Matcha. Whether it’s in a tea or latte, or mixed into your pancakes and gluten-free loaves, matcha is all the rage right now. And it’s no shocker why! Matcha contains an antioxidant called catechins, which is super popular and not found in other foods! Matcha also has anti-aging powers, gives your energy, boosts your metabolism, and more! Now I for one don’t loveeee the taste of matcha (it’s a bit bitter if you ask me), but I love the benefits and realize it needs to be a part of my diet!
Recently I’ve been looking for fun recipes involving matcha, so I can have my fix of the powerful antioxidant and also enjoy the taste. That’s when it struck me; why not use matcha in one of my NOBREAD Breads?! Better yet, why not use it in a bread, and turn the bread into DONUTS?!
Introducing… Vegan Matcha Banana Bread Donuts!
What You Will Need:
1/2 Cup Almond Flour
2T C Coconut Flour
2T C Buckwheat Flour
1 T Hazelnut Flour
1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
1/2 tsp Xantham Gum
1 RIPE Bananas
1 Chia ‘Eggs’
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2T Coconut Oil
Optional: GF/DF choc chips!
What You Will Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine gluten-free flours, baking soda, coconut sugar, and salt.
In a second small bowl, mash the banana.
In a third small bowl, create your chia egg and place in the refrigerator for 5 mins or so! (1T Crushed Chia: 3T water)
Combine banana and Chia Egg in a (fourth) large bowl and mix until smooth.
Add coconut oil and vanilla to this bowl.
Pour dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and combine until smooth!
If you want to make chocolate chip matcha banana bread, now’s the time to add your vegan chocolate chips!
Pour batter into donut tray (3″ holes). (Lightly grease with coconut oil before pouring)
Place in the oven for ~15 minutes. If you stick a toothpick or knife into the bread, it should come out nice and clean! Otherwise, let it cook a bit longer!
Let bread cool for ~15 minutes.
Take donuts out of and serve!
The donuts are delicious! The matcha taste is faint, so if you want it stronger, add 1T matcha instead of 1/2T. Also, each donut (this serves 6) is only 180 calories! Light yet filling.