Coconut Ginger Baked Donuts
I’m starting the year with soft and gingerly baked donuts!
Happy New Year friends!! How is it 2015 already? I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are starting the New Year off on the right note. I was on vacation for two weeks and it’s been the longest break I’ve had in such a long time. And rightfully so, I did NOTHING! Most days I didn’t even put on real pants. And now Monday is here and I have to fish out jeans. Bummer! And why I am grabbing one of these coconut ginger baked donuts on my way to work.
While everyone is turning new pages and starting off the year on a great healthier note, I’m eating donuts this first week. Well, they are somewhat healthier donuts, thanks to their baked nature, whole wheat flour and some coconut oil. (Don’t judge I am trying to make myself feel better).
I’ve been on a ginger and coconut kick lately and it’s a combination I never thought about until I received a coconut ginger tea from a friend. And of course why not turn this amazing combo into a recipe? These coconut ginger baked donuts are just simple and the combination of great flavors. We all know I think everything is better with coconut, so it’s no surprise I will be in love with these but the warmth of the ginger and hints of vanilla makes these soft donuts a treat to contend with.
Excuse me while I enjoy one of these with a cup of tea and embrace the realities of school, work and the real world. Oh Netflix how I miss you!
Coconut Ginger Baked Donuts
I'm starting the year with soft and gingerly baked donuts!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract (optional, for extra coconut flavor)
- 1 tablespoon chopped crystalized ginger (optional, for that extra ginger kick)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a donut pan with baking spray, set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
- In a large bowl, mix together the ginger, eggs, sugars, coconut oil, vanilla and coconut extract (if using). Mix until well combined.
- Add in the dry ingredients in one addition. Mix until well combined. Do not over mix. If using crystallized ginger, fold in now. The batter will be thick and that's OK.
- Using a spoon, divide the batter into the prepared donut wells. Fill about ⅔ of the way. Bake donuts about 10-12 mins, or until golden and a tester comes out clean
Oh yum, yum, yum!
Ha ha…no real pants for two weeks. Love it. That sounds like me! These donuts are FAB. Still haven’t made baked donuts yet. I gotta get on the ball with that. Sounds like a new years resolution to me!
These donuts look AMAZING. I haven’t tried baked donuts yet but it’s on my to-do list for 2015. Must do. Glad you enjoyed doing nothing!
Gorgeous doughnuts!! Good luck with school this year girl!!
Oh my, these donuts sound incredible. Donuts are the perfect way to start the year, in my opinion. I’ll eat the whole batch. YUM!
These look amazing!!!
You had a seriously well deserved break. Sometimes its great to just do nothing trust me. I am a pro at it once I get in the groove of it. And these doughnuts are everything! The fact that they are healthy takes the cake!
My weakness is baked donuts and the combination of the coconut and ginger is just perfect! It sounds like you had a relaxing break like you deserve! Now I want to grab a cup of tea and some of these donuts!
Zainab!!! so happy that you had a restful break!!! well deserved my friend! and love that Allie’s coconut ginger tea inspired these gorgeous donuts!! love love love. . so pretty!! these are seriously perfection!
Thanks Alice!! I hope your break was amazing too!
Healthy donuts is what we all need come January! Because I know I’m not going to stop eating sweets, I need some way to feel a little bit better about it, right? 🙂
Love the flavor combination of these donuts. Happy New Year Zainab!
Happy New Year dear!!
It feels good to know that I am not alone when it comes to eating desserts in the first week of new year itself!!!!!! These look sooooooo good Zainab. So glad to know you took a break to unwind!
Oh you are not alone. I am of the school of thought of moderation. I don’t believe in restriction diets…maybe just coz I am just too weak to follow through. So I have a donut this morning and lunch was a big green smoothie!
I think these donuts are plenty great for the new year — they’re so much healthier than regular! I love coconut and ginger, so together, those ingredients must make one fabulous batch of donuts. They look delish!
I just agree with you!!
Aw thank you so much for linking to me! I’m so happy you like the tea and SO happy that it inspired this gorgeous recipe! These donuts look so perfect and such a great way to start off the new year. Hope your first week back flies by in a flash! xoxo
Of course!! You know they were a lifesaver.
The donuts are sooo lovely-they look soft and beautiful and tasty!
Happy New Year, friend! I like the way you’re living — eating doughnuts right at the start of the year. YES. Love that these are healthier AND loaded with flavor!
Wonderful flavor combo for these healthy-ish baked donuts, sweet Z! I love anything coconut and ginger. But, I have to say…I am with you still baking after the holidays. Those who love to bake don’t really care what the calendar says! I have really missed you and your blog, girl. 🙂 Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to welcome me back. I am beyond elated to be back blogging again after my illness and will be sharing my story on the blog to help others. Wishing you all the best in the New Year with many blessings! xo
SO glad to have you back! I missed your sweet comments and seeing you around the interwebs. So glad you are feeling better 🙂
Happy 2015, Zainab! I hope you and your family had an amazing Christmas and New Year!
Love the combo of ginger and coconut. I never would have thought to use them together, but they sound amazing. In fact, I made a gingerbread loaf and was debating whether it was too late to post it now. I guess not. I mean, it’s ginger, right 🙂
Oh it is never too late dear!!
I am not ready to forgo sweet treats yet for the new year either so these donuts are right up my alley!! I love that they are ginger flavored, because I’m not ready to give that up yet either!! Happy New Year! 🙂
Happy New Year!
I love doughnuts. Its been a while since I had one. And guess who has a brand new baked doughnut pan?
Yep, that would be me.
Yay!! So glad you got one. Can’t wait for you to enjoy it!
This is a great combination for donuts. Happy New Year and I hope you enjoyed your vacation. Happy 2015!
Happy New Year!!
Never tried a donut flavoured with coconut or ginger before! These do look delicious though – and I am loving that they are baked!
We are so alike! Seriously, when I get home from work, it’s either straight to workout clothes or straight to PJs. Ha, yesterday I put on jean shorts and a t-shirt and then I was like nope. I put on my PJ pants and stayed comfy all day! LOVE these donuts, Zainab. I want to start my new year with them, too!
Hhahah same here!! PJs for life 🙂
My new year’s resolution is to get a doughnut pan so I can make this.
DO IT!! You will not regret it 🙂
Happy New Year, Zainab! I’m so happy you had a nice break, you work so hard and totally deserve it. Love these gorgeous donuts! The coconut ginger sounds amazing!
Happy New Year dear!!
I don’t think I’ve tried ginger and coconut together, but I’m sure it’s awesome! Happy New Year 🙂
Happy new Year!! It’s a great combo Megan!
I totally lived in yoga pants for the last 3 weeks and was so sad when I had to put on real clothes again yesterday. Lol! These donuts are gorgeous and I love how the combo of ginger and coconut sounds together!
You speak my language girl. How I miss those days lol!
Coconut ginger?! You know the way to my heart. 🙂
I always do! Heart you 🙂
You had me at coconut and then I fell in love at Ginger! Great combo!
These look fluffy and delightful! I love everything coconut so I’m sure these are amazing!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!
I would never judge anyone for eating a doughnut to make themselves feel better, Zainab … and especially a healthier, super tasty one like this one!
Happy New Year!
Yay!! Thanks Helen!
Baked, with coconut oil and whole wheat flour TOTALLY makes these a healthy way to start the new year. Plus who can resist that coconut/ginger flavor combination? I know I can’t! Happy New Year!
Totally!! I love how we think alike Amanda 😉
Yum! It’s very hard to resist donuts 🙂
I seriously need to make more doughnuts! These look amazing!
You do!! New year resolution?
We need both the donuts and the salads frankly for a balanced diet.
Hahha so true!!
Hahaha I was Netflix obsessed over my week vacation! I must have watched like 15 movies. It was awesome! But now it’s back to the old grind… and my Netflix is left to start amassing various movie and tv titles until I can sit in front of the TV again in February! Gosh, I love being a teacher… hahaha.
Loving these donuts! The coconut ginger combo has me intrigued!
Nice Recipe! Maybe a Vanilla bean glaze would add a finishing touch for people who like a glaze. Thank you and I cant wait to try your recipe!
Hope you love it!