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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.