Mini Matcha Donuts
I’ve always been a fan of green tea flavored foods and drinks. My two favorite Starbucks drinks are the green tea lemonade and the matcha green tea latte. Buying drinks at Starbucks can get expensive after a while, so my husband ordered me some matcha powder for me to make similar drinks with less sweetness. (I don’t like my tea or lattes to be too sweet) I began to look up other uses for matcha powder and ways to incorporate it in desserts and foods that we prepare at home. During our trip to Japan there was a donut shop near our apartment who had a variety of interesting donut flavors including a green tea one. I tried several other green tea candies and desserts while we were there and my love for green tea grew even more.
I attempted to make mini matcha baked donuts last week and took them to work. I got positive feedback so I decided to make a blog entry and share the recipe with others. I don’t have a deep fryer and so I decided to bake the donuts. They make ta nice little guilt-free treat.
I found several recipes online to make baked donuts, but I just used the ingredients I had at home and they came out just fine.
This recipe makes 2 dozen mini donuts
1 1/4 cups of AP flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp of matcha powder
2/3 cup of melted coconut oil
1/2 of milk
1/2 tsp of pure vanilla (you can use extract)
Using two mixing bowls, prepare one with all the dry ingredients. Mix the flour, sugar, backing soda, salt and matcha powder together. Make sure everything is mix nicely. In a second bowl you will mix together the wet ingredients once they are fully mix, you will need to pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl. Stir until it’s combined properly, but be sure not to over mix it.
Now it’s time to get the batter into the donut pan ( I got mine from Michaels) the easiest way to do this is to transfer the batter into a pipping bag. You safe yourself from making a mess and it’s easier to fill each donut hole. Pipe each donut about 3/4 of the way full and bake at 375º for 8-10 minutes.
While you are baking you can work on the glaze.
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
2-4 tbsp of hot water
1 tsp of matcha powder
Mix together the powdered Sugar, matcha powder and hot water in a bowl. Look for a thick consistency, If you notice that your mixture is a bit too thin, go ahead an add a bit more powdered sugar.
Once the donuts are out of the oven be sure to let them cool completely. You will notice that one side is a bit darker than the other, so go ahead and dip the darker side in the glaze and place the donut on a cooling rack and let the excess drip onto a baking sheet or foil.
And you are done!