Meyer Lemon Baked Doughnuts

by Kiran on April 24, 2012 · 37 comments

in Baking, Celebration, Desserts


I’m super excited and happy today!!

My sister-in-law just gave birth to a sweet baby girl. Can you imagine all the cute dresses that I’m dying to buy in the future? 😀

I cannot wait to adorn her with pink accessories!!!

And what best way than to celebrate it with meyer lemon baked doughnuts?

A pink frosting could have elevated the celebration by adorning this doughnuts. Oh well, better luck next time 😉 Meyer lemon frosting is super yummy too!

Speaking of celebrations, it’s our 6th marriage anniversary today as well!!

I’m seriously rushing for time — so much packing to do before my flight in two days!! Eeepp!! Can’t wait to reunite with the Husband! Keeping this post short & sweet. Off to celebrate 🙂

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Adapted from King Arthur Flour

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 meyer lemon, zest & juiced
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
Meyer lemon icing:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 meyer lemon, juiced & zest


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease doughnut pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk all wet ingredients until foamy.
  4. Pour all liquid ingredients at once into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Do not over-mix.
  5. Fill batter into doughnut pan, half full.
  6. Bake doughnuts in the oven for 12 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare icing by whisking powdered sugar, meyer lemon juice and zest. Set aside.
  8. Remove doughnuts from the oven & pan. Allow it to cool on a cooling rack.
  9. Dip each doughnut into the meyer lemon icing, and leave it to set on cooling rack.
  10. Serve it up with a cuppa coffee or tea!


Hope you are having a wonderful week!! See you from Arizona this Friday 🙂

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1 Rosa April 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Congrats to her! Those lemon doughnuts look so pretty and irresistible. I love citrusy goodies.



2 Grishma @ZaikaZabardast April 24, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Yay! Congratulations 🙂 I am sure you must be very happy!
And about the recipe, love the way you used ladder to style the picture. Plus the heart shaped doughnuts…and lemon..oh boy! The flavors are to die for.
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3 Reem | Simply Reem April 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Awwww… Congrats!!!!
I am so sure dressing a cute little princess is gonna be so much fun!!!
These doughnuts look luscious!!! God look at that glaze…

4 Asmita April 24, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Happy Anniversary! and congratulations on becoming an aunt. These doughnuts look delicious! Perfect with a cup of coffee.
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5 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb April 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM

oh wow soo many exciting news and celebrations. so now u r an aunty! =D
dont worry I wont call u aunty. (just joking, because thats what women r called in goa). 😉

I wish I could make your lovely doughnut recipe right now. They look spectacular!

I wish u aready a save journey and enjoy the time with your family. =)

6 Honey What's Cooking April 24, 2012 at 2:33 PM

happy anniversary! and congratulations on becoming an Aunt. It’s probably more fun being an aunt than a mom ( i wouldn’t know) cause you can spoil the kid and then leave. 🙂

these doughnuts looks delish. i’ve never seen lemon doughnuts anywhere, not even dunkin. sounds yummy and light.
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7 Margarita April 24, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I love how super easy this is to make! Congratulations to a new addition to your family… a sweet little neice! Have a great anniversary celebration! 🙂
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8 kankana April 25, 2012 at 12:31 AM

So happy for your sis in law. Congrats her from my side and wish you both a very happy anniversary too 🙂
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9 chinmayie @ love food eat April 25, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Congrats to your sis-in-law. Baby girls are such a joy 😉
Wishing you a fabulous anniversary…
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10 Liana Jacinta April 25, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Congrats to your sister-in-law!! Yeay a baby girl!!! 🙂 All those pwettty dresses and hair accessories!

And also Happy Anniversary doll!! Have many many many more beautiful anniversaries to come!!

11 Suchi April 25, 2012 at 4:57 AM

Happy anniversary and congratulations 🙂 I just voted for you in Saveur…hope you win girl 🙂 All the best…
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12 Cher April 25, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Congratulations & Happy Anniversary. All sorts of exciting things going on – yeah for you 🙂
These donuts look absolutely lovely.
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13 Russell at Chasing Delicious April 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM

These doughnuts look so good! I love meyer lemons. Definitely going to have to try this.

14 Deeps @ Naughty Curry April 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM

congrats and happy anniversary! what a perfect way for the double celebration 🙂
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15 Gretchen O'Donnell April 25, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Ok, this makes me want to buy a doughnut pan! I love Meyer lemons!
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16 Jennifer (Delicieux) April 25, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Congratulations to your sister on the birth of her beautiful daughter and congratulations to you on your 6th wedding anniversary! These gorgeous doughnuts look like a perfect way to celebrate. I’ve been seeing a lot of doughnut recipes lately and a lot of doughnut pans in the shops. My resistance to buy a pan is definitely wavering 😀
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17 Lubna Karim April 26, 2012 at 3:55 AM

Congrats on becoming proud aunt and belated wishes on your wedding Anniversary……Love the way you pictured the doughnuts…..I really liked the shape of these delectable beauties…
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18 Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 4:14 AM

Congratulations to your sister and you on becoming an aunt! If only the baby was aware of all the deliciousness her aunt has in store for her :)! Have a great trip with the hubby!
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19 mycookinghut April 26, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Congrats to your sis-in-law!
I really love your doughnuts drizzle with Meyer lemon icing!

20 Nami | Just One Cookbook April 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Congratulations to your sister-in-law and your family! I miss holding an infant… so precious! I can totally see you buying all the pink stuff, Kiran! =D

Now your donuts – are you already luring me with all these delicious flavors. If you are my neighbor, I knock on your door as soon as I smell deliciousness. I’d love to make this…. Have a safe trip!
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21 Kim Bee April 26, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Congrats on the new addition. I love when people have little girls I can shower them in pink. These donuts are incredible. I am in love with this post.
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22 Sara {OneTribeGourmet} April 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Congrats to your sis in law, how exciting!! Love the doughnuts, they look perfect, love the meyer lemon icing!
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23 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy April 26, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Congaratulations dear & A happy Anniversary! These doughnuts look awesome..Look at that dripping glaze!
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24 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef April 26, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Happy Anniversary!

I’ve never had a baked doughnut but yours look wonderful.

25 Kitchen Belleicious April 26, 2012 at 6:46 PM

i love donuts especially ones with amazing flavors like meyer lemon! Oh i wish I had a dozen

26 Charles April 26, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Oh! The doughtnuts are even heart-shaped too? That’s beautiful… I never had a lemon doughnut before…. I bet it must be delicious… looks fab!
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27 Vandana Pai Badal April 26, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Congratulations! I came to know abt your site through Kuch Khatta Kuch Meetha group on FB. Was just browsing through it and loved each bit of your photography 🙂 and blog! Will be trying out few recipes soon.

28 ATasteOfMadness April 27, 2012 at 1:53 AM

The heart shaped ones are super cute, I love it!
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29 easyfoodsmith April 27, 2012 at 7:08 AM

Congrats! The doughnuts look so enticing with the meyer lemon drizzle. Super delicious!
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30 vianney April 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Congrats!! what a sweet way to celebrate!!
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31 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Congrats to your sister in law! And yes, this is one awesome way to celebrate!
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32 tania@mykitchenstories April 28, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Great idea baked doughnuts, ive never made them but I like the idea of lemon Icing
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33 Feast on the Cheap April 30, 2012 at 5:57 PM

How exciting! Congrats to you and your family!
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34 Sophie May 2, 2012 at 3:51 AM

Congrats to her with her lovely baby girl! Yeah! Your lemon baked doughnuts look just like a wonderful way to celebrate this news! 😉 Lovely & truly appetizing too! :
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35 Baker Street May 18, 2012 at 10:42 PM

There’s something unbelievably magical about baked doughnuts! Like the lemon you added to these beautiful treats.
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36 Tara February 5, 2015 at 9:53 PM

If I leave out the egg whites will it ruin the recipe?

37 Kiran February 6, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Tara — yes, it will. perhaps you can try an eggless or vegetarian version by making a “flax-egg”?

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