Banana Coconut Matcha Muffins

I am excited to share this muffin recipe with you after working through MANY drafts to come up with a muffin that tasted good, had a nice texture and mouth feel, looked good, and had a good shelf life. I also wanted to make sure that it was enjoyable for kids and parents alike. If I am being honest, my husband does not care for these, but that is because he is not a fan of coconut and these muffins have a beautiful coconut flavor. If I close my eyes when I open the container, I feel like I am at the beach!!

Okay, here is the recipe.

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

3/4 cup shredded coconut

2 tsp Matcha powder

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup unbleached white flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp. hemp hearts

Wet Ingredients

3 medium to large bananas (or 4 small), peeled and mashed

3 Omega-3 eggs, beaten

2 Tbsp. Agave syrup

1/3 cup coconut oil

1.5 cups milk of your choice (I used coconut)

Instructions

  1. Combine coconut and Matcha in a bowl and mix until the coconut is coated in Matcha. This will help prevent any clumping of the coconut or the Matcha.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients into one bowl.
  3. Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl. Start with mixing the mashed bananas, eggs and agave together. Then stir in the coconut oil, and finally add your choice of milk.
  4. Finally, add wet ingredients to dry and stir until moistened, but do not over stir.
  5. Scoop batter in to small, medium, or large muffin tins.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes for mini, 15-18 minutes for medium, and 20-23 minutes for large…or until you can pull a knife tip out clean.
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Shredded coconut and matcha mixed together

These muffins are packed with health benefits including disease fighting antioxidants from the Matcha and Omega 3 fatty acids from hemp hearts and omega 3 eggs. They also contain cinnamon, Agave, and a solid protein content promoting a low glycemic response. I hope that you enjoy them for their flavor, but also benefit from the healthy ingredients!

When developing this recipe, I used to sweet Matcha powder I received recently from Ujido Matcha. If you want to try it too, you can use the code “noellemartin20” at checkout to get 20% off your order. I find this Matcha to have a lovely flavor and consistency and works well for smoothies, lattes, and baking.

Until next time…stay healthy!

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