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Buttermilk-Glazed Matcha Donuts

Yield

12 servings (serving size: 1 donut)

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.

Ingredients

  • Donuts:
  • 7 ounces white whole-wheat flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 165
  • fat 3.5 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 31 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • sugars 19 (est. added sugars 18g) g
  • cholesterol 23 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 219 mg
  • calcium 43 mg

How to Make It

  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.