Invest in a doughnut pan and you can whip up a batch of these earthy baked goods in just 20 minutes. The forever-trendy Japanese green tea powder matcha is packed with antioxidants, and studies show it can reduce stress, boost metabolism, lower cholesterol, and even lower the risk of cancer. Its bright, emerald color shines in these soft, cakey donuts, which are coated in a simple, sweet, powdered-sugar glaze. With a quick clean-up and no oil splattering all over your kitchen, you won’t miss the deep-fried version. 

Homer Simpson would approve.

Baked Matcha Doughnuts

  • Yields: 12 servings
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Hands-On Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the doughnuts:

For the glaze:

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine first six ingredients through sugar and make a well in the center. In another bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients until well combined.  Add the wet to the dry (classic technique) and stir until just combined.

  3. Lightly grease the doughnut pan with cooking spray and spoon the batter into each mold without making a mess—or at least trying not to. If you’re a klutz, use a pastry bag to fill the molds.

  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  5. Let the doughnuts sit until you can easily, then flip them over onto a cooling rack. If you have an uncontrollable sweet tooth, mix the powdered sugar and milk together in a small bowl. Fight the temptation to dip your finger in the bowl. Once the doughnuts cool, dip and dunk them in the glaze or sprinkle them with powdered sugar.