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Baked Lemon Poppyseed Donuts Recipe (vegan, Paleo, gluten free)

Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan)

These 20 minute Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts are soft, fluffy, and bursting with fresh lemon flavor and poppy seeds! (gluten free, Paleo, with a vegan option)
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Paleo
Servings 9 donuts


  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • cup tapioca starch
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 1 egg or 1 flax egg if vegan, see notes*
  • cup honey or maple syrup if vegan
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • ¼ cup coconut butter warm
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease donut pan and set aside.
  • Whisk almond flour, tapioca starch, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and poppy seeds together in a medium bowl. Whisk the melted coconut oil, egg, honey, almond milk, vanilla, lemon juice, and zest until completely combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut pan filling ⅔ - ¾ of the way full. Bake for 9 -11 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Allow to cool for two minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Bake the remaining donut batter, then transfer to the cooling rack. Allow donuts to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, whisk all of the glaze ingredients together. If glaze is too thick, add 1 tsp warm water at a time until desired consistency. Dip each donut into the glaze and place back on the cooling rack for the glaze to set.
  • Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in an air tight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 days.


To make flax egg, combine 1 tbsp flaxmeal and 2 ½ tbsp water. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes until thickened.
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