Baked Coconut Matcha Donuts (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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This post is sponsored by Rishi Tea! I used their Organic Everyday Matcha to make these

Baked Coconut and Matcha donuts, and loved the quality and flavor.

Do you like tea? Iย loveย tea.

But sometimes I don’t want to drink tea…especially when it’s summertime and the real feel is close too 100 degrees.

Baked Coconut Matcha Donuts Gluten Free Vegan From My Bowl

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to incorporate tea into your foods, without having to drink a steamy beverage.

Like, for example, these utterly delicious, decadent, andย healthy Baked Coconut Matcha Donuts.

Yep, you heard me – HEALTHY! These babies are vegan (duh), gluten free, and refined sugar free! You could easily eat a couple (or 3 or 4 or 5, no judgement here) for breakfast without any qualms.

Baked Coconut Matcha Donuts Gluten Free Vegan From My Bowl

Have you tried Matcha before? Essentially, it’s powdered green tea leaves. I’ve used it before in my ย Coconut Matcha Bliss Balls (hmm…I’m sensing a flavor theme here), and personally I love it!

Baked Coconut Matcha Donuts Gluten Free Vegan Recipe From My Bowl

Before I forget, I would also like to give a major shoutout to Coconut Butter. Unlike Coconut Oil (which I am not a fan of), Coconut Butter uses theย whole coconut to create a spreadable butter – think peanut butter, but a little more heat sensitive. It also gives these matcha donuts a perfect amount of rise, moisture, and flavor.

If you’re looking for more creative ways to incorporate tea into your breakfast foods, check out my latest YouTube video! It features two other delicious recipes in addition to these delectable Matcha Donuts ๐Ÿ™‚

A Few Final Thoughts:
  • A lot of my readers seem to prefer Gluten Free recipes, so I used Brown Rice Flour to make these donuts. However, if you are not GF, feel free to substitute it for All-Purpose Flour
  • I used theseย Silicone Donut Molds to bake my donuts, but you could use a hard pan as well – you will have to grease it with some type of oil though, so the donuts do not stick.
  • If you do not own Matcha Powder, you can still try this recipe! I would suggest that you heat up your Plant Milk and steep a bag of green tea in it for 5 or so minutes before adding it to the dough. The tea flavor will not be as strong, but it should still be there ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Finally, I did not include a frosting recipe for these donuts. However, if you would like to add it, I simply mixed equal parts melted coconut butter and plant milk with a touch of Matcha Powder to top these off.
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Baked Coconut Matcha Donuts (Gluten Free, Vegan)

These Baked Coconut Matcha Donuts are heathy enough to eat for breakfast, plus they are free of

gluten, dairy, and refined sugar too!

  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 11 Donuts 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup Oats, ground into flour (Quick or Rolled)
  • 1/4 cup Brown Rice Flour (sub AP if not GF)
  • 3 tbsp Matcha Powder
  • 1/2 cup Packed Medjool Dates (about 56 large)
  • 1 cup Plant Based Milk (I used Hemp, Coconut would be great)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Butter, Melted (on the stove or microwave)
  • 2 tbsp Ground Flax OR Ground Chia Seed + 6 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Sugar (OPTIONAL – this will make the donuts sweeter)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. In a small bowl, prepare your vegan “egg” by combining 2 tbsp of ground chia OR flax seeds with 6 tbsp water. Stir and set aside for 5 or so minutes, or until thickened.
  3. Pit your Medjool Dates, place them in a bowl, and cover them with hot water. Allow the dates to soak for 5-10 minutes, then drain. Once drained, process the dates in a food processor or blender with 2-3 tbsp water (if necessary) to form a date paste.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the Oat Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Matcha Powder, Baking Soda and Powder, Salt, and (optional) Coconut Sugar. Stir well.
  5. Add in the Date Paste, Chia or Flax Egg, melted Coconut Butter, Vanilla, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Plant Based Milk. Mix until an even batter is formed.
  6. Evenly distribute the donut batter into 8 donut molds; I used silicone donut molds so I did not have to grease my pan, but if you pan is solid you will need to spray it with a nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 350F for 18-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out cleanly.
  8. Once cooked completely, remove the donuts from the oven and let them sit in the baking tray for 5 minutes, then remove them and let them cool completely. If desired, you can top them with frosting at this point.
  9. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Notes

To make a simple frosting, combine equal parts melted Coconut Butter and Plant Milk together with a pinch of matcha powder in a small bowl.

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Hey there, Iโ€™m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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    1. I haven’t tested it, but I imagine it would work with another dried fruit. Let me know if you try it!

  1. Hi Caitlin,

    I was just wondering what type of baking pan you used for these donuts? They look like they came out perfectly!
    I am deciding between buying a silicone or metal one on Amazon. Do you recommend one over the other?

    1. Hi Danielle, I used a silicone mold for this one! You can use a metal pan if you’d like, but you would have to grease it or the donuts will not come out easily.

  2. Is there a substitute for the coconut butter, like peanut butter, or wouldn’t this work?
    These look great!

    1. Hi Charlotte, I think you need to stick with coconut butter with this one for best results.

  3. I love making baked donuts and these are so much healthier than the ones I usually make ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the soft mint color from the matcha, so pretty!

  4. Hi Caitlin! How are these vegan donuts like compared to non vegan fluffy donuts? Are these more cakey? I am a vegan and would like to make donuts sometime but I’m clueless about how the end product should be.
    Love from The Netherlands!
    Xxxx

    1. These are more of a cake texture! To make fluffy donuts you would have to use yeast and deep fry them – which would be an entirely different recipe ๐Ÿ™‚