Matcha Green Tea Donuts

Matcha Green Tea Donuts - Vegan

I was recently contacted by the nice folks over at Kiss Me Organics and they asked me if I would be interested in reviewing their organic matcha.  I was thrilled, since I’m a huge fan of matcha and all its health benefits, and I immediately started thinking up recipes to share with you.  I received my bag of organic matcha and whipped up a smoothie right away, it was so delicious and as matcha is known for, it really does boost your energy.  I would highly recommend adding a teaspoon to your smoothies or juices. :) I started thinking up matcha baking recipes, as I wanted to use it in a more unconventional way.  Then, the stars aligned and I found a great set of donut pans at a garage sale, and I instantly thought: matcha donuts!!

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Matcha Green Tea Donuts - VeganWho doesn’t love donuts, right?  I thought, what better way to healthify them than by baking them instead of deep frying and adding in the organic matcha.  Matcha is extremely high in antioxidants and lifts your vitality while boosting your metabolism.  Not to mention, this high quality grade matcha is pure indulgence, rich in flavour and aroma.  I absolutely loved the green colour of the donut glaze, and fought my son to lick the spoon clean. :)

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Matcha Green Tea Donuts - Vegan

Of course, the easiest way to have matcha is by simply adding it to boiling water and enjoying a green tea – but I promise this is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made.  Also, it’s really quick; you’ll be all done within 30 minutes.  My son was immediately attracted to these green donuts as well, he gobbled them up!  They have a moist, cake-like texture, and you won’t miss the fact that they aren’t deep fried.  They also go great with a nice hot cup of green tea. :)

So, let’s get to the recipe, and then, we’ll get to the giveaway! Woot woot. :)  

Matcha Green Tea Donuts

Yield: 6 donuts

Ingredients

  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup plain almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • Matcha Glaze:
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon organic matcha powder
  • 3 tablespoons plain almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined and a soft dough is formed.
  3. Scoop dough into a greased donut pan (either with cooking spray or coconut oil) and bake in the oven for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Begin making your glaze.
  4. In a bowl, mix the icing sugar, matcha powder and almond milk. Once the donuts have cooled, dip each donut into the bowl of icing, and set on a cooling rack. You can add sprinkles if you prefer. Serve at room temperature. I recommend that you consume these donuts on the same day, otherwise store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Matcha Green Tea Donuts - Vegan

Kiss Me Organics is generously offering one of you lucky readers your own bag of top grade organic matcha!  It is available exclusively through Amazon, and a bag should last you about 6 weeks.  :)  All first time customers also receive a free PDF file of matcha recipes to also inspire you!

Matcha Green Tea Donuts - Vegan

Matcha Green Tea Donuts - Vegan

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I’d love to hear, do you enjoy matcha?  What’s your favourite way to prepare it?  

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Signed,

A green tea latte addict xx

 

Comments

  1. These donuts look amazing! I need to get a donut pan, because nom :D Mmm I love adding matcha to smoothies – it really adds this delicious undertone that is hard to beat! When I use lighter coloured flour I also add them to doughs for cookies or cupcakes, because green food is awesome :D

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      I was so happy I found donut pans, they are not easy to find in my experience. :) Sounds like you have a lot of experience with matcha – so yummy!

  2. Oh my goodness! This looks beyond amazing. You’re a genius at cooking. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Wow, thanks for your lovely comment! :) So sweet. I think you will love them, they were gone in a flash in our home. :)

  3. . I love green tea but have never tried matcha powder. Those donuts are making me want to get some ASAP!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      :) Thanks so much for your lovely comment! Good luck in the giveaway, hopefully you’ll get to try it soon!

  4. Glorious healthy matcha doughnuts & cool pics too,…so much fun! xxx

  5. Those doughnuts look increadible, love the matcha powder icing!

  6. Sam says:

    I’ve never tried matcha powder and these look like a great way to try it!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Good luck in the giveaway! :) Hopefully you get to try the matcha!

  7. Beautiful doughnuts! And wow, I have no clue how I’d use matcha powder, but it would be awesome to experiment with!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Thank you, Jon! Good luck in the giveaway and hopefully you do get to experiment with it. I love green tea, and adding that flavour into smoothies or baking is really great. :)

  8. I have never tried matcha powder. I wonder if I could use it to make green tea ice cream

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Hi Laureen – yes, definitely! I’ve read that it’s very popular in Japan. I’m sure it would be delicious. :)
      Good luck in the giveaway!

  9. i’ve never used it but i’d love to try!!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Would love to know what you think of it when you do! :)

  10. What lovely donuts Sophia! I always love your photos, you have such a talent for food photography. I have to be honest here and admit that I’m not a fan of matcha, but if you offered me one of these donuts I’m sure I’d love it. Anywho, I know I haven’t been online much lately. I do miss you girlfriend! I don’t know how much blogging I’ll be doing in the future, but please know that I think of you as a real friend. So please, please contact me if you ever get to SoCal. Hugs! Celeste :)

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Thanks so much dear Celeste! I think I could win you over with green tea donuts, haha.
      I’ll miss you – keep in touch! Good luck with all your endeavours.
      XOXO Sophia

  11. Cannot wait to ty these!!! I think the kiddo is going to go bonkers over them :) Thank you for sharing!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Haha, my son loved them! Anything green with sprinkles, right?! :)

  12. I’ve never used matcha, but I saw somebody make a sweet bread with it recently and now your donuts – I loooove green so will have to try it out – seems like a great way to colour things naturally!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Such a good point, Caeli! Nature’s food colouring. :)

  13. I’ve never used matcha before but I’ve been dying to try it! Love the green doughnuts! Great photos!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Thank you so much! You should give it a try, if you love green tea, you will love the flavour it adds to baked goods. :)

  14. I love to use it in smoothies!

  15. Eldon L says:

    I would make matcha pancakes.

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Green pancakes! Yes, my son would love those, that’s for sure. :)

  16. Yuen C says:

    I would sweeten it up and make a drink similar to the green tea frappuccino!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      That sounds delicious! I love green tea lattes myself. :)

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