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Baked Coconut Donuts with Zen Glaze

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tazo® Tea for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Quick poll: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?  I am wondering today if one personality type is more drawn to baking.

When I take personality tests, I usually come off as a very borderline extrovert.  I definitely have introverted tendencies.  I’m obsessed with aerial silks (I even have one in my garage) and sometimes I can best achieve a moment of zen all by myself, climbing high and flipping myself upside-down (often with music streaming and sometimes in complete darkness).  But, more often than not, it takes gathering with friends, sipping joyfully on tea, and noshing on a plate of mini donuts to get me out of a slump.  Baking hits my introverted side – I get to be alone with a mixer – as well as my extroverted side – it’s an excuse to get together with people.

Coconut Donuts

While it may be different for extreme extroverts (please tell me), I’m a little picky about my people.  There are some people I just can’t handle on certain days and there are the friends that I want with me all of the time – the ones that lift me up.  The same thing applies to my teas.  Right now, my tea BFF is Zen by Tazo® Tea.  (I’m so excited to have Tazo as a sponsor of this post.)  Zen is a blend of green tea with lemongrass and spearmint.  It’s peppy and fun and I can find it (and other Tazo teas like Passion® and Awake™ English Breakfastat pretty much every grocery store near me; you can see where to find it near you on  It’s amazing how important availability becomes in friendship once you get past the I-can-just-walk-down-the-dorm-room-hallway-to-see-you phase of life.

I not only like to drink Zen tea, I also use it to flavor this coconut donut glaze.  The Tazo tea creates a vibrant botanical flavor that goes perfectly with the donuts!  It’s easy to use tea in glazes – just use tea instead of the water or milk that you would normally use!

Coconut Donuts

Other than their fabulous glaze, you should know that my coconut donuts are baked (not fried) so they are much easier to make than regular donuts.  I use a mini donut pan, but you could also make them as donut holes using a mini muffin pan.  I use coconut milk and coconut oil in the recipe to give them a rich coconut flavor.

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Baked Coconut Donuts with Zen Glaze

I not only like to drink Zen tea, I also use it to flavor this coconut donut glaze.  The Tazo tea creates a vibrant botanical flavor that goes perfectly with the donuts!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked donut recipe, coconut donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 30 mini donuts
Calories 138kcal
Author Stef


Donut Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil melted
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Glaze Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons brewed Zen tea by Tazo


Donut Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, and lime juice.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients a little at a time until just combined.
  • Evenly distribute in well-greased mini donut pans.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the donuts bounce back when lightly touched.
  • Transfer donuts to cooling rack.

Glaze Instructions

  • Mix powdered sugar and tea together in a medium-sized bowl until you have a thick but still slightly runny glaze. If needed, add extra tea a teaspoon at a time.
  • Pour over cooled donuts.


I made the green stripes by making a little bit more glaze with a little less tea (so that it is thicker and pipe-able) and adding green food coloring.


Nutrition Facts
Baked Coconut Donuts with Zen Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Zen is a blend of green tea with lemongrass and spearmint. Use it to flavor this coconut donut glaze to create a vibrant botanical flavor that goes perfectly with them.
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