These gluten-free, paleo-friendly baked lemon donuts are lovely and delectable. These have a blackberry glaze and lemon zest on top, which is even better.
I decided to bake some delicious lemon donuts with a fruity and colorful twist - a blackberry glaze! I love how the combination of lemon and blackberry flavors perfectly complement each other, creating a deliciously sweet and tangy taste. Making the baked lemon donuts was a breeze, but I found that using a piping bag to fill the donut mold made the process much easier and less messy. I highly recommend this method if you want to achieve perfectly shaped and evenly sized donuts.
The best part? These donuts are baked, not fried, making them a healthier alternative to traditional fried donuts. Now, let's talk about the glaze. I used a combination of coconut butter and blackberry puree to create the perfect purple glaze. But, I experimented with making the puree two different ways. The first time, I left the blackberry seeds in, and the second time, I strained them out. Personally, I preferred the seeds left in, as I felt it gave the glaze a stronger blackberry flavor.
However, if you are not a fan of biting into small seeds, you may prefer the smoother consistency of the strained puree. One thing to note is that you will likely have leftover blackberry glaze after all your donuts have been dunked. Don't let it go to waste! You can use it to top cassava crepes or gluten-free toast or simply enjoy it straight out of the jar.
How to Refrigerate Baked Lemon Donuts:
Baked lemon donuts should be placed in the refrigerator when they have completely cooled down. They can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3–4 days. Simply remove them from the refrigerator when you're prepared to eat them and allow them to thaw before doing so.
How to Freeze Baked Lemon Donuts:
Baked lemon donuts may be frozen by letting them cool fully, arranging them in a single layer on a baking sheet, then freezing them until they are hard. Put the donuts back in the freezer once they have been frozen by transferring them to a sealable freezer bag or an airtight container. They can be kept for up to two to three months.
How to Reheat Baked Lemon Donuts (If Required):
You may either reheat cooked lemon donuts in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds or in the oven at 350 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes. Don't overcook them, or they could turn harsh and dry.
Can I substitute the coconut butter in the glaze with something else?
Yes, you can substitute the coconut butter with another type of nut butter, such as almond or cashew butter.
Can I use a donut pan instead of a donut mold?
Yes, a donut pan will work just fine for this recipe. Simply follow the instructions for filling and baking the donuts as usual.
Baked lemon donuts with blackberry glaze are a delicious treat that can be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert, or any time in between. They are easy to make, and you can refrigerate or freeze them for later consumption. Just be sure to reheat them properly if necessary.