Recipe by Chef Cindy
Muffins are a great treat for breakfast, snacks, and even dessert. Apple & Matcha Tea Muffins are extra healthy with the addition of matcha green tea powder, and they’re vegan muffins also! Matcha is loaded with antioxidants, anti-aging properties and will boost your energy and metabolism!
What healthy, eco-friendly substitutions does TMF recommend for Apple Matcha Tea Muffins?
When baking, it’s essential to pay attention to the equipment and ingredients you use. TMF recommends using a silicone muffin mat for this recipe instead of an aluminum muffin pan. You will be doing a great thing for the environment by not using throwaway muffin liners. Read about a few more eco-friendly options on TMF’s Resources page.
To keep this low in calories and fat, you can substitute oil with this Best Homemade Applesauce recipe. By replacing oil with applesauce, you also get the extra flavor and sweetness from the apple!
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Apple Matcha Tea Muffins with Walnut ToppingPrint Recipe
- muffin pan
- 1/2 cup walnuts (and pistachios) chopped
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 1/4 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 apple cored and cubed (small)
- cooking spray oil
- 12 muffin liners
You can use a gluten-free flour blend: 1 cup white rice flour, 1/2 cup millet flour, 1/2 cup tapioca flour.