I first discovered Matcha Lattes when I was working in Brindleyplace. I popped into EAT for my usual chai latte and couldn’t resist trying the matcha one. I wasn’t disappointed, it tasted like Milkybars and had enough green tea for me to feel like it was healthy. Unfortunately though, I’ve never been able to get them right at home.
So, when I was sent a sample of Kineta Matcha Green Tea, I was desperate to try and find something just as delicious that I could make at home.
Nigella Lawson has a great recipe for Chai muffins in her new book Simply Nigella, which got me thinking, what about Matcha muffins? An easy, portable breakfast item packed full of the goodness of green tea, so I set to work in the kitchen.
400g Plain Flour (Nigella suggests 300g white & 100g wholemeal)
2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
150g Light Brown Sugar
225 ml Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon Kineta Matcha Green Tea
150ml sunflower oil
Chopped nuts of your choice (Nigella uses almonds, but for my muffins I use cashews)
Squirt runny honey to taste
First warm the almond milk on a low heat on the hob.
While the milk warms, add the flour, baking powder and sugar to a mixing bowl.
Measure out the sunflower oil in a jug, crack in the 2 eggs and beat well to combine.
Once the almond milk is hot, but not boiling, whisk in the Kineta Matcha until smooth and you can’t see any visible green lumps.
Allow the almond milk to cool, then add to the oil and egg mixture and fold into the dry ingredients.
Spoon the mixture out into prepared muffin tins. I use my trusty silicone muffin mould I got when I was a student, it always makes perfect muffins for me, but use whatever you have. Just make sure to line your tin with muffin cases if it’s not non-stick.
Sprinkle with the chopped nuts and bake in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool, then enjoy for breakfast for the rest of the week!
These muffins are a great use of Kineta Matcha, the almond milk and cashews really bring out the nutty flavour of the tea. I also love to add a teaspoon to smoothies for a green boost. One of my favourite smoothies is spinach, mango, banana, almond milk and Matcha, whizzed in the Nutribullet with ice.
It is, of course, also great to drink as it is.
I’ve used nearly my entire tin of Matcha now, and I will definitely be ordering more. Share your favourite Matcha recipes with me and check out Kineta Matcha if you’ve never tried it before.
My tin of Kineta Matcha tea was sent to me complimentary to try out, thanks to the team at Kineta. My opinions are, as always, my own.