Matcha (green tea) muffins

Have you ever tried Matcha? Matcha is a powdered Japanese green tea that can be used in hot drinks, smoothies and baking. It is rich in antioxidants, excellent for fighting viruses, heart disease and cancer. It is also great for regulating blood sugar, reducing blood pressure and anti-aging, Th secret to Japanese people living long, happy, healthy lives.

As I grew up in Asia, it is almost inevitable that I love matcha! Matcha cupcakes, matcha ice cream, Matcha lattes… Matcha on everything!!!! I want you to love matcha too! So I am sharing my delightful matcha (green tea) muffins recipe with you. They are infused with the green tea flavour and topped with dark chocolate and crunchy almond flakes… a perfect breakfast treat and snack for anyone obsessed with matcha!

Matcha green tea muffins

Begin by sifting all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix. Beware that matcha powder’s taste varies depending on brand, so it can be super strong and bitter. I suggest adding 1 tsp at a time to the mix and taste first, before deciding if you need the second tsp.

Matcha green tea muffins

Then in another bowl; combine all the wet ingredients.

Slowly add the two together and mix well.

Matcha green tea muffins

Pour out the mixture equally into a 12-hole muffin tin lined with paper cases and bake for 15 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 180°C.

Matcha green tea muffins

When they’re done, remove the muffins from the tray and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes, they need to be cool or the melted chocolate will just all run off!

Melt the chocolate, you can use a bain marie (heatproof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water) or your microwave (blast for 30 second increments in a microwaveable bowl, stirring in between until completely melted), then pour a small amount over each muffin and top with almond flakes while the chocolate is still sticky.

Matcha green tea muffins

Allow to cool so the chocolate sets and enjoy!

Your friends and loved ones will be seriously impressed by how professional these muffins look (and how great they taste!).

This recipe was created for Veahero, a cool new (free!) meal planning platform for vegans and vegetarians.

If you have followed and made this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and take a picture, tagging it with #k33_kitchen and share it on Instagram! I’d be very excited to see what you come up with. Cheers, hope you enjoy my recipes! <3 <3

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Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 12 muffins

Prep.: 15 mins | Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients:

Muffin

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp matcha powder*
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 80ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 20g vegan dark chocolate
  • 20g almond flake

Toppings

  • 30g vegan dark chocolate
  • 20g almond flake
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Instructions:
  1. Preheat an oven to 180°C.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and matcha powder into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In another bowl; combine the oil, coconut milk, vanilla extract, white vinegar and lemon juice.
  4. Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix well.
  5. Grease a 12-hole muffin tray with vegetable oil and place a paper muffin case in each hole
  6. Add the mixture equally to each muffin case and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the muffins from the tray and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Top with melted dark chocolate and almond flakes before serving.

Notes:
* Matcha powder tastes vary depends on brand. Add 1 tsp mix and taste first, before you add the second tsp.

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