Soft baked vegan donuts with sweet vanilla flavor and a subtle hint of matcha green tea! High in protein, gluten-free, and delicious for an afternoon snack or morning treat. The Vanilla Matcha Donuts will be your new favorite way to enjoy matcha!
I recently took a (very unscientific, unofficial) poll among my foodie friends. I was curious to see what they thought was the ‘it’ food of 2017. I had a few ideas of my own, but before I shared them I wanted to gather their thoughts. Believe it or not, there was pretty much a consensus!
Matcha. It’s everywhere. In everything. ALL YEAR LONG. The hype has calmed down one bit. In fact, I think it will continue far into 2018.
Think about it…
Matcha ice cream.
The possibilities are truly endless. And people in the foodie community have gone above and beyond coming up with new, creative uses for the magic green powder! It’s funny because on its own, matcha isn’t all that great. Just being honest! It’s bitter, very earthy, and if you don’t get a good quality brand the color can even be a bit off. BUT, when you add it to things, even in the smallest amounts, it really makes a recipe something special. I’ve delved into baking with matcha once or twice this year and I thought it was time to do it again before the year was thru!
Plus, it’s been a while since I’ve shared a donut recipe…so why not kill two birds with one stone!? (does anyone else hate that saying? so morbid!)
Donuts. Matcha. Could we get any more hipster right now? Oh yeah…they’re vegan and gluten-free too. 😉
Vanilla Matcha Donuts
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 6 donuts 1x
- Category: Sweet Snacks
- ½ cup pumpkin
- 2 scoops Nuzest Vanilla Matcha protein (25 grams)
- ½ tsp matcha powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp vanilla bean powder
- ¼ cup oat flour (25 grams)
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ cup non-dairy milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your donut pan with cooking spray and set aside. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Evenly distribute donut batter between 6 donut wells. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before popping the donuts out of the donut pan.
This recipe gives you a DOUBLE dose of matcha deliciousness because it uses the new Vanilla Matcha protein powder from Nuzest. As you know, Nuzest makes my FAVE plant-based protein powders (use code healthyhelper for 20% off your order!), and their new functional flavors are INCREDIBLE. Aside from the Vanilla Matcha they also have Chai Turmeric + Maca and Coffee Coconut + MCTs. All of them ROCK.
I can’t wait to see what foods capture the minds (and mouths!) of foodies in 2018! Do you have any predictions?! Well, while you’re thinking you can make these donuts and treat yourself to something yummy (and healthy!). A good way to enjoy these last few weeks of the year me thinks! 🙂
Are you a fan of matcha?
What do you think is the ‘it’ food of 2017?
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