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Matcha Baked Doughnuts

Matcha Baked Doughnuts

Are you a fan of doughnuts? How about matcha? If you answered yes to both, then you’re in for a treat! In this article, we’ll explore the world of matcha baked doughnuts and why they are the perfect indulgence for any matcha lover. So grab a cup of tea and let’s dive in!

The Magic of Matcha

Matcha, a finely ground powder made from specially grown green tea leaves, has gained popularity in recent years for its unique flavor and health benefits. Unlike traditional tea, matcha is consumed whole, allowing you to enjoy all the nutrients and antioxidants it has to offer.

When incorporated into baked goods like doughnuts, matcha adds a delightful earthy and slightly bitter flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the dough. It’s a match(a) made in heaven!

Baking vs. Frying

Traditional doughnuts are deep-fried, resulting in a crispy exterior and soft, fluffy interior. However, by baking the doughnuts instead, you can enjoy a healthier version without sacrificing taste and texture.

Baking allows the doughnuts to develop a slightly crisp outer layer while keeping the inside moist and tender. Plus, it’s easier and less messy than frying, giving you more time to savor your matcha creation!

How to Make Matcha Baked Doughnuts

Making matcha baked doughnuts is a straightforward process that anyone can master. With a few simple ingredients and some matcha powder, you’ll be on your way to enjoying these delicious treats in no time.

First, gather your ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, egg, vanilla extract, melted butter, and, of course, matcha powder. Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another. Then, combine the two mixtures until a smooth batter forms.

Next, pour the batter into a greased doughnut pan, filling each mold about two-thirds full. Pop the pan into a preheated oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the doughnuts are golden brown and spring back when lightly touched.

Once baked, remove the doughnuts from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. You can enjoy them as is or get creative with toppings like a dusting of powdered sugar, a matcha glaze, or even a sprinkle of toasted almonds.

Why You’ll Love Matcha Baked Doughnuts

There are plenty of reasons to love matcha baked doughnuts. Firstly, they offer a healthier alternative to traditional fried doughnuts, allowing you to satisfy your sweet tooth guilt-free.

Secondly, matcha itself is known for its numerous health benefits. It’s packed with antioxidants that can help boost your immune system and promote overall well-being. So you can enjoy your doughnuts with the added bonus of knowing they’re good for you!

Lastly, matcha baked doughnuts are incredibly versatile. You can play around with different toppings and glazes to suit your taste preferences. Whether you prefer a classic powdered sugar coating or a matcha-infused glaze, the possibilities are endless.

In Conclusion

Matcha baked doughnuts are a delightful and healthier twist on the traditional fried treat. With their unique flavor and numerous health benefits, they’re a matcha made in heaven for any matcha lover.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use any kind of matcha powder for the doughnuts?

Absolutely! You can use any culinary-grade matcha powder of your choice to make these delicious baked doughnuts.

2. Can I make these doughnuts without a doughnut pan?

While a doughnut pan is ideal for achieving the classic doughnut shape, you can still make these doughnuts without one. Simply use a muffin tin instead and create a hole in the center of each muffin after baking.

3. Can I freeze the doughnuts?

Yes, you can! Once cooled, you can freeze the doughnuts in an airtight container for up to one month. Just make sure to thaw them before enjoying.

4. Are matcha baked doughnuts suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, they are! The ingredients used in matcha baked doughnuts are all vegetarian-friendly.

5. Can I substitute the milk with a non-dairy alternative?

Of course! You can use any non-dairy milk, such as almond milk or soy milk, as a substitute for regular milk in this recipe.

6. Are matcha baked doughnuts gluten-free?

No, the traditional recipe for matcha baked doughnuts contains regular flour, which is not gluten-free. However, you can experiment with gluten-free flour blends to make a gluten-free version.

7. How many doughnuts does this recipe yield?

This recipe typically yields around 12 doughnuts, depending on the size of your doughnut pan.

8. Can I add other flavors to the doughnut batter?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and add other flavors like lemon zest, chocolate chips, or even dried fruits to the doughnut batter for a unique twist.

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Matcha Baked Doughnuts

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Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup coconut oil , melted
  • cup cane sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon matcha powder
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • Heaping ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon matcha powder
  • cup coconut oil , melted
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon matcha powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and lightly grease a standard doughnut pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut oil and sugar until well combined.
  • Add the egg to the mixture and whisk again to combine.
  • Add the baking powder, baking soda, matcha powder, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla to the bowl and whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Alternately add the flour and milk to the mixture, starting with the flour. Mix well after each addition until the batter is thick and smooth.
  • Spoon the batter into the greased doughnut pan. The batter will be thick and sticky.
  • Bake the doughnuts in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the doughnuts from the oven and let them sit in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes before removing them.
  • Transfer the doughnuts to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Choose one of the following decorating options:
  • - Matcha Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and matcha powder. Add the almond milk and continue whisking until the glaze is smooth. Dip each doughnut into the glaze, allowing the excess to drip off.
  • - Matcha Cane Sugar: In a small bowl, combine the cane sugar and matcha powder. In a separate bowl, melt the coconut oil. Dip both sides of each doughnut into the coconut oil
Keyword breakfast, dessert, gluten free, main-dish, vegan, Vegetarian
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