This valentine’s day I created a gluten free cacao donut with a white chocolate matcha glaze! It was the exact treat I was needing and cut half the sugar of other sweets typically eaten for valentine’s! Keep reading for additional health benefits and to view the recipe!
Cacao has 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and is packed with a ton of iron. Full of magnesium for brain and heart health and calcium for bone strength. Cacao is also a natural anti-depressant.
This is the cacao I buy here.
Matcha green tea is full of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It has a slight earthy taste to it but in this recipe the white chocolate mellows out the taste and sweetens it up for a nice rich flavor! When buying matcha for food use, make sure it has “culinary grade” on the packaging!
When using sugar, try to find an unrefined cane sugar. White sugar can sometimes be bleached (yikes) to keep it so white.
Let’s get into the recipe…
What You’ll Need:
– 1 cup buckwheat flour
– 1/4 cup white rice flour
– 1/2 cup cacao powder
– 1 t salt
– 1 t baking powder
– 1/2 t baking soda
– 1 egg (or flax egg to make vegan)
– 1 cup nut milk (I used almond)
– 1/2 cup coconut oil
– 1/2 cup coconut sugar
– 1 t matcha tea powder
– 1/4 cup nut milk (I used almond)
– 1 t almond extract
– 1 cup white chocolate wafers (these had dairy in them, but you can find dairy free at most stores!)
1) Heat oven to 375 F
2) Spray donut pan with non stick spray
3) Mix together all dry ingredients (flours, sugars, powder, soda, cacao, salt)
4) Mix together egg and milk in a separate bowl
4) Add mixed dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir together. Add in coconut oil and mix thoroughly.
5) Add combined mixture to donut pan.
6) Bake for 10-12 minutes
7) While baking, heat white chocolate wafers in a glass bowl over top of a small pot of boiling water.
8) Add almond extract and matcha and stir.
9) Once melted, remove from heat and place aside.
10) Donuts should be finished, remove from pan and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Dip donut into glaze and allow to cool down thoroughly.
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