Green tea cupcakes

I hope you guys like green tea because I have another matcha recipe for you! Normally I drink match-powder as a tea or in a smoothie or use it as an ingredients in my raw ‘healthy snack’ recipes. But recently, I have been starting to add the ingredient to my baking to see how it tastes and what yummy ideas I can come up with. The benefits of matcha are extremely effective as due to their powerful antioxidant content- so who wouldn’t want to add it in to their diet where possible! I like to try a variety of different matcha brands and for this particular recipe I have used PureChimps matcha powder.

So after a bit of experimenting in the kitchen, I took my lemon and coconut vegan cupcake recipe and adapted it, swapped a few ingredients and came up with these deliciously healthy green tea cupcakes which are 100% plant based. This means they are free from eggs, dairy and any other animal products, suitable for vegans. They are also free from any processed or refined sugars, as are all my healthy recipes.


Ingredients (makes 10 vegan cupcakes)

  • 2 1/2 cups of self-raising wholewheat flour
  • 3/4 cup of dark brown sugar (unrefined)
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 2 lemons (for zest and juicing)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate soda
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 4 teaspoons of PureChimp matcha green tea powder

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Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line 12 cupcake cases.
  • In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, then slowly add in the almond milk, until smooth.
  • Mix in the coconut oil, then the vanilla essence, then apple cider vinegar and bicarbonate soda.
  • Grate the lemon zest and fold into the mixture. Then squeeze in the juice from the 2 lemons. This will achieve a very lemony taste to the cupcakes so if you are not keen on a strong lemon flavour just don’t add as much of the juice.
  • Lastly, mix in the matcha powder.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared cupcake cases and put in the oven for 20 minutes.

For the icing

  • 2 cups of icing sugar (may want more or less depending on the consistency you wish to achieve)
  • 2 tablespoons of almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of matha (to sprinkle on top)

Method

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl until you achieve desired consistency.

matcha cupcakes vegan

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Matcha granola

So I have definitely not been developing new recipes as often as I would like to! I am currently studying my masters in nutrition whilst working part time so haven’t had time to document any new recipes recently… However, matchacircle sent me some of their delicious matcha green tea powder to try and I took the opportunity to mix up something delicious! I have made my own granola before, but thought why not combine it with pretty much my favourite ingredient- pure matcha!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of jumbo oats
  • 1/2 a cup of raw pistachios
  • 1/2 a cup of raw almonds
  • 1/2 a cup of coconut flakes
  • 1/4 of a cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of matcha circle
  • 1/4 a cup of honey
  • 1/4 of a cup of coconut oil (melted)

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper to set aside ready for when the granola is mixed.
  • In a bowl, mix together the oats, pistachios, almonds, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds and matcha green tea powder.
  • Pour the honey and coconut oil into the bowl and mix well until all ingredients are combined.
  • Transfer the granola mix on to the prepared baking tray with baking paper. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes checking it half way through to toss around the baking sheet.

Matcha granola

I consume matcha-green tea on a daily basis not just because its delicious but because of its high antioxidant content. It is also extremely versatile- I drink matcha as a tea, a latte and I have developed loads of raw recipes which you can find on my recipes page.


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