These Matcha Donuts will satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping it healthy!
As you can see, I’m on a donut binge!
Ever since my donut pan arrived, I’ve been baking up a storm. And even in this heat we’ve been experiencing here in Georgia!
That’s what I’m really loving about making donuts – they’re easy to make and they bake in less than 15 minutes. So you don’t have to leave your oven on for hours heating up your entire home.
Nope, quick and easy. My kind of summer recipe!
I was hoping to bring you a gluten-free donut today, but that recipe went back into the test kitchen. I have to figure out how to get the dough to rise and still keep it healthy. Hopefully soon though for all you gf peeps!
In the meantime, I’m sharing these healthy Matcha Donuts. Made with a white whole wheat flour (yes, that’s my go to flour at the moment!), ground flax (to keep it egg-free), honey, coconut oil, and Matcha powder.
My Matcha powder has been hiding in my cupboard for some time and I figured I need to start using it again. So get ready to start seeing some more Matcha powder recipes from me because I have quite a bit left in the bag.
If you notice, my Matcha powder is a little darker green, it used to be a bright green. Matcha powder darkens the longer you have it. That and I have humidity here in Georgia which changes the composition of it. And the color of Matcha powder also varies by brands.
So your Matcha Donuts might be a little brighter green than mine or a little darker. Depending on which brand you buy, the weather where you live, and how long you’ve had it.
I also use a vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract. I wanted to have the vanilla flavor without the taste of alcohol thats in vanilla extract. If you don’t have a vanilla bean, you can use one teaspoon of vanilla extract. However, I would use a non-alcoholic vanilla extract so the alcohol flavor doesn’t come through. Maybe its just me, but I can taste the alcohol in vanilla extract.
All in all, these Matcha Donuts will still satisfy any sweet cravings you have and with all the health benefits of Matcha powder and the other ingredients, like coconut oil, protein powder, flax seed, whole wheat flour, and honey.
A definite win-win in my book.
These Matcha Donuts are not only delicious, but they’re good for you too. Baked with white whole wheat flour, coconut milk, coconut oil, honey, Matcha powder, and flax seed these donuts are egg-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
- 3/4 cup coconut milk, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 cup White Whole Wheat All-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 teaspoons Matcha powder
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 vanilla bean, scraped
- 2 and 1/2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 3/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1 teaspoon Matcha powder
- 5 Tablespoons coconut milk
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Lightly grease donut pan with coconut oil or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Mix coconut milk and lemon juice together. Let sit for at least 5 minutes – this gives you coconut buttermilk!
- Add dry ingredients (flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, Matcha powder, and flax seed) into a large mixing bowl and mix together with a fork or whisk.
- Stir in coconut milk, vanilla, honey, and melted coconut oil with dry ingredients until all dry ingredients are combined.
- Drop batter into prepared donut pan.
- Bake for 10 to 13 minutes, or until donuts spring back when touched.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before turning donut pan over onto a wire rack and removing donuts from pan. Let cool completely before putting on Matcha glaze.
- Mix protein powder, Matcha powder, and coconut milk together in a small bowl with either a wire whisk. The Matcha powder takes a little longer to mix in, but keep on mixing and eventually you will see it start to blend with the other ingredients, about 3 to 5 minutes by hand.
- After mixture is combined, spoon Matcha glaze over donuts, covering tops, outter sides, and inner part of the donut completely.
- Sprinkle the tops with coconut, chopped peanuts, pistachios, or almonds, cocoa nibs, colored sprinkles, mini m&m’s, or mini chocolate chips.
- Make sure coconut milk is room temperature, otherwise coconut oil will clump together when added.
- You can always warm up coconut milk in microwave for about 30 to 45 seconds to help bring it to room temperature
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