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One dozen donuts arranged with a color gradient from dark brown toasted coconut flakes on top to white untoasted coconut flakes on top

Vegan & Baked Coconut Donuts (Gluten Free option)

Light, fluffy, and bursting with rich coconut flavor inside and out, these donuts are not only absolutely DELICIOUS, but they are made in one bowl and done in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Birthday Party, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch Box
Servings 6 donuts


Donut Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free flour can sub all-purpose if desired. This links to my favorite store bought gluten free flour blend that works best with all of my recipes, or see "Ingredients Needed" section for further info.
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar *if you want a sugar free option, this links to my favorite sweetener, you can substitute it 1:1 in place of regular granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp soda water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Glaze & Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup powdered sugar *if you want a sugar free option, this links to my favorite powdered sweetener, you can substitute it 1:1 in place of regular powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp coconut milk
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and grease a donut pan.  
  • Start by melting the coconut oil, and while it returns to room temp you can mix together the rest of the ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and granulated sugar.  Then add in the coconut milk, coconut oil, soda water, and vanilla extract and mix with a spoon or spatula until combined.  If you are looking to substitute any ingredients, see either Ingredients Needed or How To Make Them sections above.
  • Spoon or pipe the batter evenly into each donut tin, and bake for 15 minutes.  Let them sit in the pan for 5-10 minutes before removing.
  • If you choose to make a glaze, simply mix the powdered sugar, coconut milk, and salt in a small bowl.  This amount of coconut milk will give you a very thick glaze, as you see in the photos.  If you want to fully coat the donuts or use a lighter glaze, add more milk to your desired consistency.
  • Lastly, if you want to add unsweetened shredded coconut flakes on top of your glaze, my personal recommendation is do mostly untoasted but mix in a bit of toasted flakes as well.  Put in the oven on a parchment paper lined pan for just a few minutes – they brown quickly! – then sprinkle over the top.
  • Eat and enjoy!



Total amount: 6 donuts 
Serving size: 1 donut
Per serving amounts: (note - this does not account for the optional glaze or shredded coconut over the top)
  • Calories - 211
  • Grams of fat - 9.8
  • Grams of carbs - 28.2
  • Grams of protein - 2
Keyword baked donuts, coconut, coconut donuts, donuts
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