Spiced Floral Lemon Donuts

I’ve already talked about how donuts are my complete weakness with my baked espresso donuts. With a big cup of coffee in the morning, there is nothing like them. With spring coming (yay!!!), I decided to make one with brighter, more sunny flavors. These spiced floral lemon donuts hit all of the right notes with lots of warm Middle Eastern spices, tart lemon, rose water and lavender. Since they were baked, I also felt a little less guilty about eating them.

The batter for the donuts was really simple with basic ingredients. It was super sticky, so I really tried not to touch it. I scooped it into a piping bag to pipe it into the donut baking tray.
The batter was enough to fill a 6 well donut tray, with each well filled about halfway. Excuse the messiness, I own that I am not a perfect piper, ha! I was going quickly since I was losing light.
While the donuts baked, I made a lovely lemon rose glaze to dip them in. All it contained was powdered sugar, a little rosewater and fresh lemon juice! So simple.
Once I dipped the fluffy donuts into the glaze, I sprinkled ground lavender on top for even more spring floral flavor. That was all there was to these babies!

They kept well sealed in the refrigerator for a couple of days, so Marc and I got to enjoy them for a few breakfasts with our coffee. I loved how the lemon and spices perfectly offset the rosewater and lavender. Marc commented right away on how complex and wonderful the flavors were, which was high praise from my discerning man. Hope you all love them too! xoxo

Spiced Floral Lemon Donuts
Spiced Floral Lemon Donuts
5 from 3 votes
Spiced Floral Lemon Donuts
Spiced Floral Lemon Donuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These spiced floral lemon donuts are such wonderfully flavored treats with lots of warm Middle Eastern spices, lemon, rose water and lavender! 

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Donuts, Spiced Floral Lemon Donuts
Servings: 6 donuts
Calories: 282 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup super fine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground mahlab
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosewater
  • ground lavender for sprinkling on top
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 and spray a 6 well donut pan well with cooking spray. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, mahlab, cardamom, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl and set it aside. Then set up a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Combine the milk, vegetable oil, lemon juice, rose water, lemon zest and egg in its bowl and beat them together until fluffy. Then slowly add in the dry ingredients until you have a soft, sticky batter. Scoop the batter into a piping bag and pipe the batter evenly in the donut pan, filling each one about halfway. 

  2. Bake the donuts for about 10-15 minutes, until they are springy and just golden. Let them cool. While the donuts bake and cool, make the glaze by stirring the powdered sugar, lemon juice and rosewater together until it is a smooth, easily pourable glaze. Dip each donut into the glaze to cover them halfway and place them on a plate. Sprinkle each donut with ground lavender on top and serve! They also keep well sealed for a couple of days in the refrigerator. Enjoy!! 

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Floral Lemon Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.8g9%
Saturated Fat 1.3g8%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 56.5g19%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 37.5g42%
Protein 3.7g7%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
These spiced floral lemon donuts are such wonderfully flavored treats with lots of warm Middle Eastern spices, lemon, rose water and lavender! #donuts #breakfast #dessert #jeanieandluluskitchen
Spiced Floral Lemon Donuts

12 thoughts on “Spiced Floral Lemon Donuts”

  1. I have never cooked donuts and would love to try your recipe but I have to skip eggs and use/find a vegan option x

  2. 5 stars
    Omg this looks so good, I love the taste of lemon and cinnamon, so I am sure I am gonna love these donuts!

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