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Poppy Seed Doughnuts Recipe

Poppy Seed Doughnuts Recipe

This scrumptious doughnut recipe from our Test Kitchen provides a few extra servings but freezes well. Though you may find it difficult not to eat them all at once!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar, divided


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine the egg, buttermilk, yogurt, oil, lemon juice, peel and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 2. Coat six 4-in. tube pans with cooking spray and dust with 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar. Divide batter among pans.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Dust with remaining confectioners' sugar. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 199 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 341mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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kgburgess User ID: 2727982 258185
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2016

"These were pretty good for a lighter doughnut! I actually made the batter and then cooked it by the tablespoonful in my mini-donut maker (it makes batches of 7 at a time). It came out to 32 mini doughnuts at 35 calories each, and they were so cute! They cooked up in just a couple of minutes per batch, and it was super easy. I just sprinkled the powdered sugar on top as they came out. Delicious! Nice little warm breakfast treat. If you didn't care about the calories, or you wanted to make them more of a dessert, they'd be fabulous with a drizzle of lemon glaze on top. Very nice!"

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