Coconut Doughnut Holes Filled with Lime Curd

Deep fried, no roll doughnut holes made with coconut milk, filled with lime curd, then rolled in a coconut glaze and topped with toasted coconut flakes.

 Do you ever have those oh crap moments? Something that stops you in your tracks, and makes you think long and hard about life? You get all weepy and sentimental. Before you know it you are bawling your eyes out.

I had one of these moments on Sunday. Something major happened that has had me walking around with my head on backwards. I can't seem to stop worrying and obsessing over this little ground breaking, life changing event. Want to know what my oh crap moment was?

I found a gray FREAKING hair. Then that one lead to a whole bunch of them. You guys...I'm not even 30 yet. As if  I don't feel tired, cranky and old every day as it is (thank you kids!) I am now starting to look the part. 

I swear to god it was just yesterday that I was driving around in my hunk of junk Toyota, wearing my MUDD jeans, blasting DMX. (Yes I listened to DMX, all the cool white girls did) How did I go from 16 to a tired graying mom of 3? 

"I'm slipping, I'm falling, I can't get up" (DMX, in case you are too young to remember 1998) 
Quick someone install a phone next to the tub so I can call for help if I slip. This has me completely wigging out!

Luckily for you and for me, I have Doughnut Week to preoccupy my mind. 

These are pretty simple, no roll, no mess, no fuss. You scoop the batter into hot oil and fry. Fill with lime curd and toss in glaze and top with coconut.

Coconut Doughnut Holes Filled With Lime Curd
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups  all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Oil for frying
For the lime curd:
  • 8 limes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 tbs unsalted butter
For the glaze and topping:
  • 1 tbs coconut milk
  • 1 cup King Arthur Flour's Glazing Sugar
  • 1 cup King Arthur Flour's Toasted Coconut Flakes 
  1. Heat oil to 360 degrees. 
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the coconut milk for the doughnuts with melted butter and the eggs. 
  3. Once combined mix in flour, salt and baking powder. 
  4. Using a cookie scoop or tbs, drop dollops of the batter into the hot oil. Fry about 3 doughnut holes at a time for about 3 minutes or until they are golden brown. 
  5. Remove from oil, and place on a paper towel to drain oil. 
  6. Allow to cool to room temperature. 
  7. Meanwhile prepare you curd filling. 
  8. Place a medium pot of water to boil.
  9. In a metal mixing bowl combine eggs, with the juice and zest of your limes. 
  10. Mix in sugar.
  11. Place bowl over the top of the boiling water, this creates a double boiler.
  12. Whisk the mixture constantly until it has thickened and coats the back of a spoon. 
  13. Slowly add in your butter 1 tbs at a time until it is all incorporated and melted. 
  14. If the mixture has any lumps, pour it through a fine sieve. 
  15. Place in the refrigerator until cool.
  16. To fill your doughnuts, remove a small area on the side to create a hole.
  17. Using a pastry bag, pipe curd into the centers.
  18. In a bowl, prepare glaze by whisking glazing sugar with coconut milk.
  19. Quickly toss filled doughnut holes in glaze, place on a wire cooling rack and sprinkle evenly with toasted coconut flakes. 
  20. Allow the doughnuts to sit so the glaze can harden, or dig in and get sticky fingers!

* King Arthur Flour sent me some items to try out as well as donated a bunch of stuff to a super fun giveaway below. In this recipe I used their flour, glazing sugar and their toasted coconut flakes. The glazing sugar is much like confectioners sugar... but far better. The glaze I made for these doughnuts hardened up nicely giving them that crackly shiny coating you see so often on glazed doughnuts. The coconut flakes are awesome.  I love these because I so often burn coconut while I am toasting it. I don't know why I have issues with this simple task, but I do! This coconut comes toasted and is great to sprinkle on baked goods or of course doughnuts! *
Also be sure to check out the recipes my friends are bringing to Doughnut Week today!

Wanna Be a Country Cleaver~ Classic Bismark with Vanilla Cream 
Table For Two~ Sugared Donut  
Baked By Rachel~ Maple Bacon Donuts 
Running to the Kitchen~ Baked Chocolate Avocado Doughnuts  
Pass the Sushi~ Bourbon Bacon Doughnuts  
Farmgirl Gourmet~ Vanilla Baked Frui-doo Dougnuts 

Be sure to enter in this big giveaway below sponsored by King Arthur Flour, Red Star Yeast and Cabot Cheese! 
Follow the directions listed on the widget and leave a comment telling me you entered!

King Arthur Flour is giving away 1 bag of all purpose flour, a bag of glazing sugar, a bag of toasted coconut flakes, some Vietnamese Cinnamon, and a doughnut pan! All the things you need to make doughnuts at home!

Red Star Yeast is giving one a winner a supply of their quick rising Platinum Yeast, a copy of the popular book Bake It Like You Mean It, an apron, an oven mitt, a dough hook, and a Red Star bread pan.

Cabot Cheese is giving one winner a fantastic assorted cheese basket, worth $75!



  1. Love the combination of coconut and lime!

  2. What a great contest. I entered.

    And, oh, those doughnut holes look wonderful. Put lime curd on anything and i'd eat it. Plus coconut! Who could say no to one (or more) of those?

  3. Oh my, those doughnut holes look fabulous!!

  4. I entered! Yeah, the first gray hair is kind of a bummer. I've already told my hair therapist that she better be choosing the same nursing home that I'll be in, because I'm not planning on being white haired. My hubby is four years older than I am, but I'm (naturally) more gray than he is. So, every four weeks, I have color put in. Both of my brothers are basically bald, so I've come to embrace that at least I can do something about my gray! Also, I noticed that the doughnut pan is for BAKED doughnuts. What's up with that? ;)

  5. Awesome doughnut week!!! Wish I could make them all!! Thank you for this opportunity to enter in such an awesome giveaway!!

  6. Entered!. Don't freak about the hair. One gray or several, remember that it is just hair. There is always hair color :) I have some gray and several white. I wouldn't mind if it were all white. I would prefer that to gray. Anyway, hope you have a great day.

  7. I want these right now. They sound and look awesome

  8. I entered and these look amazing!!

  9. Now I'll be singing "Who put the lime in the coconut" all day. :)

  10. Thanks so much for the opportunity! Karen Dunbar

  11. Your grey hairs are your must be very wise if you are getting them before you are even thirty...count yourself lucky some people never get to see their hair turn grey :)

  12. I need these doughnut holes in my life! Like, now.

  13. Trust look fabulous! I don't know many moms of 3 that look as good as you!
    Loving everything about these doughnut holes! YUM!

  14. These doughnuts! Totally out of the park amazing!!

    I found an entire grey hair breeding ground on the side of my head the other day. Just about had a heart attack when I saw it.

  15. I am really enjoying doughnut week! Thank you for sharing with us!

  16. All of the doughnuts look so yummy!! I entered!

  17. These doughnuts looks so yummy! Lisa Smith

  18. Mmmm doughnuts! I started finding white hairs two years ago and I'm 26! They are all ina small area on the front part of my hairline. If they keep multiplying in that area maybe I can just say it is a birthmark?!

  19. Ok - Love the whole giveaway!! Donuts with my 13yr old daughter would be fantastic!!

  20. I am so excited! Awesome giveaway! I entered!

  21. I can't wait to try these doughnuts...yum! J Pierce

  22. I entered, these look good!

  23. I entered. Looks like a great prize package!

  24. Yum! Swooning over these :) the lime curd inside is a fantastic idea!

  25. I'm in, hope I win!!

  26. These look wonderful!
    I also entered!

  27. hntaylor32@gmail.comJanuary 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Oh my...this will fulfill my cravings for sure!

  28. I tried to enter, but it wouldn't go through. I'll try again later.
    Yvette N,

  29. Entered and looking forward to the day I get the nerve to try to make homemade doughnuts. lol

  30. I'm loving this doughnut week more and more every day! These doughnuts look like little bites of summertime (which I'm missing oh so much these days). Yummy!

  31. I tried to enter, but was unable to enter thru FB or my e-mail address, :-(

  32. I have no idea what a Widget is.... or where you are suppose to enter????

  33. I entered! But I think it shows up as a different email address than my blogger name, so feel free to email to verify entries if you would like!

  34. Iam new on the blog but not on facebook...been there awhile and love it. I don't see a widget either..thanks

  35. i entered, i would love to win this. :D

  36. I entered and am looking forward to making your slow cooker ranch chicken, my husband is looking forward to eating it!

  37. I still need to try to apple cider donuts

  38. Would be great to win:) sounds like something fun to do with the kids.

  39. do you think maybe you could fix your layout its a bit much. I don't like having to go through all your categories when some have the same recipes in them!!!!

  40. I gain weight just looking at your delicious recipes. I have to try every one of the donut recipes you've posted this week! I'm going to have to go to the gym twice a day to work 'em off!

  41. Finding my first gray hair(s) threw me for a loop too. That was a year ago. I just turned 25. Sigh. Good business for my colorist, that's for sure.

  42. I'm hoping to use some of the prizes to make some of your recipes! :)

  43. Love ur recipes! !! Entered hopefully to win

  44. I really want to try baking with Red Star Yeast! I've always used Fleishmann's or Perfect/Active rise at Trader Joe's

  45. Entered all the entries in the widget. On the entry for Twitter for Pass the Sushi I accidently hit Enter without typing the correct username and I cannot figure out how to edit the entry. So, my entry for Pass the Sushi should be the same username (megaggie2002) as all the other Twitter entries.