Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Triple Coconut Donuts

There is not much better than homemade donuts. And baked donuts are really a great addition to breakfast, brunch or breakfast for dinner. I have lots of varieties already on this blog - cinnamon roll, chocolate, strawberry, pumpkin, caramel apple - but when I had some leftover coconut milk I knew I wanted to try a coconut version.

Because there is also not much better than toasted coconut - am I right? I ate quite a bit of it right off the sheet pan (true confessions).

These donuts have coconut milk and extract in both the dough and the icing, and then are topped with that amazing toasted coconut.

The dipping in icing and topping with coconut can get a little messy, so I put a paper towel (or a baking sheet) under the wire rack to catch all the drips. Bonus: you can then pick off the coconut laden icing treats and eat them. Ha!

Make your donut dreams come true with this amazing recipe.

Find more inspiration at Full Plate, Hearth and Soul, Inspire Me.

Triple Coconut Donuts

3 1/2 cups bread flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 tsp. coconut extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup canned coconut milk
1 large egg

Icing and topping:
2 cups shredded coconut, sweetened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. coconut extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup canned coconut milk

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, and nutmeg.

Using an electric mixer, beat together sugar, butter, coconut extract, vanilla extract, coconut milk, and egg until well-incorporated. Gently add the dry ingredients to the bowl of the stand mixer and mix until a soft & sticky dough forms.

Carefully spoon the dough into donut pans sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Carefully remove the donuts to a wire rack to cool completely.

Spread the shredded coconut on a baking sheet in an even layer and bake at 400 for 4-6 minutes. The coconut will not start to brown til several minutes in, but then it will brown quickly and could burn. After the first 3 minutes, shake the pan, and then check it every minute. Once it starts to brown, remove it from the oven.

In a medium bowl, big enough for you to dip the donuts in, whisk together the salt, extracts, coconut milk, and powdered sugar until smooth.

Dip the cooled donuts in the glaze, then let the excess drip off. Dip in the toasted coconut and return to a wire rack to dry. Repeat until all donuts have been topped. Makes 12-15 donuts.


  1. Sara, your Triple Coconut Donuts look amazing! What lovely layers of flavour, and the toasted coconut on top is just perfect. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a p art of the Hearth and Soul link party. Stay safe and well.

  2. Hi Sara,
    Your donuts sure do look good, we will just love them! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,484. Come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen


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