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Green Tea Donuts

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: chocolate covered, green tea, matcha
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 donuts
Author: Nami
If you have a sweet spot for donuts, you must try these heavenly matcha green tea donuts covered with semi-sweet chocolate glaze! Sprinkles are optional, but they make the kids smile. These donuts are baked, so you can have more than one without guilt. 


  • ¾ cup cake flour (¾ cup = 95 g) (See Notes for homemade recipe)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar (2 Tbsp = 25 g)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher/sea salt (use half for table salt)
  • 1 Tbsp matcha (green tea powder) (1 Tbsp = 6 g)
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • cup milk (⅓ cup = 80 ml)
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter (2 Tbsp = 35 g) (melted)
  • 1 Tbsp honey

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (I use semi sweet chocolate chips, but white chocolate goes well too!)
  • Sprinkles of your choice


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Green Tea Donut Ingredients
  2. Preheat oven to 425 F (220C). Lightly coat your donut pan with cooking spray.
    Green Tea Donut 1
  3. Add all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and matcha) in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine (you can sift dry ingredients first, but this is a short cut – just whisk for 15 seconds).
    Green Tea Donut 2
  4. Add the beaten egg, milk, melted butter and honey to the mixing bowl, and whisk until incorporated.
    Green Tea Donut 3n4
  5. Use a pastry bag fitted with a round tip (or a large Ziploc bag with one corner snipped off) to pipe the batter into the donut mold. Fill each mold about 3/4 full.
    Green Tea Donut 5
  6. Bake donuts for 8 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean and the donuts spring back when you lightly press your finger into them. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
    Green Tea Donut 6
  7. To make the chocolate glaze, melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or in the microwave: method shared on this post).
    Green Tea Donut 7
  8. Dip the cooled donuts into the melted chocolate and top with sprinkles of your choice. I recommend these donuts to be consumed on the same day.
    Green Tea Donut 8

Recipe Notes

Cake flour: To make 1 cup cake flour, put 2 Tbsp. cornstarch in an empty 1-cup measure. Then add all-purpose flour till the top. Sift the mixture 2-3 times to evenly distribute the cornstarch.

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.