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Lemon & Ginger Baked Donuts w/ Grapefruit Glaze

What if I told you in only 20 minutes you can have the most scrumptious, moist, melt-in-your-mouth donuts that won’t break your new year’s diet plan? Low in sugar and irresistible, these Lemon & Ginger Baked Donuts w/ Grapefruit Glaze will hands down be a crowd pleaser.

I feel like there is this misconception that in order for a donut or cake to be super moist and delectable, you need to use butter. HOWEVER, this recipe will put that misconception to shame. These olive oil donuts have NO butter, yet each bite purely melts in your mouth.

These baked donuts are PERFECT for dunking! Enjoy a donut (or two, whose judging?!) with your morning coffee or with your afternoon tea break.

Call up your girlfriends to enjoy the evening at your place as you warm up your kitchen with these scrumptious sweets and laugh your way through the night. Pair with either peppermint tea, lavender tea, ginger tea or chai latte for the most calming combination that will get you in the best mood!

Lemon & Ginger Baked Donuts w/ Grapefruit Glaze
Lemon & Ginger Baked Donuts w/ Grapefruit Glaze

A little reminder that you are capable of anything you put your mind to!

Proverbs 31:25, โ€œShe is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.โ€

Now, it’s time to grab our beautiful (or heavily loved/worn) aprons and begin baking deliciousness!

Lemon & Ginger Baked Donuts w/ Grapefruit Glaze
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5 from 1 vote

Lemon & Ginger Baked Donuts with Grapefruit Glaze

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 14


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup Milk, plant-based or regular
  • Zest and Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup, substitute with honey, as well.

For the Grapefruit Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. Fresh Grapefruit Juice


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease your donut pan(s).
    {The recipe will make up to 16 donuts}
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, olive oil, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, grated ginger, and maple syrup.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture, then lightly mix the ingredients together just until combined. Be careful not to over mix the batter.
  • Evenly pour the batter into your prepared donut pan(s).
  • Bake for 11-14 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • In the meantime, make the grapefruit glaze by simply stirring together the grapefruit juice and powdered sugar.
  • Allow the donuts to cool in their pan for at least 5 minutes, then glaze. Enjoy!

I truly hope you all enjoy these super moist, delectable, and out-of-this-world delicious donuts! xxL

2 thoughts on “Lemon & Ginger Baked Donuts w/ Grapefruit Glaze

  1. 5 stars
    The most delicate donuts… they really do taste like they are made with butter! Thank you for this recipe, it’s a keeper!

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