Peeps Lemon Donuts perched in nests are the perfect treats to add to your Easter brunch menu!
Marshmallow Peeps are the peaking out of a donut nest made with fresh lemons for a little zip that pairs nicely with the sweetness of baked donut!
Peeps Lemon Donuts – baked, not fried!
I don’t make seasonal cute treats like this often, but it’s fun to mix things up, and when a group of bloggers wanted to host a giveaway we thought it would be fun to see what ideas we could come up with using Marshmallow Peeps as the main attraction! I love creative challenges like this!
CONTEST HAS ENDED.
These Baked Lemon Cake Donuts are easy to make and would be fun for the kids to help decorate! Perch a Peep right out of the middle of each donut and decorate the nest with mini jelly beans!
The simple glaze adds a sweet and slightly mouth puckering flavor you’ll love!
I have a mini donut pan that I’ve used for these Baked Mini Donuts, Chocolate Rocky Road Donuts and this Baked Donut Birthday Cake Tower, but I don’t have a large size donut pan so I improvised!
For this recipe I used a dessert shell pan and filled the dough partially leaving a hole in the middle replicating the shape of a donut! It works brilliantly!
There is always a way to make do with what you have!
Homemade Baked Donuts in two sizes!
You can make 8-10 standard size donuts with this recipe, but you may not be able to resist baking mini donuts too! Those cute little bites are so irresistible!
I mixed it up baked both large size peeps lemon donuts as well as the little guys!
I also added a candied mustache to one of the Peeps lemon donuts! Did you see it? Hehee – I couldn’t resist!
Peeps Baked Lemon Cake Donuts
Peeps Lemon Donuts perched in nests are the perfect treats to add to your Easter brunch menu. Simple baked donut recipe. Get creative with your peeps.
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, large
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons oil (canola)
- 3 tablespoons applesauce, unsweetened
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- Marshmallow Peeps
- Green candy shred (grass)
- mini jelly beans
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 3gSugar: 26gProtein: 8g
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Check out all the Marshmallow Peeps creations from 14 bloggers showcasing recipes and crafts for marshmallow Peeps! Hop on over to each site:
White Chocolate Peeps Pops from Foody Schmoody
Peeps Edible Play Dough from By Trish Sutton
Festive White Chocolate Pies from House of Faucis
Smores Peeps Pops from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Marshmallow Peeps Hair Clip from The TipToe Fairy
Peeps Brownies from My Big Fat Happy Life
Peeps Easter Bunny Pudding Cups from For the Love of Food
Easter Peeps Bunny Bags from Nap Time Creations
Peeps Baked Lemon Cake Donuts from The Foodie Affair
Peeps Easter Basket Cupcakes from One Hoolie Mama
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Bunnies with FREE Printable from A Grande Life
Peep Tarts Martini from An Affair from the Heart
Peeps Cotton Candy Easter Sundae from An Alli Event
These are so lovely!!! Kids will surely love them.
What a fun desert to do with the kids this Easter ? Thank you for sharing this lovely and yummy looking dessert ?
What a fun way to play with a donut, these look so much fun!
Jolina - The Unlikely Baker
These are so cute! Kids will LOVE them.
Thanks! Definitely fun for kids 🙂
These donuts look adorable! I love peeps they’re so cute and the colours are very pretty and cheerful
Every year I see a new pretty color. I’m partial to the original yellow though!
Sam | Ahead of Thyme
These cake donuts are so cute!! Love the Easter theme! Thanks for sharing
Glad you like these Peeps donuts! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Sara | Belly Rumbles
These are just the cutest!! I know you have made your own delicious donuts, but how easy would it be to use your recipe to spiff up some store bought ones.
Great idea to use pre-made donuts, especially for a school party!
These are just too cute! The grandkiddos will love them!!
Don’t Peeps make you smile – timeless little guys 🙂
Mica @ Let's Taco Bout It Blog
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. All of the bright colors have a way of putting you in a happy mood. These baked peeps are so very cute!
Thanks, Mica! Your sweet comment is making me smile!
Sandra, these little baked lemon donut peeps are so adorable. I know even though my boys are older they would love these in their Easter basket.. LOL You are never to old to join in on the Easter festivities.
I agree, Bobbie – I still put together Easter treats for my big kids!