As I am sure a lot of our readers know, matcha (mah . cha) is a finely milled Japanese green tea. The buds are handpicked from tea leaves, dried, and then stone ground to a fine, talc-like powder. Matcha tea embodies a delicious blend of savory, sweet, and grassy flavor. This bright green powder makes an excellent addition to a wide range of recipes. Matcha is also a great immunity booster and mood enhancer, so if you find yourself feeling down, then our Matcha Green Tea Muffin recipe is a MUST try.
This is an easy to make, Paleo inspired recipe, which means: grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. We also try and use all organic and non-GMO ingredients. You will be combining a few tablespoons of matcha powder along with coconut flour, unsweetened apple sauce and fresh dates to create a nutrient-dense-filled muffin batter. Coconut flour is a good source of fiber and saturated fat, but sometimes causes baked goods to come out with a drier consistency. That’s why I’ve added apple sauce to the list of ingredients. Unsweetened apple sauce will always help to give the right amount of moisture to any cake or muffin! And lastly, because most of us have a sweet tooth (or a full blown sugar addiction), your final step will be to drizzle a thin layer of raw honey over each muffin. Between the combination of the dates and honey glaze, these muffins have an even more naturally sweet taste!