Coconut Donuts

I have a two things I’d like to share with you this morning.  The first being this new baked doughnut recipe for coconut donuts.  It is fair to say I am utterly addicted to baking donuts, and need to learn to stop myself.  What makes baking donuts so perfect, is the minimal mess and they are better for you.  Right?  I am not sure about that, nor is Lenny, but I can say baked donuts rock!  Ultra moist.  Bursting with flavor.

Coconut Donuts

I was sitting at my desk, sipping coffee, when the thought of fresh baked donuts popped into my head.  Then the image wondered to coconut, then lime, then back to coconut.  There was only one thing to do;  head to the kitchen.  I love this baked coconut donut recipe, besides being simple to make, it is really delicious.  To really enhance the coconut essence, I used coconut oil instead of butter, and it worked perfectly.  Baking with coconut oil is a dream as it makes baked goods ultra moist, and this donut was no exception.  To take the coconut donuts to the next level , I lightly glazed them with a lime glaze before dipping them in shreds of coconut, it was the icing on the cake (so to say).

This was a definitely a sinful way to kill an hour.

Coconut Donuts


The second thing I want to share is news about a new hands-on food photography workshop that our little baby The Playground is offering this year.  I have teamed up with my sweet friend Tracy, from Shutterbean (only seemed appropriate to make donuts for this announcement since she started the addiction), to teach some delicious beginning food photography workshops.  Our workshops are geared towards the budding food photographer who is excited to learn how to take mouth-watering photos at home, using tools at their disposal.  During this one-day hands on workshop we will be covering:

  • Learn how to shoot out of auto – do not be scared of manual
  • Learn to manage natural light to your benefit
  • Composition
  • Angles
  • Styling your food so you can still enjoy it afterwards
  • Basic editing that will make your photo pop

The Playground is going on to its second year of teaching fun hands-on workshops, and our food photograph ones are our most popular.  We have students who are already professionals in their field looking to shoot something different, to the foodie who wants to make their restaurant foods more appealing.  It is a fun way to spend an afternoon while learning something new.  More info.

Coconut Doughnuts






  1. Hey girl! Congrats on the photo course with Tracy. You two will make a great team with her amazing staging skills and your amazing photography skills. I would love to take the workshop, but wonder if it will be redundant since I took that course with you as well as the one with her and Joy. I have been getting into a photo and staging rut lately. I think it’s because life has been too busy and I only have time to get in quick photos. My family is also getting less accepting of me taking photos of our dinner. They just want to eat while everything is warm and fresh :)

    Ok, I so want to make these donuts and will once summer starts and I don’t have to rush out of the house on the weekend. I have one question, did you use refined or unrefined coconut oil?

    I hope all is well with you! xoxo, Jackie

  2. Why don’t I live closer so I could eat doughnuts and drop coconut flakes all over your food workshop? Lovely on both counts.

  3. Yum! These are gorgeous :) I have to make these, they look delicious!

  4. These are such gorgeous looking donuts! I really love the sound of the lime glaze with the shredded coconut on top too – yum!!

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