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Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts


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These Baked Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts are moist, fluffy, soft, super delicious, and easy to make. Topped with sweet lemon glaze. Ready in just 20 minutes. Small batch. Dairy-free, eggless.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Vegan
Yield: 6 donuts
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Plantiful Bakery



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ cup sunflower oil
  • ¼ cup vegan yogurt, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp oat milk, room temperature , or any plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • zest of ½ lemon

Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 355°F (180°C). Grease donut pan (for 6 donuts) and set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk oil, yogurt, sugar, milk, and lemon juice. Sift in dry ingredients, add poppy seeds and lemon zest, and whisk until no lumps remain.
  • Spoon the batter into a piping bag and cut a hole in the corner. Pipe the batter into the pan, filling ¾ of the molds. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool.
  • To make the glaze whisk powdered sugar, melted butter, and lemon juice together until combined.
  • Once the donuts are cooled, dip them into the glaze. Finish off with poppy seeds or lemon zest. Enjoy!


Store the donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
Please read my blog post above for tips and helpful information.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 303kcal
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