Before moving to NYC, my cousin gave me a little going away gift; AKA the best baking gift ever, homemade vanilla and lemon extracts. I know what you’re thinking.. lemon, really Delia? I don’t typically use lemon extract when I’m baking or go for a lemon dessert at a bakery, but when used correctly, lemon is extremely delicious flavor. So I challenged myself to create a gluten free lemon and poppy seed donut: you’re welcome world.
Baked Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts with Lemon Glaze
Makes 9-10 large donuts
- 3 tablespoons of butter or ghee
- 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2-3 teaspoons of lemon extract (depending on strength of extract you’re using)
- 3/4 brown rice flour
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1-2 teaspoon poppy seeds (depending on how much you like)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon lemon extract (depending on strength of extract you’re using)
- 1 cup confectionary sugar
- optional: few sprinkles of poppy seeds over donuts
- Wilton® 6-Cavity Doughnut Pan
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together your butter and organic cane sugar. Tip: butter is easier to mix when room temperature. Drop and mix one egg in at a time, then add your lemon extract.
In a separate bowl, mix together your brown rice flour, almond flour, baking soda and salt. Add your dry ingredients to your wet. Combine all together; if you’re using a mixer, make sure to scrap the bottom of the bowl once in a while so everything gets incorporated. Lastly, fold in your poppy seeds.
Spray your donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Use a spatula to fill a pipping bag with your batter. If you don’t have a pipping bag, you could always cut the end of a plastic bag. This just helps your evenly fill the donut pan.
Fill the donut pan and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until firm. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Then remove donuts from the pan and let cool on a cooling rack.
In a sauce pan on medium heat, melt your butter and whisk in your lemon extract and confectionary sugar. Dip each donut right away and top with poppy seeds!