Baked matcha doughnuts

Baked matcha doughnuts with a white chocolate matcha glaze – perfect for your sweet, matcha pick-me-up!

I love doughnuts. Like really love them! It took me a while to get around to making my own because I tend to shy away from making deep fried sweet treats at home. Then realised that I could make my own baked version of doughnuts which are definitely healthier.

Of course I opted for a matcha flavour for these doughnuts because you’ve probably noticed by now that I love matcha desserts! The doughnuts themselves are nice and moist, and when combined with the glaze, I find that they almost melt in the mouth (yum)!

These doughnuts are so quick and easy to make, no electric equipment is required, just two good sized bowls and a whisk – gotta love no-fuss recipes like that!

My tip: to get the most out of these doughnuts, use high-grade matcha (I can’t stress enough the difference in taste) and if you’re not planning on eating all the doughnuts on the same day, conserve them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Enjoy these delicious, matcha doughnuts!

RECIPE (I got 11 mini doughnuts out of it):

INGREDIENTS:

Doughnuts:
140g plain flour
70g sugar
2 tsp high-grade matcha
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
130ml buttermilk
1 egg
50g melted butter (cooled)

White chocolate matcha glaze:
200g white chocolate
1 tsp high grade matcha

 
METHOD:

1. Preheat the oven to 160C. Grease lightly two 6 cup silicone doughnut moulds.
2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, matcha and salt.
3. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg until slightly frothy, before stirring in the melted butter.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until everything is combined.
5. Using either a piping bag or a spoon, fill the doughnut cups with the batter until they are about three quarters full.
6. Bake the doughnuts for 15 mins. Once done, allow the doughnuts to cool in the moulds for 15 minutes before removing and allowing them to cool completely on a rack.

Glaze:
1. Melt the white chocolate in a pan, or in the microwave (in 30 second bursts).
2. Once completed melted, mix in the matcha powder until fully combined.
3. Pour 1 tbsp of the chocolate mixture into each doughnut mould cup then press the doughnuts into them. Leave to set in the fridge for 1hr before removing from the moulds.

These doughnuts taste particularly good with a cup of warm green tea!

Did you try out this recipe? Any questions? Any feedback? Would love to hear from you!

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