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by christina anania, @evolvewithtee

I donut know about you, but I can’t name anything better than enjoying a freshly baked donut – can you?

Thanks to the popularity of Instagram and wellness enthusiasts’ healthy takes on junk food, donuts are everywhere. And it’s not surprising. Who doesn’t love a deliciously soft donut that’s topped off with icing and sprinkles? I know I do.

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to look for the best donut shop in town, snap a picture, and sip on my tea as I indulge in all of the wonderful flavors that particular donut has to offer. One that I have yet to find on the market is a matcha-infused donut. Matcha is one of my favorite ingredients to bake with, as it is loaded with antioxidants and always elevates the flavor of baked goods. Even though matcha tastes earthy, this Matcha Donut recipe will still satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth.

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In case you’re new to matcha, here are a few fast facts: Matcha is essentially finely ground green tea leaves. What makes it a highly coveted ingredient is the presence of L-theanine, an amino acid that promotes an “alert calm” in users instead of a jolt and crash, which is sometimes the case with other caffeinated drinks. This Matcha Donut recipe contains two scoops of Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen, a product that combines nutrient-rich matcha with collagen.

Are you ready take a DIY approach and make these Matcha Donuts? We promise you’ll fall in love at first bite.

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Matcha Donuts Recipe

Yields 9 Matcha Donuts

Matcha Donut Ingredients:

  • 2 C almond flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ C almond milk
  • ¼ C maple syrup
  • 1/3 C coconut oil, melted
  • 1 t vanilla extract

Icing Ingredients:

  • ½ C coconut butter
  • 3 T almond milk (or add until its smooth)
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 t vanilla extract

Matcha Donut Directions:

  1. Turn oven on bake to 350°F/175°C
  2. Combine all try ingredients into a food processor then mix all wet ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Grease 2 donut trays with coconut oil and scoop in the donut mixture.
  4. Bake in the oven on 350°F for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Once they are baked, allow them to cool down before icing.

Icing Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Heat in the microwave (20-30 seconds) or on the stove.
  3. Add more almond milk if needed and stir.

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