Sweet Lemon Poppy Doughnuts

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What You Need:

  • 1 C of flour
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C of buttermilk
  • 1/3 C of low fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon peel grated
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp confectioners’ sugar, divided

How to Make It:

  1. Set the oven temperature to 400 degrees and preheat.
  2. Coat 6 (4 in) tube pans with a nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, soda and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, yogurt and oil.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla.
  6. Stir the mixture into the dry ingredients until just moistened through.
  7. Dust the tube pans with 1 tsp of the confectioners’ sugar.
  8. Pour the batter evenly into the 6 prepared pans.
  9. Bake 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool 5 minutes then move to wire racks to cool completely.
  11. Dust with the remaining confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Makes 6 servings

Who says you can’t eat doughnuts when you’re trying to eat healthy? This recipe shows you that you can enjoy some of those temptations. Just don’t eat too many at one time. Freeze any you have leftover to enjoy on another day.

Nutritional Information: (approximate values per serving)
Calories 199; Fat 4g; Saturated Fat 1g; Carbohydrates 36g; Fiber 1g; Protein 5g; Cholesterol 37mg; Sodium 341mg