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Green Tea Muffins Recipe
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Green Tea Muffins

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"A delicious, rich muffin with the essence of green tea."

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Original recipe makes 12 muffins Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, matcha, and sugar together in a mixing bowl; set aside. Whisk together the egg, melted butter, and milk in another bowl. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture until just moistened. Stir in walnuts. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 25 minutes. Cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, then remove to cool on a wire rack.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 27, 2009

LOVED these! I love anything green tea, and am a huge muffin fan, so I was thrilled to find this recipe. They are pretty dense, which is how I like 'em. I only made a few minor changes: I always use whole wheat flour and Smart Balance - I doubled the green tea to 2 T. (I also used the tea from tea bags this first time even though I have matcha - might use that next time to compare), doubled the walnuts, chopped VERY finely (I usually leave nuts completely out of recipes, but they're perfect here), and added 2 tsp. of vanilla. I think the baking time/temperature is bit off - I would recommend either 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or 325 degrees for 25 minutes. And because of the green tea, walnuts, and whole wheat flour, it's a bit hard to tell when they're done by color/browning alone. The muffins are a a little small - for this amount of batter, I would normally make 8 or 9 generous muffins. Still overall a GREAT recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 30, 2011

After following the recipe to a "T" (which is how I think these recipes should always be reviewed), there's really not a lot of flavor to these. Personally I couldn't taste the matcha in them at all, just a slight hint of sugar. I'd definitely double up the green tea next time. These did bake up nicely in 25 mins though, very moist and no hint of brown, just a pretty green colour.


27 Ratings

Feb 02, 2011

so good.. i altered the recipe a little a they turned out most and lighter. I cut down the flour to 1 1/3 used canola oil instead of butter and 1 cup of vanilla soy milk used mini liners( all i had) at 350 for 18 min made a lemon honey drizzle to top them off.

Mar 20, 2009

Just a warning: powdered matcha tea is very expensive. $30 for a small can. I tried just using regular green tea leaves (cutting open a tea bag) and the muffins were still good, but imparted no extra flavor.

Mar 16, 2009

These turned out a very pretty shade of green. They're to the dense/chewy side rather than a light/cakey muffin. Delicately flavored. I didn't add the walnuts, but I think they'd be a nice addition. A winner!

Jan 25, 2011

These are great for breakfast! I prefer them as mini-muffins (325° for about 18 minutes). I also double the matcha and cut the sugar (I use turbinado) by half. Instead of walnuts, I add chopped pecans, hemp seed, sunflower seed and ground flax seed. Wonderful and nutritious! They are delicious warmed with butter.

Nov 30, 2009

These are very good muffins! I realized too late that what I had was matcha leaves and not powder, but I did as a previous reviewer and just ground them. It doesn't get the nice color, unfortunately, but they are very pretty still. The walnuts add a LOT to this and definitely should be added. I also reduced the flour a little, substituted some butter for oil, and some maple syrup for sugar to try to make them moister. I made mini muffins-- 13-14 minutes was enough bake time.

Mar 30, 2009

I love matcha, and matcha muffin is one tender treat to go for. I don't know if it was the matcha powder that made the muffins quite dense, but I like the taste anyway. Sometimes I replaced some butter with applesauce, sometimes I made vanilla-matcha marble cupcake, just so many ways to enjoy matcha :)


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  • Calories
  • 174 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 189 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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