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.
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.
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?).
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.
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!
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]
Giveaway open until 11.59pm Tuesday 17 June (Sydney time). Winning entry to be chosen from the best comment below that answers the question what’s your favourite way to enjoy your morning coffee or tea? Winner will be notified via the email address linked to their entry. Open to persons with Australian mailing addresses only. Full Terms in widget.
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.
Baked Coffee Doughnuts
These baked doughnuts are so easy to whip up you could even make them before your morning cup of coffee… Or at the very least at the same time. For an extra treat dip doughnuts into a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Thank me later, or even better, invite me over for doughnuts.
Makes 12, multiply recipe as necessary
- ¼ c rapadura, coconut or panela sugar, packed
- ¼ c coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- ½ c strong coffee, room temp
- 1 c whole spelt flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp raw or rapadura sugar, extra
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Wipe a 12-hole doughnut tin with a bit of coconut oil. Spread extra sugar on a small plate.
Whisk sugar and oil together in a large bowl. Whisk in egg and vanilla for 30 seconds or so until thick. Whisk in coffee. Sift over dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
Scrape into a piping bag or a large measuring jug with a spout. Pour or pipe into tin, dividing evenly among the 12 doughnut moulds.
Bake approximately 8 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from tin immediately and press both sides into plate of sugar (asbestos fingers help with this one…), use raw sugar for obvious crystals, rapadura for a more refined dusting.
Cool and serve. Dip into a cup of coffee or hot chocolate if you wish.
- In a plunger stir 1 cup just-boiled water with 2 Tbsp coffee grounds. Steep 4 minutes then pour coffee off and discard grounds. Drink half the coffee and make doughnuts with the other half, or make a double batch of doughnuts. It’s win-win really.
soy-free // dairy-free // nut-free
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.
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 🙂
What a lovely ritual!
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…!
I do love a fried doughnut but hot oil is quite the commitment (and waistband expander ;)) I hope you try these!
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!!
Hee I bet you would!
Helen (Grab Your Fork) says
Coffee and donut in one mouthful? Genius!
My feeling exactly ;D
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
Aw thanks Laura! I must admit that this is the first time I’ve made doughnuts – I’m dangerously hooked!
My favourite way to enjoy my morning coffee is quietly, it’s the calm before the storm.
My favourite way to enjoy my morning coffee is ‘With My Feet Up’ 🙂
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!
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!
Sonja L. says
My favorite way to enjoy my morning tea is quietly in front of the television. Alone.
sounds delicious… a must-try!!
i like tea more.. but i love coffee too
My favorite way to enjoy my tea is while watching the morning news with my little pup on my lap.
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.
The Life of Clare says
I’m not a coffee drinker either, but J is and the smell fills the house every morning.
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!
I must admit gen mai cha polarises me – I did have a really nice one the other day though!
Paula J Morgan says
I love my first cup of coffee each morning – pretty much as soon as I open my eyes… in summer on the balcony and in winter in bed!
Sounds lovely 🙂
mm im not a coffee drinker either, tea all the way! have recently fallen in love with tea flavoured chiffons!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Gorgeous doughnuts, I would love these with my morning coffee!
I like to enjoy my morning coffee or tea in peace 😉
I’d have to guess you don’t get too much of that these days Muppy 😉
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 ????
Lisa Abejja says
I see question marks at the end of my comment but it’s meant to be a smiley face hehe
This looks so awesome! I loveee coffee flavoured everything, Now looks like I *need* a donut pan…….
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
Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl says
Love my morning coffee with almond milk and stevia! I’m also a sucker for Starbucks!
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 ?
Heidi P says
As quickly as possible! I have a six week old baby!!
Ross S says
With a newspaper and a nice pastry.
My favourite way is with a view of the Eiffel Tower!
Annie @ The Random Foodie says
my fave way to enjoy my coffee is with a biscuit on the side. love going to cafes that offer a complimentary bikkie every time i get a cup of coffee
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 🙂
Mr C @ The Food Diary says
The coffee doughnuts look delish!
Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas says
My favourite way to enjoy my morning caffeine hits is slowly and quietly, after every one else has left the house and it is just me and the rabbit 🙂
karina le says
I love a steaming hot mug of tea with a chilled custard tart! Heaven in my mouth!
Watching the sunrise courtesy of early rising kids!
Gayle Richardson says
My favourite way to enjoy my first morning coffee is ALONE!
My favourite way to enjoy morning/afternoon tea is kid-less!! 🙂
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!
vicki wilson says
ON MY OWN IN PEACE AND QUIET !!!
I love to enjoy my first coffee before everyone is up and whilst reading the morning paper.
Depends on how well our little one sleeps, so a morning coffee In a very large mug or two!
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).
Clare De Celis says
steaming hot with a dash of vanilla bean cream.
Rebekah Ballingall says
In Bed is the Best Way to enjoy a Morning Coffee
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!
Jennifer B. says
Flat white, in peace and preferably in Italy – with George Clooney…
Amanda Gorton says
Unhurried, while reading the morning paper, with two slices of buttered raisin toast.
Simple yet satisfying!
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!
Great tip! Let me know if you try the doughnut recipe 😀
Jeanette LATTER says
I love my coffee in a coffeepot white with artificial sweetener topped off with a continental breakfast.
I will try this receipe for sure, I have already takers lined up.
sonia cattley says
Sitting outside in a cafe, watching the office workers rush from place to place….I love working in a caring office
annie halfpenny says
a hot cup of coffee and a quiet morning, preferably with something sweet and delicious.
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 😀
Dyane you are too kind! Now that is the kind of coffee I can get behind ;D
Dianne Childs says
Once I’ve walked my son to school, I love relaxing with a lovely hot coffee and a Yoyo biscuit, in the peace and quiet. Bliss!
mellie jane says
Quietly before everyone else gets out of bed so i have a little moment to myself to start my day.
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
Raisin toast certainly seems to be a theme!
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.
Laura Powers says
Before it goes cold in between looking after my 1 year old
monica scurlock says
Sweet and milky…sitting in a comfy recliner!
Fiona @TIFFIN bite sized food adventures 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.