Gluten Free Matcha Protein Muffins

A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to the Matcha Green Tea Latte at Starbucks. Up to that point I had only heard of matcha, but didn’t really know what it was nor did I have any interest in finding out more. WOW… I didn’t know what I was missing out on! My first drink of the latte sent me in to a spiral, and from that moment forward I was trying everything matcha I could find. (I’m very committed when I like something… can you tell? lol!).

I was fortunate to meet some new friends a few months ago (heyyyy Ana and Kyle!) that also love matcha. Even more fortunate for me was that they had tried and tested several matches to find the one with the best flavor, best mix capabilities, and best natural caffeinated experience (see image above). *Bless you both* I buy this powder (that I also obviously use in the muffin recipe), and you can too by clicking here or here!

I love these muffins because they work great as an easy breakfast on the go, or as an afternoon snack if/when you need a little pick me up. The one thing I will warn you about: eat them quickly. They only last about 3-4 days in an airtight container.

Now for the recipe… I know that’s why you’re really here!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Matcha Powder
  • 1 scoop (approx 21/2 tbsp) vanilla protein powder
  • 1 3/4 c. almond flour
  • 2 large brown eggs
  • 1 c. almond milk
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. EVOO
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the matcha powder, flour, protein powder, baking powder, salt and sugar.

In a larger mixing bowl, combine milk, eggs, and olive oil until well mixed. While whisking, slowly add the dry mixture in to the larger bowl with the wet mixture.

Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners and spray with cooking spray to prevent any sticking. Fill each muffins cup halfway with the mixture. Bake the muffins for 20-24 minutes. *You will not be able to tell if they’re done just by looking at them because they’ll be a vibrant green color* I would suggest checking them at 20 minutes with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, you’re good to go!

These are best straight out of the oven, but you can enjoy them at room temp or heat for 10 seconds in the microwave.

What are some of your favorite matcha recipes??

 

-Xoxo, B

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