I’ll have a side of tropical with my donuts, please! I know it’s summer but that doesn’t mean you ONLY have to eat frozen stuff. Donuts are still totally face cram-able! This coconut donut recipe’s got rich coconut milk, the flavours of vanilla, nutmeg and almond, topped with a creamy sugar glaze and a coating of white unsweetened coconut flakes. Cram jam!
For the donuts
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup granulated white sugar
- ⅓ cup golden brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
- 2 ⅔ cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup coconut milk
For the glaze
- 2 cups of icing sugar
- 10 + teaspoons of coconut milk, add more or less coconut milk to get the desired glaze consistency! I like my glaze on the thicker side.
- Large white unsweetened coconut flakes
Make the donuts
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Oil your donut baking pans with a small amount of vegetable oil.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, oil and sugars until smooth and creamy.
- Add the eggs, mixing to combine.
- Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and vanilla and almond extract.
- Add the flour into the wet mixture, alternating with the coconut milk until combined. Do not overmix.
- Fill your donut pans 3/4 full with the donut batter. Tip: Use a piping bag or large ziploc bag to fill the donut cavities; fill the bag first with batter, then snip a ¼ inch hole in the bag’s tip and pipe into the cavities.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Do not overbake!
- Remove donuts from pans and let cool on wire racks.
Make the glaze
- In a medium bowl, whisk together icing sugar and coconut milk until combined.
- Once donuts are completely cooled, dunk into the glaze!
- Fill another bowl with the white coconut flakes; while the glaze is still wet, dunk into the coconut flakes bowl, coating the donut.