To join in the St Patricks Day celebrations with my Irish work colleagues last week, I made a batch of these green matcha banana muffins. They went down so well and disappeared so quickly I’ve since made them again and shared the recipe so you can also get a bit of green colour into your day and use up any overripe bananas that might be hanging around.
I used a few spoonfuls of teapigs matcha tea to turn these banana muffins a nice shade of green. It adds a delicate and subtle flavour that isn’t too overpowering or off-putting if you haven’t really tried matcha before. Plus if you’re concerned about colourings used in food, it’s a natural way to make a recipe turn green.
- 2 cups self raising flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3-4 teaspoon matcha tea powder
- 60g butter, melted
- 3 overripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl, making a well in the middle.
- Stir in the wet ingredients and mashed banana, mixing until just combined.
- Distribute evenly between muffin cases and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until slightly browned on top and spring back to touch.
- Allow to cool on a rack and store in an airtight container when completely cool.
The recipe makes either 12 large muffins or 15 medium sized muffins depending on the size of your muffin tin. Enjoy warm straight from the oven or cooled with a nice hot cup of tea!
Disclaimer: I received a sample of teapigs matcha tea to review. As always this post represents my own views and opinions. See my disclosure policy for more details.