It’s Monday morning friends, and that calls for a donut in my book! And since I just got back from beautiful, sunny Florida where the classic key lime pie gained its fame, I thought the perfect donut to share would be a Key Lime Pie Donut! Are you in? Please say yes because these donuts are the bomb!
Key lime pie has always been one of my favorite desserts. It’s sweet, tart flavor is just plain delicious and absolutely refreshing! I figured pie for breakfast would be pushing it, so why not turn it into a donut?
This is one flavor-filled donut guys. It’s loaded with lots of lime flavor…lime zest, key lime juice and a fabulously tangy key lime glaze. I couldn’t resist sprinkling a few graham cracker crumbs on top too, to finish them off. And what’s even better is these beauties are baked, not fried, so we can have more than one and not feel guilty at all! Yay!
Hope you all enjoy your week and hope these Key Lime Pie Donuts bring a little sunshine to your Monday!
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. lime zest
- 2 tsp. key lime juice (I use Nellie and Joe's)
- graham crackers, crushed, for sprinkling
- Key Lime Glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 Tbsp. key lime juice
- 1 Tbsp. milk
- One or two drops of green food coloring (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a small bowl mix together egg, brown sugar, buttermilk, vegetable oil, lime zest and key lime juice. Add to dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.
- Spoon batter into prepared donut pan.
- Bake 9 minutes or until cooked through.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
- For glaze: In medium bowl whisk powdered sugar, key lime juice, milk and food coloring until smooth. Add more milk, if needed, to get to desired consistency. Invert donut into glaze, letting excess drip off. Place on wire rack and top with graham cracker crumbs. Serve.