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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
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 6
3 SP blue, green & purple/2PP
  • 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)
  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, salt 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)
Freestyle smart points- (blue, green & purple) 3 using WW recipe builder
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 ..

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    Reply Sarah May 18, 2018 at 9:29 am

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

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      Reply Drizzle May 18, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Yay, so glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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      Reply SHALAIA E CRADDOCK April 10, 2019 at 10:31 pm

      Made these in muffins because I didn’t have a donut tin

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        Reply Drizzle April 11, 2019 at 12:13 pm

        I hope you enjoyed them 🙂

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    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 🙂

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    Reply Shay June 7, 2018 at 9:13 am

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

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      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

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    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???

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      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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    Reply Dinene Tyler August 13, 2018 at 12:17 am

    I made these tonight!!!!! They are fantastic!!!!! I love the recipe. Thank you !!!

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      Reply Drizzle August 14, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      Yay, so glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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    Reply Brittany August 27, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    I ordered a doughnut tin, but I’m not sure if it’s the correct size. They’re super tiny and it cooks 12, is this a mini doughnut pan? Any idea what the points would be for them?

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      Reply Drizzle August 31, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Hi no this is a 6 hole regular donut pan, you’d need to do the math but my guess would be maybe 2 points each, or 2 for 3 points?

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    Reply Veronika September 3, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Can you substitute almond flour or any other flour to make these gluten free?

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      Reply Drizzle September 5, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      Hi, sorry I don’t bake with almond flour or GF flour so I can’t give you an honest answer, all I can say is give it a try

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    Reply Kim Dedonato September 19, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    The recipe called for 1/2 tsp of salt but o don’t see where this is added in the steps?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 20, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Sorry typo, you can just add it into your dry when adding the baking powder

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    Reply Debby January 20, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Yum yum, another donut hit at my house!

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      Reply Drizzle January 22, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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    Reply Krista February 10, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    What would the points with using skim milk instead of 1%?

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      Reply Drizzle February 11, 2019 at 10:53 am

      Hi Krista, I only made the recipe as stated so I am not sure, you can always build it in the WW App, I only figure out points as to how I make it, but my guess would be the same points, the difference in milk I doubt would bring the points down

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    Reply Laila August 14, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Do you think these would taste okay without the lemon? These look so good, but husband doesn’t like lemon taste

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      Reply Drizzle August 17, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      Yes I think so 🙂

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    Reply Mycah Vaden June 27, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Do you need to store them in the refrigerator?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 29, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      Hi, most of my baked goods are best in the fridge after day one simply due to the ingredients used

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