Matcha Oatmeal Craisin Muffins

Ok, so you’ve probably noticed, we’ve become a bit matcha crazed–last week it was our Matcha Smoothie and now these lil’ muffsters! As registered dietitians we tend to be a bit cautious when it comes to new foods that get a lot of hype since they are often overrated but matcha seems to be all it’s cracked up to be—and we can’t get enough!  And don’t worry if you want to try matcha, but don’t like the taste of green tea. No worries. This delicious matcha muffin recipe will have you hooked!

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Matcha mystified?  If you haven’t seen us talking matcha before and are wondering what the heck matcha is, it is basically green tea even better for you!  You get a mega-dose of potent antioxidants and the benefits that have been associated with everything from reducing cancer and blood pressure to protecting your brain against aging and increasing metabolism too. You can read all about matcha here.

Photo below: This is the matcha mustache!  Who needs milk when you can have a green mustache?! 😉 When you drink matcha out of the traditional matcha tea cup be sure not to make the mistake we made and head out for your day without taking a final look in the mirror- oy!  The matcha tea cup is more like a big, wide mug and it leaves a green mustache–so just be warned. 🙂  And don’t worry–if you drink our matcha sugar-craving busting smoothie, no need to worry about the matcha mustache since you eat it from a muffin and it’s not green anyway! Phew! 😉

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Pssst… if you’re a muffin fan, check out our Skinny Banana Bread Muffins, our Skinny Mini Muffins and our Mini Frittata Muffins.

Matcha Oatmeal Craisin Muffins

The matcha oatmeal craisin muffins are a perfect way to start your day! They are low in calories, and still provide you with protein and fiber too!

Makes 12 muffins 

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Ingredients

1 ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats

¾ cup quinoa flour

¼ cup packed brown sugar

¾ cup craisins

1 tbsp matcha green tea powder

2 tbsp hemp protein powder

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

1 large egg (we use Eggland’s Best (EB) because they have 25% less saturated fat, four times the vitamin D and double the omegas compared to other eggs, thanks to the proprietary hen feed)

¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, quinoa flour, brown sugar, craisins, matcha powder, hemp powder, salt, and baking powder.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg. Then, add the almond milk, applesauce, honey, olive oil, and vanilla extract.

4. Add the dry ingredients mixture to the wet ingredients mixture and stir.

5. Line a 12-muffin baking pan. Fill each compartment about ¾ full.

6. Let cook for 25 minutes. To know if the muffins are done, stick a toothpick through the middle of a muffin and make sure that no residue appears on the toothpick. Allow 10-15 minutes to cool.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 143

Carbohydrates: 27 grams

Fat: 2 grams

Protein: 5 grams

Cholesterol: 15 milligrams

Sodium: 344 milligrams

Sugars: 13 grams

Fiber: 3 grams

Matcha Oatmeal Craisin Muffins
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup quinoa flour
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup craisins
  • 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • 2 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg (we use Eggland’s Best because they have 25% less saturated fat, four times the vitamin D and double the omegas compared to other eggs, thanks to the proprietary hen feed)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, quinoa flour, brown sugar, craisins, matcha powder, hemp powder, salt, and baking powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg. Then, add the almond milk, applesauce, honey, olive oil, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the dry ingredients mixture to the wet ingredients mixture and stir.
  5. Line a 12-muffin baking pan. Fill each compartment about ¾ full.
  6. Let cook for 25 minutes. To know if the muffins are done, stick a toothpick through the middle of a muffin and make sure that no residue appears on the toothpick. Allow 10-15 minutes to cool.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 143 Fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 27 g Sugar: 13 g Sodium: 344 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 5 g Cholesterol: 15 mg

 

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