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These Dona Chai Tea Baked Doughnuts Are Everything

Image courtesy of Dona Chai

It’s National Doughnut Day! Not that we need another excuse to eat these Mouth-watering, baked doughnuts from our friends at Dona Chai.

Unlike the usual sugary blend of flat ground spices and weak tea, Dona Chai Tea Concentrate is comforting as all get-out, thanks to freshly ground cardamom, cinnamon bark, black pepper and clove. What really keeps us coming back for more, though, is the balancing brightness of just a little lemon juice and, rare in the bottled chai world, fresh-pressed ginger. And while their concentrate is amazing for a cuppa, we also love using it as an ingredient. Yep, it’s that versatile.

Donut believe us? See for yourself.

Baked Dona Chai Doughnuts

1 cup flour
½ cup Dona Chai Tea Concentrate
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a donut pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine chai tea concentrate, egg and half of the melted butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk until just combined.
  3. Pour the batter into a large Ziploc bag and snip a triangle off one corner to create a makeshift pastry bag. Pipe the batter into the doughnut pan, filling each mold until almost full. Bake the doughnuts for about 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn out onto a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, make topping. Place melted butter in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar. Once doughnuts have cooled enough to handle, quickly dip each into the butter and lightly coat in the cinnamon sugar.
  5. Eat immediately, while still warm.

Recipe courtesy of Dona Chai