Coconut Donuts Topped with Chocolate Ganache and Toasted Coconut

A coconut infused donut glazed with an easy to make chocolate ganache and topped with oven toasted coconut, takes only 10 minutes to bake!
I have a donut problem. A coconut donut topped with chocolate ganache and toasted coconut problem.

I had been eyeing donut pans for several months. What took me so long to take the plunge?

A coconut infused donut glazed with an easy to make chocolate ganache and topped with oven toasted coconut, takes only 10 minutes to bake!
Actually, what finally convinced me to buy one was that I was ordering some stuff online from Bed, Bath & Beyond, and shipping was free for orders for $50.. so the donut pan had to be added to the order :)

A coconut infused donut glazed with an easy to make chocolate ganache and topped with oven toasted coconut, takes only 10 minutes to bake!
I’ve already made 4 different kinds of donuts. I’ve been sharing some sneak peeks on Instagram.

A donut pan is actually a FANTASTIC kitchen gadget for someone with a gluten allergy. Now I can be like everyone else and enjoy a donut.

I think it should be standard practice for every doctor’s office to give out donut pans if you find out you have a gluten intolerance – “you can’t eat gluten, but you can make your own donuts!”

A coconut infused donut glazed with an easy to make chocolate ganache and topped with oven toasted coconut, takes only 10 minutes to bake!
I am fully using the excuse that I couldn’t eat donuts for years to make up for lost donut time.

A coconut infused donut glazed with an easy to make chocolate ganache and topped with oven toasted coconut, takes only 10 minutes to bake!

Coconut Donuts Topped with Chocolate Ganache and Toasted Coconut

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 donuts

Ingredients

    Coconut Donuts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (I used a gluten free all purpose flour)
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/6 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Toasted Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut

Instructions

    Coconut Donuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray, use a paper towel to lightly spread/remove excess spray.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, set aside. Combine the coconut milk, egg, coconut extract, butter and oil in a second bowl. Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stir until just combined.
  3. Transfer the batter to a large piping bag or use a ziploc bag with one corner cut off. Pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling each donut hole about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake the donuts for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the donuts sit in the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack.
  5. Chocolate Ganache
  6. Combine the chocolate and oil in a shallow microwave safe bowl and microwave on 60% power, stirring every 30 seconds for about 2 minutes. You do not want the chocolate to be too runny. Let the chocolate sit for a few minutes so it can thicken before you dip the donuts into the chocolate. Dip each donut into the chocolate, allowing the excess to fall off. Let the chocolate covered donuts sit for 3-4 minutes before dipping them into the coconut.
  7. Toasted Coconut
  8. Place the shredded coconut on a baking sheet, bake at 325 degrees F for 4-6 minutes, stirring to prevent burning. Coconut can burn easily, so keep an eye on it. Remove the pan from the oven, let it cool for 5 minutes. Use your fingers to break the coconut into smaller pieces. Have the coconut ready ahead of time so the chocolate doesn’t completely set before dipping the donuts into a bowl with the toasted coconut.
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A coconut infused donut glazed with an easy to make chocolate ganache and topped with oven toasted coconut, takes only 10 minutes to bake!
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35 Responses to “Coconut Donuts Topped with Chocolate Ganache and Toasted Coconut”

  1. Ronda Waters — April 4, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I’m drooling over these, Beth! :) We try to eat grain-free most of the time, but when it comes to sweets gluten-free is fine with me! Have a great weekend!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks for coming by Ronda!

  2. Patti — April 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Do you deliver?!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 5, 2014 at 10:08 am

      For you I will! :-)

  3. someoneelsesgenius — April 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I’m supposed to be giving up sugar – these have changed my mind! Yum!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 6, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Oops :-)

  4. threekidsandafish — April 7, 2014 at 8:27 am

    These look so good! Love the chocolate coconut topping! Checking these out from the lines across link party :-)
    Cathy

  5. Jelli — April 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Beth, your photos just keep getting better and better. These donuts look outta this world delicious…and that’s coming from somebody who doesn’t really like cake donuts. Pinning immediately.

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 7, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Jelli! That means a lot coming from you! I’ve been working hard, so it’s great to know that someone is noticing!

  6. Anne — April 8, 2014 at 1:12 am

    It seems like a find a new favorite every week on here. This week I found it through the Marvelous Mondays link party. I’m never going to lose weight with this recipe! :-)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 8, 2014 at 7:55 am

      Haha.. maybe just make 1 donut?!

  7. marcie@flavorthemoments — April 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I found you on Marvelous Mondays, and I love the look of these donuts with that chocolate ganache and toasted coconut…two of my favorite flavors ever! I’m pinning to my gluten-free board. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks for pinning our recipe Marcie!

  8. Blair Lonergan — April 8, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I finally took the plunge and bought a donut pan too. I love it! This recipe looks dangerous, though…one of my absolute favorite combinations is chocolate and coconut. Pinned!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 8, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      It is dangerous!

  9. Heather @ French Press — April 8, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    donuts are So much fun! these look terrific

  10. aiming4simple — April 9, 2014 at 10:18 am

    What gorgeous results! I’d like to try these as mini donuts!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      me too.. haha!

  11. kleinworthco — April 10, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Oh Beth – I think we would be such good friends. Love love love homemade donuts – add coconut & chocolate & you have to fight me off to get one. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 10, 2014 at 8:20 am

      We would be good friend :-)

  12. danielle — April 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Donuts are on my cooking bucket list and a donut pan was on my christmas list – I didnt get one :(

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 10, 2014 at 10:02 am

      You should buy yourself one :-) !!!

  13. Rachel@{i love} my disorganized life — April 10, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Oh.my.goodness! Fabulous!

  14. Kathi Riemer — April 11, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Your donuts look so yummy! I have a mini donut pan. I wonder if I could use it with this recipe. It’s worth a try;)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 11, 2014 at 7:52 am

      I say YES! You would just get a lot more donuts!

  15. myrecentfavoritebooks — April 12, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Donuts are my weakness! =) Im a new Pinterest follower from “Freedom Fridays”! =)
    Pinning your recipe!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      We’re happy to have you following along!

  16. Thanks Beth for sharing these fantastic donuts with us at MM! Oh my, I’ll take two! Pinning! PS – you are from MN right? I’m in the SE area (Rochester), Hope to see you tomorrow night at MM!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 12, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Oh my gosh! I am meeting some many great bloggers from Minnesota! It’s a bummer I now live in Illinois!

  17. Karly — April 12, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Totally irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  18. melanie bauer — April 14, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    These look absolutely delicious, Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 14, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      Melanie, thank you friend!!

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