Addictive healthy coconut and rice donut (Vitumbua)

Vitumbua– An addictive healthy coconut and rice donut which a coastal East-African dish. They are delightfully delicious! The best way to enjoy this is with a big cup of tea.



➲2 cups rice
➲1-teaspoon yeast
➲1 cup canned coconut milk (slightly warmed)
➲2-3 tablespoon coconut flakes (optional)
➲½ -1 teaspoon salt
➲¾ – 1-cup sugar (brown, white or coconut sugar) (I used coconut sugar)
➲1 teaspoon Spice (Cardamom, nutmeg)
➲½ teaspoon almond extract


Soak 2 cups of rice in a large bowl and let it soften, this might take 4 hours or more, preferably overnight.

Drain the water completely and add in a food processor or blender together with coconut milk, flakes, spices, sugar, salt, and yeast. Blend until puree, you might have to do this in batches depending on your blender- make sure you pause in between and check for smoothness.

Pour in a large bowl, cover and let it rise in a warm area until doubled in size or when you see bubbles forming.

Heat a vitumbua, or fry pan on medium heat, add about a ½ or more teaspoon of oil, and brush the holes with the oil.

Make sure pan is warm enough before adding batter about ¾ full. Cook for about 2 -3 minutes on each side, then quickly flip using a chopstick. Continue cooking on the other side and repeat this process until all the batter is finished.

Addictive healthy coconut and rice donut (Vitumbua)

Let it cool slightly and enjoy with chai or caramel dipping sauce.

Happy cooking!.


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