Tigernut Matcha Donuts Recipe
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
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!