Nuts About Coconut Donut Recipe

white coconut donuts

white coconut donuts

white coconut donuts

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!

Coconut Donuts

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.

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, oil and sugars until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the eggs, mixing to combine.

  3. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and vanilla and almond extract.

  4. Add the flour into the wet mixture, alternating with the coconut milk until combined. Do not overmix.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. Remove donuts from pans and let cool on wire racks.

Make The Glaze

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together icing sugar and coconut milk until combined.
  2. Once donuts are completely cooled, dunk into the glaze!

  3. Fill another bowl with the white coconut flakes; while the glaze is still wet, dunk into the coconut flakes bowl, coating the donut.

white coconut donuts

white coconut donuts

white coconut donuts

white coconut donuts

white coconut donuts

Happy donut making and eating, cake pals! xo Lyndsay

10 Responses to “Nuts About Coconut Donut Recipe”

  1. Michelle @ Hummingbird High

    Coco donuts for Coco Cake Land! Too cute!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      ha – thanks pal! xo

  2. movita beaucoup

    I have UNUSED donut pans waiting to be broken in! Squeeeeeal! I think I need to make these this weekend…

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      WHATTTT ! actually, that sounds just like me a few months ago until i went DONUT INSANEO. have fun rachael!! xo

  3. Nazia @ This Baker Girl Blogs

    These look gorgeous! Coconut recipes are always a winner for me.

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      coconut is top dog in my books, too! thanks for stopping by nazia!

  4. cynthia

    Ooooooh SO pretty and they look & sound so delicious!! Those coconut flakes on top are perfection. I love these!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      i heart the look of large white coconut flakes – thanks so much, cynthia! xo

  5. Emily

    omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg this is perfect. eeeeee!

  6. Victoria Hudgins

    Oh my goodness, I am dying over here. These look amazing!



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