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Side shot of a stack of four lemon donuts on a plate

Lemon Donuts

These Baked Lemon Donuts are soft, fluffy and bursting with bright lemon with a dairy-free glaze. This healthy donut recipe is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon treat. Grain-free, paleo-friendly, gluten-free with keto sweetener options. 

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Donuts, Paleo Lemon Donuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 280 kcal
Author Kelly


For the donuts

For the glaze:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 6 cavity silicone donut pan for regular-sized donuts (can also use a 12 count mini donut pan or muffin tin) and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond milk, coconut oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla and sweetener, until smooth and combined. 
Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt and poppyseeds, if using. Place a large fine mesh sieve over the bowl and sift in the almond flour and coconut flour. Stir until combined.

    Top shot of ingredients for lemon gluten free donut batter in a clear bowl
  3. Spoon the donut batter into the donut pan, filling 3/4 full.

    Bake in preheated oven for 14-18 minutes, or until donuts are set and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted to the middle of a donut.

    Remove pan from oven and allow the donuts to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before coating with glaze.

  4. Meanwhile make the glaze. In a medium bowl, whisk all of the glaze ingredients together, add a little bit of milk at a time until desired consistency. Dip each donut into the glaze and place on a cooling rack to set. Garnish with lemon zest, if desired.

    A bowl of icing with a whisk
  5. Dip each donut into the glaze and place on a cooling rack to set. Garnish with lemon zest, if desired.

    Top shot of six healthy lemon donuts on a grey plate
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 6g12%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.