Matcha-Coconut-Cacao Nib Muffins

These muffins pack many of my favorite foods in one, and they are SO incredible. I can’t recommend them enough. My muffins are healthy and light enough to eat as breakfast or a pre work out snack. Sweets don’t have to be high fat and sugar to taste good. You’ll see that the foods I make are delicious and free of refined sugars and flours, and aren’t overly sweet. Matcha is a green tea powder that is loaded with some of the most powerful antioxidants out there called catechins. Theses special antioxidants are great at preventing cancer and disease.

Matcha comes from a sophisticated process of steaming green tea leaves then grinding them into a powder. Chinese and Japanese Buddhists started preparing this tea for meditative ceremonies, and now it’s recently become popular among modern culture. You’d need 20 cups of green tea (made with leaves) to equal the potency of one cup matcha. Matcha strengthens the immune system, helps burn fat and improves metabolism, lowers bad cholesterol and blood sugar, provides energy and endurance, boosts brain function and memory, helps detoxify the body, and brings about a sense of calm and tranquility while remaining alert. It’s also loaded with chlorophyll (great for the liver), vitamins, amino acids, and minerals.

You can buy Matcha online here. This is the brand I use and like. There are many different qualities of matcha out there, the ceremonial blends will be smoother and less bitter than the culinary blends, but also more expensive. You may have to try a few until you find one you really like.

Matcha-Coconut-Cacao Nib Muffins

Matcha-Coconut-Cacao Nib Muffins

Yields: 10 muffins

  • 2 cups spelt flour (or wheat, all purpose, etc)
  • 2 tbsp flax meal (mix with 4 tbsp water and let sit for 15 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup coconut shreds (save a handful for topping)
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs or chocolate chips (save a handful for topping)
  • 1 cup oats (save a handful for topping)
  • 2 cups nut milk
  • 1/2 cup oil (safflower, grapeseed, coconut, olive)
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup or sugar
  • 3 tbsp matcha tea (if you don't have an acquired taste for this then start small)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Whip the sugar and nut milk then fold all the other ingredients into that. Pour into muffin cups and bake on 350F for 20-25 minutes. Garnish with some coconut shred and cacao nibs.

  • Total time: 30 minutes
Matcha Coconut Cacao Nib Muffins
Matcha Coconut Cacao Nib Muffins
Matcha Coconut Cacao Nib Muffins
Matcha Coconut Cacao Nib Muffins
Matcha Coconut Cacao Nib Muffins

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