Sunday, April 1, 2012

Baked Kiwi Mango Donuts w/ a Toasted Coconut Glaze

I love the weekend cause that means dessert time! I've been patiently waiting to use my donut pan and the time has finally come.  I'm not a big fan of frying food in a vat of oil, at least not in my kitchen.  Now I'm not saying I don't like ordering something fried every now again at a restaurant or buying  fried doughnuts from Mr. Doughnut in the mall ;)  I like to pretend and ignore the fact that the same thing happens at the restaurant. Sometimes ignorance is pure bliss. But I just can't fry something in my own kitchen because then I physically see how much oil is being soaked up.

I don't know why I chose tropical flavors, it just came together when I went to the store today to pick up a few items and noticed that the produce actually looked fresh.  I thought mangos and kiwi would go great with coconut and if I can sneak anything in with coconut I will.

Baked Kiwi Mango Donuts w/ a Toasted Coconut Glaze
Adapted from Fake Ginger
Yields: about 10 Donuts
Bake Time: 15-18 minutes 
1 Cup All purpose Flour
1/2 Cup sugar 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Cup Almond Milk (you can also use milk, buttermilk or soymilk)* I wish I had used coconut milk, next time!
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 Cup Kiwi (diced small)
1/2 Cup Mango (diced small)

For the Coconut Glaze and Toasted Coconut
3/4 Cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 Tablespoon Coconut Milk
1/2 Cup sweetened coconut

Preheat oven 350 Degrees F
Lightly grease a donut pan 
In a large bowl using a electric mixer or a whisk mix your flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.  Add your milk, butter and coconut extract.  Mix well.  
Stir in your mangos and kiwi. 
Fill each donut mold in the pan to about 3/4 full.  Bake for 15-18 Minutes. The donut should spring back when touched and slightly brown. 
Remove donuts from pan and let cool, turn your oven to broil and start the glaze. 

For the glaze in a small bowl add your coconut extract and coconut milk. Whisk in your powdered sugar a little at a time until full blended and smooth.

For the toasted coconut, take a cookie sheet and sprinkle a thin layer of sweetened coconut. place on the middle rack and watch it closely~only takes less than 60 seconds for the coconut to toast on broil. 
Glaze your donuts and sprinkle with your toasted coconut.

I also have to say thank you to my friend Tess from Slowcookingkitchen :) she nominated me for the Happy Blogger Award. I was sincerely surprised and "Happy" that she would think of me.

There are no specific rules for this award besides selecting 10 fellow bloggers and passing it onto them.  I would like to nominate ... 

Maggie of Kitchie Coo, Peter of Feed your Soul, Mrs Nick of A Nickel's Worth of News, Sandra of Sandra's Recipes- Alaska, Ape's Eats, Deb of Kahakai Kitchen, Richard of What's Cooking at Richards? , Kit of I - Lost in Austen, Stephanie of It's not just about the Recipe  and Khatta Meetha


  1. Yum, these donuts sound amazing! I've never heard of kiwi mango donuts before, but I think I would like them. :)

    1. thanks, I probably should have just called them tropical donuts lol. oh well

  2. Thank you SO MUCH for nominating me for the Happy Blogger Award! The donuts look fantastic! I can appreciate how you feel about watching the frying process - sometimes ignorance is bliss. Have a happy day!

    1. Hi Stephanie, your so welcome. hope you have a wonderful day :)

  3. GORGEOUS donuts!!! They sound so delicious and what a creative recipe ;-) Have a great day, Neshanne =))

  4. :) Hi Tess, thank you hope you had a good weekend.

  5. Your donuts look absolutely delish!! Thank you so very much for nominating me for the "Happy Blogger Award" - You made my day :) Now, you have to stop by and get your badge as well...

  6. Hi dear Neshanne, thank you so very much for nominating me again for another award. I'm really touched by this & I appreciate it. Congratulation on the award too! :)You deserves this award coz I really had fun reading your post every time I visited . These kiwi & mango donuts sound very interesting!! They look really lovely & so very chic with their white coconut glace coat! I wanna try this recipe too! Oh ya, BTW I've tried your avocado pizza yesterday & it was so delicious!!! I can't believe my sons eat avocado coz they hate it actually but with your recipe , they don't even know that actually have avocados in those yummy pizza!! That's our secret! LOL Thanks again for everything & have a awesome day dear friend! HUGS :)

  7. Thanks so much for all your kind words :) Seriously brightens my day. and I'm so happy you tried the pizza! and yay on the kiddos eating it, so cool.

  8. Awww...thanks so much for the award! That brought a huge smile to my face today! You are the best!
    These donuts look awesome, and the fact that they are NOT deep fried makes them even better. What a great combo of flavors...makes me wish I was in the tropics right now!

    1. Thanks Maggie, glad I could put a smile on someones face :) perhaps I keep doing tropical flavors because i secretly want to be somewhere warm.

  9. Everything looks delicious! I'm following you! Congrats on your award!

  10. Hi Sarah, thanks so much on the comment and the follow. Look forward to sharing recipes :)


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