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Homemade Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts Recipe

Craving a sweet treat? This homemade glazed lemon poppy seed donuts recipe is so good, baking donuts at home has never been easier!

Homemade glazed lemon poppy seed donuts, so good!

We love baking, especially during the winter months, and these homemade glazed lemon poppy seed donuts recipe is so fun to try. I personally love the taste of lemon baked goods, and I feel like they are reminiscent of the coming spring and summer seasons. We are all longing for warmer days! Grab your donut pans, these donuts are made with everyday baking ingredients, plus a few extras. Sprinkle a few poppy seeds on top and you’ve got yourself a delicious, lemony treat!

Glazed lemon poppy seed donuts recipe

Why are they pink?

These donuts have a super fun ingredient that changes the color and adds a little more flavor to the donut batter. You’ll have to check out the recipe ingredient list below, a simple, and fun addition that you should have in your refrigerator at home!

Homemade Glazed Lemon Poppy Sees Donuts


  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast (0,6 oz)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup strawberry jam

Lemon glaze:

  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

Fresh lemons citrus fruit


Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare a donut baking dish with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.

In a mixer add the milk, lemon juice, eggs, butter, sour cream, and strawberry jam. Mix for 2 minutes. Slowly incorporate the flour and sugar mix into the mixer. Mix until a sticky dough is formed. Cover and let it rise for 1 hour. Scoop the dough into the donut pan. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

While the donuts are baking, combine the sugar, milk, butter, and lemon juice in the mixer to make the lemon glaze. Remove the donuts from the oven and the pan. Cover the donuts with the glaze and sprinkle poppy seeds over them. Serve and enjoy!

Delicious homemade glazed lemon poppy seed donuts

Hope you love these glazed lemon poppy seed donuts!

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