These baked lemon donuts are full of delicious citrus flavor. Greek yogurt is the secret to keeping them super light and moist – perfect for Mother’s Day brunch!
I always hear people say that they are either a lemon lover or a chocolate lover and I never really understood that – why can’t you be both?? If I had to pick, I (obviously) pick chocolate. But I really love lemon too! So even though I could eat these chocolate frosted donuts every day, I wanted to give lemon donuts a shot.
And wow, I’m so glad I did! These baked lemon donuts are absolutely amazing. The flavor is delicious – so fresh and citrusy. I think these would be a lovely thing to make for Mother’s Day brunch!
So as you probably know by now, I’m absolutely obsessed with baked donuts. There are so many reasons, but here are a few:
- they taste amazing
- they are so easy to make – perfect for me because I don’t like to wait too long for breakfast!
- the flavor possibilities are endless
- they actually aren’t that bad for you (depending on the variety!)
- they look impressive
- they are very photogenic
The last bullet point might not matter as much to you, but my fellow blogger friends will understand – some food just isn’t easy to photograph (I’m looking at you, blondies). Donuts love the camera – they are so darn cute!
Ok you might be thinking I’m crazy for saying donuts aren’t that bad for you. And I mean they definitely aren’t a bowl of oatmeal. But in the realm of breakfast pastries, baked donuts are definitely on the lighter end of the spectrum. There are only 2 tablespoons of butter in here – the rest of the moistness comes from Greek yogurt. Plus, the amount of batter used in one baked donut is equal to about half of a homemade muffin! So you can eat two baked donuts and it is equal to one muffin! More is more in my book, so that is definitely a good thing.
If you really wanted to cut back on the sugar and make these healthier, you could omit the icing – they are so light and moist that they taste great plain. Or, you could add some lemon juice and a little sugar to greek yogurt and do a yogurt icing. Hmmm, sounds like I just came up with my next donut idea – that sound delicious!
So even if you are a chocolate over lemon person, I still think you should try these donuts. They are perfect for springtime – so light and fresh. And they will look great on your breakfast table or brunch spread!
I have a slight obsession with baked donuts…here are some of my other faves!