5 Minute Lemon Poppyseed Low Calorie Donut Holes


Quick and easy, these low calorie lemon poppyseed donut holes just hit the spot when you need a sweet treat!

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35 calories each with 0g fat, 7g carbs, and 2g protein

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Why I Love Low Calorie Desserts

While some people are ashamed to admit that they enjoy “unhealthy food”, I will say that I LOVE treats. There was a time where I tried to give up sugar all together to lose weight. However, I just ended up over eating to compensate for that sugar craving. (Click here for my full weight loss story)!

That was when I realized I had been approaching dieting and weight loss all wrong. Rather than totally cutting out certain foods and being miserable, I needed to find a way to love my health journey. That was the only way it would be sustainable.

So, I started finding ways to make the things I loved, but healthier! As you can imagine, I have come up with more than my fair share of low calorie desserts. Everything from protein ice cream, to pudding to low calorie cookies.

In fact, I’ve even made glazed donut holes before. And I liked them so much, that I wanted to make this lemon poppyseed donut hole recipe!

So, if you’re wanting to lose weight but don’t want to totally give up desserts, try this recipe!

lemon poppyseed low calorie donut holes

How to Make Lemon Poppyseed Donut Holes

One thing I love about these Lemon Poppyseed Donut Holes is that they only require 5 ingredients! They are super quick to throw together and great for sharing.


  • Self rising flour
  • Nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • Zero calorie sweetener (erythritol)
  • Poppyseeds
  • Lemon juice


  • Combine all ingredients. You’ll need to use your hand to knead it till it makes a dough. A spoon alone won’t mix it properly.
  • Portion out 15-20 equal balls (about 15 grams each).
  • Cook in the air fryer at 400 degrees for about 4 minutes, or until donut holes begin to brown. (You can also use the oven at 400 degrees)
  • Remove from the air fryer.
  • Blend erythritol in a blender to make powdered sugar. Combine powdered sugar with a splash of milk to make a glaze. 
  • Dunk each donut hole in the glaze. Sprinkle it with extra poppy seeds and lemon zest. EAT!!!

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Lemon Poppyseed Donut Holes

35 calorie donut holes. 5 ingredients, quick to make, and very tasty!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie
Keyword: low calorie donut
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 20 holes
Calories: 35cal
Author: Amy Roskelley



  • 1 cup Self-rising flour
  • 2/3 cup Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Zero calorie sweetener (erythritol)
  • 2 tsp Poppyseeds
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice


  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Knead the dough with your hands.
  • Portion out 15-20 holes. (about 15 grams each)
  • Cook holes in air fryer at 400 degrees for 4 minutes. Or until donut holes begin to brown. (You can also use the oven at 400 degrees).
  • Remove from the air fryer

Donut Hole Glaze

  • Blend erythritol in a blender to make powdered sugar.
  • Combine powdered sugar with a splash of milk and coat the donut holes.



Serving: 1hole | Calories: 35cal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0g
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Nutrition Facts
Lemon Poppyseed Donut Holes
Serving Size
1 hole
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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