Baked Coffee Doughnuts – Plus a Gourmet Hamper Giveaway!

Baked Coffee Doughnuts

I’m no stranger to waking up to the intoxicating smell of coffee. Growing up, the coffee pot was burbling away each morning before anyone was even out of bed, and both my parents drank it by the bucket.

I however, other than a brief dalliance in collage involving late-night study-driven coffee consumption tarted up with copious amounts of milk and sugar, never joined club-coffee.

Baked Coffee Doughnuts

Of course there has always been an affinity for coffee ice cream and tiramisu (seeing a trend?) — but when it comes to hot beverages in a mug my hard core tea habit is well know round these parts.

But not drinking coffee certainly doesn’t exclude me from baking and cooking with it, so when Harris Coffee approached me about creating a coffee recipe my mind started ticking over.

Baked Coffee Doughnuts

I’ve done chocolate and coffee (then did it again) and it’s always a winning combination, but there in a little corner of my mind was a niggling memory of a discovery from Adelaide… Who knew black coffee was so lovely when each sip was paired with a bite of a sugared doughnut. Did I mention this was a very dangerous discovery? And so Coffee Doughnuts began to percolate away (see what I did there?).

Baked Coffee Doughnuts

First I made mini ones and took them to a craft evening. At one point while standing next to a table piled high with baked goods someone pointed to the lone remaining mini and said “have you tried the coffee doughnuts, they are so good!” I giggled and mentioned I certainly had tried them and that I may have made them.

I must admit, these are even better than that first trial batch.

Baked Coffee Doughnuts

Harris Coffee has been roasting and blending beans on-site in their Sydney headquarters for over 130 years. Their master blender has been with the company for 15+ years and tastes over 80 cups of coffee a day — I bet he could use a doughnut.

Thanks to Harris Coffee you can win a hamper packed with Australian goodies!

Harris Coffee Hamper

The hamper not only includes plenty of Harris beans and grounds to keep you in coffee and coffee doughnuts for ages, but gourmet treats from iconic Australian companies including Phillippa’s, Mount Zero, Gumnut Chocolates, Sweetness the Patisserie, Crooked Creek, Atticus and Max, Herbies Spices and Lowe Wines. 

[UPDATED: This giveaway has now ended – Congratulations to Charlotte! Thank you to everyone who entered, I loved reading all the coffee stories. xx ~ JJ]

To enter: See that entry tool just below? Simply activate it with Facebook or an email address then:

  1. Leave a comment on this post about your favourite way to enjoy your morning coffee or tea.
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  3. Go make doughnuts (ok, not required for giveaway, just highly recommended… ha!)

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Giveaway open until 11.59pm Tuesday 17 June (Sydney time). Winning entry to be verified against entry method. Winner will be notified via the email address linked to their entry. Open to persons with Australian mailing addresses only. Full Terms in widget.

Baked Coffee Doughnuts

In other news, fancy pan equals fancy doughnuts — because while you could certainly make these in a muffin tin, a ruffled doughnut is the perfect excuse to eat cake for breakfast. Everybody wins.

Tips for plunger coffee

The creation of this recipe was sponsored by Harris Coffee. All opinions my own, editorial policy here, go for your life. Then have a doughnut.


  1. Kristin says

    My favorite way to enjoy my morning caffeine hit is ALWAYS with my lovely hubby… Whether it’s warming our frozen, winter-bitten fingers in our cold car during our morning commute or while discussing life’s little mysteries on our weekend, mid-morning walks. A coffee break is always better shared :)

  2. says

    What an interesting recipe! I’ve only ever made doughnuts once and found it labor intensive. I think the ones I made were fried, not baked, so it was also rather messy (and less healthy!) Additionally, I don’t drink coffee… I’m a tea drinker.

    However, I’m really intrigued by this recipe. Particularly that it’s made with coconut oil, and that it it so fast to make! I’ve always wanted to make doughnuts again, but have yet to get around to it… perhaps I will start with this recipe. It looks delicious…!

    • JJ says

      I do love a fried doughnut but hot oil is quite the commitment (and waistband expander ;)) I hope you try these!

  3. Brenda Hayes says

    Sounds delicious. I can smell the coffee now. I limit myself to 2 large mugs these days but I sure would like more!!

  4. says

    This is a gorgeous post JJ. I love doughnuts in any way, shape or form but I’ve actually never made them at home (shock! Horror!). I think your recipe would be a great place to start!! I am very picky when it comes to my morning coffee. I do love a good, milky cup to start the day but it has to be when I have time to enjoy every drop (preferably on weekends, in the fresh air with something delicious). I think I need to buy a plunger. And make these super awesome doughnuts. Thanks for the recipe! xx

    • JJ says

      Aw thanks Laura! I must admit that this is the first time I’ve made doughnuts – I’m dangerously hooked!

  5. Rachel H says

    What a delicious recipe! My favorite way to enjoy my morning coffee is in a huge mug with a splash of almond milk. I have to have hot coffee even in the summer!

    • JJ says

      I get odd looks when I order hot tea in the middle of the summer but I can’t go past my mid-morning fix!

  6. says

    Coffee is the elixir of life. I make it (with almond milk to stain it a little) as soon as I get to work every morning. It helps me go to work.

  7. Elyse says

    I’m also a huge tea drinker! My favourite first thing in the morning is a dainty cup of gen mai cha – love that pop corny taste!

  8. Lisa Abejja says

    Every morning I wake to my crochet, my chair by the front window where the warm morning sun wakes me and my freshly brewed pot of strong sweet coffee. I have been doing this now for a year and it’s such a quiet, relaxing way to start my day before the wee ones wake up and chaos is let loose ????

  9. Lisa Habinowski says

    Recipe looks great! I think I may have a bit of trouble gathering the ingredients, but once made I don’t think the doughnuts wil last long! Thank you

  10. says

    Oh donuts! I love the pattern your pan has given them too! I’m not a big coffee drinker either but would happily have a coffee infused treat at the start of each day ?

  11. Paige c says

    My favorite way is sitting on the back porch talking with my mom and with a handful of dark chocolate espresso beans :)

  12. Jen says

    I like to take my morning coffee out to the garden but I LOVE it when my husband brings me a coffee in bed instead!

  13. Michelle Gray says

    A latte with full cream milk, no sugar and a wish for silence (this part never happens when you have two little kids).

  14. Elizabeth M says

    As soon as I’m out of bed and filled with pre-work dread, a tasty cup of coffee, is enough to fill me with glee!

  15. Amanda Gorton says

    Unhurried, while reading the morning paper, with two slices of buttered raisin toast.
    Simple yet satisfying!

  16. Charlotte says

    I love my coffee with a shake of cinnamon instead of sugar – it tricks the tastebuds into registering sweetness, and kickstarts your digestive system at the beginning of the day. Not to mention, it tastes great!

    Those coffee doughnuts look AMAZING, I’ve never seen anything like them! My mum and I will definitely be making them sometime soon :) Thanks for the chance, we love Harris Coffee in this house!

  17. Jeanette LATTER says

    I love my coffee in a coffeepot white with artificial sweetener topped off with a continental breakfast.

  18. sonia cattley says

    Sitting outside in a cafe, watching the office workers rush from place to place….I love working in a caring office

  19. Dyane C. says

    One of the main reasons I visit your blog (besides the amazing recipes) are the artistic photos! So gorgeous, much wow :) My current routine is to to blitz/blend my coffee with coconut ice-cream and vanilla syrup. And with pfeffernusse cookies 😀

  20. mellie jane says

    Quietly before everyone else gets out of bed so i have a little moment to myself to start my day.

  21. Emily Mclaughlan says

    I love sitting out in the sun listening to the birds in the morning enjoying my coffee over some delicious raisin toast perfect start

  22. Caroline Hannessen says

    To be honest – quietly! I am not a noise lover and my morning coffee is the best time to sit quietly and ponder life.

  23. says

    Those doughnuts look great JJ. Sorry to have missed the comp but not sorry to have found this recipe! I’ve desperate to make some baked doughnuts but just need to get a tray. I know they’re around but I just haven’t seen one yet. I’ve bookmarked this for a revisit.


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