Doughnuts. They’re the world’s most perfect dessert disguised as a breakfast dish. If you want to try your hand at baking doughnuts, consider these recipes that add a jolt of tea to the recipe:
1) Vanilla Chai Doughnuts
This recipe from King Arthur Flour packs chai into the doughnut batter and into a sweet chai glaze. The doughnuts get their flavor from chai spice, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove, and coriander. Wet ingredients brewed chai tea, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and an egg combine with dry ingredients flour, sugar, baking powder, and the spices for an auspicious batter. Pour into a doughnut pan and bake for 10-12 minutes. Top with an icing made from sugar and brewed chai tea for the ultimate finish.
2) Oolong Donuts with a Milk Tea Glaze
This recipe from Adventures in Cooking uses oolong tea to flavor the doughnuts and a milk tea boba-inspired glaze. Start by brewing oolong tea in milk, and then pureeing it. This will go into the doughnut batter. The doughnut gets a sweet finish with a glaze made from black tea, milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla. The blogger behind this recipe, Eva, said this of the glaze:
“…The result was one of my new favorite glazes, deeply flavorful with the warm spiced flavor that only a tasty black tea can provide. And when combined with the oolong donuts, it made for an absolutely incredible dessert.”
3) Matcha Doughnuts
This recipe from Bon Appetit gives you three matcha doughnut options: sugar, powdered, or glazed. To make sweet, sugar doughnuts, toss still-warm, fried doughnuts in a mix of granulated sugar and matcha. To make powdered doughnuts, toss the doughnuts in a mix of powdered sugar and matcha. And for a glazed treat, dip doughnuts in a mix of powdered sugar, matcha, egg white, salt, and water.
4) Sugar-Free Paleo Maple Tea Donuts
If you’re craving a doughnut but have many dietary restrictions, this recipe from Sugar Free Mom is the safe, guilt-free recipe you’ve been searching for. It’s sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and uses Lipton Cold Brew tea bags in the batter. The doughnut batter uses coconut flour, sesame flour, sunflower oil, cinnamon, and maple extract, among other ingredients. An optional glaze combines coconut milk and cinnamon with a liquid sugar-free sweetener.
5) Baked Green Tea Doughnuts with Chocolate Ganache
This recipe from Wild Wild Whisk combines bitter matcha with sweet chocolate for a delectable dessert. The doughnut batter requires matcha powder, buttermilk, and whole wheat flour, among other ingredients. The ganacha has only three ingredients: heavy whipping cream, semisweet chocolate chips, and unsalted butter. The result is a beautiful green doughnut topped with sweet brown icing that will look even better inside your stomach.
6) Blueberry-Glazed Earl Grey Doughnuts
These gorgeous doughnuts hail from Oh, Lady Cakes. The doughnut batter includes earl grey tea, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, coconut oil, unbleached flour, and vanilla extract, among other ingredients. The blueberry glaze results from the marriage of powdered cane sugar and blueberry juice. Top with coconut flakes, sprinkles or a vanilla glaze for extra texture and flavor.