I have a couple of donut recipes on this blog because baked donuts are the best. They aren’t deep fried in fat and they are made in a cute donut pan! If you love baked donuts, you will also like Baked Chocolate Donuts, Lemon Blueberry Donuts, and bacon pancake donuts. See more recipes below!
Donut recipes are almost like cupcake recipes so if you don’t have a donut pan you can put this batter in a muffin tin but they literally have pans out there for almost anything these days. If you want some kind of shape like a pumpkin or witch for Halloween there’s probably mold or pan for it. Just do a quick search on Amazon.
These plain jane baked donuts you can do anything with them. Make some chocolate frosting, a glaze and top with sprinkles, add fruit to the donuts. etc. Whatever you like. They do have a hint of lemon to them so if you don’t like that leave out the zest!
How to Make Baked Donuts
- Prepare pan with baking spray.
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a small bowl combine sugar and lemon zest until the sugar is moistened and fragrant.
- In a large mixing bowl, sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in sugar mixture.
- Add buttermilk, egg, butter, and vanilla and stir until just combined.
- Add batter to a piping bag and fill each donut cup approximately one-half full.
- Bake 4–6 minutes or until the top of the donuts spring back when touched.
- Let cool in pan for 4–5 minutes before removing. Finish the donuts with glaze, sprinkles, or cinnamon sugar.
Tips for Baked Donuts
This is a standard donut pan, not mini size. Makes 8 regular sized donuts
If you wish to try and lower the points more with a sugar substitute you can do that. Just make sure to look up the conversions for whatever one you use.
Here is the donut pan I use. Wilton 6 Cavity Donut Baking Pan
Baked donuts last for up to 1 week. Store them in airtight containers or in a storage bag.
Can you freeze baked donuts? Wrap them individually in saran wrap or once the donuts have completely cooled add them to a freezer storage bag and pop them in the freezer.
I dusted my donuts with a little bit of powdered sugar.
Other Donut RecipesPrint
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1 cup cake flour, sifted
1 tsp. baking powder
¾ tsp. salt
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1½ tbsp. butter, melted
½ teaspoon of vanilla
Prepare pan with baking spray.
Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a small bowl combine sugar and lemon zest until the sugar is moistened and fragrant.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in sugar mixture.
Add buttermilk, egg, butter, and vanilla and stir until just combined.
Add batter to a piping bag and fill each donut cup approximately one-half full.
Bake 4–6 minutes or until the top of the donuts spring back when touched.
Let cool in pan for 4–5 minutes before removing. Finish the donuts with glaze, sprinkles, or cinnamon sugar.
myWW: blue: 4; green: 4; purple: 4; Points Plus: 6
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 donut
- Calories: 211
- Fat: 4.29g
- Carbohydrates: 38.1g
- Fiber: .7g
- Protein: 4.5g
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