven is fully preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before baking to make sure the donuts are baked all the way through without drying out.

Grease lightly: greasing the pan will prevent sticking, but don’t overdo it. Overgreasing will affect the texture of your donuts and make them unbearably oily.

Moisture management: After adding the wet ingredients, allow the donut batter to rest for 5 minutes to ensure optimal moisture absorption by the coconut flour.

Consistent baking times: Divide the batter evenly between the six donut molds for uniform donut sizes and even baking. This ensures they’ll all be done at the same time.

Cooling consideration: Let the donuts cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes before attempting to remove them. This helps them set and makes removal easier without breaking them.

Warm the honey: Warm honey spreads much easier, making even glazing a breeze. Sprinkle coconut on top for extra texture and flavor.

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  1. Can I use another kind of flour, instead of arrowroot flour??
    Thank you in advance, for your help.

    Maria

  2. Can I use tapioca flour insted the arrowroot flour? Thank you….I just bought the gluten free blend of rice flour,potato starch,pea fiber,tapioca starch and can than gum….I was looking for tapioca flour,but they’re out so I bought this kind,you think I can use as paleo?…I lost 10 pounds less the one month….

  3. Hi! Are these good if not eaten right away? I’m thinking about taking these to a picnic but most donut recipes I find specifically suggest eating right after icing them.
    Thank you! (From Portugal)

  4. Can I omit the poppy seeds and substitute vanilla extract for the lemon juice and vanilla beans for the lemon zest? We don’t care much for lemon baked goods. Thank-you.

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