Ube (purple yam) Donut

Ube is yam just like sweet potato (but not as sweet), and that is purple in color.    It is mainly popular in Asian countries specifically Philippines.  It doesn’t really have any taste so if you are baking with it, you may have to add sweeteners.

I have this extra bag of grated ube and thinking of what to do with it.  Then why not ube donut? So I checked out simple donut recipes online and just tweaked it a bit.


So this was my first try and it turned out good.  I may have to adjust the nutmeg so it won’t overpower the rest of the flavors but it was still not bad.

I may have to try another type of Ube donut recipe so stay tuned…



  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 10 oz grated Ube (a bag is 16 oz in oriental stores)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg (half of 1/4 tsp)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 Ube extract (optional)
  • canola oil for frying


  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp dried shredded coconut


  1. sift flour, baking powder & nutmeg together in a bowl and set aside
  2. blend the sugar, eggs, coconut milk, be extract and butter together
  3. add in the grated ube
  4. slowly add the rest of the dry ingredients until it becomes a dough then let it rest for about 10 minutes
  5. start heating the oil in a cast iron skillet for deep frying (about inch and a half of oil)
  6. flour surface to knead and roll the dough (it will be sticky).
  7. roll it into flat, about 1/2 inch thick
  8. I do not have donut cutter so I used cookie cutter to cut it as donut rounds
  9. fry it, flip once, cook until it turns about light golden brown & put it on a plate lined with paper towels
  10. FOR GLAZE: heat coconut milk, add powdered sugar and shredded coconut and boil into desired thickness. Then dipped the warm donuts & let it set.
  11. Enjoy


reference:Ube donut


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