now that i’ve finished *cough* four *cough* of these, i can take a break before eating a few more to write down the recipe!i’ll be honest: i never ask my husband to make two when he has his nightly cup of matcha, but i really love baking with it because it gives everything such a fun, natural pop of color. if you’re trying to get on the matcha bandwagon, these donuts are a great way to ease into the new, unique flavor. if you’ve loved matcha for years — well, these should make your breakfast (or lunch, or dinner, or second dinner) even better!
the second best thing about these donuts: they take less than 15 minutes to bake!
1.5 c. ap flour
2/3 c. sugar
2 tbsp. matcha powder
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. plain yogurt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. melted unsalted butter
optional chocolate ganache topping:
4 oz. chocolate chips
1/4 c. heavy cream
- set oven to 350.
- whisk together dry ingredients in medium bowl.
- in smaller bowl, whisk together wet ingredients.
- combine bowls and whisk until just mixed.
- spray some non-stick whatever you have on the donut baking pans.
- you can try to spoon in the batter, but here’s an easier way: dump it in a ziplock back, zip the bag up, cut a tiny corner off, and pipe the batter in. this batter is pretty wet, so make sure you cut a small corner off, otherwise it’ll pour everywhere. fill the donut molds 3/4 high.
- bake for 10-14 minutes. i pulled mine out at 13. use a toothpick to test them, but beware: if you leave them in the oven too long, matcha tends to burn and turn a little brown. keep a careful eye on these guys!
let cool in the pan for about five minutes, then allow to cool longer on a wire rack while you make the ganache.
- if you have a double boiler, here’s your chance to use it! if not, put an inch of water in a small sauce pan and throw a metal bowl on top. put on medium heat.
- fill bowl with chocolate and heavy cream, stir until smooth.
- hand dip donuts!
since it’s christmas eve, i added a little extra color to a few!
so simple: just a few dots of food coloring in sugar and sprinkle on top while the chocolate is still wet.
if you’re craving more matcha confections, try these matcha shortbread cookies. i loooooove these things. perfect with hot tea!