Donuts that will energise you and not leave you feeling sluggish after a sugar trip? Yes please!
These donuts were ones that I really wanted to contain matcha as it’s a great ingredient but most people don’t know how to consume it except for a drink in the morning. So i wanted to highlight how you can bake with it and get the benefits of an energising, antioxidant packed snack through baking.
As usual you can make these as sweet as you like and adjust the recipe as needed. I combined a topping of a healthier white choc with freeze dried berries for a lovely traditional flavour to make it seem more familiar.
The recipe can also be adapted to suit GF by using certified free ingredients and vegan by swapping the egg for a flax egg.
*Remember to use a good quality matcha powder, see here for details
40g oat flour (just blend until fine texture)
1 tsp matcha powder (green tea in powder form)
30g vegan vanilla protein powder (mine contained stevia, no sugar)
2 to 2 &1/2 Tbsp coconut sugar/ granulated alternative e.g. Natvia/Swerve
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed (Linwoods)
1 Tbsp desiccated coconut
3/4 tsp baking powder
50ml almond milk/coconut milk/water
1 egg or flax egg for vegan
70g apple puree (I use an organic baby food pouch from Tesco)
1/2 Tbsp oil
40g/45g choc of choice (I used nucao+)
freeze dried berries/berry powder etc
-Grind your oats into a flour
-Mix together the dry ingredients then add the wet and mix til combined, leave to sit and thicken while you pre heat the oven to 150c fan
-Once the oven has heated, spoon the mix into your donut molds, I like using rubber/silicone ones which don’t stick and you don’t need oil for, then pop into the oven to bake for 15mins (ovens may vary)
-Leave to cool then melt your choc and spread onto each one then top with bashed up dried berries etc