A deliciously moist baked chocolate doughnuts with matcha glaze are so delicious! This yummy treat is free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar!
I’m a big fan of doughnuts, just like every other cake, cookie, or pastry out there 😁, so I broke down and bought a doughnut pan last year with a gift card I got for my birthday.
Well the pan, still in its packaging, went into the closet and was almost forgotten about until a few months ago when National Doughnut Day came around and of course I needed
a cute picture to post on social media to celebrate this awesome day! I went scrounging around the closet for my long lost pan and finally put that baby to use!
I made chocolate doughnuts (because chocolate!) and sprinkled them with some powdered sugar. They were so yummy, but as I had only intended to make them dessert (and for my Instagram picture!) I didn’t bother to write the recipe down. 😞
I’ve been meaning make these again for a while now and finally had the opportunity to do so this week! I decided to pair them with a matcha glaze, since I’ve been dying to use this matcha powder I recently got.
My doughnut pan only has 6 molds and the first time I made them I kicked myself for not getting a bigger pan. I’m seriously eying this BPA free silicone one from Amazon though. If you’re looking to buy one check it out!
I was determined to make a glaze that didn’t call for 2 cups of powdered sugar! This one is made with one of my favorite ingredients—raw cashews! It’s the perfect thing to use when you want a creamy consistency and it’s also very versatile. I’ve used them to make frosting, a creamy taco sauce, ice cream, and even a vegan cheesecake!
If you’re not much of a matcha fan, you can eat these plain or make a thinner version of the vanilla frosting from my carrot cake muffins! Don’t forget to tag me and #wifemamafoodie on Instagram if you make these. I love seeing your creations!
- 1¼ cup Coconut Sugar
- 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour (I use Bobs Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour)
- ¼ cup Coconut Flour
- ¼ cup dark cocoa powder (I use Hershey's Special Dark)
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- ⅔ cup almond milk or other milk of choice (can also use coffee for stronger chocolate flavor)
- ¼ cup melted Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup Raw Cashews, presoaked in boiling water for 30-60 minutes and drained
- ¼ cup Honey or maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- 1-3 teaspoons Matcha powder, to taste
- 3-6 tablespoons almond milk or other milk of choice (more or less to get desired consistency)
- Optional toppings—cacao nibs, crumbled freeze-dried raspberries, black sesame seeds, hemp seeds, cocoa powder, matcha powder, mini chocolate chips or shavings)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Lightly grease doughnut pan with coconut oil or cooking spray and set aside.
- Combine sugar, flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix in egg, milk, coconut oil, and vanilla until mixture is smooth.
- Fill doughnut pan ⅔ full and tap pan on the counter to even out the batter. Alternatively you can place mixture into a large plastic baggie or piping back and cut off ¼-inch tip. Pipe batter into the doughnut pan. (This way is much cleaner!)
- Place pan on the middle rack in the preheated oven and bake until firm to the touch, about 10-14 minutes, depending on your pan and oven.
- Let pan cool slightly and then invert the doughnuts out onto a baking rack or piece of parchment paper. If your pan tends to stick, run a knife along the edge of each doughnut in the pan before inverting.
- Place soaked and drained cashews, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, 1 teaspoon of the matcha powder (to start), and 3 tablespoons milk (to start) into a high powered blender. Blend, scraping down the sides as needed, adding milk a tablespoon at a time until glaze is creamy and a "drizzle-able" consistency. Add more matcha powder to taste.
- Pour glaze into a shallow dish and carefully dip the top of the doughnuts into the glaze. Top with optional toppings or leave plain.
- Alternatively, you can drizzle the glaze over the doughnuts.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool area or in the fridge. Makes 12-16, depending on the size of your pan