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Nanaimo Bar Donuts on a Wood and Marble Cutting Board
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Baked Nanaimo Bar Donuts

Without losing the flavours of the classic, our baked Nanaimo Bar Donuts are melt in your mouth, with a chocolate, coconut and nut combination and a hint of vanilla.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Brunch, Dessert, Food + Drink, Snack
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 6 donuts
Author: Chef Sous Chef


  • cup whole wheat cake flour
  • cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon butter melted + additional for greasing the pan
  • 2 tablespoon light coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoon butter melted
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod seeds only


  • No. 1 | Preheat oven to 350°. Grease the donut pan with butter.
  • No. 2 | In a medium bowl, mix together flour, graham cracker crumbs, coconut, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl whisk the sugar, coconut milk, egg, vanilla extract and melted butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir together until combined.
  • No. 3 | Portion the batter evenly in each ring of the donut pan. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • No. 4 | While the donuts are cooling. In a small bowl, whisk together the 2 tablespoon coconut milk, 3 tablespoon melted butter, icing sugar, and the vanilla seeds.
  • No. 5 | Once the donuts are cool, dip the top half of each in the glaze and allow to set on a wire rack.
  • No. 6 | Top with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or chocolate shavings.