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Coconut Cream filled Baked Yeast Donuts Recipe
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Coconut Cream filled Baked Yeast Donuts Recipe

This recipe is easy to make. Oven-baked yeast donuts are healthier than fried ones. Just 182 calories each! Filled with coconut cream and glazed with coconut glaze. Just 45 minutes of rising time. Soft and airy.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time36 mins
Total Time1 hr 11 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked yeast donuts, coconut cream donuts
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 265kcal



  • 1 cup lukewarm milk (240ml)
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar (50g)
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast (7g / 1 envelope)
  • 2 eggs
  • cup butter, melted (75g)
  • 2 vanilla beans* (or 2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour (480g)
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted for brushing on top of donuts (30g)


  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar (50g)
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch (15g)
  • 1 ¼ cups coconut milk (300ml)
  • 1 vanilla bean* (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • cup heavy whipping cream, whipped (90ml)
  • ¼ cup sweetened coconut flakes, toasted (21g)


  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted (360g)
  • 3 tablespoon coconut milk (45ml)
  • 1.5 tablespoon coconut oil, melted (22ml)
  • ½ cup sweetened coconut flakes, toasted (42g)



  • Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl until combined. Add cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Set aside. 
  • Bring coconut milk in a large saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Once, it has reached a simmer, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 2 minutes, whisking continuously. Stir a few tablespoons of the coconut milk into the egg mixture to slightly warm it. Then pour warmed egg mixture slowly into the saucepan, whisking constantly. Cook until filling is thick, for about 2 minutes. Whisk continuously. Remove pan from the heat and whisk in vanilla* until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic foil to prevent forming a skin. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.


  • In a large mixing bowl, stir with a stand or handheld mixer fitted with a whisk attachment milk, sugar, and yeast to combine. Let sit for about 5-10 minutes until it starts to get foamy on the surface.
  • Preheat oven to 200°F (100°C). Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Add eggs, butter, vanilla*, and salt and whisk to combine. Replace whisk attachment and attach a dough hook. Add flour and stir on low speed until the dough comes together. Turn on medium speed and knead for about 5 minutes. The dough should be sticky to touch but shouldn't stick to the bowl anymore. If it sticks to the bowl, add ½-1 tablespoon of flour on low speed and knead another 1-2 minutes. Transfer dough to a lightly greased heatproof bowl (brush a few drops of oil in a bowl or use a non-stick spray). Grease the top of the dough as well. Turn off preheated oven and place bowl in the oven to rise for about 15 minutes. Leave the oven door ajar.
  • Remove bowl from the oven and preheat again to 200°F (100°C). 
  • On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough, about ½ inch (1,2 cm) thick. Take as less flour as possible. Just enough to roll out the dough without any problems. Cut out 3-inch (7,5cm) donuts with a lightly floured donut cutter. Place on prepared baking sheets. Turn off preheated oven and place all baking sheets in the oven to rise for about 30 minutes until they are doubled in size. Leave the oven door ajar.
  • Remove baking sheets from the oven and preheat to 375°F (190°C). Brush tops lightly with melted butter. Bake one baking sheet after another for about 10-12 minutes until light golden brown. Let cool for about 30 minutes.


  • Whisk coconut cream until smooth. Fold in whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes (read the post above, if you need to know how to toast coconut flakes). Transfer coconut cream to a pastry bag and fill donuts with the cream. 
  • In a medium-sized bowl stir sugar, coconut milk, and coconut oil to combine. Place coconut flakes in another bowl.
  • Dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze and sprinkle or dip them in coconut flakes. If the glaze gets to firm in-between, microwave it for about 10-15 seconds that it gets liquid again. Let glaze dry for about 10 minutes. They are best eaten the same day. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge up to 1 day. 



*First, cut off the straight end of the vanilla bean. Then place the tip of your sharp knife below the curled end and cut the vanilla bean through the middle of the bean lengthwise. Although you don't need to cut it all the way through, it's ok when you do so. Then open the vanilla bean and scrape out the flavorful seeds with the back of your knife. Then just use the seeds.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.6mg