Happy Donut Friday everyone! Fridays and the weekends are meant for donuts and that’s exactly what I’m baking up in my kitchen.
Yes I’m baking these lovely strawberry coconut donuts not frying them, that way I can have more than one and not feel bad about it.
I love baked donuts as you may have guessed from my Lemon Baked Donut Holes with Lemon Sugar that I shared the recipe for last week. Well I’m continuing on with my donut kick and having fun with fresh spring flavors even though it isn’t spring yet, but I like to pretend. Today strawberries and coconut are on the menu, what could be more sweet and tropical tasting!
We are finally having a warm weekend here in Colorado so I thought these flavors would be the perfect way to celebrate. The idea for these donuts was inspired by Shugary Sweets Vanilla Bean Baked Donuts with Strawberry Frosting. I love the combination of vanilla and strawberries, but I thought I would take it a step further and use the flavors of coconut in mine.
There are three types of coconut products in and on these donuts. I used light coconut milk, coconut extract, and sweetened shredded coconut for decorating the top. You can definitely taste the coconut in these little bites of heaven, but they don’t overshadow the other wonderful flavor which is the strawberries.
The donut has fresh chopped strawberries in the batter and freeze dried strawberries that have been pulverized into a powder in the frosting. Not only do the strawberries add wonderful flavor, but they give the donut a beautiful color. These strawberry coconut baked donuts make a decadent breakfast, a fun snack, and a delicious dessert (a scoop of vanilla ice cream with one would be amazing). So celebrate the fact that the weekend is almost here and that spring is on it’s way and bake some of these strawberry coconut baked donuts!
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