This gluten-free matcha green tea muffins recipe was developed exclusively for Nuts.com and our customers by Miryam Quinn Doblas, Registered Dietitian (RD). Miryam shares her passion for nutrition and healthy eating on her website, Eat Good 4 Life.
For the new year, many people are switching to healthier lifestyles. Although I don’t believe in restrictive diets, I do believe in making use of powerful health-promoting ingredients like matcha green tea. That’s why these nutrient-packed matcha green tea muffins are the perfect treat to enjoy without straying from your New Year’s resolutions. They’re gluten-free, too!
Have you ever used matcha green tea powder before? Grown only in Japan, matcha is the highest quality of green tea available. As such, it provides even more antioxidants per cup than any other variety of green tea. Matcha also contains a good source of L-theanine, an amino acid that is recognized for reducing anxiety and improving concentration. Among other benefits, matcha green tea boosts the immune system and detoxifies the body, thanks to its rich source of catechins and chlorophyll.
Matcha green tea powder can be added to an array of recipes. It’s easy to incorporate into smoothies, baked goods such as cupcakes or pancakes, and frozen treats like ice cream or popsicles. One of the simplest ways to enjoy matcha is by mixing it in hot water to make tea. Alternatively, you could whip up the popular green tea latte at home using your choice of milk. I always keep superfood ingredients like matcha on hand to make sure I can incorporate them into my recipes on a regular basis.
To make the batter gluten-free, I used a combination of almond flour, coconut flour and gluten-free rolled oats. This combination of gluten-free ingredients creates a base for the muffins that is light, yet packed with satisfying protein and fiber. The muffins are delicious and ready to eat right out of the oven, but you can also add my homemade chocolate glaze if you’d like.
These matcha green tea muffins are wonderful for breakfast, for snacking, or as an after-dinner treat. Their lovely green color would make them perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, although they’re a delightful treat for any occasion. I know you’ll enjoy this recipe!
This recipe was developed and photographed exclusively for Nuts.com by Miryam Quinn Doblas, RD, of Eat Good 4 Life.