These baked coconut donuts are decorated to look like Easter egg nests. They taste amazing, and are so cute – perfect for Easter brunch!
You knew I couldn’t let a holiday pass without making a donut for it, right?? Especially a holiday like Easter, when brunch is the star of the show. And what would a good Easter brunch be without some donuts?! I’ve seen so many Easter goodies on Pinterest lately that look like bird nests and Easter baskets. They are seriously so adorable! I clearly needed to get in on the cuteness action, so I made a baked coconut donut and decorated it to look like a nest.
If you are a coconut lover, you are going to flip for these donuts! The coconut flavor starts in the donut itself. It is made with coconut oil and coconut greek yogurt. So much coconutty goodness is baked into this little donut. I am kind of obsessed with Chobani coconut yogurt. I used it in this bread and this smoothie – it is so creamy and flavorful. It gives the donuts such a great coconut taste and helps to keep them light and moist.
The icing itself does not have any coconut flavor – it is simply powdered sugar mixed with milk or cream. I tested out an icing made with coconut milk, but coconut milk was just too thin to get a good consistency. But honestly the icing doesn’t need any coconut flavor, because the donut is piled high with toasted coconut!! And man is that stuff tasty. I love toasted coconut.
The final touch to make these donuts look like bird nests is to put a few candy eggs in the centers. M&Ms has some speckled Easter egg shaped candies, and they were the perfect size for these. And really, what would Easter morning be without some candy? I remember digging into Easter baskets as a kid and being so excited to eat candy for breakfast!
These donuts are the perfect addition to any Easter Brunch table. They are like an edible decoration!
Looking for more Easter brunch ideas? Here are three amazing coffee cake recipes!