Tigernut Matcha Donuts Recipe

After a year of following each other on Instagram, it was a pleasure to finally meet the founders of The Tigernut Company! Ani, who is in charge of the social media and press side, made some delicious vanilla shortbread using Tiger Nuts Flour and I couldn't wait to make a match at home.

If you haven’t heard of tigernuts, they aren’t actually nuts but a tuber plant, so are completely nut-free. High in fibre, tigernuts are a source of magnesium, potassium and vegetable protein. As they are naturally sweet, they are great alternative to milk and flour. 

As well as the vanilla shortbread on my list, I decided to experiment and make some  matcha glazed donuts. Free from dairy, soy, sugar and gluten, these naturally sweet donuts are a healthy baked snack. Here's the recipe:

Ingredients (makes 6 donuts)
1 cup of tiger nut flour 
1/4 cup of almond milk
3 1/2 tbsp rapeseed oil 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp salt

Matcha glaze
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees / Gas mark 4 and grease a donut tin.
  • Combine milk, vinegar, oil and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, stir the flour, baking powder and salt together. 
  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and stir until evenly mixed but do not over mix.
  • Pour evenly into the donut tin and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Make the glaze by mixing the maple syrup and matcha powder together. If it still looks powdery, add a bit more maple syrup.
  • Once cool, dip one donut at a time and enjoy!


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