Matcha Muffins with Red Bean Paste

Matcha Muffins with Red Bean Paste

Since I have moved to Asia, I have developed a strong love for green tea. The Japanese matcha powder is so tasty and so versatile it can be used in many different ways: to make bread, cookies, muffins, pasta, drinks and SO MUCH more!

A few weeks back I decided to try combine green tea powder with an other of my Asian loves: sweet red bean paste! The result were these super moist muffins!

Here is the recipe! Happy Tuesday folks 🙂

Ingredients (makes 6):

  • 1/2 cup red bean paste
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup whole fat milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder

In a bowl combine sugar, matcha and butter and mix until creamy

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add the egg and stir until combined

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add the egg and mix

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Add the flour, baking powder and milk and stir until you get a smooth and thick batter

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Grab some red bean paste…don’t eat it!!!

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Drop 1.5 tbsp batter into muffin cups, add 1 tbsp of red bean paste

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cover with 1.5 tbsp of batter

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Bake in pre-heated oven (180 C) for 20-22 min

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Bite in…now you can 🙂

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About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.