These Strawberry Lemonade Donuts are sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
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Break out that donut pan and whip up these delicious and easy Strawberry Lemonade Donuts. Fresh strawberries are added to the batter and glazed with the flavor of sweet lemonade. They’re the perfect breakfast time treat!
My daughter and husband are donut FREAKS! If there is a new donut shop in town opening, they are the first ones in line. It’s becoming “their thing” to go on donut dates and I happen to think it’s the cutest.
Don’t get me wrong, I like donuts too but I don’t love them as much as the two of them do. And if you ask my son, he’ll say “yuck” and proceed to order a cinnamon roll or something of that nature.
But if you ask me what I think of these Strawberry Lemonade Donuts, it was love at first smell. The scent wafting from the oven is that of a fresh-baked strawberry loaf. I immediately ate one straight outta the oven without the glaze. They don’t even need the glaze, they’re that good but the lemonade glaze is everything!
Many years ago I bought a donut pan with the intention of making donuts every weekend (don’t we all.) As that donut pan sat in the cabinet, collecting dust, I figured a few weekends ago, with #Brunchweek right around the corner, it would be a great time to get it back out and test my hands at some springtime donuts.
It also helped that our sponsor, LorAnn Oils and Flavors, graciously let us pick 3 flavors from their wonderful line up of Bakery Emulsions. I immediately selected Lemon and Hazelnut and thought real hard about what to select as my third choice. I landed on strawberry.
In all honesty, I had purchased a strawberry extract before that was just so fake tasting that I had to throw it away. I figured I’d give this one a try and I’m SO happy I did.
Once I had the 3 flavors at home, I decided I’d use the strawberry and lemon for these strawberry lemonade donuts and the hazelnut recipe is coming on the last day of the week!
Dixie Crystals is also a sponsor of #Brunchweek so I used their sugar in the base of these donuts too! YAY for amazing sponsors and fabulous products!
These strawberry lemonade donuts are super simple to make and your kids will love to help you. I added finely diced strawberries to the batter to give an extra texture and boost of sweetness from fresh strawberries. There’s also lemon zest in the batter to mimic the lemonade glaze on the outside.
Strawberry Lemonade is a favorite drink of ours in the summertime and now we have the same flavors in these amazing donuts.
Break out that donut pan and whip up these delicious and easy Strawberry Lemonade Donuts.
Strawberry Lemonade Donuts
Yield 18 servings
Break out that donut pan and whip up these delicious and easy Strawberry Lemonade Donuts. Fresh strawberries are added to the batter and glazed with the flavor of sweet lemonade. They're the perfect breakfast time treat!
- 2 1/4 cups cake flour
- 2/3 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon LorAnn Strawberry Bakery Emulsion
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup strawberries, finely diced
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons LorAnn Lemon Bakery Emulsion
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries, crushed, if desired
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a donut pan thoroughly with cooking spray.
- Into a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
- Into a medium bowl combine milk, butter, strawberry flavoring and eggs. Whisk to combine.
- Make a well into the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir until combined. Fold in strawberries.
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Whisk all ingredients into a bowl until combined.
Strawberry Lemonade Donuts
- Dip donuts into glaze and allow excess to drop off. Place onto wire rack. Once all the donuts are dipped, go back and dip them again so they're double dipped in the glaze.
- If desired, sprinkle with freeze dried strawberries.
Serving Size 18 servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 112 mg
Total Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 14 g
Protein 3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
These strawberry lemonade donuts are light, fluffy and packed with the sweet flavors of summertime.
Make a batch over the weekend and enjoy all week-long, if you can keep them around long enough!
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