Have you been debating hopping on the matcha trend? But maybe don’t know what to do with it? Or maybe you’ve tried making a matcha latte, and want a new way to use this trendy ingredient? Well you have come to right place.
Introducing a light and fluffy matcha raspberry muffin. The perfect combination of fruity flavour combined with a hint of green tea. If you are hesitant, I mean fair, it does sound kind of odd. But trust me, this unique muffin flavour will be your new favourite way to use this powerful powder. MATCHA!
What is Matcha Anyway?
Matcha is powdered green tea. Different from your traditional green tea in a bag. The powdered tea is the literal tea leaves that have been finely powdered to be dissolved in solution. Compared to a tea bag where the contents are being infused into your solution.
With the powdered green tea you are really getting a bang for your buck, as you ultimately obtain all of the nutrients from the tea leaf.
Matcha is a great source of caffeine to switch it up from your typical coffee drink. (I am NOT dissing coffee, but it is nice to include some variety lol.) In one serving of matcha you will receive about the same amount of caffeine as one cup of coffee. However unlike the jittery feeling you may get from brewed coffee, matcha gives a much slower release of caffeine in the blood stream. The caffeine “buzz” from matcha will steadily last for around six hours. Vs coffee which takes about 30 minutes to hit peak energy and then a larger cash 3-4 hours later.
So… If you are a matcha lover like myself, there is no question you will love these muffins. If you are struggling with the whole idea, this is definitely a good start. These muffins have a nice subtle taste of matcha that won’t overload your taste buds. Paired with one of the best berries of course, raspberries!
Last but not least, we all love a one bowl recipe. All you need is your ingredients, an oven, a bowl, and some utensils also help too… Lol
You’re all set to make a perfect snack, or breakfast or dessert, or whatever you want! Healthy meal prepped snacks for the win.
Matcha Raspberry Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins Prep time: 10 minutes Bake time: 15 minutes
- 2 Cups oatflour
- 2 Ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs*
- 1 Cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp maple syrup/ honey**
- 2 tbsp matcha powder***
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups frozen raspberries
*If you want to avoid using eggs you could equally sub for 2 flax eggs for a vegan friendly option!
**If you like things a little bit on the sweeter side, you can add 3-4 tbsp of maple syrup. I add 2 as I find it is the perfect balance with the matcha flavour.
***I know that matcha may be the whole idea of these muffins, however if you don’t have matcha (yet), or just want to keep this as a basic muffin recipe you can totally omit the matcha for a typical raspberry muffin.
- Preheat your oven to 400℉
- If not done so already, prepare oatflour by adding 2 cups of old fashion rolled oats to a high speed blender, blend until fine flour consistency is reached.
- Add 2 mashed bananas, eggs, yogurt, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to a large bowl and mix to combine.
- Add oatflour, matcha, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients, mixing to combine.
- Add your frozen raspberries to the bowl (I find the more the better, so add as much as you would like. I usually go for around 2 cups.)
- Line your muffin tin with 12 liners. Evenely ditribute the batter among 12 servings.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15-16 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before trying.
- Enjoy this muffin on its own, with some nut butter, jam, yogurt, or maybe even a matcha latte! Too much?
Per one muffin
Calories: 122 Total fat: 2g Sodium: 30 mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 8g Protein: 5g