Summer becomes such an intense time for me. It’s fun int eh sun time, but also “do all those things you didn’t do during the winter months” time. I’ve been playing around with my diet making subtle changes searching for the right amount of energy to help me feel both motivated and relaxed to face the challenges of each day. I kept running into this word over and over: matcha. The more research I did the more I needed to try it out for myself. I decided that it was time for some matcha in matcha in my life.
I went to Amazon, searched “organic green tea matcha” and voila, I got exactly what I was looking for. Kiss Me Organics makes an organic matcha that is great to add into baked goods, smoothies, breads, and even entrees if you’re into those kinds of kitchen experiments. They offer a free 70 page cookbook with each purchase through Amazon to get you started. I made a few recommended smoothies, but moved quickly into creating delicious donuts. I used the matcha as my inspiration as I sat up all night long bored, but anxious. Nights like this often end in baked good for breakfast. The family never complains.
Matcha Donut Ingredients:
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. Organic Green Tea Matcha
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Vanilla Bean Glaze Ingredients
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 to 3 Tbsp. milk
- 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped (or 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract)
To make the donuts simply sift the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, including the mysterious matcha powder.
Mix in the melted butter and milk making sure to incorporate well. Then add the egg. (A room temperature egg is ideal, but I never think ahead about these things and I have yet to have issues.) Add in the vanilla and then the chocolate chips, if you desire.
Spray down your donut pan. I just bought a fancy heart shaped one because I quite enjoy baking donuts. Put the batter into a ziploc bag or piping tool and fill each donut cavity about half way.
Bake the donuts at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.
The trickiest part of this was not making too much noise. I went for the good ol’ fashioned whisk method, but feel free to speed things up using a mixer.
If you don’t have a donut pan, this just as easily translates into muffins. Simply adjust the cooking time accordingly, probably an extra three minutes or so if I had to guess. I hover my baked goods.
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