Grapefruit Glazed Baked Citrus “Donuts”
Let’s have a discussion about baked donuts. Are they the same as delicious, fried donuts? No. Hence the parenthesis. They definitely have a different taste and consistency then a regular donut. They’re still cakey like a cake donut, but they leave out all of the grease and still taste delicious, which is why I continue to make them. The consistency is cakey as I mentioned, but it’s also more dense. A lot of people compare it to a muffin. It’s like a muffin and donut had a baby – a doffin if you will. I had a friend tell me these donuts tasted like a fruitloop and they loved it. I feel like that in itself is a pretty good review. These donuts have a great citrus taste and the glaze gives them that extra tartness from the grapefruit. I added in some lemon as well, so these are extra citrusy. Truth be told, the summertime in Arizona there is citrus EVERYWHERE. So however I can use it up, I do! I hate letting good citrus go to waste. Side note – if a recipe calls for one kind of citrus, chances are you can substitute for another kind of citrus and get just as great a result in the end product. Now on to these little zingers!
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cups granulated sugar
2 beaten eggs
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non-fat)
1/4 cup milk (I used 1%)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon grapefruit zest
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
For the glaze
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grapefruit zest
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon salt
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt together with a fork and set aside.
Step 3: In a separate bowl, combine sugar, eggs, vanilla, Greek yogurt, oil, milk, lemon and grapefruit juice and zest.
Step 4: Pour flour mixture into wet ingredients and mix together.
Step 5: Grease a donut pan with baking spray.
Step 6: Fill each donut well with the batter, about 3/4 full.
Step 7: Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.
Step 8: Allow donuts to cool.
Step 9: For the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk all of the glaze ingredients together.
Step 10: Once the donuts are cool, dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze.
Step 11: Place the glazed donuts onto a drying rack and sprinkle with more zest.
Enjoy these donuts immediately as they don’t keep well for more than one day. This recipe makes approximately 6-8 donuts.
Side note: I haven’t mastered the thick luxurious glaze yet, so mine turned out kind of thin, because of this I double-dipped the tops of my donuts. They still didn’t have that bright white color/texture (as you see in some other people’s pics online), but I’m convinced that’s all for the cameras….just kidding, I just haven’t played around with it enough to get it right 🙂 That’s okay though – baking is all about experimenting with recipes to make them your own. Everyone, myself included, messes up, makes mistakes, forgets items, you just start over and forge ahead, hoping to learn from the mistake and do better next time!
Recipe adapted from The Bakeaholic Mama