Baked Matcha Donuts Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted

Baked Matcha Donuts have a lovely ginger flavor you won't be able to resist. Great for your morning or afternoon coffee.

I’ve been trying to eat better lately, indulging in fewer sweets and upping my vegetable game. Not going to lie, though — for someone who grew up eating pretty much every kind of junk food there is, this a long-term battle.

I want to have my whole family eating better for the sake of our collective health, but who am I to deny my children the utter joy of peeling off the chocolate from a Swiss Cake Roll to eat it bit by glorious bit?

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Along those same lines, whenever my sweet older son gets a sparkle in his eye and asks if we can have donuts for breakfast, I just throw my hands up in the air and give in.

After all, I love donuts, and I have fond memories of big boxes of those frosted beauties showing up on weekends when we had family visiting. So donuts are about family, in a way.

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Now, I tend to bake donuts rather than fry them, partially because I don’t want to make a huge mess and partially because I’m too lazy. Baked donuts are ready to go just as quickly as muffins are, but have that special panache that comes by virtue of simply being called donuts.

While strawberry donuts and chocolate avocado mini donuts are old family favorites, I wanted to go for something different this time. Matcha tea has been all the rage among foodies lately, and the bright green powder is excellent to cook with.

Just a little bit is all that’s needed for flavor and lovely color.

To pump these baked matcha donuts up a bit, I topped them with a glaze made with ginger juice. You might have had ginger juice in a smoothie or from the juice bar, but you can add it to other recipes for that distinctive kick.

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To make the ginger juice, peel the ginger, then grate it finely. Take the grated ginger and press it through a fine sieve to extract the juice.

You can also put it into a square of cheesecloth and squeeze the juice through. It works best if you prepare a lot of ginger at once — while you only need 2 teaspoons for this recipe, you’d be surprised at how many other recipes you’ll be adding it to.

You can also find commercially prepared ginger juice in many natural and gourmet grocery stores.

The best part of these baked matcha donuts? They pass the kid test, with both of my children gobbling down the donuts as soon as they were ready.

So I can rest easy knowing that we all ate a little better, and continued the family donut tradition.

Check out these other donut recipes for more breakfast inspiration.

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Baked Matcha Donuts Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Matcha Tea Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Milk, Plus 2 teaspoons, divided
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, Softened
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger Juice, From one 2 to 3 inch piece of ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and generously grease a donut baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, matcha, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup milk, egg, and butter until blended. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until all the dry bits are just incorporated.
  4. Divide the batter among the donut wells and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool in pan briefly, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the glaze, whisk together remaining 2 teaspoons milk, powdered sugar and ginger juice until smooth. Use additional sugar or milk to achieve desired consistency. Dip cooled donuts top-side down into glaze or drizzle on with a spoon. Let glaze harden a bit before eating.


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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 6 donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 donut
Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 23
Calories 168

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 115mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 14g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.

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