These donuts turned out perfect! They were fluffy and moist with a texture that's similar to a muffin. I love how easy they are to whip up, too. And the main ingredient is one of my favourite flours for baking, coconut flour. It's a great source of fibre and protein, and it's totally grain-free because coconut flour is simply coconut meat that's been dried and ground, making it super digestive friendly.
I got this recipe from Karlene Karst's beautiful new cookbook, This Kitchen is for Dancing. This book is gorgeous and jam-packed with simple real-food recipes – so it's right up my alley! The recipe photos are beautiful (and so is Karlene, as well as vibrant!) and I believe there's a photo for every single recipe.
For these donuts, I made a few minor modifications based on the ingredients I had on hand. Instead of cream of tartar, for instance, I used baking powder. I also made a super easy icing by melting coconut oil and coconut butter and then sprinkling with toasted shredded coconut but you can use Karlene's original recipe, which is made with cashews and cacao – I'm sure it tastes amazing, too!
I've made these donuts a couple of times and they've consistently turned out great! I used large eggs the second time I made them and I like the texture better, so that's what I'd recommend.
The second time I made them, I filled the donut tin up to the top and it made for a fluffier donut. I spooned the batter into the donut tin, but you could use a piping bag or a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off to place the batter into the donut tin.
Icing is a must! As is toasting the shredded coconut, which you can do at the same time as baking the donuts.
Now because coconut flour can be finicky I do not recommend altering this recipe at all. It may seem like a lot of coconut sugar compared to coconut flour but remember that coconut flour is extremely absorbent! I mean, a mere half cup makes nine donuts!
Here's the recipe!
Makes 9 donuts
Recipe adapted from This Kitchen is for Dancing by Karlene Karst (Mind Publishing, 2019).
I hope you love this recipe as much as my family does!! Vienna eats them with or without icing – she loves them both ways – but I prefer them with icing.
Let me know if you try these out!