These Light and Fluffy Matcha Lemon Muffins are such a yuumy treat! They are a great healthy breakfast option, but you can enjoy them anytime you want!
Happy St. Paddy’s Day…Eve, y’all!!! Is anyone else getting ready for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration?? Well, I for one am excited! I love any holiday because it gives me a reason to celebrate…and bake sweet treats!! Yum!
In my younger days, St. Paddy’s Day meant late nights filled with bar-hopping and green beer. I’m not even a beer drinker, but I just had to try it! I mean, who turns down green beer! Lol!! These days, I celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with my family; usually baking something sweet and coordinating my kids’ green outfits for school! I know, I’m a real party animal! Lol!
This year, I wanted to try something different instead of making my usual, festive green cupcakes….something a little healthier….These days, I celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with my family; usually baking something sweet and coordinating my kids’ green outfits for school!Click To Tweet
Over the past couple of months, I’ve been experimenting with matcha green tea and made some really great recipes such as these No Bake Super Matcha Bars! These bars were so good, which made me want to incorporate matcha into even MORE recipes! Matcha green tea has a very distinct taste so you have to be careful and pair it with something that compliments it’s flavor.
Pairing the matcha green tea with lemon was the perfect marriage! These Light and Fluffy Matcha Lemon Muffins turned out great! The taste was subtle and not too sweet! It paired well with my daily cup of coffee! Go ahead and give this recipe a try!
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Light and Fluffy Matcha Lemon Mufins
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 ¼ tbsp matcha green tea powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- Juice of 1 lemon
- ½ tsp lemon zest
Lemon Drizzle (Optional)
- ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1-2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, matcha, salt, and sugar. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together milk, vanilla, egg, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined but be careful not to over-stir. Over-stirring will result in tough, dense muffins.
Add muffins liners to muffin tins or spray tins with non-stick cooking spray.
Distribute the batter evenly into the muffin tins and bake for approximately 15-17 minutes or until fork comes out clean.
Transfer to wire rack.
Optional: For lemon drizzle, mix confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice until desired consistency. Drizzle lightly over muffins and let muffins sit until drizzle slightly hardens.
Nutritional Information for 1 muffin(without drizzle): Calories 141, Carbohydrates 28g, Fat 1g, Protein 3g, Saturated Fat 0.2g, Fiber 1.2g, Sugars 10g