Easy Fancy Matcha Donuts Recipe

Matcha, the major industry trend, is here to stay! With benefits including a sustained energy boost, loads of antioxidants, a “calm-alertness” thanks to an amino acid called L-Theanine, increased metabolism, and a caffeine hit without the jittery after-effect, Matcha will be your go-to ingredient this fall and holiday season. Today’s guest-post recipe is courtesy of Terra’s Kitchen and will make approximately 12 donuts. These are super-pretty and I can see them being served at a tea party, at Easter, Mother’s Day brunch or change-up the colors for a fun holiday party!

Easy Fancy Matcha Donuts Recipe

Easy Fancy Matcha Donuts Recipe

12 store bought plain cake donuts
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Matcha powder
Edible petals/flowers (violas, lilac, blueberry, carnation, nasturtium, marigold, bachelor button, chive)*
White sugar pearls
Chocolate dipped pretzels
Edible Gold (if you want to be fancy)

Make the glaze:
Add the powdered sugar to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk in the milk and extract until smooth. Divide the glaze between 3 bowls. Leave 1/3 of the glaze white.
Mix in just enough Matcha powder to the second bowl to make a pale green glaze.
Mix in enough Matcha powder to the third bowl to make a darker green glaze. Cover the pale green and dark green glazes with plastic wrap (pushing against the glaze to keep from crusting over).

Dip and decorate the donuts:
Working with one color of glaze at a time (white first) dip 4 of the donuts into the glaze and rest on a drying rack. Working while the glaze is still wet, decorate each donut with the flowers*, sprinkles, chocolate dipped pretzels and edible gold. Repeat the process with the remaining two colors of glaze.

*Go sparingly on the edible flowers…a little flower petal goes a long way!

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    These donuts look so pretty. I am sure they would taste delicious.

  2. ellen beck says:

    I think they are too pretty to eat. I dont think I have ever made cake donuts they look really good. So many variations to choose from.

  3. The are so pretty and perfect for the holidays. I have never made donuts before and I think I am going to give it a try it sounds so easy thanks for sharing.

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