Mini Kanom Krok (Laotian Donuts)


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(3 Ratings)

Preparation time
20 mins

Cooking time
10 mins


Kanom Krok is one of my favorite Laotian desserts. I have been wanting to make it for the longest time but couldn’t find a recipe. Then one day I found a kanom krok mix at a local Lao store. I was really excited! I couldn’t get the batter right at first but it was worth the effort when I finally did. I hope you enjoy making this dessert as much as I did.

Mini Kanom Krok (Laotian Donuts), 3.7 out of 5 based on 3 ratings


  • Mini donut hole maker
  • 1 cup Kanom Krok Mix
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup green onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup corn (optional)


1.  Pour the kanom krok mix in a mixing bowl. With a fork, break up clumps to smooth out the flour mixture. Add in the rest of your ingredients (except green onions and corn) and mix really well.

2.  Heat up the donut maker until very hot. Fill the donut holes with mixture, leaving 1 inch on top to rise.

3.  Sprinkle diced green onions or corn to the batter. Close the lid and cook for about 10 minutes or until the kanom krok are golden brown.

4.  With a fork, poke the middle of each kanom krok and remove gently to a plate. (The kanom krok will come out sticky but no worries, they'll firm up when cooled.)

3 Comments add one

  1. SoyMilk says:

    Kelly, I’m really excited about this recipe! I don’t think I’ve had this before and can’t wait to try. I’m thinking this can probably be made in a Japanese takoyaki pan too. What do you think of adding jackfruit or coconut shavings to the batter? Would the batter go with something sweet?

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  2. kelly says:

    I like them sweet so jackfruit or coconut shavings should be as good. If your cakes come out too sticky add maybe tablespoon of the flour mix to your batter. Good luck! Let me know how they come out!

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  3. Elenilton says:

    I have an old donut maker that my Mom had. It’s red and white and has a plunger in the mildde. The plunger is depressed and the batter comes out, dropped in the hot oil and you have a perfect donut. However I lost the box that the donut maker came in and so I don’t have the vanilla donut receipe that was on the back. Do you or your followers have that receipe. It was my very favorite receipe of all times.

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