Matcha Latte Baked Donuts
I wanted to play around with my Organic Burst Matcha Powder this morning and after a long internal debate of muffins or donuts... donuts won. Donuts always win.
What's makes donuts so much fun? It's practically the same recipie as I would have used for the muffins, just a different shape. Whatever it is, donuts, I get you. I see your perfect circles and undeniable adorable-ness (is that a word?).
Now, being the health conscious lady I am, I always bake my donuts. No sense fussing with all the frying oil. That just adds on the calories anyway. Baking them in a donut pan makes them significantly lighter on the tummy and a much more accessible treat since you don't have to call off all meals for the rest of the day to make up for indulging.
The recipie I used for the donut was:
- 1 ½ cup flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Orgnaic Burst matcha green tea powder
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup organic vanilla bean yogurt
- ¾ cup milk or almost milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons butter, melted
Before you start mixing, go ahead and preheat the oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients first, whisking away all lumps.
In a separate bowl stir together the butter, egg, milk, yogurt and vanilla.
Grease your donut pan (OR a muffin tin for those of you who don't have a donut pan, becasue like I said the recipie is the same😉). Make sure you spray all angles because you want these babies to pop out easily. I filled mine up until juuust about full. Bake for 12 minutes. You should be able to tell if they're ready by lightly touching the top. They should have a firm spongey feel. This is where your pan-greasing skills will shine. (Your "greasing" skills will "shine", do you see what I did there?)
I like to hold my cooling rack over the top and flip the pan over. They fall right out.
For the glaze I used:
- 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk, or almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
I dunk the donuts in, swirl a little to cover and then pulled them up. It cover them just enough to get a nice even distribution without running all over the place.
Dust some additional matcha powder over the top if desired.
She does however look unimpressed. Cats.😒
Until next time,
I love you so Matcha!