Matcha green tea blondies… green food never tasted so good! Matcha is full of antioxidant benefits and these blondies contain half of your daily requirement to see the full benefits! Personally I love the flavour, but I know it’s not for everyone… however in this recipe I balance the slightly bitter matcha with sweeter maca powder and coconut for the sweet perfect blend! DELICIOUS!
“LETS LEARN MORE ABOUT MATCHA…”
We’ve all read about “Antioxidants” as a magical superfood full of nutrients and enzymes responsible for fighting against illness, giving us bright, healthy skin, and helping to prevent a number of life threatening diseases. Therefore Antioxidants are something that all health conscious individuals seek from such foods as raw fruits, green veggies, and (let’s not forget) dark chocolate. However, Matcha Green Tea provides over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food! So put down the broccoli and get munching on these delicious refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and antioxidant rich blondies!
What you need:
(makes 9 blondies)
- 75g melted coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 egg beaten
- 100g ground almonds
- 50g desiccated coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon maca powder
- 1 tbsp matcha tea powder
What you need to do:
- Start by pre-heating the oven to 180C (fan) or gas mark 5 and line a 20cm square tin with baking parchment.
- Melt the coconut oil in a large mixing bowl and then to this add the maple syrup, vanilla essence and almond butter.
- Leave the mixture to cool to room temperature, and then beat your egg and add to the mixture, before stirring everything together.
- Next, fold in the ground almonds, desiccated coconut, baking powder, maca powder and matcha green tea powder and gently stir through.
- Place in the oven for 20-25 mins, keeping a close eye to not over bake them as you want them to still be slightly gooey.
- Allow to cool and then cut into 9 squares, serving with a sprinkling of desiccated coconut.
NOTE: These will stay at their best for up to 4 days in an airtight container.
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