Baked Coffee Doughtnut Recipe

So I’ll kick off by saying I love eating donuts but I hate writing the recipes. I wasn’t sure if I put coffee donut recipe or coffee doughnut recipe! I think “donut” is mainly used within the United States, however, outside of there, it’s spelt doughnut. I’ll use doughnuts for this recipe although if I change throughout, I am sorry!

So in light of coffee week that happens every year, I thought it would be nice to make some coffee recipes! The coffee week is Mon, 18 Oct 2021 – Tue, 19 Oct 2021 and you can bet I’m celebrating! I’ll be using the best coffee machine and also making some of my favourite coffee recipes.

You might have noticed coffee club on my website, where I celebrate different coffee, coffee brands and coffee equipment so make sure you check that out! I’m sure you’re here for the best coffee doughnut recipe though so let’s crack on with that!

Easy Coffee Doughnut Recipe

I have seen LOADS of recipes that expect you to melt the butter, whisk the eggs, sing to the colour and do a rain dance so that the temperature is correct! I’m not doing that however, you’re going to find a really easy coffee donut recipe because baking should be fun and simple!

This simple coffee doughnut recipe has very few steps, tastes amazing and is done in no time. Make sure you follow the baking instructions carefully however as you don’t want undercooked doughnuts, no one wants to eat them!

I would go as far as to say that the icing is the hardest part on these coffee donuts because you want them to look neat and fancy but at the same time homemade and that’s not always easy trust me! I got accused of buying lemon muffins once and taking them to work, but they were my slimming world lemon muffins!

Doughnut baking tray

Slimming World Coffee Doughnuts – 5 Syns!

Now although this was just a normal coffee doughnut recipe, I do a lot of slimming world recipes on my blog so I thought I’d add a section so that people could know the syn value and we can all just pretend this was supposed to be a slimming world doughnut recipe!

I truly feel that just because you’re making naughty treats, it doesn’t mean they can’t also be healthy! Each one of these doughnuts cost 5 syns, yes which sounds like a lot but it’s also a very nice treat at the end of the day when you’re looking for something to snack on or reward yourself.

What’s more, you can make these yourself, so you’re showing off your baking skills and even though you’re using your syns it feels that little less guilty trust me! So enjoy these low syn coffee doughnuts and tell your friends all about them!

Making Coffee Doughnuts Tips

So a couple of things I will point out before you get started, make sure you have a decent doughnut tray if you’re going to be making them. I’ve seen people use terrible ones in the past and then get confused as to why they’re not working, make sure it’s made well and to last!

Also, the mixture looks very runny, I was a little worried when I made it as well. Although after the allotted time baking, they soon turn out yummy and well-cooked so don’t worry! Take a look at the pictures below to see what I mean!

Equipment That I Used

As I said before you need to use good equipment if you want to make the best coffee doughnuts and I think that’s exactly what we all want to make. I have had this doughnut tray for around 6 years now and I haven’t needed to buy another so that speaks volumes!

Take a look at the affiliate links below to see what kind of equipment I use in the kitchen and maybe get yourself a new kitchen gadget! I love buying new kitchen equipment!!

Decorating Coffee Doughnuts

So with this coffee doughnut recipe, I decided to go a little traditional although that doesn’t mean you have to! I wanted to use some coffee icing to make sure they had that coffee taste. Not everyone likes a lot of coffee so this coffee donut recipe does appeal to coffee lovers!

I also added chocolate sprinkles on top, that doesn’t mean you have to. You can add rainbow sprinkles if you wanted. Or go totally out there and use cream cheese frosting if you want! They are your coffee donuts and you dress them up however you want to!

As long as they look amazing, taste amazing and you’re proud of them that’s all that counts. I bake often and take goodies to work. These went down a treat and were gone before lunchtime, I just hope I didn’t spoil any appetites!

I love these baked coffee doughnuts and I hope everyone else does too. They are so easy to make and so fun to decorate, I wouldn’t decorate them in really hot conditions though or the chocolate melts and the icing never works!

Coffee Doughnuts Recipe Card

How to make Baked Coffee Doughnuts, this recipe is super easy and simple to make, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments!

These coffee doughnuts really are super yummy. If you want to make even more I would suggest you double the recipe. The recipe makes 12 coffee donuts but that doesn’t mean you can’t make 24 and feed the whole office!

If you did anything different with these doughnuts or changed something, do let me know in the comments! I always want to learn and improve on my recipes and when I see other people tagging me in Instagram pictures with my recipes, I just feel so proud!

slimming coffee doughnuts

Baked Coffee Doughnuts Recipe

A delicious baked doughnut, tasty and healthier.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Icing 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 12 Doughnuts
Calories 188 kcal


  • 200 g Self Raising Flour
  • 60 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 60 ml Milk
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 12 g Sukrin:1 / Sweetener
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Instant Coffee
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essenance
  • Pinch Salt


  • 30 ml Milk
  • 1 tbsp Instant Coffee
  • 250 g Icing Sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
  • In a jug, put in the instant coffee in 60ml of hot water.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg, mix it together.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar until combined. Then add the milk, oil, vanilla, and coffee, and whisk until fully combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until combined.
  • Spray the doughnut tray with FryLight then add the mixture to each section.
  • Leave the mixture to sit in the mould for 5 minutes.
  • Put the doughnuts into the oven and bake for 12 – 15 minutes, until nicely coloured and cooked through.
  • Check the doughnuts are cooked by using a cake skewer.
  • Leave until the doughnuts are cool.


  • Mix the coffee and milk together until fully combined.
  • Add in some of the milk into the icing sugar, make sure the mixture is thick and not too wet.
  • Dunk the doughnut into the mixture and then place the doughnut glazed side up. Continue this until all doughnuts are covered.
  • Sprinkle the doughnuts with sprinkles or topping of choice.


*Prices correct as of July 2021
*This is 9 Syns per serving
Self Raising Flour 200g 608 kcal £0.06
Baking Powder 1/2 tsp 1 kcal £0.01
Sukrin:1 12 g 0 kcal £0.35
Egg 1 72 kcal £0.80
Coffee (Instant) 2 tbsp 0.5 kcal £0.17
Nutmeg 1/4 tsp 3 kcal £0.04
Vegetable Oil 60 ml 530 kcal £0.07
Milk (Skimmed) 60 ml 18 kcal £0.03
Vanilla Essence 1 tsp 12 kcal £0.09
Milk (Skimmed) 30 ml 9 kcal £0.02
Coffee (Instant) 1 tbsp 0.5 kcal £0.09
Icing Sugar 250 g 1002 kcal £0.42
TOTAL   2256 kcal £2.15
PER SERVING   188 kcal £0.18
Keyword Desserts, donut, doughnut, Slimming World, Treats

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