Coconut Beaver Tails

Coconut Beaver Tails

Iconic and totally Canadian, make your own beaver tails to satisfy that patriotic craving of a uniquely made doughnut. Finish with a drizzle of Billy Bee Honey for a cinnamon and honey 1-2 finish.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes + 2 hours rising time
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Makes: 8 servings
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All You Need

  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) warm Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) warm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp (12 mL) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) melted coconut oil or butter
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) Club House Sea Salt Grinder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Club House Imitation Coconut Extract or Club House Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 5 tsp (25 mL) McCormick Gourmet Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) McCormick Gourmet Ground Cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) Club House Sea Salt Grinder


  1. Stir milk, water, yeast and 1 tsp (5 mL) sugar in bowl of a stand mixer with dough hook attachment. Let stand until frothy, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add remaining sugar, oil, salt, extract and egg; mix on low speed until combined. Gradually add flour with machine running on low; increase to medium and beat until dough is smooth, shiny and comes away from bowl easily, 6 minutes.

  3. Place in oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm area until doubled, 60-90 minutes. Punch down dough, divide into 8 equal portions and shape into ball. Roll into oval shape with rolling pin on lightly floured surface and transfer onto two lined baking sheets. Cover to let rise until doubled in size, 30 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, heat large heavy bottom pot with 2-inches (10 cm) oil over medium heat to 350°F (180°C).

  5. Cinnamon Sugar: Combine sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and salt in baking pan.

  6. Fry doughnuts one at a time until golden, 30-45 seconds per side, gently turning over with metal spatula or tongs. Remove from oil and immediately cover with cinnamon sugar, turning to coat.

  7. Test Kitchen Tip: Switch up Club House Vanilla for Club House Maple Extract.

  8. Test Kitchen Tip: Use half granulated and brown sugar with cinnamon for dusting.


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