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!
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.
Then in another bowl; combine all the wet ingredients.
Slowly add the two together and mix well.
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.
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.
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
Hello! My name is Kee. I’m an illustrator, graphic designer, music lover, gym freak, mountain hiker, vegan cook and wine drinker based in London.
For me, food is not just the indulgence of taste-buds; it is a way to connect people together, a way of feeling, of touching, of loving and of sharing. It creates a moment, a memory and a togetherness with someone you care for or an experience just for yourself. I want to create delicious plant-based dishes that everyone can experience and enjoy together, whether vegan, vegetarian or meat eater. Seeing people’s joy when eating just gives me gives me butterflies and so here I am. Welcome to K33 Kitchen! <3 <3