Have you wanted to incorporate matcha green tea into your gluten free baking? These gluten free matcha baked donuts with a white chocolate drizzle are a delicious way to start!
If you love donuts as much as we do, you will want to check out The Best Gluten Free Donut Recipes on my blog!
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I feel like it has been AGES since I posted a matcha green tea dessert recipe. I love using matcha green tea in my baking so today I am bringing you a delicious gluten free baked donut recipe.
Have you tried matcha, either in a drink, or a recipe? Matcha tastes like it has an earthy vegetal creamy rich flavor that adds a unique taste to baking. Add in some shredded coconut and sugar and you get a delicious flavor to your baking.
Matcha Green Tea Facts:
There are many benefits to matcha besides the caffeine!
- Matcha green tea has many antioxidants, which fight free radicals in the body.
- Matcha contains EGCg, which is said to fight cancer.
- Matcha quality varies widely. You can find matcha in both culinary grade, and ceremonial grade. In my recipes, I use the culinary grade, which is ground very finely.
(**One very important note about matcha. NOT all matcha brands are gluten free. Some add sweetener and other ingredients to their mixture. Trader Joe's matcha powder is NOT gluten free. READ the ingredient labels very closely!)
Donut maker vs Donut pan
You may be wondering what is easier to make donuts in, a donut maker or a donut pan. I use both, depending on how quickly I want the donuts, and also how big I want the donuts to be. Donut makers make mini donuts and a donut pan makes a regular sized donut.
These gluten free matcha green tea doughnuts can be baked in a donut pan, or you can use a quick and easy donut maker like this Babycakes donut maker. I normally use this donut maker, but readers have asked me to make some of my donuts in a donut pan so they can see how easy it is to bake them.
Baking donuts is a lot healthier than frying, making these a healthier option for a snack.
Are you ready to see how easy these gluten free donuts are to make?
In a large bowl, you will add all of the matcha and dry ingredients and whisk them to blend. In a smaller bowl, add the wet ingredients and mix. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
I have tested two gluten free flour blends in this recipe. I liked King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. This doesn't mean other blends won't work, I just haven't tested any others. Try to avoid flour blends that are high in starch.
As always, if your blend does not contain Xanthan Gum, you will need to add 1 teaspoon.
Spray a donut pan with coconut oil and add the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until done. If you use a Babycakes donut maker, you just need to add the batter to each donut section and close the lid for 3 minutes.
The donut maker also bakes the donuts so there is no added oil, but it works really fast to make the edges slightly crispy and the middle soft and moist.
More delicious gluten free donut recipes to try:
- Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Donuts
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Donuts
- Gluten Free Chunky Monkey Banana Donuts
- A gluten free flour blend. If yours doesn't have xanthan gum included, make sure to add 1 teaspoon to your dry ingredients.
- This cooling rack so your donuts don't overcook in the pan.
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Gluten Free Matcha Green Tea Donuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- In a medium bowl, add all wet ingredients and mix well.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Spray coconut oil in a donut pan and add the batter to each donut section.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until done.
- Optional, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave (25 seconds at a time to ensure you don't burn them) and drizzle on top of the donuts.
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