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Strawberry lemon donuts

May 2, 2018

Last fall I had someone from the U.S Weight Watchers office reach out to me to see if I’d be interested in creating a strawberry flavored donut for the Spring 2018 magazine issue. I was super excited to be given the opportunity and jumped at the offer. Donuts is kinda where it all started for me, I was determined to make them point friendly and I think I have done a pretty good job, my blog features over 2 dozen point friendly donut creations.  These strawberry lemon donuts are so tasty and the perfect spring/summer treat! If you have the May/June WW magazine issue you may notice their recipe calls for freeze dried strawberries as well as fresh, that’s a little change they made and you are welcome to add them, I just used fresh strawberries, but make sure you dice them into small pieces to prevent “mushy” donuts, these treats are just 3 smart points each on WW freestyle.


Strawberry lemon donuts
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Serves: 6
 
3 freestyle, 3SP/2PP
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup fresh strawberries, diced into very small pieces
  • Confectionary sugar (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a regular size 6 hole donut pan with some cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl whisk together your egg and sugar, add in milk, lemon juice and vanilla and stir well.
  3. Mix in your flour, baking powder and lemon zest.
  4. Dice your fresh strawberries into very small pieces, then fold into batter.
  5. Divide your batter into your donut tin, you can place batter into a zip lock bag, cut a tip and pipe into pan if you wish.
  6. Bake in oven for 16 minutes. Let cool then using a knife gently scrape around edges to remove donuts from pan. Optional to dust with a sprinkle of icing sugar (not enough to add any points)
Notes
Freestyle smart points- 3 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- 3 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per donut (incl strawberries) Calories 92, Fat 1.2g, Sat fat 0.3g, Carbs 16.24, Fiber 0.7g, Sugars 5.1g, Protein 3g ..

8 Comments

  • Reply Sarah May 18, 2018 at 9:29 am

    OMG! I made these last night and they were super easy and tasted amazing.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 18, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Yay, so glad you enjoyed them 🙂

  • Reply Erin June 5, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Do you think it would be possible to substitute almond milk for the regular milk? I have a daughter who is lactose intolerant and really misses donuts!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 6, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Erin, yes absolutely, I use almond milk often in my donut recipes 🙂

  • Reply Shay June 7, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Do you think making these in muffin for would be ok?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 8, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Hi Shay, not sure how much they would rise but you can try them as mini muffins maybe

  • Reply Ashley June 25, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Mine didn’t rise. It ended up being about half of a donut. I used almond milk instead of milk, erythritol instead of sugar, and orange peel because I didn’t have lemon. Would this be the cause? Or what went wrong???

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 26, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Hi Ashley it is really hard to say without being there.. I have never baked with erythritol so I have no experience with it.. The milk would not make a difference nor would the orange

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