Matcha Cream Cheese Muffin – heymatcha

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Matcha Cream Cheese Muffin

matcha muffin

Have you ever thought about having Matcha Muffins for breakfast? As mentioned in our Matcha Health Benefits article, match contains a special amino acid called L-theanine. L-theanine works in synergy with the caffeine in matcha, resulting in a gentle, long lasting energy boost! This makes these matcha muffins ideal for having with your breakfast, or a morning tea snack. 

Mixed with wholemeal flour and light cream cheese, the matcha muffins we are making today, have a light crust on the outside, and are moist & tender in the centre. The combination of matcha and cream cheese flavour makes it my favourite breakfast at the moment. Of course, it's easy to make!
 
Ingredients: (For approximately 5 serves)
  • 1 tbsp (≈ 5g) matcha green tea powder 
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 30g confectioners sugar (we have gone light on the sugar as we prefer it a bit less sweet)
  • 70g wholemeal flour (you can also use all-purpose flour)
  • 4g baking powder
  • 1 big egg or 2 small ones 
  • pinch of salt
    matcha cream cheese muffin

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Put cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl.
  • Use a hand/stand mixer at low speed to blend butter and cream cheese until creamy.
  • Sift sugar, salt, flour, baking powder and matcha powder in the bowl, beat it at low speed until mixed and even. Use a dough spatula to scrape any mixture that may have stuck to the sides of the bowl.matcha cream cheese muffin
  • Beat the egg(s) in a small bowl. Add it to the flour mixture slowly at a low speed until no clumps.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 3/4 full.
    matcha cream cheese muffin
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the outside just gets brown (You can insert a toothpick in the muffins to see if it comes out clean)
  • Cool down for 5 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with icing sugar or matcha powder, if you like.

    Alright, time to have a couple muffins and a cup of matcha! matcha cream cheese muffin

    matcha cream cheese muffin

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