April 13, 2016

There’s something in the air … Can you feel it? No, it’s not spring fever. It’s matcha fever. Here we’ll share tasty, fun ways to put this hot ingredient to cool use.

Buttermilk-Glazed Matcha Donuts

Rejoice, donut lovers—we have a fluffy, whole-grain donut recipe that’s quick and easy to make. We like the buttermilk-vanilla glaze, but if you’d like to double-down on the matcha, stir a teaspoon or two into the glaze.

Donuts:7 ounces white whole-wheat flour (about 11/2 cups)2/3 cup granulated sugar1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder3/4 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup fat-free buttermilk1/4 cup water3 tablespoons butter, melted1teaspoon vanilla extract1 large egg, lightly beatenCooking spray

Glaze:1 cup powdered sugar2 tablespoons fat-free buttermilk1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. To prepare donuts, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, granulated sugar, matcha, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.

3. Combine 1/2 cup buttermilk, water, butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and egg, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of flour mixture; add buttermilk mixture, stirring until well combined.

4. Coat a 12-capacity donut pan with cooking spray. Spoon batter into a large zip-top plastic bag. Snip a small hole in 1 bottom corner of bag; pipe batter evenly into pan (to form 12 donuts). Bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Carefully remove donuts from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

5. To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons buttermilk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (add additional buttermilk if glaze is too thick). Working with 1 donut at a time, dip donut down into glaze; flip donut over, and place on rack. Repeat with remaining donuts. Allow glaze to set before serving.

SERVES 12 (serving size: 1 donut)CALORIES 165; FAT 3.5g (sat 2g, mono 0.9g, poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 3g; CARB 31g; FIBER 2g; SUGARS 19g (est. added sugars 18g); CHOL 23mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 219mg; CALC 43mg

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