Cinnamon coconut sugared doughnut holes

Brandi Bidot

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These delicious and easy homemade doughnut holes are tossed in a cinnamon and coconut sugar mixture making you forget all about the doughnut shop.

Cinnamon coconut sugared doughnut holes recipe

These little bite-sized treats will leave you wanting more. Fresh homemade doughnut holes are made quick and easy and then rolled in a spicy cinnamon and coconut sugar mixture. These are perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth, watching portion sizes or for kids' little fingers. These are sure to impress making you want to forget about buying doughnuts out.

Cinnamon coconut sugared doughnut holes recipe

Yields about 3 dozen


For the doughnut holes

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Vegetable or canola oil for frying

For topping

  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, sea salt and cinnamon mixing well.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, add the egg, buttermilk and vanilla extract and mix well.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix making sure there are no lumps.
  4. Fill a deep pot about 2 inches deep with the vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees F.
  5. Begin dropping tablespoon-size balls of the dough into the hot oil frying for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat until all the dough is fried.
  6. Once all of the doughnut holes are made, toss them in the melted coconut oil and then roll them in the cinnamon coconut sugar mixture.
  7. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for a couple of days.

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Brandi Bidot
Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic eating and tries to eat as natural and as unprocessed as possible. Frequenting farmers markets for the freshest produce possible, Brandi prefers to cook all of her family’s meals at home. She has a background in nutrition and photography and is the creator of the food blog