matcha tea banana muffins

I’ve been all about healthy quick breads lately.  Because if you’re like me and you want to bake and eat baked goods all the time, you need to compromise sometimes on time and goodness.  This recipe is perfect. A new favorite. Its pretty good for you, pretty special, pretty delicious, and pretty quick to make.

This is the kind of bread you can eat in the morning with coffee and feel totally light on your feet and nourished.  It is a week day kind of bread, something to stuff in your very cute lunch box if you have such a thing.  Putting it together only takes 15 minutes with 30 minutes in the oven.  It is moist, filled with banana goodness and subtle hints of matcha tea and ginger.  I am building quite the repertoire of healthy quick breads out of my kitchen experiments, so I will share some more over the next few weeks.  Holiday cooking/baking is nearing. so excited! Enjoy.

Matcha Banana Bread

1 cup AP flour
½ cup whole wheat or white whole wheat flour
½ tsp salt
½ cup sugar (rounded generously)
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp ginger
pinch of nutmeg
1½- 2 tsp matcha

4 bananas
3 T low fat yogurt
1 T of canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
4 egg whites

½ cup of white chocolate chips or vanilla chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit.

Mix Dry.

Mash up bananas and add other wet ingredients.

Add wet to dry until just mixed.

Fold in white chocolate chips if desired.

Put in lined or greased muffin pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until a knife inserted through the center comes out clean.

Makes 12 generous muffins.

green tea yum.

baked bread yum.

  1. how does one commission a lifetime supply?

  2. loved your use of match in biscotti and very excited to try attempt this cozy, light muffin. please share any lifetime supply batches with us.

  3. These look wonderful!! And the recipe seems easy to follow. Great idea!!!

  4. Where does one find matcha? I’ve been on the hunt for it for a month. Recommended store? Recommended aisle in a store? I don’t know whether to hit the tea section or the spices. :) Thanks!

  5. Thank you for sharing! Yummy. Will definitely try them.

  6. Matcha can be found at most Asian markets, but especially at Japanese markets in the tea section. I got a little packet of it at a Japanese discount store here in SF. But, if you don’t have a market, you can actually get matcha powder online. I know Amazon has a few different kinds. Hope that helps!

  7. Wavatar Anne-Julie Tremblay says:

    These are in the oven right now! I used 1 cup whole wheat flour instead of the AP flour and 1/2 cup rolled oats in place of the whole wheat flour. I love that oat flavor in muffins and baked goods, and I love matcha so I’m sure these will turn out great. I also subbed out the sugar with 1/4 brown rice syrup and used applesauce for the yogurt because I don’t eat dairy. I wish I would have had some soy yogurt on hand tho as I’m sure it adds a nice creamy-ness to it.
    I’ll be sure to post how they turn out!
    Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try out the matcha biscotti’s!


  8. Wavatar Anne-Julie Tremblay says:

    Just updating everyone on my last post.
    These muffins are fantastic, mine came out wonderful!
    Thanks so much for this recipe, I’ll be sure to make these again!


  9. I’m glad you liked them! thanks for sharing :)

  10. Wavatar koyu matcha says:


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    Is this something that you would be interested in ? Is there something you would want from us in return ? Please let me know your thoughts


  11. Hi,

    Yes, that would be no problem! A simple link to my site is all that would be necessary. Thanks!

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