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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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