There’s a first time for everything right? As far as green tea goes, there have been second, third, fourth times, but I can’t get myself to drink up and glow.
Then I added it to muffin batter. And oh, how I glowed.
The flavour is subtle, adjustable and extremely palatable. I think you should make these, feel very good about yourself, flush out those toxins and of course, glow.
I used Matcha green tea, a Japanese variant. The muffins come together quickly, are soft, moist and ironically, great with a cup of coffee. The one thing that didn’t work for me was using the green tea in a buttercream frosting. I found the flavour overpowering with a bitter aftertaste, simply because I’m not used to green tea itself. If you’re a fan, I’m sure you’ll love it in a frosting as well!
What you’ll need:
1 and 1/4 cup flour
1 and 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp matcha green tea powder (increase as per your love for green tea)
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
What to do:
1. Preheat the oven to 200 C and line or grease 7 muffin moulds. (Depending on the size of your moulds, you might get 9 muffins)
2. Sift the flour, baking powder, green tea and salt in a large bowl. Add the sugar and set aside.
3. Combine the yoghurt, milk, oil and vanilla in a separate bowl. Fold into the dry ingredients. Avoid over-mixing.
4. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.