Fig and White Chocolate Matcha Donuts

A soft kiss of a donut which flirts with the flavors of figs and matcha green tea. Black Mission figs add a gentle jam texture while the white chocolate chips adds a velvety touch of sweet. 

Makes 18 donuts and 24 donut holes

Adapted from the Barefoot Contessa’s Food Network recipe.


For the donuts:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons green tea matcha
  • 3 tablespoons white chocolate cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon fleur de sel (or table salt)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 small Black Mission figs, peeled, stems trimmed
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips

For the white chocolate ganache:

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 packages (11 ounces) white chocolate chips

For the donuts:

  1. Prepare donut pans by spraying them with Baker’s Joy or similar product.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Melt the butter (about 30 seconds in the microwave.) Allow to cool.
  4. Sift together the flour, sugar, green tea matcha, white chocolate powder and salt into a large bowl.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, butter, vanilla and figs together.
  6. Create a well in the middle of the flour / matcha / white chocolate bowl. Pour in the contents of the fig bowl. Stir in the white chocolate chips.
  7. Fill the ¾ full for donut pans or ½ full for the cake pop pans with the batter.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

For the white chocolate ganache:

  1. Heat the heavy cream until tiny boiling bubbles appear.
  2. Pour the hot cream over the white chocolate. Stir vigorously until the ganache is smooth and ready for dunking donuts!

Ninja Note: When coating the donuts with white chocolate, forks and fingers are handy utensils.