Baked Coconut Donuts – the most flavorful, moist and coconutty gluten-free donuts ever! These baked goodies will make you a morning person!
I realize it’s been a while since we have gorged ourselves on donuts. At least, it has been for me. So, we should definitely remedy that. And because we’re best friends, we’re going to do this together! Ok!
That’s what friends are for.
It’s practically August (what?!) and August brings my birthday! And my birthday means coconut cake. Always.
And these Baked Coconut Donuts taste so much like my grandma’s coconut cake, that at first taste, my mind started racing in elation: “OMG coconut cake!”, “OMG Steve has to try these”, “OMG I have to hide these so I can eat them ALL”, “Did I just eat 3 of those?!”, “Wait, I have to make a latte to dunk one in”, “Why does making a latte take SO DARN LONG?!” …
You get the idea.
Anyways! This is my way of getting overly excited about my birthday coming up. And making another excuse to shove donuts down my gob. Hey, they’re gluten free!
- ½ cup oat flour
- ½ cup brown rice flour
- 2 Tbs. coconut flour
- 1 Tbs. unsweetened coconut
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 large egg + 2 large egg whites
- 2 Tbs. unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. coconut extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spay your donut pan with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
- In a smaller bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Fold and stir until everything is *just* combined.
- Use a small scoop or spoon to carefully scoop batter into the donut pan, staying below the rim of each mold (I spaced batter around in the circles, wipe off the middle, then tap the pan on the counter to level out the batter).
- Bake for 15 minutes. The donuts should be baked but not overbaked (and a toothpick should come out with only a tiny hint of crumble on it). Let cool on a wire rack before removing from the pan.
- Let the donuts cool completely before glazing.
- Combine the powdered sugar and hot water. Stir together until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
- Dip the top of a donut into the glaze, then place the donut glaze-side down into a pile of coconut, packing the coconut onto the glaze. Repeat with all of your donuts.
- And, if you want yours to look densely covered, like I did, double dip! Dip into the glaze again and into the coconut again. You're welcome!
- Store the donuts in an air-tight container for 2 days on the counter or up to 5 days in the fridge.