Lemon and Lime Wholewheat Donuts {baked} with Lemon Lime Glaze

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So I’m going to be totally cliche today and talk about the fact that I can’t even believe that it’s may already?!

Seriously, how fast is this year going?

Good bye summertime.

The mornings and evenings are getting much, much cooler which of course I love – Hello winter coats, jeans and uggs!

But May already?! I can’t believe it!

Although . . . May means Cinco De Mayo and I love an excuse to get my mexican on!

Knowing that Cinco de Mayo was coming up has had me craving mexican like a mad woman, so I have had my menu pretty much planned for this day for weeks! (←yes I am a huge nerd, ain’t no hiding it people, I am what I am)

We will be kicking off our day with these ah-mazing looking mexican pancakes , lunch will be none other than our very own Mexican BLT sliders with a side of corn chips, home made restaurant style salsa and of course mountains of guacamole! Dinner . . . I’m tossing up between this ah-mazing looking tequila and lime steak salad or this black bean and quinoa citrus salad . . . what do you think?

I do know I plan to wash it all down with several of these  festive looking beverages and to finish things off . . . we will be having donuts. Or is it doughnuts? I’m going with donuts because its easier to type. Um lazy much?!

Either way . . . they will be inhaled consumed!

These babies can be enjoyed totally guilt free, oven baked with some wholewheat flour and of course we all know anything that has fruit in it is always considered a healthy! I got your back yo’ don’t you worry 😉

I was so torn about what to make for my cinco day dessert . . . I’m not usually a fruit lovin dessert eater. Don’t get me wrong, I love fruit but when it comes to dessert . . . usually I think richer flavors . . . chocolate, vanilla . . . you know . . . the usual. But when I think if mexican food I think light and fresh so lemon and lime donuts it is and light and fresh is exactly what they are – winning!

These are kinda like a family friendly edible margarita . . . in my mind anyway . . .

These donuts are slightly sweet and almost refreshing . . . easy to eat . . . and very addictive!

Oh and the glaze . . . do not skip the glaze. Although these babies are delicious just as they are, they are like citrus spiked little sponges and soak up the glaze which if you set them in the fridge adds this awesome little crunch to the top of these super soft lemon lime deeeelicious little donuts!

cant. stop. eating!!!!!

Oh and if you don’t have a donut baking tray please don’t let that stop you from making these ah-mazing little treats, just use a muffin tray instead! Boomshakalocka, I told you I got your back! Now go . . . get baking 🙂

Lemon and Lime Wholewheat Donuts {baked} with Lemon Lime Glaze

Makes 16 delicious donuts

Ingredients –

1/4 cup butter, softened

2 Tablespoons of plain Greek yoghurt (I use Chobani)

1/3 cup milk

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1 egg

zest and juice of 1 lime

zest and juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup plain flour

1/2 cup wholewheat pastry flour (or additional plain flour)

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt flakes

For the Glaze –

1 cup icing sugar

1 Tablespoon of Greek yoghurt

1 Tablespoon of milk

juice of 1/2 a lemon

juice of 1/2 a lime

Optional but recommended –

1 Tablespoon of sugar

zest of 1/2 lemon

zest of 1/2 lime

Method –

1 – Preheat oven to 175’C (350’F)

2 – In a medium bowl place butter, Greek yoghurt, milk, egg, vanilla, zest and lemon/lime juice and whisk until well combined.

3 – Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into egg/milk mixture and whisk until just combined.

4 – Pour batter into donut tray and bake for 12-15 mins, until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed. A toothpick should have just a few crumbs attacked when inserted into the thickest part.

5 – Allow to cool in tray for 10 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

6 – While your donuts are cooling prepare your citrus sugar if using. In a small bowl combine sugar and lemon/lime zest and stir to combine. Set aside.

7 – Now we make our glaze, in a small bowl sift icing sugar.

8 – Squeeze in lemon and lime juice, add Greek yoghurt and milk a teaspoon at a time stir until smooth. Keep adding milk until you reach your desired consistency.

9 – Dunk each donuts into the glaze and finish with a sprinkling of lemon/lime sugar . . . just because you can.

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!!!!!!!!!


Question of the day –

What is your favourite mexican meal?

3 Comments on Lemon and Lime Wholewheat Donuts {baked} with Lemon Lime Glaze

    • Emma
      May 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm (5 years ago)

      haha Ah Steph you totally do! 😉


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