2 Must-Have Matcha Recipes January 6, 2017
Want to give your dessert a superfood boost? It may be easier than you think! We added the health benefits of green tea to our favorite sweet treats with these two gorgeous matcha recipes.
Matcha, a Japanese-style stone ground green tea powder, doesn’t just naturally dye your food a vibrant shade of green; it’s also chock-full of theanine, caffeine, and cancer-fighting antioxidants. With its subtle, earthy flavor, green tea matcha can be used to spike hot chocolate, cakes, smoothies, lattes, and more!
1. Matcha Hot Chocolate
Give your hot chocolate a superfood boost by whisking in a tablespoon of matcha. The l-theanine promotes a sense of calm and relaxation, but if that doesn’t do it, the chocolatey goodness sure will!
- 1 Tablespoon Matcha Powder
- 10 Ounces Milk
- 50 Grams White Chocolate
- 3-4 Large Marshmallows
- Sift matcha powder into a saucepan.
- Add 2 tablespoons milk and whisk until no lumps remain.
- Whisk in remaining milk and add white chocolate.
- Heat over medium-low, and stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is warm.
- Top with marshmallows and a sprinkle of matcha powder.
2. Matcha Zebra Cakes
Need something to snack on while you sip your hot chocolate? Whip up this matcha zebra cake! The subtle notes of green tea and vanilla give this cake BIG flavor, without making it too sweet. Now you can have your cake and eat it, too!
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1 Cup Raw Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 3/4 Cups Self-Rising Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 Cup Matcha Powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9″ cake tin with parchment paper.
- Put eggs and sugar into a large bowl with milk, oil, vanilla extract, and 1 ½ cups flour. Whisk until smooth.
- Pour half the mixture into a separate bowl and stir in ½ teaspoon baking powder and 1 ½ cups flour. Set aside. In other bowl, mix matcha, remainder of the flour and ½ teaspoon baking powder.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the plain mixture into center of cake tin.
- Add 2 tablespoons matcha mixture on top.
- Repeat until all the mixture has been used – the cake mixture will start to spread out and form ripple-like stripes (don’t worry if it’s not very neat!).
- Cook until inserted toothpick comes out clean, 40-50 minutes.
- Cool before serving.
In the mood for another delicious, superfood boosted cake recipe? Check out this tangy cranberry curd tart!