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Coconut Lime Donuts Recipe

Try this creamy coconut lime donuts recipe to give your tastebuds a treat. The creamy goodness of coconut and zingy flavor of lime makes these donuts oh-so-flavorful.

Bored of traditional desserts yet craving something different and sweet? The unique combination of coconut and lime makes these donuts a perfect treat for summer. In this delicious recipe, the lime zest works its magic to give you that zing that takes the creamy taste of the coconut lime donuts to another level.

coconut lime donuts on white plate with blue checked napkin in background

Why We Love Coconut Lime Donuts?

I mean, why wouldn’t we? There is so much to love about this key lime donut recipe. 

For starters, this recipe is easy to follow. The instructions are simple enough, even for a novice baker. My family loves these key lime donuts, and every time I make a batch, it’s gone in a few hours.

Coconut donuts covered in sweet lime glaze and topped with lime zest and toasted coconut are full of flavor. I love them for breakfast and mid-day snacks with tea or coffee.

This coconut lime donut  recipe is different from other donuts, which is why it’s such a big hit. Whenever I share these donuts with my friends and family, I get so many compliments. So I want to share this classic key lime donuts recipe with you guys as well.

close up of coconut lime donuts on white plate

Ingredients for Key Lime Donuts

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Whole milk
  • Egg
  • Fresh lime zest
  • Oil
  • Disposable piping bag

Rum Glaze:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Coconut rum
  • Fresh lime zest

Topping:

  • Lime zest
  • Toasted coconut

Making Your Coconut Lime Donuts

  • First, preheat the oven to 350° degrees and spray a 6 cavity donut baking pan with pam baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder until combined nicely.
  • Now whisk together the milk, egg, lime zest, and oil until combined and smooth.
  • Spoon the batter into the piping bag and cut the tip off.
  • Next, fill the donut cavities 3⁄4 of the way full.
  • Bake the donuts in the oven for 10-13 minutes or until a light gold color.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing and placing onto a wire rack.

Glaze directions:

  • Using a medium bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, lime juice, lime zest, and coconut rum until combined and smooth.
  • Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and place them onto the wire rack
  • Sprinkle toasted coconut on top of the donuts.
  • Zest a fresh lime over the donut to add a bit of color and zingy taste.
  • Allow the glaze to set before enjoying!
coconut lime donuts on white plate

Can We Freeze Coconut Lime Rum Donuts?

If you want to freeze coconut lime donuts, I recommend freezing them unglazed. You can freeze baked and unglazed coconut lime donuts by placing them in large freezer bags. Cut a piece of wax paper in half and put one on each side of the donuts before sliding it into the freezer bag. Make sure to suck all the air out of the bag before sticking it in the freezer. This will help keep the coconut donuts fresh.

For thawing, you can easily thaw it by microwaving for 10 seconds. For best results, let the donut cool down to room temperature before glazing it.You can also thaw them on the countertop for 2-3 hours before serving.

For a frozen treat, you can enjoy these donuts frozen, and crumbled over ice cream, or just frozen by themselves, too.

Need a non alcoholic recipe?

Simply switch out the coconut rum for a bit of fresh milk or cream. Same delicious flavor and perfect for all ages!

Check out these other delicious recipes, too

Coconut Lime Donuts

Coconut Lime Donuts

Try this creamy coconut lime donuts recipe to give your tastebuds a treat. The creamy goodness of coconut and zingy flavor of lime makes these donuts oh-so-flavorful.

Ingredients

For the Donuts

  • 1 c flour
  • 1⁄4 c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime zest
  • 3 tbsp canola oil 1 disposable piping bag
  • 1 disposable piping bag

Rum Glaze

  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut rum
  • 2 tsp fresh lime zest

Topping

  • Lime zest
  • Toasted coconut

Instructions

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350° degrees and spray a 6 cavity donut baking pan with pam baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder until combined nicely.
  3. Now whisk together the milk, egg, lime zest, and oil until combined and smooth.
  4. Spoon the batter into the piping bag and cut the tip off.
  5. Next, fill the donut cavities 3⁄4 of the way full.
  6. Bake the donuts in the oven for 10-13 minutes or until a light gold color.
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing and placing onto a wire rack.

Glaze directions:

  1. Using a medium bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, lime juice, lime zest, and coconut rum until combined and smooth.
  2. Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and place them onto the wire rack
  3. Sprinkle toasted coconut on top of the donuts.
  4. Zest a fresh lime over the donut to add a bit of color and zingy taste.
  5. Allow the glaze to set before enjoying!
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