Matcha Breakfast Pillows

Matcha Breakfast Pillows

Serves 8
Prep time 45 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 5 minutes
Allergy Wheat
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Misc Serve Hot
Baked alternative to donuts, loaded with antioxidant-rich Matcha powder.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 packet rapid rise instant yeast
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (grated)
  • 1/3 cup matcha powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • confectioner's sugar (to garnish)


Step 1
Combine the instant yeast, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, Matcha powder, salt, baking powder and 1 cup of the flour in a mixing bowl.
Step 2
Add water, vegetable shortening and ripe banana. Cream until smooth, then add in the sugar and the almond extract.
Step 3
Add the remaining cup of flour a little bit at a time until the dough separates from the sides of the bowl.
Step 4
Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead until slightly elastic.
Step 5
Place the dough in a greased bowl and let rise for 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 6
Roll out the dough and form desired shapes. Place the dough shapes on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 5-8 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
Step 7
Glaze donuts or sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and serve hot. Goes great with maple syrup.