Coconut Matcha Donuts
Today is a special kind of Monday! We are throwing a surprise virtual baby shower for my good friend Cate from Chez CateyLou with a donut party and I am bringing these coconut matcha donuts to the party!
Surprise Cate!!! We are so HAPPY for you and TheBetterHalf and can’t wait for you to welcome your baby girl.
For those of you who don’t know Cate, she’s a chocolate & peanut butter, donut and cookie obsessed kinda girl. So a few of her blogging buddies (a whopping 21!) and I are showering her today with a DONUT party to welcome her sweet little girl! Be sure to stop by her blog, Chez CateyLou and congratulate her on her baby!
I don’t remember exactly how I came across Cate’s blog but I’ve been following her pretty much as soon as I started blogging. I fell in love with her dessert-loving and baking obsessed adventures and once I met her, I knew she was my kinda girl. Actually Allie and I met her two years ago for the first time in NYC when we all attended the Better Homes and Garden Stylemaker event and we had a great time! She’s been an amazing friend and has always been supportive of everything I do, especially with Elliott’s arrival. I am so happy for her and TheBetterHalf and know that they will be the best parents to their little girl!
It was Cate who convinced me I needed to get a donut pan and start baking donuts. Well, you all know I got obsessed afterwards and went donut crazy. Today, I made these coconut matcha donuts in her honor as I knew when I was pregannt all I wanted was fried donuts. The baked stuff is good but sometimes you just need a good ole fried donut in the morning and there’s nothing that can take its place.
These are soft coconut donuts (with coconut milk and coconut oil) that are topped with a sweet green tea (matcha) glaze with hints of white chocolate. Matcha is an amazing tea flavor to bake with and I first paired it with white chocolate in a cake a few years ago and just loved how the green tea and white chocolate flavors were complementary. Of course coconut makes its way in everything I make but in my defense, I was trying to make these donuts dairy-free and had to use coconut milk. Just a mere coincidence, I promise. If you oppose to coconut, you can substitute the coconut milk with buttermilk and the coconut oil with melted butter. They will still be amazing.
Cate, I can’t wait for you to meet your little girl. It’s the most amazing thing in the world and I know you are going to be a great mommy!! For sure she will be stylish with a sweet tooth and a love for traveling the world. Congratulations again dear!
Coconut Matcha Donuts with White Chocolate Glaze
For coconut donuts
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1¾ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups cake flour, plus more for surface
- 1 large egg, whisked
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- Vegetable oil, for frying (about 4-5 cups)
- 1 egg white
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 2 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1 tablespoon water, or more
- Matcha Sugar (1 teaspoon matcha powder whisked with 3 tablespoons granulated sugar)
Adapted from Bon Appetit
Check out the amazing DONUT recipes brought to the party by Cate’s lovely friends:
Baked Dark Chocolate Strawberry Donuts – Club Narwhal
Baked Lemon Donuts – What Jessica Baked Next
Biscoff Donuts – Baking a Moment
Chai Donuts – Fresh April FloursChocolate Cake S’mores Donuts – Jessica in the Kitchen
Chocolate Pretzel Donuts – The Emotional Baker
Coconut Matcha Donuts with White Chocolate Glaze – Blahnik Baker
Coffee and Donuts Breakfast Bake – The Cookie Rookie
Doughnut Tiramisu – bethcakes
GF Lemon Donuts with Raspberry Glaze – Thoroughly Nourished Life
Maple Glazed Donut Holes – Hall Nesting
Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cake Donuts – American Heritage Cooking
Paleo Chocolate Frosted Donuts – A Clean Bake
Raspberry Jam Filled Cupcakes – gotta get baked
Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Donut Breakfast Sandwich – Shared Appetite
Strawberry Margarita Oreo Donuts – Life Made Sweeter
Baked Mini Samoa Donuts – Culinary Couture
Donut Holes with Sweet Strawberry Dipping Sauce – Twin Stripee
These donuts are so pretty, Zainab! I love the coconut and matcha combo. I think I could devour these all…what a fun treat!
Thanks Gayle! Me too 🙂
Such a great flavor for a donut Zainab! They look gorgeous too! All the best to Cate!
I am seriously tearing up over here – you are the absolute sweetest!! Thank you so much for organizing such an amazing shower. I am so lucky to have met such a great friend. And, you know me all too well – the next post I have ready to put up is a donut!!!! These coconut donuts look so amazing, and that matcha glaze is gorgeous! What a great way to start this week!! xoxoxo
YAY!! I am so glad we got to throw you a shower and of course with the best sweets out there. So happy for you my friend xoxo
Coconut matcha donuts??!!!! oh my gawd, Z!!!! this is like the best flavor combo EVER!!!!!!
Wow, these donuts look unreal! I love that you combined matcha and coconut…sounds delicious!!
These donuts look incredible! Sounds like a lovely flavor combination!
there is a donut shop in new york that sells this flavor and i always get a dozen..im drooling right now.
Oh I didn’t know that. I will get a dozen of these anywhere 🙂
Those donuts look pretty delicious! And congratulations to Cate!
I have never worked with matcha but I’ve been looking for an excuse to. Looks like I found one! I love how unique they look!
Congrats to Cate, and I love this donut themed shower! These look seriously delish!
I want to eat the entire batch!
These donuts look incredible, Z! Love the coconut and matcha combo – and that white chocolate glaze is seriously calling my name!!
Thank you so much for organising this shower Zainab! I love the look of these donuts too! What a delicious combination and the colours are seriously sophisticated. I can’t wait to try them!
Thanks Amy for making the shower successful!
Coconut with that earthy matcha sounds so phenomenal in these donuts! Love the color, too 🙂 St. Patty’s is coming up!
Oh right! These will be perfect for St PAtty’s Day!
Um, you know I am matcha OBSESSED lately, right?! I could eat that whole stack!
Oh I know!!! You deserve a stack 🙂
These are some of the prettiest doughnuts I’ve ever seen (though I still want to devour, like, a dozen :)).
Hhahah they are meant to be devoured 🙂
Zainab, thank you for putting together today’s awesome party for Cate! You and Allie are the sweetest ladies ever. And girrrrrl, these coconut matcha donuts are seriously making me drool. Talk about an amazing flavour combination. And these photos are gorgeous. I can’t get over that thick, delicious, vibrant green glaze!
Thanks Nancy!! Thanks for being a part of her wonderful day!!
Oh yum! Coconut and matcha sounds so fabulous and these donuts are so beautiful!
These are so beautiful! And I love that you used coconut oil and milk! I just want to snatch a few from my screen! And than you for hosting Catey’s shower. It was so sweet of you and I’m happy to be included!
Thank you Lindsey!!
What an amazing flavor combo!! I love everything about these donuts!
Girl, these doughnuts are gorgeous! I love this idea for a baby shower!
Ermagherd… these donuts sound AMAZING! Now that I think of it, I think Cate was the reason I got a donut pan as well! Hahaha, what a donut-inspiration she is! And thanks SO much for organizing this shower with ALL your loads of free time (sarcasm)… seriously, how do you do it all?!
She is such an inspiration!! hahah to the loads of free time…I don’t sleep that’s how I survive. But I am sure you know as a newborn daddy 😉
I really need to start baking with matcha and see what all the rave is!! Thank you for hosting this amazing shower!
You will LOVE the rave 🙂 Thanks for being a part of the shower!
These are perfect! I just made my first matcha baked treat and I’m obsessed! I may just try donuts next 🙂
YES! Matcha is the best!!
Oh my gosh, Zainab, I LOVEEEEE that matcha glaze that you have on the donuts. I bet the flavors tasted amazing! Wish I had one to snack on!
The flavor was amazing Lisa!!
The green glaze totally pushes these over the edge! I have a whole bag of matcha powder looking for a home so I will definitely have to find an excuse to make these 🙂
Hhahah this will be a great home for that matcha!
These donuts are absolutely beautiful Zainab!! I love the topping SO much. Thanks again for such a wonderful baby shower!
These sound amazing and they look so pretty! Love the color from the matcha!