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Baked Sweet Potato Donuts with Dark Chocolate + Coconut

Homemade whole wheat baked sweet potato donuts covered in dark chocolate & coconut. They only take 20 minutes total to make! 

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dairy Free, Dessert, donuts
Keyword sweet potato donuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 251 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cooked mashed sweet potato (from 1 medium to large sweet potato)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled (olive oil also works well)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2.5 oz 72% dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the sweet potato, maple syrup, egg, coconut oil and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. 
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Avoid overmixing here as it can make the donuts tough instead of light and fluffy. Spoon the batter into the donut pan, filling almost to the top.
  5. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Turn the donuts onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once donuts are cooled, melt chocolate in a small saucepan over very low heat; stir continuously until chocolate is melted. Once melted, transfer chocolate to a warm bowl and dip each donut in the chocolate, then transfer to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining donuts. Immediately top each donut with a tablespoon of coconut flakes.

Recipe Notes

Instead of the dark chocolate, you can use 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Sweet Potato Donuts with Dark Chocolate + Coconut
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.3g20%
Carbohydrates 32.4g11%
Fiber 4.3g18%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 4.5g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.