Baked Donut Nests for Easter
Get ready for Easter this year with this super adorable Baked Donut Nests recipe! Your kids and even the adults are going to love this resemblance of a bird’s nest… but it’s edible! Follow the instructions for this easy and affordable recipe to get started!
Baked Donut Nests for Easter Ingredients and Directions
- ¾ C. Butter, softened
- 4 ½ tsp. Baking powder
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 C. confectioners sugar
- 2 tbs. Milk (you might might to add 1 extra depending on the consistency)
- Topping for the Donut Nests
- 2 C. flaked coconut
- 1 C. malted large Easter egg candies (located in the Easter section at major retailers)
Donut Directions :
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the donut pan with a nonstick spray such as Pam.
In a medium size bowl combine the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Mix
Cream together the butter, and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Slowly add in the
flour mixture stirring well. Once everything is combined slowly add in the milk.
Using a tablespoon scoop the dough into the donut pan and bake for about 1215 minutes – the
tops will turn light brown. When they are done, lay on wax paper and let cool. Repeat with the rest
of the dough. **Makes roughly 26 donuts
Toasted Coconut Directions
Turn the broiler on low. Pour the 2 C. of flaked coconut onto a cookie sheet and let sit on the
middle rack in the oven for 510 minutes so the coconut turns a light shade of brown. Do NOT let
overcook. Pull out and let cool.
Once the coconut is cooled, place on a plate.
While the donuts are cooling – combine the confectioner sugar, milk and vanilla and mix well.
You may want to add a few extra tablespoons of milk if the glaze is too thick. You do not want it
runny but you want it thin enough so you can ‘dunk’ the donut tops in it.
Once the donuts are cooled, dunk the tops of them into the glaze one at a time and then press and
roll into the toasted coconut. Place on a plate (or cookie sheet) and add the malted Easter eggs so
that the donut resembles a nest.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. I do not suggest freezing
Total prep time from start to finish 1 ½ hours (including baking). Serves approx. 24