These muffins are so decadent, it’s easy to confuse them for cupcakes. Their stunning green color and rich aroma make the entire house smell good. Though they’re not the healthiest option in the house, they’re a lot better than fast-food breakfasts and drive-thru pastries. I like to have them around for a quick breakfast or midday snack. It’s a little break from the daily routine, and despite their dessert-like taste, these matcha chocolate muffins never weigh me down or make me feel groggy.
The natural caffeine and antioxidants in matcha green tea powder help your body to balance and your mind to stay sharp. You don’t want to eat five in one day, but there’s no shame in enjoying one or two a day during the workweek or on the weekend.
Ready to sweeten the deal? It takes about 10 minutes to prep this recipe. All you have to do is stick the muffin pan in the oven and relax for 30 minutes.
Make these matcha chocolate muffins over the weekend to enjoy all week, or bring them to a potluck. They’re easily mistakable for our matcha cupcakes and I’ll argue they’re even better.
Epic Matcha Chocolate MuffinsPublished: 2016-03-10
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 3/4 cup of cake flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 1 cup of chunked baking white chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 340 degrees.
- Warm milk and butter to room temperature.
- Sift and combine all dry ingredients together.
- In a separate bowl, beat butter until it’s fluffy and full. Add in sugar and mix more.
- Gradually add in the beaten egg and add warmed milk until evenly combined.
- Fold remaining dry ingredients into the mixture.
- Pour batter evenly into muffin pan and begin inserting chunked chocolate into each slot.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Let the muffins cool for about 5–10 minutes before removing them from the muffin pan. Allow them to cool completely on a cooling rack before serving.
This recipe is a great way to put a little color into your morning routine, both figuratively and literally. The matcha green tea is ripe with antioxidants and vitamins that give your body a boost of energy without the crash of coffee. Which means this is a dessert you don’t have to feel bad about. After all, one serving of Epic Matcha green tea powder is equal to 12 cups of green tea.
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