Dunkin® Inspired: Baked Matcha Donuts (3 Ways)

Dunkin® Inspired: Baked Matcha Donuts (3 Ways)

Indulge in a dozen matcha donuts with us! These heavenly confections come out big, fluffy, and brimming with matcha flavor. Make half of them plain to top with matcha, and...

What Are Baked Matcha Donuts?

Traditionally, donuts are fried, but these donuts are baked in the oven using a donut pan. By baking them, we are cutting out the whole frying ordeal, and in turn making these donuts just a little bit healthier!


This recipe offers a lot of variety (AKA: more ways to enjoy matcha). In this recipe, we are splitting the batter into two parts; leaving one part plain, and adding matcha to the other. We topped the plain donuts with matcha; some with a matcha glaze and others with a dusting of matcha - inspired by Dunkin®!


Can I Make All Of The Donuts Matcha?

 

Totally! If you don’t want to make half the batch plain, just sift in the matcha to the dry ingredients (with the flour) and add double the amount of matcha (4 tablespoons instead of 2). 


Do I Need a Donut Pan to Make These?

 

Yes - a donut pan is required to make baked donuts. Otherwise the donuts will not hold their shape!

 

Tips and Tricks

 

  • If the donuts bake up and close in the hole a little bit, use a piping tip or small round cookie cutter to punch out the hole.
  • Use a piping bag or ziplock bag with the corner cut off to easily fill in the donut pan.
  • We used our Culinary Grade Matcha for these baked matcha donuts, but you can use any grade of matcha you have on-hand.
  • Feel free to add more or less matcha to taste! 
  • Sifting is an important step to ensure a clump-free glaze. You can find a handy stainless steel sifter in our Traditional and Modern Starter Sets.

 

Ingredients:


 

Donuts:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp Jade Leaf Culinary Matcha, sifted

 

Matcha Glaze:

 

Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp milk, or as needed



Directions:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare donut pan by spraying with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine flour, nutmeg, baking soda, and baking powder. Add the eggs and egg yolk to the mixer, and combine. Alternately add the flour mixture and the milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture and mixing well after each addition. Stop to scrape down the sides as needed.
  3. Evenly separate the batter into two different bowls. There should be about 1 ½ cups of batter in each bowl. Sift 2 tablespoons of matcha into one of the bowls, and mix using a rubber spatula until matcha is completely incorporated.
  4. Fill a large piping bag (or large ziplock bag with a corner cut off) with the batter. Pipe batter into each donut shape in the donut pan until each is about ⅔ of the way full. Do not fill to the top. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Let the donuts cool completely before glazing.
  5. For the glazes: In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Whisk until combined. Once donuts are cooled, dip them in the glazes and place on a wire rack over a baking sheet.

 

The perfect pairing: Blueberry Iced Matcha Latte

 

Pair your warm, freshly baked matcha donuts with a Blueberry Iced Matcha Latte (also Dunkin®-inspired). Try our recipe here >

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