Try these no-guilt matcha donuts for breakfast, dessert, or a healthy on-the-go snack!
Another great matcha recipe that is perfect for dessert, breakfast, or a healthy snack on the go. These baked spelt flour and matcha donuts are almost like muffins in the shape of donuts. They aren’t overly sweet, and are just the right amount of satisfying.
If you have a heavy sweet tooth and would like them to be a little sweeter, sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top of them once they are baked.
Matcha tea powder is perfect for recipes like this, because you don’t have to feel guilty for loving your baked goods as you eat them. Including matcha gives your body a huge dose of all sorts of great things, including antioxidants, EGCG and other catechins, and L-theanine.
You might ask, what are all of those things?
Antioxidants are chemicals that are the first line of defense for our bodies, and studies have shown that they aid in heart health, as well as helping to prevent certain types of cancer.
Catechins are antioxidants that help our bodies burn calories faster, and EGCG is a particular catechin that is an anti-inflammatory that promotes healthy skin and reduces the evidence of aging.
L-theanine is an amino acid that has loads of great benefits for your state of mind. It calms and relaxes you without allowing you to get drowsy; lowers blood pressure; helps with concentration, focus, and memory; and increases your dopamine and leaves you in a happier mood.
Baked Spelt Flour and Matcha DonutsPublished: 2016-07-24
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup spelt flour
- 2/3 cup white flour
- 1/3 cup turbinado sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Whisk together spelt flour, white flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and matcha powder.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla extract, yogurt, and milk, being careful not to over-mix.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Pour the batter into a greased nonstick donut pan and bake for 10–12 minutes, or until cooked through. NOTE: A muffin pan will also work. Just be careful not to pour in too much batter.
- Let them cool, then sprinkle a little extra matcha powder on top. Serve and enjoy!