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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Reisen

Lemon & Lavender Baked Donuts- one of our favorites!

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

Do you have a special event coming up? Are you trying new breakfast items? Or just simply craving a sweet treat? Well, this recipe is just for you! These light and fluffy donuts are the perfect treat you need in your life.

Lemon & Lavender Baked Donuts with Lavender Sugar

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Yield: 12 Donuts


For the donuts:

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

dash of salt

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 egg

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup milk

1 tablespoon canola oil

For the lavender sugar topping:

1/6 cup lavender sugar

1/2 tablespoon lemon zest

For the icing:

2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon lemon zest

5-8 teaspoons milk


  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 350˚F and prepare doughnut baking sheet with non-stick spray.

  2. Separately whisk the dry and wet ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and lemon zest together until throughly combined. In a smaller bowl bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, milk, and canola oil until throughly combined.

  3. Combine the dry and wet ingredients: Make a well in the center of the large dry ingredient bowl and pour the wet ingredients into the center well. Using a rubber spatula, slowly mix the dry and wet ingredients together in a circular motion until just combined, some lumps are okay.

  4. Bake: Spoon the batter into the doughnut baking sheet, filling each mold about ¾ full. Bake for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Allow the doughnuts to completely cool before removing from the tin and assembling for step 7.

  5. Prepare the lavender sugar topping: In a food processor, blend the lavender sugar, and lemon zest on high speed for 2 minutes, until the sugar has a purple hue and the lavender is completely chopped. Set aside for step 7.

  6. Prepare the icing: In a small bowl, stir the powdered sugar and lemon zest together while adding the milk, one teaspoon at a time. Around the 7th teaspoon, the powdered sugar should be a good spreadable consistency but the final icing thickness is up to you! Adding more liquid will thin the icing out, while more powder sugar will thicken it back up.

  7. Assemble the doughnuts: Spoon about a tablespoon of icing over the top of the doughnut. Before the icing dries and sets, sprinkle the lavender sugar over the top using your hands or shaking a sieve over the top.

  8. Serve and Enjoy!

This zesty sweet treat is sure to please your taste buds! Let us know what you think below. We would love to hear from you!



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