Lemon Coconut Donuts with Lemon Glaze

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Oh my gosh.

My donut addiction is real.

First it was coconut donuts topped with chocolate ganache and toasted coconut and now it’s these delicious lemon coconut donuts with a sweet lemon glaze.

Lemon Coconut Donuts with Lemon Glaze | thefirstyearblog.com
And I have to be truthful, these donuts are GONE! No crumbs. Nothing.

So if you were hoping to come over for breakfast, I’ll have to make you toast instead.

But while you’re visiting I am sure we could make some more donuts.

Because #DonutsAreMyLife

Lemon Coconut Donuts with Lemon Glaze | thefirstyearblog.com
I am still using the excuse that I couldn’t eat donuts for years so I am making up for lost donut time.

Maybe after I make 10 different types of donuts I’ll have to stop using that excuse, but until then I am making up for SERIOUS lost donut time.

Lemon Coconut Donuts with Lemon Glaze | thefirstyearblog.com

Lemon Coconut Donuts with Lemon Glaze

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 donuts


    Lemon Coconut Donuts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (I used a gluten free all purpose flour)
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • Lemon Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest


    Lemon 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, oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest 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. Let them cool on a wire rack before dipping in the glaze.
  6. Lemon Glaze
  7. Mix all the glaze ingredients together. You want the consistency to be somewhat thick.
  8. After the donuts have cooled, dip each donut into a shallow bowl filled with the glaze, allowing the excess to fall off.
  9. Place the donuts on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath to catch the excess glaze.
  10. Enjoy!

Lemon Coconut Donuts with Lemon Glaze | thefirstyearblog.com
And did you notice, these lemon coconut donuts only take TEN minutes to bake?!

I’m thinking donuts are the new banana bread.

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58 Responses to “Lemon Coconut Donuts with Lemon Glaze”

  1. DessertForTwo — April 16, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a donut addiction :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

      Good news for me! :-)

  2. Carmel Moments — April 16, 2014 at 7:35 am

    These look delicious! Love the flavor combo. Pinned!
    Have a beautiful Wednesday!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 16, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Thank you Carmel!

  3. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — April 16, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Lemon and coconut is the perfect combination! And who can pass up a delicious donut :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 16, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Not me!

  4. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 16, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Don’t stop with your donut addiction! Love the flavors you come up with!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Okay, for you Jessica I will keep making donuts!

  5. Amy | Club Narwhal — April 16, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Beth, I am SO glad we can benefit from your donut addiction because every creation you share is just too perfect! And coconut + lemon is a match made in heaven. These look glorious!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Aww, thanks Amy – you are sweet!

  6. The Adventure Bite — April 16, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Well thanks for ruining my resolve to resist buying a donut pan Beth!

    Sheesh between you and Christina (DessertForTwo) I’m never gonna fit in my skinny jeans ;)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Buy the donut pan, doooo ittt!!!

  7. Christie — April 16, 2014 at 11:29 am

    These are the perfect flavor of donuts for me. That glaze looks so delicious too. Would love to eat one.

  8. Pam Sohan — April 16, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Hi, these sound relish. But I have a question. Is the coconut milk the stuff in a can? Or Silk Coconut milk?

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      Great question, from the can!

  9. Danielle Grimmer — April 16, 2014 at 11:56 am


  10. Vanessa — April 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Oh my! Two of my favorite flavors combined in a donut. Yum Yum Yum.

  11. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — April 16, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I am not a huge fan of coconut but I am of lemon and these look marvelous!!

  12. Michael's Woodcraft — April 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    They looks delicious Beth!! I love donuts and could eat them everyday. I reserve every Wednesday for a single donut, I stop and get a different donut every Wednesday! :)

    see my Strawberry Pie post;; http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/best-ever-strawberry-pie/

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 17, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Wow! What a fantastic wednesday tradition!

  13. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — April 18, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I LOVE these! Coconut and lemon is such a great combo…and in a dont? CAN’T GO WRONG!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 18, 2014 at 7:39 am

      Thanks friend!!

  14. kristy @ the wicked noodle — April 18, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I love lemon desserts – this one looks especially delish!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 18, 2014 at 7:38 am

      I am right there with ya, I am loving lemon!

  15. Christina — April 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Hello, I don’t have a donut pan but i do have a counter top donut maker. I was wondering if you have tried this recipe on one of those. Really want to make some today!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 18, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      I have never heard of a counter top donut maker. Are they fried instead of baked? I am not sure how that would work.

    • Christina — April 19, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      It is a babycakes donut maker. An electric counter top device…it bakes the donut from booth sides. I think I’m going to give it a try see how they come out. BTW i tried your graham cracker recipe and my 3yr old loved them. So glad I can switch from the processed to homemade…yay!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Let me know how it goes! I am so pleased to hear your 3 year old liked them!!

  16. Toni | Boulder Locavore — April 18, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    DYing for these right now Beth! Beyond fantastic. Going to PIN now.

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 19, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Thank you Toni!!

  17. designedbydawnnicole — April 18, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    YUM! Lemon and Coconut are two of my very favorite flavors! Trying these ASAP. Pinning to share! :)

  18. Kelly Stilwell — April 19, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Wow! These look scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe!!

  19. Lemons For Lulu — April 19, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Donuts are my life too! Lemon and coconut are too perfect together. I really cannot blame you for eating all the donuts! I’d be doing the same!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 19, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Good to have someone on my side :-)

  20. Cindy@DIYbeautify — April 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Three of my favorite things..combined! You rock girl :) Can’t wait to make these!

  21. wallflourgirl — April 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Years without being able to eat donuts? How awful! What happened? It’s great to hear that you’re on the road to recovery though ;) nothing wrong with some donut medicine–as Mary Poppins says, “A spoonful of sugar”…. I still have yet to make my first batch of baked donuts, but I’d love to post a donut recipe soon to fill that gap in my blog. Can’t wait–pinned!

  22. estheticgoddess — April 20, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I love both lemon and coconut! This look and sound incredible!

  23. Kelly — April 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I am obsessed with donuts too and love love love the lemon and coconut combo! The glaze looks incredible! These would be all gone in no time at my house too – pinning :)

  24. ourminifamily — April 21, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Saw your post at the C.R.A.F.T party! I had to stop by since your photo really caught my eye!

    These lemon donuts look amazing–I wish I could eat coconut, though. It makes me break out in hives, so usually when I want to bake with it I will bring it as a dessert when I’m going to a party. I will definitely be pinning this for safe keeping!

    Anyway, I’m so glad I found your blog–I’m following you now, and I look forward to your new posts! :)

    Would love it if you stopped by our Facebook page and said “hi!”


    • Beth @ The First Year — April 22, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Hi Cathy! Oh gosh, please don’t make these if you’ll break out in hives!!

  25. Katherines Corner — April 22, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Lemon and coconut! squeal…be still my heart.. yummy! Hugs!

  26. Amberjane — April 22, 2014 at 7:40 am

    They look delicious and my favourite flavours too – I can see my diet going out the window :) Thank you for sharing.

  27. Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle — April 22, 2014 at 7:53 am

    These look absolutely wonderful! I need to get a a pan and make these ASAP! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays!

  28. OH MY GOSH! This is the perfect treat for right between spring and summer! Mmmmm Def making and even have all the ingredients for a change! What do you know!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 24, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      It’s meant to be, enjoy!!

  29. Julie@Sweet and Spicy Monkey — April 26, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I’m not a big donut fan Beth, but you had me with lemon and then the coconut…Oh My! Two of my favorites right now…I’m addicted to anything lemon so nothing wrong with having a donut addiction ;)

  30. These look heavenly,I’m seriously drooling of these right now! Thanks for sharing in the Sunday Soiree Link Party!

  31. Shanice — April 27, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Looks yummy! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

  32. Jess @ Sweet Menu — April 28, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Baked donuts are next on my to do list, seeing as I just purchased a shiny new donut pan. I just might have to kick it off with these lovely donuts, lemon = yum!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 28, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      My donut pan was the best purchase ever!

  33. I also have a donut problem, but I eat too many of the bakery kind. I need to get a donut pan and make my own (these, to be exact). That way I’d feel better about myself and could eat more ;)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 30, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Haha, homemade donuts are probably healthier so we can enjoy them more frequently!

  34. M — May 9, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Can you make these as cupcakes if you don’t have a donut pan? Would baking time be different? Definitely want to try these ASAP!

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      I wouldn’t suggest it because the consistency for the donut batter isn’t the same as a cupcake would be. I highly recommend getting a donut pan!

  35. Nina Hofer Odam — May 23, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Have you tried making them in a mini donut pan and if so how long did you bake?

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 24, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Unfortunately, I haven’t tried that. I would suggest googling the baking time for mini donuts and see what others suggest.

  36. I love both lemon and coconut! Yum!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 11, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      You will surely love these!!

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