Matcha Green Tea Donuts With White Coconut Sprinkles Recipe

green tea donuts


I’m such a nutbar for tea flavoured treats. Green tea, earl grey, milky tea (is milky tea flavour an Asian invention??) … love em all. These baked matcha green tea donuts are made with coconut sugar and sprinkled with shredded white coconut for a sprinkly cute look! The colour of the d-nuts are somewhat intense – I almost wanted to smear it on my t-zone like a face mask and see if it would shrink my pores. But one bite into the drippy glazeyness changed my tune to “get in my belly, you rascals!” Yeah. My custom license plate should totally (brutally) read MUFFNTOP4EVA.


green tea donuts

Matcha Green Tea Donuts With Shredded Coconut

2 dozen regular donuts

For The Donuts

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 to 1¼ teaspoons ground nutmeg, to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2⅔ cups flour
  • 1 cup milk

For The Glaze

  • 1½ cups icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water - whisk
  • 1 teaspoon whole milk
  • ¼ cup shredded white coconut

Make It!

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Oil your donut baking pans.

  1. Boil water in a kettle. When water has boiled, in a liquid measuring cup, whisk 1 tablespoon of matcha green tea powder with 3 tablespoons of boiling water until a creamy paste forms. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, oil and sugars until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the eggs, mixing to combine.
  4. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the milk to the green tea paste in liquid measuring cup; whisk to combine.
  6. Add the flour into the butter, oil and sugar mixture, alternating with the green tea milk until combined. Do not overmix.
  7. Fill your donut pans ¾ full with the donut batter. I used a piping bag for easy donut pan filling!
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Do not overbake!
  9. Remove donuts from pans and let cool on wire racks.
  10. Meanwhile, make the glaze: combine 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder with 3 tablespoons of boiling water, whisking to combine. Add icing sugar and milk, whisking until a creamy green glaze forms. Add more icing sugar if required to thicken or add more milk a ½ teaspoon at a time to thin.
  11. Once donuts are cool, dunk the donuts into the glaze. While glaze is still wet, sprinkle with shredded coconut.



While you’re cramming donuts into your face, I wanted to also say … WELCOME TO MY SWEET NEW BLOG! I am so beyond stoked to share with you the new and mega improved Coco Cake Land! Check out the Archive page for a lyndsanity amount of cake eye candy, tutorials and recipes, too. Hope you guys enjoy cruising around the new site. My web designers and friends Lori and Chris worked so crazy hard in making this beautiful thing, and for that I am forever grateful to them! Free cakes for life, L + C! xo Lyndsay

13 Responses to “Matcha Green Tea Donuts With White Coconut Sprinkles Recipe”

  1. molly yeh

    these are amazing, your new blog is amazing, and yes, can we have a party in which we smear green tea glaze on our t-zones? i would like that very much.

    1. Coco Cake Land

      haha!! thank you so much molly!!! xo

  2. Baby June

    Oh these are just too precious! So cute and delicious sounding! :) I agree your blog design is beautiful.

    1. Coco Cake Land

      thank you so kindly baby june! ^__^

  3. Pax

    Tasty looking donuts and awesome looking new website!

    1. Coco Cake Land

      thanks so much pax!!!

  4. Tan of Squirrelly Minds

    Seriously, these are INSANELY amazing! I just love matcha baked goods!

    1. Coco Cake Land

      thank you tan! xo

  5. jeanie

    mmmmmmMMMMMMmmmm coconut!!! green tea!!!! heaven!!!!!!! <3

    1. Coco Cake Land

      heehee thank you so much jeanie! xo

  6. Risa

    Love the new look (looks great on mobile mode too)! Your creations always make me so happy and these are perfect.

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      hi risa! thank you so much, you’re too kind!! xo

  7. Denisse@Le Petit Chef

    These look incredible! I have a question: Would you alter the recipe at all if frying the donuts traditionally instead of baking?


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