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Mint Julep Donuts

Did you see my “Talk Derby To Me” Kentucky Derby Party? If so, you know I’m serving Mint Julep Donuts with wine for the Kentucky Derby because I don’t like an actual Mint Julep drink. Blasphemy, I know. But a Mint Julep donut? So good! Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at home with these Mint Julep Donuts! A minty lemon baked donut with a delicious bourbon glaze! // saltycanary.comI based the donuts on more of a Disneyland Mint Julep with a Kentucky Derby glaze. That means a mint lemon vanilla donut topped with a bourbon glaze. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at home with these Mint Julep Donuts! A minty lemon baked donut with a delicious bourbon glaze! // saltycanary.comThese donuts are perfect for a Kentucky Derby party, a Southern-style brunch, or “just because” on a spring Sunday morning! Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at home with these Mint Julep Donuts! A minty lemon baked donut with a delicious bourbon glaze! // saltycanary.comCelebrate the Kentucky Derby at home with these Mint Julep Donuts! A minty lemon baked donut with a delicious bourbon glaze! // saltycanary.com

The full printable recipe is below, but you’ll need a few ingredients:

Donut:

  • flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • lemonade
  • lemon
  • butter
  • mint extract

Bourbon Glaze:

  • powdered sugar
  • bourbon
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • salt

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at home with these Mint Julep Donuts! A minty lemon baked donut with a delicious bourbon glaze! // saltycanary.com

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at home with these Mint Julep Donuts! A minty lemon baked donut with a delicious bourbon glaze! // saltycanary.com

Mint Julep Donuts

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Mint Julep Donuts

Ingredients

  • Donut:
  • 1 cup flour, sifted
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup lemonade
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tb butter
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • Bourbon Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 T bourbon
  • 1 T milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 F.
  2. Next, cream your butter and granulated sugar in your stand mixer and mix on medium-low.
  3. Then add in 1 beaten egg.
  4. Next, add your lemonade, lemon juice, vanilla and mint extract.
  5. Then mix together your flour, baking powder, and salt and slowly add it into the mixture.
  6. Once everything is incorporated, add ¼ cup of batter to each greased well in your donut pan.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 F.
  8. While the donuts bake, whisk together all of the ingredients for the bourbon glaze.
  9. When the donuts are done baking, let them sit in the donut pan for 1 minute before removing, then allow them to cool.
  10. Once cool, drizzle with the bourbon glaze and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at home with these Mint Julep Donuts! A minty lemon baked donut with a delicious bourbon glaze! // saltycanary.comCelebrate the Kentucky Derby at home with these Mint Julep Donuts! A minty lemon baked donut with a delicious bourbon glaze! // saltycanary.comIf you’re serving these for a Kentucky Derby party, go ahead and stick a race horse on top! 

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at home with these Mint Julep Donuts! A minty lemon baked donut with a delicious bourbon glaze! // saltycanary.com

Mint Julep Donuts

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Mint Julep Donuts

Ingredients

  • Donut:
  • 1 cup flour, sifted
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup lemonade
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tb butter
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • Bourbon Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 T bourbon
  • 1 T milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 F.
  2. Next, cream your butter and granulated sugar in your stand mixer and mix on medium-low.
  3. Then add in 1 beaten egg.
  4. Next, add your lemonade, lemon juice, vanilla and mint extract.
  5. Then mix together your flour, baking powder, and salt and slowly add it into the mixture.
  6. Once everything is incorporated, add ¼ cup of batter to each greased well in your donut pan.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 F.
  8. While the donuts bake, whisk together all of the ingredients for the bourbon glaze.
  9. When the donuts are done baking, let them sit in the donut pan for 1 minute before removing, then allow them to cool.
  10. Once cool, drizzle with the bourbon glaze and garnish with a sprig of mint.
And let me know in the comments below which you would prefer: a Mint Julep or a Mint Julep Donut!

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