Matcha Muffins Recipe: Delicious and Healthy Matcha for Baking

Nov 27, 2023Dianne Albright

Are you a fan of matcha? Do you love baking? If so, you're in for a treat! In this blog post, we'll be sharing a delicious and healthy matcha muffins recipe that will satisfy your cravings and provide you with a boost of energy.

Why Choose Matcha for Baking?

Matcha is a type of powdered green tea that is not only delicious but also packed with health benefits. When used in baking, matcha adds a unique flavor and vibrant green color to your creations. It's also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it a healthier alternative to artificial food coloring and flavorings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and matcha powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and egg.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy your delicious matcha muffins!

Benefits of Matcha Muffins:

Not only are matcha muffins incredibly tasty, but they also offer several health benefits. Here are a few reasons why you should incorporate matcha muffins into your baking routine:

  • Rich in Antioxidants: Matcha is packed with antioxidants that help protect your body against free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Boosts Energy: Matcha contains a small amount of caffeine, which can provide a gentle energy boost without the jitters or crash associated with coffee.
  • Enhances Focus and Calmness: Matcha contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which promotes relaxation and mental clarity.
  • Supports Weight Loss: Matcha can help boost your metabolism and burn fat, making it a great addition to a healthy weight loss plan.
  • Detoxifies the Body: Matcha is known for its detoxifying properties, helping to eliminate toxins and promote overall well-being.

So why not give this matcha muffins recipe a try? Not only will you satisfy your sweet tooth, but you'll also reap the numerous health benefits of matcha. Happy baking!



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