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Baked Grapefruit Donuts | URBAN BAKES

Baked Grapefruit Donuts

  • Author: URBAN BAKES
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 18 donuts 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian



Baked Grapefruit Donuts are healthier donuts because they’re baked, not fried, and have the best wintry citrus flavor of grapefruit.


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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 cup skim milk*
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening, melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grapefruit zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, seeds removed


  • 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoons fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, seeds removed


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Using a baking spray with flour grease each donut cavity; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add to the flour mixture, egg whites, milk, shortening and grapefruit zest and its juice, mix until just combined. Note: do not over mix as this could toughen the donuts.
  4. Pour batter 1/2 full into each donut cavity, about 1/4 cup. Bake for 10-13 minutes until tops are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool over a wire rack to room temperature before pouring the glaze.
  5. Meanwhile in a small deep bowl, whisk powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of grapefruit juice until well combined. If glaze is too thick, add a 1/2 tablespoon of grapefruit juice at a time and stir. If glaze is too thin, add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar at a time and stir till combined.
  6. Dip one half of each donut into the glaze and set to dry over a wire rack. Place a plate underneath to catch any drippings.
  7. To make the zigzag lines of the glaze, pour excess glaze into one corner inside of a plastic sandwich/snack bag and cut a small hole at the corner. Gently push glaze through the opened hole to drizzle. Set to dry, about 5 to 10 minutes. ENJOY!


*Full fat version of ingredient(s) may be substituted.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Doughnuts
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: florida grapefruit, grapefruit donuts, baked donuts, baked doughnuts, baked grapefruit donuts

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