If there’s one thing we know everyone loves, it’s when chocolate and matcha green tea come together. These chocolate matcha muffins are no exception to the rule. They’re filling, rich, and perfect for bake sales. Their vegetal aroma and sweet taste will even work it’s way into the hearts of the pickiest eaters.
Chocolate makers have been blending green tea with their chocolate for years now, so it’s no surprise that chocolate matcha muffins are absolutely delicious. Make sure to save this recipe because you’re going to want to make it again.
Whether you’re looking to make quick snacks for the week or wanting to impress your friends with a sweet treat, these chocolate marbled matcha muffins are perfect for breakfast time or anytime.
Chocolate Marbled Matcha MuffinsPrep time: 25 mins Cook time: 22 mins Total time: 46 mins
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate
- 4 tablespoons whole milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tablespoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 Muffin Tin and paperliners
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare muffin tin with paper liners.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate at 30-second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.
- Stir in cocoa powder and set aside.
- In a separate microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and set aside to cool slightly.
- Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, melted butter, and lightly beaten eggs.
- Stir just enough to combine everything to make batter.
- Do not over-mix.
- Divide dough into two equal halves and place in separate bowls.
- Dissolve Epic Matcha green tea powder with two tablespoons of the milk, and mix into one of the batters. This will make the batter green.
- Combine the chocolate mixture and remaining 2 tablespoons of milk into the other dough. This will make the batter brown.
- Add a spoonful of brown batter and a spoonful of green dough into each cupcake liner, and with a toothpick or butter knife, swirl the batters together slightly to create a marbled effect.
- Bake 18–22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
These chocolate matcha muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast or to bring a sweet and healthy treat to the office.
In the morning, it’s more important to get a lot of energy from your food than it is to eat a large breakfast. That’s why so many people have swapped their morning coffee with different matcha recipes. If that doesn’t make much sense to you, let’s break it down.
Though most teas and coffees have caffeine, the caffeine compounds found in ceremonial matcha green tea are completely different than those found in coffee. To learn more about why you should switch your morning coffee for a drink with matcha benefits, click here.
The difference is that ceremonial matcha green tea binds tannins to its caffeine compounds, resulting in a more stable release than coffee. The best part is that ceremonial-grade matcha green tea is packed full of antioxidants that support act as an immune system booster that helps balance your brain. When you’re ready for more matcha green tea recipes, visit the Epic Matcha blog and explore our recipes.
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