Want to become a matcha master? Then create the most perfect muffins to do it with! It will take some time, as well as a great deal of love and attention.
If you enjoy drinking matcha but want to shake things up a bit, this recipe for matcha muffins is great for you!
Baking With Matcha
As matcha lovers, we're always on the lookout for new and fascinating ways to enjoy it.
Matcha green tea has a well established reputation for its health benefits. It not only aids in weight loss, lowering blood pressure and preventing heart disease but also comes packed with amino acids and antioxidants to make it the healthiest form of green tea known to mankind.
We're not going to lie, these muffins take a little bit of time to make, but they're well worth the effort. Trust us, these are the best muffins you will ever have!
Anytime is the perfect time for you to experiment with new things and baking is a hobby everyone dabbles in at some point.
The Matcha Experience
The matcha experience is unique and something that takes some time getting used to. It's not like your typical cup of coffee - it is earthy, grassy, and occasionally even a little sweet. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, and depending on how it's prepared, can be quite creamy as well.
One of the best aspects about matcha is that it's so versatile. You can enjoy it in so many different ways, and there are endless recipes out there for incorporating it into your favourite dishes. Whether you're a matcha rookie or a seasoned pro, I hope this easy modified muffin recipe will be one of your go-to’s!
We bring you a recipe that's different and new. It's guaranteed to blow minds and steal hearts while curbing your sugar cravings.
So grab your apron and chef's hat and get your whisk, let's prepare these delectable muffins.
To make these muffins, you'll need the following ingredients:
- 150 gm all-purpose flour
- 4 gm (1 tsp) baking powder
- 120 gm butter or 100 ml oil
- 75 gm caster sugar
- 75 gm brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp icing sugar
- 5-6 gm Tencha's Culinary Matcha(sifted to fine powder)
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
When it comes to making muffins, there are plethora of ways to make it healthy. One way is to reduce the amount of sugar. You can also substitute some of the flour for whole wheat flour or almond flour. Add additional healthy ingredients like flaxseed meal, poppy seeds, chia seeds, or shredded coconut to make it even healthier.
Once you've gathered all the supplies, it's time to start making the muffins.
- Preheat your oven to 180° C and line a muffin tray with cupcake liners.
- Sift and combine the dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, matcha and salt in a mixing bowl.
- In a large bowl, cream the sugar and egg by beating it with a whisk until it becomes lighter in colour and thicker in consistency.
- Fold in the dry ingredients to the wet mixture in 3 parts until you achieve a smooth consistency.
- Pour the muffin batter into the muffin pan lined with muffin cups.
- Bake at 180° C for 20-25 minutes. (If a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean, the muffins are ready)
- Once out of the oven, sprinkle powdered sugar on the muffins and serve the matcha goodness warm!
The result is a delightful muffin with a subtle green tea flavor that's ideal for any matcha lover.