Key Lime Coconut Donuts

Key Lime Coconut Donuts image


  • 2/3 cups Hood Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil, or coconut oil, if desired
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup Hood 2% Reduced Fat Milk
  • 3 Tbsp. key lime juice
  • 2 tsp. key lime zest
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3– 4 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut*
  • 1 Tbsp. key lime zest


  • STEP 1

    Preheat oven to 350 F.

  • STEP 2

    Coat 2 standard donut pans with cooking spray.

  • STEP 3

    Place cottage cheese in a food processor and blend until smooth, about 45 seconds. Set aside.

  • STEP 4

    In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  • STEP 5

    In a large bowl, whisk the egg. Add the oil, vanilla, sugar, milk, lime juice, lime zest, and cottage cheese, combining well.

  • STEP 6

    Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.

  • STEP 7

    Spoon the batter into donut pans. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let the donuts cool in the pan for 2 minutes before removing. Cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes.

  • STEP 8

    To make the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar and lime juice in a small bowl until smooth. Top each donut with an equal amount of glaze, coconut, and lime zest.

  • STEP 9

    *To toast coconut, place in a dry skillet over medium heat for about five minutes, stirring constantly until just golden brown.

Per serving: Calories: 269, Carbohydrate: 38 grams, Fiber: 1 gram, Fat: 11 grams, Saturated fat: 2 grams, Protein: 5 grams, Cholesterol: 19 milligrams, Sodium: 240 milligrams, Calcium: 95 milligrams.

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