Pomegranate limeade baked doughnuts

Colorful, tart and sweet baked doughnuts

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Jazz up your breakfast with baked doughnuts that look as pretty as they are delicious.

So these baked doughnuts taste delish on their own, even without adding the glaze. I know this because I had no willpower and ate one right out of the oven. I made the excuse that it didn't look worthy of putting glaze on it because it wasn't as round as all of the others. And then there is the glaze. It has that wonderful sweet and tart taste just like limeade does. To top it all off, the pomegranate seeds not only taste great and add texture, but they also look pretty, just like a bow on a present. Speaking of presents, these colorful doughnuts would be perfect to make during the holidays (but of course don't wait until then).

Pomegranate limeade baked doughnuts recipe

Makes 8 doughnuts


For the doughnuts:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 pinches ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 of a lime
  • 1 tablespoon butter (for greasing the doughnut baking pan)

For the glaze and garnish:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds


For the doughnuts:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease the doughnut pan with the butter. Depending on the size of the doughnut pan, 2 batches may be required.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, egg, milk, canola oil and juice from the lime.
  4. Whisk together until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Spoon or pipe the batter into the doughnut pan and bake in a preheated oven until done (when they spring back when lightly touched, about 12 to 15 minutes).
  6. Let the doughnuts cool on a rack.

For the glaze and garnish:

  1. Zest both of the limes and set the zest aside for garnish.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, add the juice from both of the limes.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, and milk to the bowl.
  4. Stir together until the glaze is formed.
  5. Glaze 1 doughnut at a time. Right after glazing the doughnut, sprinkle the lime zest on top so that it will stick. Then set about 10 pomegranate seeds around the top of each doughnut. The pomegranate seeds should sit right on the top of the doughnut so they don't slide off the sides.

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Nancy is the author of the food blog, Coupon Clipping Cook. She loves to cook and save money on groceries by using coupons and shopping for sales. Nancy worked a number of years in a grocery store where she learned a lot about different types of foods and how to maximize coupon and sale savings. One of her favorite things about working at the grocery store was seeing the combinations of ingredients that customers purchased, and talking to them about the recipes they were making. Nancy enjoys making simple, fun and delicious recipes from items right out of the pantry. You can follow her on Twitter @CouponClippingC.