Unicorn Donuts

If there’s ever a treat that’ll make you feel like you're caught up in some sort of whimsical fantasy movie, unicorn donuts are it. These pastel pretties are deliciously light, fluffy banana bread donuts with a thick creamy coconut glaze and just the right amount of chai magic given by our Velvet and Mermaid Lattes.



1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarb soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 banana - mashed

1 cup buckwheat flour

¾ cup coconut sugar

Pinch of Himalayan salt

½ cup maple syrup

¼ cup coconut oil, melted

4 cups desiccated coconut

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract or bean

1 cup coconut cream 

Edible glitter

Dried rose petals


 2 tsp Velvet Latte

2 tsp Mermaid Latte

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Mix buckwheat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, bicarb soda, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl. Add in half of the maple syrup, coconut oil, banana, egg and vanilla extract and stir to combine.

3. Pipe into donut moulds and bake for 10 minutes or until cooked through.

4. Allow to cool in moulds for a few minutes then carefully turn out onto a tray.

5. To make the coconut glaze, place the desiccated coconut into a food processor or thermomix and blend until it becomes a liquid, it can take a little while to break down the granules, you may need to stop the mixer and push the coconut down at the sides with a spatula.

6. Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir through remaining maple syrup and coconut cream until combined.

7. Divide into three separate bowls and stir through latte powders 1 tsp at a time until you have the desired colour, of pastel pink, blue and purple (combine velvet and mermaid lattes in equal measures for the purple colour).

8. Mix a tsp of velvet latte with a couple of drops of water to make a concentrate. Drip a few drops into the pink mix and swirl around with a fork to give a slightly marbles effect. Do the same with the purple and blue colours.

9. To glaze the donuts, dip the donut face down into one of the glazes. Then spoon over a little of the other glaze colours to get the unicorn effect. Mix and match your colours.

10. Set glazed donuts in the freezer for 20 mins or the fridge for an hour or two.

11. When ready to serve, top with edible glitter and dried rose petals.

Makes 6.


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